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Khaligh, Alireza

Khaligh, Alireza

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2347 A.V. Williams
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BACKGROUND

Prof. Alireza Khaligh is the Director of the Power Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Renewable Energies Laboratory (PEHREL) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). 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 120 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 recognitions including the 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the ECE Department of UMCP, 2013 Best Vehicular Electronics Awards from IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society (VTS), 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers, and 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT.
 
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 is the Program Chair of the 2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), the most Premier Conference in Applied Power Electronics. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 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 electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, energy harvesting miniaturized power electronic interfaces for microrobotic applications

ECE’s Ferlic, Goswami, and Zhang Named Outstanding Graduate Assistants

Recipients of the award are among the top 2 percent of GAs on campus in a given year.

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, Picard win ISR annual awards

ISR's outstanding graduate student, undergraduate student, and staff member 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.

UMD Researchers Reinvent Charging Interface for Electric Cars

Innovative electric car charging interface nominated for Invention of the Year award

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for an energetic discussion!