Current Research Areas:
Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS): Research on upgrading series compensation schemes using PWM techniques; Control interaction among different FACTS devices Multi-terminal Light High voltage dc system simulation Dc-dc Converters: Novel soft-switching hybrid topologies to achieve high power-density and high efficiency. New packaging techniques and magnetics. Research into modular power supplies that can be connected in series at the input with active voltage sharing. Powerfactor correction circuits (PFC): Single-stage solutions for three phase and single phase applications Automotive Power Electronics: Optimized topologies with bi-directional power flow capability for the new 42 V architecture Power Quality: Research on power acceptability curves (like CBEMA) and power quality indices for different types of loads and for three phase applications. High frequency PWM based power conditioning topologies Distributed Generation: Research into new topologies for interfacing renewable sources like PV and fuel cell with utility grid
Power Electronics Education: Some of the Power Electronics related courses offered at ASU are as follows.
Advanced Power Electronics Electric power quality Electrical Machines Power semiconductors and their applications in power electronics Energy conversion and transport MEMS and integrated microsystems
Senior Design Projects: Each semester three to four groups of four undergraduate students each complete industrially relevant Senior Design Projects in the area of Power Electronics.