Dr. Robert S. Balog



CV: ROBERT S. BALOG Jr.

                                                         ROBERT S. BALOG, Ph.D. P.E.

                                                                                       www.ece.tamu.edu/~rbalog/

4416 Edinburgh Place                                                                                                                                                         +1 979.863.3006

College Station, Tx 77845                                                                                                                                                rbalog@tamu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                               drrobertsbalog@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois                                                     May 2006

Research Area:    Power Electronics

Thesis:                   “Autonomous Local Control in Distributed DC Power Systems”

Advisor:                 Philip Krein

Funding:                NSF / ONR EPNES Grant No. ECS-0224839

 

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois                                                      May 2002

Research Area:    Power Electronics

Thesis:                   “Coupled Inductor: A Basic Filter Building Block Analysis, Simulation, and Examples”

Advisor:                 Philip Krein

 

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, College of Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ                                May 1996

Senior Thesis:       “Topics in DSP: Interpolation, Decimation, and Delta-Sigma Quantization”

Advisor:                 Sophocles Orfanidis

Professional Experience:

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doha, Qatar

        Associate Professor, August 1, 2015 – Present (joint appointment with TAMU College Station)

 

Texas A&M University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College Station, Tx USA

        Assistant Professor, August 2009 – August 2015
        Associate Professor, September 2015 – Present

 

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program, July 2012

 

SolarBridge Technologies, Austin, Tx (formerly SmartSpark Energy Systems, Champaign, IL; acquired by SunPower in October 2014)

        Senior Engineer, August 2006 – August 2009

·   Co-inventor and technology developer of a grid-interactive, ACPV photovoltaic inverter

·   Technical leader successfully attracted and closed $6MM California-based venture capital financing

·   Lead researcher for application of power electronics to fuel cells for portable military power

·   Managed a 16 member development team including nine in-house engineers and five consultants

 

United States Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), Contract # W9132T-05-C-0026, "Advanced Energy Initiative ATO."

        Contract Researcher, September 2005 – May 2006

·   Conduct research into distributed and renewable energy sources and

·   Conduct research into next generation power distribution controls and topologies

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Research Assistant, August 1999 – May 2006

·   TA for Power Electronics Lab (2 semesters), Senior Design, capstone design course

·   Apply industry design experience to improve experimental facilities

·   Updated teaching lab with custom designed equipment and improvements to instruction (published)

 

Lutron Electronics, Inc., Coopersburg, Pa.

Project Electrical Engineer, June 1996 July 1999

·   Analog and digital hardware design, worst-case and failure analysis, PCB design for EMC compatibility

·   New product definition, specification and development including electrical design / testing

·   Engineering support for manufacturing / operations at manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico

·   UL, FCC, CE, VDE compliance testing including European EMC directive

Recruitment Manager, Rutgers University Campus (volunteer), May 1998 July 1999

·   Plan and manage all on-campus recruiting activities; pre-screen and interview candidates on-campus

·   Develop relationships with key faculty including plant visits and invited lectures

·   Increase company profile on campus by sponsoring student projects and activities

Career Explorer Post Advisor (volunteer), 1997 July 1999

·   Career exploration of electronics through hands-on experiential learning for high school students

·   Plan and coordinate technical program

·   Enlist company volunteers to prepare and present demonstration projects

Teaching Experience:

·   ECEN 214 – Electric Circuits (TAMU undergrad, Fa09, Fa11, Sp11)

·   ECEN 215 – Principles of Electrical Engineering (TAMUQ Fa15, Sp16, Fa16)

·   ECEN 438 – Power Electronics (TAMU undergrad, Fa12, Fa13, Fa14)

·   ECEN 489 – Photovoltaic Energy Systems (TAMUQ Sp16, Fa16)

·   ECEN 613 – Inverters and Rectifiers (TAMU grad, Sp10, Sp11)

·   ECEN 689 – Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Sources (TAMU grad, Fa10, Fa11, Sp13)

·   ECEN 712 – Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Sources (TAMU grad, Sp14)

·   Nominated for the Harold L. Olesen Award (UIUC) for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

·   Power Across Texas sponsored PV Primer, $9,000 student scholarship – A&M took 1st place in Texas (beating  UT Austin and Texas Tech) http://energy.ece.tamu.edu/solarprimer/

·   NSF REU: (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Smart Energy and Smart Systems – Powering the SmartGrid Sensor System, http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~reu/ Faculty Mentor (Su11, Su12, Su13, Su14)

·   NSF REU: (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Smart Energy and Smart Systems – Powering the SmartGrid Sensor System, http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~reu/  Program Coordinator (Su13, Su14, Su15)

·   Engineering Projects in Community Service, student team mentor (Fa10, Sp11, Fa11)

U.S. Patents:

1.       "Method and System for Detecting Arc Faults and Flashes Using Wavelets," U.S. Patent 9,329,220 issued May 3, 2016.

2.       "Encryption Key Distribution System and Method," U.S. Patent 9,270,448 issued Feb. 23, 2016.

3.       “Apparatus for Converting Direct Current to Alternating Current using a Frequency Converter,” U.S. Patent 9,093,919 issued July 28, 2015.

4.       "Power Inverter Docking System for Photovoltaic Modules," U.S. Patent 8,929,094 issued Jan 6, 2015.

5.       "Apparatus for Securing Panels to Substrates," U.S. Patent 8,727,291 issued May 20, 2014.

6.       "Apparatus and Method for Controlling DC-AC Power Conversion," U.S. Patent 8,482,947 issued July 9, 2013.

7.       "Power inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules," U.S. Patent 8,462,518, issued June 11, 2013.

8.       "Methods for Minimizing Double-Frequency Ripple Power in Single-Phase Power Conditioners," U.S. Patent 8,325,499, issued Dec 4, 2012.

9.       "Apparatus for Converting Direct Current to Alternating Current using an Active Filter to Reduce Double-Frequency Ripple Power of Bus Waveform," U.S. Patent 8,279,642, issued Oct 02, 2012.

10.    "System and Apparatus for Interconnecting an Array of Power Generating Assemblies," U.S. Patent 8,227,942 issued July 24, 2012.

11.    "System and Apparatus for Interconnecting an Array of Power Generating Assemblies," U.S. Patent 8,207,637, issued June 26, 2012.

12.    "Methods for Minimizing Double-Frequency Ripple Power in Single-Phase Power Conditioners," U.S. Patent 8,004,865, issued Aug 23, 2011.

13.    "Methods for Minimizing Double-Frequency Ripple Power in Single-Phase Power Conditioners," U.S. Patent 7,755,916, issued July 13, 2010.

14.    "Commutation Technique for an AC-to-AC Converter," U.S. Patent 7,187,149, issued Mar. 6, 2007.

15.    "Lighting Control System for Different Load Types," U.S. Patent 6,188,181, issued Feb. 13, 2001.

International Patents:

1.       "Apparatus and method for controlling DC-AC power conversion," app. no. PCT/US2010/041161 filed July 7, 2010.

2.       "Apparatus for converting direct current to alternating current," app. no. PCT/US2010/041149 filed July 7, 2010.

3.       "Commutation Technique for an AC-to-AC Converter," PCT/US06/30938 filed Aug 04, 2006.

Professional Registration:

Professional Engineer, Illinois license no. 062-057093

Journal Papers:

1.       S. Bayhan, H. Abu-Rub, R.S. Balog, “Model Predictive Control of Quasi-Z Source Four-Leg Inverter”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, accepted for publication on Feb. 2, 2016.

2.       B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, and S. McConnell, "Current Ripple Damping Control to Minimize Impedance Network for Single-Phase Quasi-Z Source Inverter System," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, accepted for publication on Aug. 13, 2015.

3.       B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, and R. S. Balog, "An Active Filter Method to Eliminate DC-Side Low-Frequency Power for Single-Phase Quasi-Z Source Inverter," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, accepted for publication on Aug. 6, 2015.

4.       M. Mirjafari*, S. Harb*, and R. S. Balog, "Multiobjective Optimization and Topology Selection for a Module-Integrated Inverter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 4219-4231, Aug 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2014.2353055, Impact Factor: 5.726.

5.       E. Gonzalez*, R. S. Balog, and L. B. Kish, "Resource requirements and speed versus geometry of unconditionally secure physical key exchanges," Entropy, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2010-2024, April 2015. DOI: 10.3390/e17042010, Impact Factor: 1.502.

6.       S. Essakiappan*, H. S. Krishnamoorthy*, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, "Multilevel Medium-Frequency Link Inverter for Utility Scale Photovoltaic Integration," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3674-3684, July 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2014.2350978, Impact Factor: 5.726

7.       W. Zhan* and R. S. Balog, "Arc Fault and Flash Signal Analysis in DC Distribution Systems Using Wavelet Transformation," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1955-1963, July 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2407868, Impact Factor: 4.252.

8.       M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Model Predictive Control of PV Sources in a Smart DC Distribution System: Maximum Power Point Tracking and Droop Control," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion,  Invited paper for the special issue of Advanced Distributed Control of Energy Conversion Devices and Systems, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 913-921, Dec 2014. DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2014.2362934, Impact Factor: 2.326 (2015).

9.       P. Mazumdar*, P. N. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, "Analysis and Design of Smart PV Modules," IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 451-459, Sept. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JESTPE.2013.2294640.

