Professor of electrical engineering with prior industry experience and academic research across a range of technology sectors.  Has significant experience in power electronics, including low power circuits, solar cells, wireless power transfer, and high voltage systems, as well as a wide range of other aspects of analog and digital electronic designs.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • B.S. in Physics with Electrical Engineering, MIT

Career Highlights

  • Conducted academic researcher in areas including high performance power electronics, wireless power transfer, circuits and systems for sensing, electromagnetic systems, feedback and controls, renewable energy, and energy storage
  • Inventor of an integrated circuit solution to eliminate adverse effects of partial shading in photovoltaic systems
  • Worked on the electrical impedance myography for the measurement of neuromuscular disease progression
  • Worked on the development of methods and circuits to measure neural field potentials
  • Designed a PCMCIA card optical receiver and an optical receiver for the extraction of communication signals in high ambient interference
  • Designed smart sensor and calibration and measurement systems with microvolt accuracy, including responsibility for CE/UL/CSA agency approvals, thermal management and testing, and low-noise and low-drift PCB layouts
  • Has also designed dc-to-dc and off-line converters using flyback, half-bridge resonant, SEPIC, and buck and boost topologies
  • Designed closed-loop feedback system and electromagnetics for active magnetic shielding of 300 hp motor controller in Navy minesweepers
  • Principal Investigator (PI) for SBIR research grants, including US Navy, US Army, NSF, and Department of Education grants related to hybrid optical wireless networks, and optical communication on vehicles
  • Designed and built a NIST-traceable Optical Endpoint Calibrator with absolute 100 ppm Constant Current Source (10A, 100W) for semiconductor manufacturing lines
  • Named inventor on about a dozen issued U.S. patents, including for novel methods of wireless power transfer, non-intrusive monitoring, and energy management with integrated sensing