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Khaligh, Alireza

Khaligh, Alireza

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2345 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Prof. Alireza Khaligh is the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the University of Maryland. Prior to UMCP, he was an Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and also a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
 
Prof. Khaligh’s major research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters. He is an author/co-author of more than 190 journal and conference papers as well as two books including Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems (CRC Press, Dec. 2009), and Integrated Power Electronics Converters and Digital Control (CRC Press, May 2009).   
 
He is the recipient of various awards and recognitions including the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Institute of Technology, the 2016 E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award from Clark School of Engineering, the 2016 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award from Clark School of Engineering, the 2015 Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for Systems Research at UMD, 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the ECE Department at UMD, three Best Vehicular Electronics Awards from IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society (VTS), and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers. 
 
Prof. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI. He was the Assistant Program Chair of the 2013 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), Fort Worth, TX. He was also the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, IL and the Program Co-Chair of the 2012 ITEC as well as the Grants and Awards Chair for the 2012-2013 APEC.

Prof. Khaligh is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. Prof. Khaligh was a Guest Editor for the Special Section of IEEE TVT on Sustainable Transportation Systems, a Guest Associate Editor for the Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification and Vehicle Systems, a Guest Editor for Special Section of IEEE TVT on Vehicular Energy Storage Systems and also a Guest Editor for Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics on Energy Harvesting. Prof. Khaligh is a member of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) University Resources. Prof. Khaligh is a Member of the Vehicle Power and Propulsion Committee, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), a Member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES), IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), IEEE Education Society, and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
 
Prof. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), the Global Premier Conference in Applied Power Electronics. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2019 Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award from the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland
  • 2019 Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, UK
  • 2019 - 2020 IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Prominent Lecturer (PL)
  • 2018 Jimmy Lin Award for Innovation from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
  • 2018 University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award
  • 2018 - 2019 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Speaker (DS)
  • 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2017 - 2018 IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Distinguished Lecturer (DL)
  • 2016 E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award 
  • 2016 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
  • 2015 Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for Systems Research 
  • 2014 - 2017 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer (DL)
  • 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland
  • 2013 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
  • 2012 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
  • 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • 2009 Armour College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

 

Modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters for renewable energy systems; energy harvesting; plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, Smart Grid technologies, and miniaturized power electronic interfaces for microrobotic applications


