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Khaligh, Alireza

Khaligh, Alireza

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2347 A.V. Williams Bldg.
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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 170 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 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

 

  • 2018 University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award
  • 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2016 E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award 
  • 2016 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
  • 2015 Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for Systems Research 
  • 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

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.

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.

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!

Professor Khaligh Named Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Prof. Alireza Khaligh will be the Area Editor for the "Vehicular Electronics and Systems"

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.

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.

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 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 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 & UMD Sustainability 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.

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

'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting.