ECE Professor Alireza Khaligh Elected SAE Fellow

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Professor Alireza Khaligh has been elected a 2023 SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Fellow in April 2024.  He was cited for “his achievements, contributions, and distinguished leadership in the field of electrified transportation systems, impacting the advancement of power conversion systems, in particular landscape of integrated charging systems for electric vehicles through his technical contributions and service to the field of transportation electrification.”

SAE International is a global organization dedicated to the advancement of mobility knowledge if the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. It boasts more than 128,000 members, of which approximately 20 are designated SAE Fellows each year.  Fellows are selected based on their knowledge and abilities in leadership, research, publishing, innovation and volunteering.

Khaligh holds joint appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering and The Institute for Systems Research.  He is the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) and is also the founder and advisor for ECE’s Terps Racing Forumla EV Team.  His research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters.  

Highly recognized in his field, Khaligh has received numerous awards, including the 2022 Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the 6th Nagamori Award from the Nagamori Foundation.  He was recently awarded the 2024 UMD Linda Clement Outstanding Advisor Award. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, has served as Editor on multiple other publications, and has served on the board of many IEEE conferences.

Published April 26, 2024