Faculty


mahesh krishnamurthy

Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy
Director
Associate Professor, ECE Department
Phone: (312)567-7232
E-mail: kmahesh@ece.iit.edu




Graduate Students



fei shang Fei Shang
Ph.D. Student
Phone: (312)888-5718
E-mail: fshang2@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Application of Wide Bandgap device in traction motor inverters for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Application of power electronics in automotive and renewable Energy systems.



alejandro pozo Alejandro Pozo
Ph.D. Student
Phone: (312)927-2807
E-mail: apozo87@gmail.com
Resume: Click here

Interests: Wide BandGap Semiconductor Devices and Applications for Electric Motor Drives or Power conversion; Implementation of adjustable speed drives control strategies and topologies; Efficient integration of renewable energies in the power system.



geng niu Geng Niu
Ph.D. Student
Phone: (312)823-4520
E-mail: gniu@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Electric and hybrid electric vehicle drivetrain; Electric-hydraulic drivetrains for city vehicle; Power electronics in renewable energy systems.



selin-yaman Selin Yaman
Ph.D. Student
Phone:
E-mail: syaman@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Electric Machine design; Control of motor drives.



Mohamad Salameh Mohamad Salameh
Ph.D. student
Phone: (708)571-6245
E-mail: msalame1@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Electric Machine Design; Energy Storage in automotives.



Tianqi Cheng Tianqi Cheng
BS student
Phone:
E-mail: tcheng11@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Electric Vehicle design; Battery management systems; Low voltage electronic systems.



Alumni



PhD Graduates

  1. Dr. Berker Bilgin, Dissertation title: "A Novel Switched Reluctance Motor based Propulsion Drive for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles", June 2011.
    Currently with McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  2. Dr. Yao Da, Dissertation title: "Novel Fault Diagnostic Technique and universal sensor for permanent magnet electric machines using search coils", March 2012.
    Currently with Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

  3. Dr. Xiaodong Shi, Dissertation title: "Survivable operation of three-phase AC Drives in wind generator systems", April 2012.
    Currently with Mercedes Benz R&D, Redford, MI, USA.

  4. Dr. Yong Jiang, Dissertation title: "Optimal Design of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Based on Magnetic Field Distribution Assessment and Performance Analysis", February 2015.
    Currently with Electrocraft, Dover, NH, USA.

  5. Dr. Zhi Yang, Dissertation title: "Vibration Analysis in Traction Motors for HEVs and PHEVs", October 2014.
    Currently with General Electric, Florence, SC, USA.

  6. Dr. Fei Shang , Dissertation title: "High Gain High Efficiency Resonant DC-DC Converter for Low-voltage-high-current Applications", March 2017.
    Currently with Hatco Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

  7. Dr. Alejandro Pozo Arribas, Dissertation title: "Advanced Base Drivers for Silicon Carbide BJTs", July 2017.
    Currently with EPC Power Corporation, El Segundo, CA, USA.

  8. Dr. Geng Niu, Dissertation title: "Electric-Hydraulic Hybrid (EH2) Energy Storage System for Electrified Transportation", July 2017.
    Currently with Karma Automotives, Irvine, CA, USA.


PhD Graduates (as Co-advisor)

  1. Dr. Anand Sathyan, Dissertation title: "Digital Control of BLDC Motors, December 2008.
    Currently with LG Electronics, Troy, MI, USA

  2. Dr. Piyush Desai, Dissertation title: "Novel Switched Reluctance Motor with Higher Number of Rotor Poles", May 2009.
    Currently with PD Consulting, Skokie, IL, USA

  3. Dr. Nikola Milivojevic, Dissertation title: "Digital Control of BLDC Generators", May 2010.
    Currently with SunTech Drive, LLC, Boulder, CO, USA

  4. Dr. Igor Stamenkovic, Dissertation title: "Modular Ironless PM Machines", June 2011.
    Currently with Eaton Corporation, Menomonee Falls, WI, USA


MS Graduates

  1. Jiazheng Wang, Thesis title: "An efficient energy harvesting system from wastewater in buildings and city sewer systems", June 2010.

  2. Yong Jiang, Thesis title: "Electromagnetic assessment of force distribution for vector controlled strategy in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors", June 2010.

  3. Emilio Dal Santo, Thesis title: "Controller design for a Universal Input Bi-directional Battery Charger for Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles", June 2010.

  4. Yizhe Liu, Thesis title: "Development of an embedded controller for BLDC Drive control in HEVs and PHEVs", June 2011.

  5. Ruoyu Hou, Thesis title: "Design and development of a Novel Power-assist wheelchair", April 2012.

  6. Matthew Bloom, Thesis title: "Wireless power transmission for Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles", April 2012.

  7. Yijiang Jia, Thesis title: "Numerical modeling of a 6/10 switched reluctance machine", April 2012.

  8. Ran Gu, Thesis title: "Evaluation of a novel hydro-generator for microgrid applications", April 2012.

  9. Jing Guo, Thesis title: "Doubly-Fed Induction Machines for Wind Turbine Applications", July 2012.

  10. Yanwen Mao, Thesis title: "Power electronic interface for off-grid solar powered energy storage", October 2012.

  11. Aishwarya Ray, Thesis title: "Investigating the use of Switched Reluctance Machines for e-bike applications", May 2013.

  12. Yingguang Sun, Thesis title: "Design and Modeling of a Hydrostatic drivetrain for Automotive Applications", July 2013.

  13. Geng Niu, Thesis title: "Design and Development of a Drivetrain Test Bench for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles", November 2013.

  14. Dimitrios Thiakos, Thesis title: "Battery/Ultra-Capacitors for Hybrid Electric Vehicles", March 2014.

  15. Markus Bender, Thesis title: "Design and Implementation of a Digitally Controlled DC/DC Resonant Converter", May 2014.

  16. Mohamad Salameh, Thesis title: "Estimation of Thermal State of Charge for PCC-Based Lithium-ion Battery Packs", July 2016.

  17. Frank La Marca, Thesis title: "Thermal Analysis of Traction Motor for High-Performance Applications, July 2016.

  18. Haowen Wu, Thesis title: "Power Analysis and Control Optimization of a high-gain Resonant DC/DC Converter", May 2017.


Visiting Scholars

  1. Dr. Ali Mohammadi, Topic: Fault Diagnosis in PEM Fuel Cells, 2015.

  2. Dr. Shaobo Wen, Topic: Mechanical Energy Storage in EVs, 2016.

  3. Mr. Daming Zhou, Topic: Modeling and Analysis of Automotive ESS", June 2017.

Mailing Address

3301 S Dearborn St,
Chicago, IL 60616.

Phone: (312) 567 7232
Fax: (312) 567 7995
Email: kmahesh@ece.iit.edu