10.    M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and M. D. Johnson, "Predicting Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Microgrid by Analyzing High Temporal Rate Data," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy - Invited Paper for the Special Issue on Microgrids for Sustainable Energy Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1434-1442, Oct. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2345745, Impact Factor: 3.842.

11.    M. B. Shadmand* and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Objective Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Community Smart DC Microgrid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid – Invited Paper for the Special Issue on DC Distribution Systems, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2635-2643, Sept. 2014. Impact Factor: 4.334.

12.    M. Mirjafari* and R. S. Balog, "A Survey of Modeling Techniques Used in Optimization of Power Electronic Components," IET Power Electronics, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1192-1203, online 06 Feb. 2014. DOI: 10.1049/iet-pel.2013.0321, Impact Factor: 1.519.

13.    M. Mirjafari*, R. S. Balog, and R. Turan, "Multi-Objective Optimization of the DC-DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model," IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 906-914, May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2304363, Impact Factor: 3.0.

14.    S. Harb*, M. Mirjafari*, and R. S. Balog, "Ripple-Port Module-Integrated Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 2692-2698, Nov.-Dec. 2013. DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2013.2263783, Impact Factor: 2.046.

15.    S. Harb* and R. S. Balog, "Reliability of Candidate Photovoltaic Module-Integrated-Inverter (PV-MII) Topologies - A Usage Model Approach," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 3019-3027, June 2013. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2222447, Impact Factor: 5.726.

16.    E. Gonzalez*, L. B. Kish, R. S. Balog, and P. Enjeti, "Information Theoretically Secure, Enhanced Johnson Noise Based Key Distribution over the Smart Grid with Switched Filters," PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. e70206, 25 July 2013. DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070206, Impact Factor: 4.24.

17.    R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, "Coupled Inductor Filters: A Basic Filter Building Block," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 537-546, Jan 2013. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2186828, Impact Factor: 5.726.

18.    P. T. Krein†, R. S. Balog, and M. Mirjafari*, "Minimum Energy and Capacitance Requirements for Single-Phase Inverters and Rectifiers Using a Ripple Port," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 4690 - 4698, Nov. 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2186640, Impact Factor: 5.726.

19.    A. Bidram*, A. Davoudi, and R. S. Balog, "Control and Circuit Techniques to Mitigate Partial Shading Effects in Photovoltaic Arrays," IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 532-546, July 5, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2012.2202879. Impact Factor: 3.0.

20.    R. S. Balog, W. W. Weaver, and P. T. Krein, "The Load as an Energy Asset in a Distributed DC SmartGrid Architecture," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 253-260, March 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2011.2167722. Impact Factor: 4.334

21.    B. Fahimi, A. Kwasinski, A. Davoudi, R. S. Balog, and M. Kiani, "Charge It!," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 54-64, July/August 2011.

22.    R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, "Bus Selection in Multibus DC Microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 860-867, March 2011. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2010.2094208, Impact Factor: 5.726.

23.    J. W. Kimball, B. T. Kuhn, and R. S. Balog, "A System Design Approach for Unattended Solar Energy Harvesting Supply," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 952-962, April 2009. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2008.2009056, Impact Factor: 5.726.

24.    R. S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J. W. Kimball, P. L. Chapman, and P. T. Krein, "Modern laboratory-based education for power electronics and electric machines," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 538-547, May 2005. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2005.846237, Impact Factor: 3.53.

25.    R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, "Commutation technique for high-frequency link cycloconverter," IEEE Power Electronics Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 101-104, Sept. 2005. DOI: 10.1109/LPEL.2005.858422,

26.    P. T. Krein, R. S. Balog, and G. Xin*, "High-frequency link inverter for fuel cells based on multiple-carrier PWM," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1279-1288, Sept. 2004. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2004.833996, Impact Factor: 5.726.

Conference Papers (refereed):

1.       S. Xiao*, M. Metry, M. Trabelsi, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "A Model Predictive Control Technique for Utility-scale Grid Connected Battery Systems Using Packed U Cells Multilevel Inverter," in IEEE Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Florence, Italy, 24-27 October 2016.

2.       S. Bayhan, M. Trabelsi, H. Abu-Rub, and R. S. Balog, "A Five-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped H-Bridge Quasi-Impedance Source Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications," in Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Florence, Italy, 24-27 October 2016.

3.       H. Zhang*, B. Ge, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Comparison of GaN and SiC Power Devices in Application to MW-scale Quasi-Z-Source Cascaded Multilevel Inverters," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

4.       M. Metry*, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "A Variable Step-Size MPPT for Sensorless Current Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Systems," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

5.        M. Metry*, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, H. Abu-Rub, and M. B. Shadmand, "Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Single-Phase subMultilevel Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems," in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

6.       Y. Liu, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, B. Ge, R. S. Balog, and Y. Xue, "Interactive Grid Interfacing by Matrix Converter Based Solid State Transformer with Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 19-22 September 2016.

