Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2345 A.V. Williams Bldg.
University of Maryland
Website(s): MPEL and personal website | BIO
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 for transportation electrification, renewable energy and wearable electronics.
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.
Dr. Khaligh’s full bio can be viewed at the websites listed above.