  • A. Sankar, A. Mallik, and A. Khaligh, “Extended harmonics-based phase tracking for synchronous rectification in CLLC converters,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 6592-6603, Aug. 2019.
  • M. D’Antonio, C. Shi, B. Wu, and A. Khaligh, “Design and optimization of a solar power conversion system for space applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 2310-2319, May/Jun. 2019.
  • A. Khaligh and M. D’Antonio, “Global trends in high-power on-board chargers for electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 3306-3324, Apr. 2019.
  • B. Hanrahan, Y. Espinal, S. Liu, Z. Zhang, A. Khaligh, A. Smith, and P. Alpay, “Combining inverse and conventional pyroelectricity in anti-ferroelectric thin films for energy conversion,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1039/C8TC02686F, no. 6, pp. 9828-9834, 2018.
  • P. He, A. Mallik, G. Cook, and A. Khaligh, “High-power-density high-efficiency LLC converter with an adjustable-leakage-inductance planar transformer for datacenters,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 303-310, Feb. 2019. 
  • P. He, A. Mallik, A. Sankar, and A. Khaligh, “Design of a 1-MHz high-efficiency high-power-density bidirectional GaN-based CLLC converter for electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 213-223, Jan. 2019.
  • Z. Zhang, B. Hanrahan, C. Shi, and A. Khaligh, “Management and storage of energy converted via a pyroelectric heat engine,” Applied Energy, vol. 230, pp. 1326-1331, Nov. 2018.
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Maximum efficiency tracking of an integrated two-staged ac-dc converter using variable dc link voltage,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 8408-8421, Nov. 2018.
  • A. Mallik, J. Lu and A. Khaligh, “Sliding mode control of a single phase interleaved totem-pole PFC converter for electric vehicle onboard chargers,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 8100-8109, Sept. 2018.
  • C. Shi and A. Khaligh, “A two-stage three-phase integrated charger for electric vehicles with dual cascaded control strategy,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 898-909, Jun. 2018.
  • S. Zou, J. Lu, A. Mallik, and A. Khaligh, “Modeling and optimization of an integrated transformer for electric vehicle on-board charger applications,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 355-363, Jun. 2018.
  • C. Shi, Y. Tang, and A. Khaligh, “A three-phase integrated onboard charger for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 4716-4725, Jun. 2018.
  • A. Singh, A. Mallik, and A. Khaligh, “A comprehensive design and optimization of the DM EMI filter in a boost PFC converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 2023-2031, May/Jun. 2018.
  • S. Zou, J. Lu, A. Mallik, and A. Khaligh, “Bi-directional CLLC converter with synchronous rectification for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 998-1005, Mar./Apr. 2018.
  • J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Variable dc link control loop design for an integrated two-staged ac/dc converter,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 99-107, Mar. 2018. 
  • Z. Zhang, A. Mallik, and A. Khaligh, “A high step-down isolated three-phase ac-dc converter,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 129-139, Mar. 2018.
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Intermediate dc link capacitor reduction in a two-staged cascaded ac/dc converter for more electric aircrafts,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 935-947, Feb. 2018. 
  • Y. Tang, J. Lu, B. Wu, S. Zou, W. Ding, and A. Khaligh, “An integrated dual-output isolated converter for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 966-976, Feb. 2018.
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A high step-down dual output non-isolated dc/dc converter with decoupled control,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 722-731, Jan.-Feb. 2018.
  • C. Shi, Y. Tang, and A. Khaligh, “A single-phase integrated onboard battery charger using propulsion system for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 10899-10910, Dec. 2017.
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “An integrated control strategy for a fast start-up and wide range input frequency operation of a three-phase boost-type PFC converter for more electric aircrafts,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 10841-10852, Dec. 2017.
  • J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Dynamic strategy for efficiency estimation in a CCM operated front-end PFC converter for electric vehicle onboard charger,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 545-553, Sept. 2017. 
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Control of a three-phase boost PFC converter using a single dc link voltage sensor,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 6481-6492, Aug. 2017.
  • L. Yu, H. Wang, and A. Khaligh, “A discontinuous conduction mode single-stage step-up rectifier for low-voltage energy harvesting applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 6161-6169, Aug. 2017.
  • A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Variable switching frequency state feedback control of a phase shifted full bridge dc/dc converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 6523-6531, Aug. 2017.
  • A. Mallik, W. Ding, and A. Khaligh, “A comprehensive design approach to an EMI filter for a 6-kW three-phase boost power factor correction rectifier in avionics vehicular systems,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 2942-2951, Apr. 2017.
  • A. Mallik, W. Ding, C. Shi, and A. Khaligh, “Input voltage sensorless duty compensation control for a three-phase boost PFC converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 1527-1537, Mar.-Apr. 2017.
  • P. He and A. Khaligh, “Comprehensive analyses and comparison of 1kW isolated dc-dc converters for bidirectional EV charging systems,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 147-156, Mar. 2017.
  • H. Wang, M. Shang, and A. Khaligh, “A PSFB based integrated PEV onboard charger with extended ZVS range and zero duty cycle loss,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 585-595, Jan.-Feb. 2017.
  • C. Shi, H. Wang, and A. Khaligh, “A SiC-based, high-efficiency, isolated onboard PEV charger with ultra-wide dc link voltage range,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 501-511, Jan.-Feb. 2017.
  • C. Ma, M.-Y. Chow, H. Razik, and A. Khaligh, “Guest editorial special section on networked energy systems: architectures, communication, and management,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1896-1899, Oct. 2016.
  • J. Shen and A. Khaligh, “Design and real-time controller implementation for a battery-ultracapacitor hybrid energy storage system,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1910-1918, Oct. 2016.
  • C. Shi, A. Khaligh, and H. Wang, “Interleaved SEPIC power factor pre-regulator using coupled inductors in discontinuous conduction mode with variable output voltage,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 3461-3471, July-Aug. 2016.
  • Y. Tang and A. Khaligh, “A multi-input bridgeless resonant AC-DC converter for electromagnetic energy harvesting,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2254-2263, Mar. 2016.
  • Y. Tang and A. Khaligh, “Bidirectional resonant dc-dc step-up converters for driving high-voltage actuators in mobile microrobots,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 340-352, Jan. 2016.
  • H. A. Yavasoglu, J. Shen, C. Shi, M. Gokasan, and A. Khaligh, “Power split control strategy for an EV powertrain with two propulsion machines,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 382-390, Dec. 2015.
  • J. Shen and A. Khaligh, “A supervisory energy management control strategy for a battery/ ultracapacitor hybrid energy storage system,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 223-231, Oct. 2015.
  • S. Dusmez, A. Khaligh, and A. Hasanzadeh, “A zero-voltage-transition bidirectional dc-dc converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 3152-3162, May 2015.
  • S. Dusmez, A. Hasanzadeh, and A. Khaligh, “Comparative analysis of bidirectional three-level dc-dc converter for battery/ultracapacitor automotive applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 3305-3315, May 2015.
  • Y. Tang and A. Khaligh, “Miniaturized bridgeless high-frequency resonant ac-dc step-up/step-down converters,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 6518-6533, Dec. 2014.
  • J. Shen, S. Dusmez, and A. Khaligh, “Optimization of sizing and battery cycle life in battery/ultracapacitor hybrid energy storage systems for electric vehicle applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 2112-2121, Nov. 2014.
  • H. Wang, S. Dusmez, and A. Khaligh, “Maximum efficiency point tracking technique for LLC based PEV chargers through variable DC link control,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 6041-6049, Nov. 2014.
  • S. Dusmez and A. Khaligh, “Generalized technique of compensating low-frequency component of load current with parallel bidirectional dc/dc converter in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 5892-5904, Nov. 2014.
  • S. Dusmez and A. Khaligh, “A supervisory power splitting approach for a new ultracapacitor-battery vehicle deploying two propulsion machines,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1960-1971, Aug. 2014.
  • H. Wang, S. Dusmez, and A. Khaligh, “Design and analysis of a full bridge LLC based PEV charger optimized for wide battery voltage range,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1603-1613, May 2014.
  • S. Dusmez and A. Khaligh, “A charge nonlinear carrier controlled reduced-part single stage integrated power electronic interface for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 1091-1103, Mar. 2014.
  • Y. Tang, C. Chen, A. Khaligh, I. Penskiy, and S. Bergbreiter, “An ultra-compact dual-stage converter for driving electrostatic actuators in mobile microrobots,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 2991-3000, Jun. 2014.
  • H. Wang, A. Hasanzadeh, and A. Khaligh, “Transportation electrification: conductive charging of electrified vehicles,” IEEE Electrification Magazine, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 46-58, Dec. 2013.
  • P. Zeng and A. Khaligh, “A permanent-magnet linear motion driven kinetic energy harvester,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 5737-5746, Dec. 2013.
  • S. Dusmez and A. Khaligh, “A compact and integrated multifunctional power electronic interface for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 5690 – 5701, Dec. 2013.
  • O. Onar, J. Kobayashi, and A. Khaligh, “A fully-directional universal power electronic interface for EV, HEV, and PHEV applications,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 5489 – 5498, Dec. 2013.
  • H. Wang, Y. Tang, and A. Khaligh, “A bridgeless boost rectifier for low voltage energy harvesting applications,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 5206 – 5214, Nov. 2013.
  • A. Khaligh, M. Krishnamurthy, and Z. Nie, “Guest editorial: Special section on sustainable transportation systems,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 3362-3364, Oct. 2012.
  • A. Khaligh and S. Dusmez, “Comprehensive topological analysis of conductive and inductive charging solutions for plug-in electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 3475 - 3489, Oct. 2012.
  • O. Onar, J. Kobayashi, D. Erb, and A. Khaligh, “A bidirectional high-power-quality grid interface with a novel bidirectional noninverted buck-boost converter for PHEVs,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 2018-2032, Jun. 2012.
  • S. S. Raghavan and A. Khaligh, “Electrification potential factor (EPF): energy based value proposition analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 1052-1059, Mar. 2012.
  • O. Onar and A. Khaligh, “A novel integrated magnetic structure based dc/dc converter for hybrid battery/ultra-capacitor energy storage systems,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 296-307, Mar. 2012.