7.       Y. Liu, B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, H. Zhang*, and R. S. Balog, "Comparison of SiC and GaN Devices for Front-End Isolation of Quasi-Z-Source Cascaded Multilevel Photovoltaic Inverter," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

8.       Y. Liu*, H. Abu-Rub, B. Ge, R. S. Balog, and Y. Xue, "Modeling, Analysis, and Impedance Design of Battery Energy Stored Single-Phase Quasi-Z-Source Photovotaic Inverter System," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 19-22 September 2016.

9.       X. Li*, S. Xiao*, H. Zhang*, R. S. Balog, and B. Ge, "Dual Buck-Based Power Decoupling Circuit for Single-Phase Inverter/Rectifier," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

10.    M. Kim* and R. S. Balog, "PWM Methods for High Frequency Voltage Link Inverter Commutation," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

11.    M. Kim* and R. S. Balog, "Commutation Technique for High Frequency Link Inverter without Operational Limitations or Dead Time," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

12.    B. Ge, X. Li*, H. Zhang*, Y. Liu, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Direct Instantaneous Ripple Power Predictive Control for Active Ripple Decoupling of Single-Phase Inverter," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 18-22 September 2016.

13.    H. Zhu*, Z. Wang*, S. McConnell*, P. Hatton*, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, "High Fidelity “Replay” Arc Fault Detection Testbed," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, Or, 5-10 June 2016.

14.    H. Zhu*, Z. Wang*, and R. S. Balog, "Real Time Arc Fault Detection in PV Systems Using Wavelet Decomposition," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, Or, 5-10 June 2016.

15.    Z. Wang* and R. S. Balog, "Arc Fault and Flash Detection in Photovoltaic Systems Using Wavelet Transform and Support Vector Machines," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, Or, 5-10 June 2016. WON BEST POSTER AWARD.

16.    P. C. Hatton*, M. Bathaniah*, Z. Wang*, and R. S. Balog, "Arc Generator for Photovoltaic Arc Fault Detector Testing," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, Or, 5-10 June 2016. Undergraduate Student Research Paper.

17.    M. Trabelsi, S. Bayhan, M. Metry*, H. Abu-Rub, L. Ben-Brahim, and R. S. Balog, "An Effective Model Predictive Control for Grid Connected Packed U Cells Multilevel Inverter," in Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Champaign, Illinois, 19-20 Feb 2016.

18.    M. Metry*, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Model Predictive Control for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Single-Phase subMultilevel Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems," in Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Champaign, Illinois, 19-20 Feb 2016.

19.    M. Metry*, M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. A. Rub, "High Efficiency MPPT by Model Predictive  Control Considering Load Disturbances for Photovoltaic Applications Under Dynamic Weather  Condition," in IEEE Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 2015. WON BEST PRESENTATION AWARD.

20.    M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Auto-Tuning the Cost Function Weight Factors in a Model Predictive Controller for a Matrix Converter VAR Compensator," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, Canada, 20-24 Sept. 2015.

21.    M. Metry*, M. B. Shadmand*, Y. Liu, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Systems Using Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, Canada, 20-24 Sept. 2015.

22.    X. Li*, H. Zhang*, and R. S. Balog, "Control Strategy for Seamless Transfer Between Island and Grid-Connected Operation for a Dual-Mode Photovoltaic Inverter," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, Canada, 20-24 Sept. 2015.

23.    X. Li*, M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "A Harmonic Constrained Minimum Energy Controller for a Single-Phase Grid-tied Inverter Using Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, Canada, 20-24 Sep. 2015.

24.    E. Gonzalez*, R. S. Balog, R. Mingesz*, and L. B. Kish, "Unconditional security for the smart power grids and star networks," in IEEE 2015 International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF), 2-6 June 2015, pp. 1-4.

25.    M. B. Shadmand*, L. Xiao*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Model predictive control of grid-tied photovoltaic systems: Maximum power point tracking and decoupled power control," in IEEE Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE), Doha, Qatar, 22-23 March 2015, pp. 1-6.

26.    M. Metry*, M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Sensitivity analysis to model parameter errors of MPPT by model predictive control for photovoltaic applications," in IEEE Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE), Doha, Qatar, 22-23 March 2015, pp. 1-6.

27.    Z. Haiyu* and R. S. Balog, "Loss analysis during dead time and thermal study of gallium nitride devices," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 15-19 March 2015, pp. 737-744.

28.    L. Xiao* and R. S. Balog, "PLL-less robust active and reactive power controller for single phase grid-connected inverter with LCL filter," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Charlotte, North Carolina, 15-19 March 2015, pp. 2154-2159.

29.    M. B. Shadmand*, M. Mosa*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Maximum power point tracking of grid connected photovoltaic system employing model predictive control," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 15-19 March 2015, pp. 3067-3074.

