People

Prof. Ali Bazzi, Ph.D., UTC Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.E. Electrical Engineering: American University of Beirut
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering: American University of Beirut

Research interests

  • Power electronics applications in motor drives, renewable energy systems (especially solar photovoltaics), micro-grids, and smart-grid.
  • Control and estimation in power electronics applications for efficiency, reliability, and operational enhancement.
  • Loss estimation in power electronic systems, specifically in motor drives.
  • Modeling, control, and simulation of power and energy systems in general.

E-mail: bazzi(@)uconn.edu

More Information: Personal Website; Google Scholar Profile

Daryl Biron

B.S. Electrical Engineering: University of Connecticut, USA

Pursued Degree: M.S.

Research Interests: Power Electronics and Renewable Energy

Current project area: Variable pole motor controller

E-mail: daryl.biron(@)uconn.edu

Leila Chebbo

M.S. Energy Studies: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

M.S. Engineering Management: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

B.E. Electrical Engineering: Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Pursued Degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Power Systems, Renewable Energy

Current project area: Advanced Fault Diagnostics in Electric Vehicles

E-mail: leila.chebbo(@)uconn.edu

Drew DePalma

Pursued degree: B.S. Electrical Engineering

Research interests: Power electronics and microgrids

Current project area: Degradation of microgrid components

E-mail: andrew.depalma(@)uconn.edu

Muhammed Ali Gültekin

BS: Control and Automation Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

MS: Electrical Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Pursued Degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Power Electronics, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy

Current project area: Modeling and Control of Electric Drives and Devices

E-mail: muhammed_ali.gultekin(@)uconn.edu

Uiliam Kutrolli

Pursued degree: B.S. Electrical Engineering

Research interests: Power electronics, renewable energy and power systems

Current project area: SiC high-power inverters

E-mail: uiliam.kutrolli(@)uconn.edu

 

Pengwei Li

BS: Electrical Engineering and Automation: Chongqing University, China

MS: Electrical Engineering and Automation: Chongqing University, China

Pursued Degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Electric Drives

Current project area: Modeling and Control of Power Electronics

E-mail: pengwei.li(@)uconn.edu

 

Arshiah Yusuf Mirza

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering: University of Connecticut, USA.

B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering: JNTU-Hyderabad, India

Pursued degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Electric Machines & Drives, Sustainable Energy, Power Electronics

Current project area: Performance enhancement of electric machines and drives.b

E-mail: arshiah.mirza(@)uconn.edu

Hasnain Nisar

B.S. Electrical Power Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Pursued degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Electric machines, power electronics, and microgrids

Current project area: Microgrids for space habitats, microgrids for EV charging infrastructure

E-mail: hasnain.nisar(@)uconn.edu

Matt Silverman

Pursued degree: B.S. Electrical Engineering

Research interests: Space electronics, renewable energy

Current project area: Fault-tolerant solar microgrids

E-mail: matt.silverman(@)uconn.edu

Tomasz Walczak

B.S. Electrical Engineering: University of Connecticut, USA

Pursued Degree: M.S.

Research Interests: Power electronics control, motor design, motor drives

Current project area: 3D printing of electric machines

E-mail: tomasz.walczak(@)uconn.edu

Alumni

Visiting Scholars:

Prof. Christos Mademlis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Spring 2017)

Ph.D.:

Yiqi Liu (Fall 2017), now at John Deere

Weiqiang Chen (Fall 2018), now at ABB Research Center

Zhe Zhang (Fall 2021), now at Eaton

M.S. and M.E.:

Amruta Kulkarni (Spring 2014), now at Microsoft

Weiqiang Chen (Spring 2015), now at ABB Research Center

Xiaofang Shi (Summer 2015), now at The State Grid Corporation of China

Artur Ulatowski (Spring 2016), now at Applied Physical Sciences

Yiqi Liu (Fall 2016), now at John Deere

Arshiah Mirza (Fall 2019), now at UConn

Nour Baalbaki (Fall 2020) at AUB

Leila Chebbo (Spring 2020) at AUB, now at UConn

Abdallah Nasser Eldeen (Fall 2020) at AUB

Jonathan Blake (Spring 2021), now at Carrier

Ethan Hotchkiss (Spring 2022), now at TTM Technologies

Interns:

Elie Libbos (Summer 2017)

Johyun Min (Summer 2017)

Aline Ghaoui (Summer 2019)

Ségolène Duminy (Summer 2019)

Collins Ntwali (Fall 2021)

Pol Thoyer (Spring 2022)

Mohammad Fares El-Hajj Chehade (Summer 2022)

B.S.:

Thomas Cusson

Alex Parsell

Zachary Stone

Quincy Heinrich

Bailey Andrew

Lucien Binette

Daniel Dabkowski

Bryan Davis

Ethan Dumaine

Nolan Grant

Jason Meyer

Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Ernesto Ortega-Hernandez

Deep Patel

Daniel Popoli

Jonathan Rarey

Amy Robinson

John Rockett

Alexander Sawyer

Michael Stettenbenz

Manal Tahhan

Anthony Trombetta

Patrick Vicente

Luocheng Wang

Jonathan Weiss

Antony Xenophontos