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

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

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

Ethan Hotchkiss

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

Pursued degree: M.S.

Research interests: Power Electronics

Current project area: Design and Control of a Multi-Level Inverter

E-mail: ethan.hotchkiss@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.

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

Hani Sadek

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

B.E. Mechanical Engineering: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Pursued degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Electric machine design

Current project area: New electric machines for transportation applications

E-mail: hani.sadek(@)uconn.edu

Zhe Zhang

M.E. Electrical Engineering: Beijing Jiaotong University, China

B.E. Electrical Engineering: Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Pursued degree: Ph.D.

Research interests: Power electronics and electric drives

Current project area: Mitigating electromagnetic interference

Other interests: Robotics

E-mail: zhe.4.zhang(@)uconn.edu

Alumni

Visiting Scholars:

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

Ph.D.:

Yiqi Liu (Fall 2017)

Weiqiang Chen (Fall 2018)

M.S. and M.E.:

Amruta Kulkarni (Spring 2014)

Weiqiang Chen (Spring 2015)

Xiaofang Shi (Summer 2015)

Artur Ulatowski (Spring 2016)

Yiqi Liu (Fall 2016)

Nour Baalbaki (Fall 2020) at AUB

Leila Chebbo (Spring 2020) at AUB

Abdallah Nasser Eldeen (Fall 2020) at AUB

Jonathan Blake (Spring 2021)

Interns:

Elie Libbos (Summer 2017)

Johyun Min (Summer 2017)

Aline Ghaoui (Summer 2019)

Ségolène Duminy (Summer 2019)

B.S.:

Anthony Trombetta

Ethan Dumaine

Michael Stettenbenz

Daniel Popoli

Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Rarey

Jason Meyer

Antony Xenophontos

Luocheng Wang

Manal Tahhan

Nolan Grant

Patrick Vicente

Alexander Sawyer

Ernesto Ortega-Hernandez

Bryan Davis

Amy Robinson

Bailey Andrew

Daniel Dabkowski

John Rockett