30.    G. Baoming, H. Abu-Rub, L. Yushan, and R. S. Balog, "Minimized Quasi-Z source network for single-phase inverter," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 15-19 March 2015, pp. 806-811.

31.    G. Baoming, H. Abu-Rub, L. Yushan, and R. S. Balog, "An active filter method to eliminate dc-side low-frequency power for single-phase quasi-Z source inverter," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 15-19 March 2015, pp. 827-832.

32.    L. Xiao*, M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Model predictive decoupled power control for single-phase grid-tied inverter," in IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Champaign, Illinois, 20-21 Feb. 2015, pp. 1-7.

33.    M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Model Predictive Control of a Capacitor-less VAR Compensator Based on a Matrix Converter," in IEEE Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON2014), Dallas, Tx, Nov 2014.

34.    B. Tian* and R. S. Balog, "Ripple-Port Integrated PFC Rectifier with Fast Dynamic Response," in IEEE 57th Int'l Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems, College Station, Tx, 3-6 August 2014.

35.    X. Li* and R. S. Balog, "Analysis and Comparison of Two Active Anti-Islanding Detection Methods," in IEEE 57th Int'l Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems, College Station, Tx, 3-6 August 2014.

36.    S. McConnell*, Z. Wang*, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, "Evaluation Method for Arc Fault Detection Algorithms," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Denver, Co, 8-13 June 2014. WON BEST POSTER AWARD.

37.    Z. Wang*, S. McConnell*, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, "Arc Fault Signal Detection - Fourier Transformation vs. Wavelet Decomposition Techniques using Synthesized Data," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Denver, Co, 8-13 June 2014.

38.    M. B. Shadmand*, M. Mosa*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "An Improved MPPT Technique of High Gain DC-DC Converter by Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Applications," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), FortWorth, Tx, 16-20 March 2014, pp. 2993-2999.

39.    M. B. Shadmand*, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "Maximum Power Point Tracking using Model Predictive Control of a Flyback Converter for Photovoltaic Applications," presented at IEEE Power and Energy Conference of Illinois (PECI), 28 Feb - 1 March 2014.

40.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Design Considerations for Long-Term Remote Photovoltaic-Based Power Supply Using Non-Planar Photovoltaic Surfaces," in invited paper, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Boston, Massachusetts, 12 - 14 November 2013, pp 677-682.

41.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "A Design-Oriented Framework to Determine the Parasitic Parameters of High-Frequency Magnetics in Switching Power Supplies Using Finite-Element Analysis Techniques," presented at IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting, 06-10 October 2013.

42.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Optimizing Energy Storage to Mitigate Variability of Renewable Energy and Improve Resiliency of the Electricity," in Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technology (EESAT) 2013, San Diego, CA, 20-23 Oct 2013.

43.    M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, "Mitigating Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Smart Microgrid Using Non-Flat Photovoltaic Modules," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2013), Denver, CO, Sep. 2013, pp. 554-560.

44.    H. Zhang and R. S. Balog, "Experimental Verification of Energy Harvest from Non-Planar Photovoltaic Surfaces," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2013), Denver, CO, Sep. 2013, pp. 4481-4487.

45.    S. Harb, M. Kedia, H. Zhang, and R. S. Balog, "Micro-Inverter and String Inverter Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System – a Comprehensive Study," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-21 June 2013, pp. 2885-2890. Nominated BEST POSTER

46.    Z. Wang and R. S. Balog, "Arc Fault and Flash Detection in PV DC Arrays Using Wavelets," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-21 June 2013, pp. 1619-1624. WON BEST POSTER AWARD.

47.    H. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Kedia, and R. S. Balog, "Photovoltaic Hybrid Power Harvesting System for Emergency Applications," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-20 June 2013, pp. 2902-2907.

48.    M. Mirjafari, R. S. Balog, and R. Turan, "Multi-Objective Optimization of the DC-DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-20 June 2013, pp. 2914-2920. Nominated BEST POSTER

49.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "A Finite-Element Analysis Approach to Determine the Parasitic Capacitances of High-Frequency Multiwinding Transformers for Photovoltaic Inverters," in IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), 22-23 Feb 2013, pp. 114-119.

50.    P. Mazumdar, P. N. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, "Analysis and Design of Smart PV Modules," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, Ca, 17-21 March 2013, pp. 84-91.

51.    S. Harb, and R. S. Balog, "AC-Link, Single-Phase, Photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, Ca, 17-21 March 2013, pp. 177-182.

52.    S. Harb and R. S. Balog, "Single-Phase PWM Rectifier with Ripple-Port for Double-Frequency Ripple Cancellation," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, Ca, 17-21 March 2013, pp. 1025-1029.