  • S. S. Raghavan and A. Khaligh, “Time management: Deterministic scheduling of a fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles for distributed generation,” IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 46-53, Jul. 2011. (This issue of P&E Magazine received the Grand Award for its theme of “Electrification of Transportation”. There were only 5 papers selected for publication in this issue.)
  • A. Khaligh, P. L. Chapman, and S. S. Raghavan, “Control of voltage regulator modules using anticipated load transients,”‌ IET Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 651–656, 2011.
  • O. C. Onar, O. Shirazi, and A. Khaligh, “Grid interaction operation of a telecommunications power system with a novel topology for multiple input buck-boost converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 2633-2645, Oct. 2010.
  • A. Khaligh and Z. Li, “Battery, ultracapacitor, fuel-cell, and hybrid energy storage systems for electric, hybrid electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: Stat-of-art,”‌ IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 2806-2814, Jul. 2010.
  • A. Khaligh, P. L. Chapman, and R. Ghodssi, “Guest editorial: Special section on energy harvesting,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 810-812, Mar. 2010.
  • A. Khaligh, P. Zeng, and C. Zheng, “Kinetic energy harvesting using piezoelectric and electromagnetic technologies-state of the art,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 850-860, Mar. 2010.
  • A. Hasanzadeh, O. C. Onar, H. Mokhtari, and A. Khaligh, “A proportional-resonant controller-based wireless control strategy with a reduced number of sensors for parallel-operated UPSs,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 468-478, Jan. 2010.
  • A. Davoudi, J. Jatskevich, P. L. Chapman, and A. Khaligh, “Reduced-order modeling of high-fidelity magnetic equivalent circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 2847-2855, Dec. 2009.
  • A. Khaligh, A. Miraoui, and D. Garret, “Guest editorial: Special section on vehicular energy-storage systems,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 3879-3881, Oct. 2009.
  • E. Schaltz, A. Khaligh, and P. O. Rasmussen “Influence of battery/ultracapacitor energy storage sizing on battery lifetime in a fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 3882-3891, Oct. 2009.
  • Y. Lee, A. Khaligh, and A. Emadi, “Advanced integrated bi-directional ac/dc and dc/dc converter for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 3970-3980, Oct. 2009.
  • Y. Lee, A. Khaligh, A. Chakraborty, and A. Emadi, “Digital combination of buck and boost converters to control a positive buck-boost converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1267-1279, May 2009.
  • Y. Lee, A. Khaligh, and A. Emadi, “A compensation technique for smooth transitions in non-inverting buck-boost converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1002-1015, Apr. 2009.
  • A. Khaligh, J. Cao, and Y. Lee, “A multiple-input dc-dc converter topology,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 862-868, Mar. 2009.
  • A. Khaligh, “Realization of parasitics in stability of dc-dc converters loaded by constant-power loads in advanced multi-converter automotive systems,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 2295-2305, Jun. 2008.
  • A. Khaligh, J. R. Wells, P. L. Chapman, and P. T. Krein, “Dead-time distortion in generalized selective harmonic control,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1511-1517, May 2008.
  • A. Khaligh and A. Emadi, “Mixed DCM/CCM pulse adjustment with constant power loads,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 766-782, Apr. 2008.
  • A. Khaligh, A. M. Rahimi, and A. Emadi, “Modified pulse-adjustment technique with variable states to control dc/dc converters driving constant power loads,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1133-1146, Mar. 2008.
  • A. Khaligh and M. Vakilian, “Power transformers internal insulation design improvements using electric field analysis through finite element methods,”‌ IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 273-278, Feb. 2008.
  • A. Khaligh, A. M. Rahimi, Y. J. Lee, J. Cao, A. Emadi, S. D. Andrews, C. Robinson, and C. Finnerty, “Digital control of an isolated active hybrid fuel cell/li-ion battery power supply,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 3709-3721, Nov. 2007.
  • A. Davoudi, J. Jatskevich, P. L. Chapman, and A. Khaligh, “Averaged-switch modeling of fourth-order PWM dc/dc converters considering conduction losses in discontinuous mode,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 2410-2415, Nov. 2007.
  • A. Khaligh, A. M. Rahimi, and A. Emadi, “Negative impedance stabilizing pulse adjustment control technique for dc/dc converters operating in discontinuous conduction mode and driving constant power loads,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 2005-2016, Jul. 2007.
  • A. Khaligh and A. Emadi, “Suitability of pulse adjustment technique to control single dc/dc choppers feeding vehicular constant power loads in parallel with conventional loads,” International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 20-45, 2007.
  • A. Emadi, A. Khaligh, C. Rivetta, and G. A. Williamson, “Constant power loads and negative impedance instability in automotive systems: definition, modeling, stability, and control of power electronic converters and motor drives,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1112-1125, Jul. 2006.
  • A. Emadi, S. S. Williamson, and A. Khaligh, “Power electronics intensive solutions for advanced electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicular power systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 567-577, May 2006.
  • A. Khaligh and A. Emadi, “Stabilizing control of dc/dc buck converters with constant power loads in continuous conduction and discontinuous conduction modes using digital Power Alignment technique,” International Transactions on Electrical Machinery and Energy Conversion Systems, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 63-72, Mar. 2006.