53.    P. Mazumdar, P. N. Enjeti and R. S. Balog, "Smart PV Modules - Design Considerations," in IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems 2012 (PEDES 2012), Bengaluru, India, 16-19 Dec 2012, pp. 1-6.

54.    S. Harb, M. Mirjafari, and R. S. Balog, "Ripple-Port Module-Integrated Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications", in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 17-20 Sep 2012, pp. 1115-1120.

55.    S. Essakiappan, H. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, "Independent Control of Series Connected Utility Scale Multilevel Photovoltaic Inverters," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 17-20 Sep 2012, pp. 1760-1766.

56.    S. Essakiappan, H. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, "A New Control Strategy for Megawatt Scale MultiLevel Photovoltaic Inverters Under Partial Shading," in IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 25-28 June 2012, pp. 336-342.

57.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Apartment Complexes and Other Community Living Environments by Minimizing Excess Capacity," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, June 2012, pp 531-536.

58.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Determination of Parasitic Parameters in a High Frequency Magnetic to Improve the Manufacturability, Performance, and Efficiency of a PV Inverter," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, June 2012, pp. 1368-1372.

59.    H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Mazumdar, I. Manickam, R. S. Balog, and P. N. Enjeti, "Decision Making Framework for Solar Photovoltaic Power Conditioning Unit Topologies Using Six Sigma," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, June 2012, pp. 1352-1356.

60.    H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Mazumdar, I. Manickam, R. S. Balog, and P. N. Enjeti, "A Decision Making Framework for Photovoltaic Cell Technologies Using Six Sigma," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, June 2012, pp. 2449-2454.

61.    S. Harb and R. S. Balog, "Reliability of a PV-Module Integrated Inverter (PV-MII): A Usage Model Approach," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, June 2012, pp. 1756-1761.

62.    M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "FEA Tool Approach for Determination of Parasitic Capacitance of the Windings in High Frequency Coupled Inductors Filters," in IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 24-25 Feb 2012, pp. 1-5.

63.    M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Objective Optimization of the Energy Capture and Boost Inductor Mass in a Module-Integrated Converter (MIC) Photovoltaic Energy System," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Orlando, Florida 5-9 Feb 2012, pp. 2002-2007.

64.    H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, "A New Multilevel DC-AC-AC Converter for MW Scale Solar PV Utility Integration," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Orlando, Florida 5-9 Feb 2012, pp 1431-1438.

65.    S. Harb and R. S. Balog, "Reliability Methodology to Compare Candidate of Photovoltaic Module-Integrated-Inverter Topologies," in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Orlando, Florida 5-9 Feb 2012, pp. 898-902.

66.    A. Karavadi and R. S. Balog, "Novel non-Flat PV Module Geometries and Implications to Power Conversion," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011, pp. 7-13.

67.    S. Essakiappan, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, "Common Mode Voltage Analysis in Photovoltaic Power Systems," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011, pp. 28-35.

68.    M. B. Shadmand, M. Pasupuleti, O. Kotun, and R. S. Balog, "Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System with Battery Back-up Optimized for Apartment Complexes and other Community Living Environments," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011, pp. 3626-3632.

69.    M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Objective Design Optimization of Renewable Energy System Inverters Using a Descriptive Language for the Components," in Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 6-11 March 2011, pp. 1838-1845.

70.    D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, "Load-Side VAR Compensation without the Reliability Problems of a Capacitor-Based Solution for a Distributed Energy System," presented at 4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, Dec 6-20, 2010.

71.    S. Castillo and R. S. Balog, and P. Enjeti, "Predicting Capacitor Reliability in a Module-Integrated Photovoltaic Inverter Using Stress Factors from an Environmental Usage Model," presented at the IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Arlington, Tx, Sept 26-28, 2010.

72.    D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, "Capacitor-Less VAR Compensator Based on Matrix Converter," presented at the IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Arlington, Tx, Sept 26-28, 2010.

73.    R. S. Balog, Y. Kuai, and G. Uhrhan, "A Photovoltaic Module Thermal Model Using Observed Insolation and Meteorological Data to Support a Long Life, Highly Reliable Module-Integrated Inverter Design by Predicting Expected Operating Temperature," in Proceedings, IEEE Energy Conv. Congress and Expo, 2009, pp. 3343-3349.

74.    P. T. Krein and R. S. Balog, "Cost-effective hundred-year life for single-phase inverters and rectifiers in solar and LED lighting applications based on minimum capacitance requirements and a ripple power port," in Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2009, pp 620-625.

75.    T. Esram, P. T. Krein, B. T. Kuhn, R. S. Balog, and P. L. Chapman, "Power electronics needs for achieving grid-parity solar energy costs," in IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, 2008.

76.    B. T. Kuhn and R. S. Balog, "Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply," in Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2008, pp. 154-159.