Khaligh, Rudnick-Cohen win 2019 ISR awards

The awards were given at ISR’s Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Khaligh elevated to Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology

IET's mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering and technology community to engineer a better world.

Alireza Khaligh promoted to full professor

Khaligh directs the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory.

Ayan Mallik to join Arizona State University faculty

The power electronics researcher will become an ECE assistant professor in Fall 2019.

Jiang, Marakby, Vaswani, and Wu named 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni

The four alumni were nominated for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering, their humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines.

Mallik and Ferlic Win Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

ECE Names 2018-2019 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Three electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2018-19.

University names Zhang, Goswami outstanding graduate assistants

The Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award recognizes important contributions to the university.

New pyroelectric system transmits power wirelessly, harvesting and storing energy from heat source

This is the first time high-frequency-cycled pyroelectric energy conversion has been successfully combined with the ability to recharge batteries.

Lu, Gollob win ISR annual awards

ISR's outstanding graduate student and undergraduate student awards were given at the Institute's welcome back reception.

Khaligh Leads NSF-Funded REU and IRES Summer Programs 

The REU and IRES Programs offer exciting national and international cross-disciplinary research opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Khaligh, McCluskey to lead new $2.37M DOE solar power converter project

By funding these kinds of projects, DOE hopes to dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy.

ECE Names 2017-2018 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

The fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in the final stages of dissertation work in recognition of their research excellence.

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.

Work by Khaligh, Ghodssi nominated for UM 'Invention of the Year' awards

The annual awards honor exceptional inventions with the potential to influence science, society, and the free market.

Khaligh, McCluskey receive Boeing funding for more electric aircraft

The team is developing the world’s first wide-bandgap GaN-based modular Rectified Transformer Rectifier Units for commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787.

DW News Interviews Khaligh on Electric Vehicle Trends

Khaligh is the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) and focuses his research on modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters.

Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory participates in Maryland Manufacturing Day

The event brings together students from local university and college technology driven teams and match them with local, advanced manufacturing companies.

Ayan Mallik wins ISR Graduate Student Award

Mallik is a student in Professor Alireza Khaligh’s power electronics research group.

Khaligh-led student team wins award at IEEE IFEC competition

In first-ever entry, the Clark School team wins Best Presentation Award.

ISR faculty leading bio-inspired robotics and transportation electrification REUs

NSF's REU program provides undergraduate students with hands-on exposure to scientific research.

ECE Ph.D. Student Mallik Wins Kulkarni Fellowship

The Kulkarni Foundation Summer Research Fellowship (2017) supports UMD doctoral students who are graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Prof. Alireza Khaligh to receive Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Tech

The award is given to an individual age 40 or younger who has advanced rapidly over the course of his or her career and has displayed significant achievement in the areas of leadership and professional success.

Khaligh grad student team takes third place in Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize collegiate competition

The team of students developed an innovative integrated onboard charger for electric vehicles.

Khaligh wins Clark School junior faculty teaching award

Khaligh will receive the Robert E. Kent Teaching Award for Junior Faculty at winter commencement.

Khaligh named area editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

He will edit the "Vehicular Electronics and Systems” section.

Khaligh receives Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award is one of the highest honors the Clark School gives to junior faculty.

Khaligh, Dusmez issued patent for power converter

The patent is for a ZVS DC/DC converter for converting voltage between a battery and a DC link in a hybrid energy storage system.

Khaligh gives keynote speech at ITEC 2016

Alireza Khaligh was an invited keynote speaker at the IEEE Transportation Electrfication Conference and Expo.

Khaligh is co-PI on new Boeing contract

Research will design an electronics-based regulated transformer rectifier unit for more electric aircraft.

Alireza Khaligh named an IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Lecturer

Khaligh will visit local IEEE IAS chapters to speak on electric vehicle battery chargers, and on aircraft transformer rectifier units.

Khaligh receives NSF Partnership for Innovation grant on electric vehicle technology

Researchers will develop an onboard inegrated charger/converter.

Grad student Chuan Shi wins energy research fellowship

Alireza Khaligh student will develop miniature power electronics converters for Smart Grids.

Khaligh is general chair of 2016 IEEE APEC Conference

APEC is the leading event for practicing power electronics professionals.

UMD Researchers Creating First Onboard Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles

NSF funds innovative interdisciplinary research for Khaligh and McCluskey

Khaligh Wins Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award for Third Time

Khaligh and his collaborators also won this award in 2012 and 2013.

Alireza Khaligh was program chair for recent IEEE APEC conference

APEC is considered the leading conference for practicing power electronics professionals.

Alireza Khaligh promoted to associate professor with tenure

Khaligh is an expert on power electronic converters.

Khaligh receives grant for electric vehicle charger/converter

Maryland Innovation Initiative grant will fund power electronics interface research.

Khaligh receives U.S. Patent 8,853,888 for multiple-input DC-DC converter

The converter can be used with different energy sources that have different voltage-current characteristics.

Khaligh working with Boeing on power electronics-based project

Khaligh will design an innovative power electronics-based regulated transformer rectifier unit for aircraft.

Alum Haoyu Wang joins Shanghai Tech University

Wang was a student of Assistant Professor Alireza Khaligh (ECE/ISR).

Khaligh named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

Publication focuses on components and systems in electrified vehicles.

Students win ECE Dissertation Fellowships

This year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR.

Alireza Khaligh named distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Khaligh will speak on power electronics in transportation electrification.

Khaligh awarded MIPS grant for wind energy power conditioning system

Professor will partner with Bethesda-based Altenera Technology.

Khaligh wins Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award two years running

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society gives the award for the best transaction paper on vehicular electronics.

Khaligh is PI for hybrid energy storage system NSF GOALI grant

New lightweight system will offer increased battery life for electric cars.

Khaligh's battery charger research selected as 'NSF Highlight'

New charger will help make next generation electric vehicles possible.

Khaligh receives NSF grant for SiC-based battery charging

Research will advance technology for plug-in electric vehicles.

Alireza Khaligh chairs IEEE's ITEC'13 conference

ITEC'13 focuses on the transition to advanced electrified vehicles.

Khaligh paper places third at NDIA conference

Research is on energy storage system for next-gen electric vehicles.

Khaligh receives NSF TUES grant for electric vehicles laboratory

The educational lab will train students in rapidly developing electric vehicle technology.

Khaligh Guest Edits Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Asst. Professor Alireza Khaligh is one of three to guest edit issue focused on Sustainable Transportation Systems.

Khaligh and co-authors win IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award

Award presented to the best transaction paper on the topic of vehicular electronics.

Khaligh and Mayergoyz receive MIPS grant for EV battery charger

Faculty are working with CoolCAD Electronics LLC.

Five additions to faculty

ISR welcomes four new joint appointments and one new affiliate faculty member.

Reza Ghodssi guest edits special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting.

Other professional society fellows

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology Fellow, 2019