77.    R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, "Bus Selection in Multibus DC Power Systems," in IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2007, plenary session paper, pp. 281 - 287.

78.    R. S. Balog, W. W. Weaver, and P. T. Krein, "The Load as an Energy Asset in a Distributed Architecture," in IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, July 2005, pp. 261-267.

79.    R. S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J. W. Kimball, P. L. Chapman, P. T. Krein and P. W. Sauer, "Blue-Box Approach to Power Electronics and Machines Educational Laboratories," in IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005, pp. 962-970.

80.    R. Balog and P. T. Krein, "A Modular Power Electronics Instructional Laboratory," in Record, IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference, 2003, vol 2, pp. 932-937.

81.    P. T. Krein, X. Geng, and R. Balog, "High-Frequency Link Inverter Based on Multiple-Carrier PWM," in Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2002, vol 2, pp. 997-1003.

82.    P. T. Krein and R. Balog, "Low Cost Inverter Suitable for Medium-Power Fuel Cell Sources," in Record, IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2002, vol 1, pp. 321-326.

83.    R. Balog and P. T. Krein, "Automatic Tuning of Coupled Inductor Filters," in Record, IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2002, vol 2, pp. 591-596.

84.    P. T. Krein and R. S. Balog, "Life Extension through Charge Equalization of Lead-Acid Batteries," in Proceedings, IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, 2002, pp. 516-523.

85.    R. Balog, P. T. Krein, and D. C. Hamill, "Coupled Inductors: A Basic Filter Building Block," in Proceedings, Electrical Manufacturing Coil Winding Association, 2000, pp. 271-278.

Magazine / Newsletter Articles:

1.       B. Fahimi, A. Kwasinski, A. Davoudi, R. S. Balog, and M. Kiani, "Charge It!," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 54-64, July/August 2011.

2.       R. S. Balog and J. W. Kimball, "Printed Circuit Board Design for Power Electronics," IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter, vol. 18, no 4, pp. 10-12, 4th quarter 2006.

3.       R. Balog, P. T. Krein, and D. C. Hamill, "Coupled Inductors: A Basic Filter Building Block," Electrical Manufacturing Coil Winding Association News, winter 2002.

Books and Book Chapters:

1.       A. Kwasinski, W. Weaver, and R. S. Balog, Microgrids and other Local Area Power and Energy Systems, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

2.       R. S. Balog and A. Davoudi, "Batteries, Battery Management and Battery Charging Technology," in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, vol. 2, R. A. Meyers, Ed.: Springer Verlag, 2012, pp. 671-706.

Select Invited Seminars:

1.       “Electrical Modelling and Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Systems,” distinguished lecture, GÜNAM International Summer School and Workshop on Photovoltaic Science and Technology, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, June 15, 2016.

2.       “Pixelization approach for BIPV applications of flexible substrate PV film,” invited presentation, NSF / TUBITAK supported Energy Harvesting and Storage for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings of the Future workshop, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, January 27, 2014.

3.       “Making Solar Power (Photovoltaic) Affordable,” 4th Annual Alternative Energy Symposium, Hosted by the Rutgers University Engineering Society, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, November 6, 2013.

4.       “Solar (Photovoltaic) Power,” invited presentation, U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Forum, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.

5.       Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas Institute, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.

6.       “Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 2, 2012.

7.       "Advanced Power Electronics for Grid-Integration and Energy Harvesting for Flexible / Conformal Photovoltaic Materials," invited seminar, University of Texas at Arlington, Tx, March 22, 2012.

8.       “Power Electronics Requirements for Conformal PV Material,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 4, 2011.

9.       "Commutation Technique for an AC-link Inverter Suitable for a Fuel Cell or Photovoltaic-Based Distributed Energy System," invited seminar, University of California at Irvine, March 22, 2007.

Tutorials:

1.       R. S. Balog, “Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems,” presented at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), June 2013.

2.       R. S. Balog, “Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems,” presented at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), June 2012.

3.       R. S. Balog, P. Enjeti, and A. Shehab, “Design Considerations for Photovoltaic Systems Installed on Curved Surfaces,” presented at IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011.

Technical Reports (non-refereed):

1.       Sara N. Lyle, "Solar Energy Outreach to Teens," Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2012-00002-00, September 1, 2012.

2.       R. S. Balog, "Technical Review and Assessment of PV Installation Test Facilities," Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2012-00001-00, August 10, 2012

3.       Cole Dietert and R. S. Balog, "Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems," Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2010-00003-00, March 8, 2010.

4.       R. S. Balog, "Characteristics and Requirements of Residential Photovoltaic Systems," Prepared for Dow Solar Solutions, Dow Chemical Company, Technical Report TR-2010-00001-00, 2010.

5.       John Nicholaus Kossa and R. S. Balog, "Dynamic Reconfiguration of Motor Windings to Improve Efficiency," Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2010-00005-00, April 30, 2010.

6.       T. Abdallah, R. Ducey, R. S. Balog, et al., "Control Dynamics of Adaptive and Scalable Power and Energy Systems for Military Micro Grids," Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers, report no. ERDC/CERL TR-06-35, Dec. 2006.

7.       R. S. Balog, W. W. Weaver, and P. T. Krein, "Control Strategies to use the Load as a Dynamic Energy Asset in a Distributed Architecture," presented at NSF EPNES Grantees Workshop, Dec. 2005.

8.       R. S. Balog, et al., "'Blue Box' Power Electronics Control Modules for Laboratory-Based Education," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-2004-02, Jun. 2004.

9.       R. S. Balog, "Coupled Inductor: A Basic Filter Building Block Analysis, Simulation, and Examples," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-2002-1, Apr. 2002.

10.    P. T. Krein, R. S. Balog, et al., "Low-Cost 10 KW Inverter System for Fuel Cell Interfacing Based on PWM Cycloconverter," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-01-3, Aug. 2001.

Select Grants and Contracts:

1.       PI, “A Fault-Tolerant Capacitor-less Power Quality Compensator for Electrical Distribution Systems,” Qatar National Research Foundation, $719,366, 1/1/2017-1/1/2020.

2.       Co-PI, “I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics – Texas A&M University Site,” National Science Foundation, $400,000, 7/15/2016-6/30/2020.

3.       PI, “Smart PV Skin: Grid-Connected, Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems,” Qatar National Research Foundation, $705,672, 10/1/2014-9/30/2017.

4.       PI, “Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics – Texas A&M University Site,” National Science Foundation, $14,365, 9/1/2014-8/31/2015.

5.       PI, “1-MW PV Power RD&D Using SiC-based qZS Cascade Multilevel Inverter and Battery Energy Storage,” Qatar National Research Foundation, $4.6M, 7/2013-8/2018.

6.       PI, “Characterization of Noise in DC Photovoltaic Systems,” Sandia National Laboratories – US Department of Energy Federal Flow Thru, $28,075, 2/15/2014 – 9/30/2014.

7.       PI, “Arc Flash Detection in Photovoltaic DC Arrays Using Wavelets,” National Science Foundation, $100,000, 7/2013-6/2014.

8.       PI, “Power Supply Component Reliability,” SolarBridge Technologies Inc., PI: R. Balog, 1 grad student, 1/2012-5/2013, $27,152.

9.       PI, “Power Electronics Experimental Design Using NI cRIO and LabView,” National Instruments, PI: R. Balog, 1 grad student, 1 undergrad student, 1/2013-9/2013, $20,000.

10.    Co-PI, “REU Site: Smart Energy and Smart Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical & Computer Engineering,” National Science Foundation, $402,000, 2011 – 2014.

11.    PI, “Advanced Model Predictive Control of Power Electronics Converters and Electric Drives,” Qatar National Research Foundation, $1,033,556, 2011-2014.

12.    PI, “Energy Harvesting Using Flexible & Conformal Photovoltaic Materials,” Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 6/2012-7/2012.

13.    Co-PI, "Interdisciplinary Experience in Electricity: A “Grass-roots” Approach,” Texas A&M University," $180,000, 2012 – 2015.

14.    Co-PI, “Smartphone App to Automate Residential Photovoltaic Energy System Design,” Texas A&M University System Engineering Network Research Strategy Group for Junior Faculty Research Collaboration, 7/2013-8/2014, $1,400.

15.    PI, Texas State Energy Conservation Office, “Pilot Photovoltaic (PV) TAMU Installation, $200k, 2010-2011.

16.    Co-PI, Technical Leader, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory, Phase I Grant, “Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems program (SEGIS),” $250k, 2008-2009.

17.    PI: US Department of Agriculture, SBIR FY2007 Phase II Grant, "Power Supply for Remote Unattended Loads," $350k, 9/2007 – 9/2009.

18.    Consultant: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), Contract # W9132T-05-C-0026, "Advanced Energy Initiative ATO," 9/2005–5/2006.

Service:

ADCOM member, IEEE Power Electronics Society, 2010 – present

IEEE Power Electronics Society elected Member-at-Large, 2015-2017
IEEE Power Electronics Society Membership co-Chair, 2012-2014
IEEE Power Electronics Society Graduates of the Last Decade Chairman, 2010-2012.

Editor / Editorial Board member:

1.       Associate Editor, IEEE Power Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2010 – present

2.       Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Society Letters, 2011 – present

3.       Guest Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Special issue on Reliability, 2013–2014

4.       Guest Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Special issue on Advanced Distributed Control of Energy Conversion Devices and Systems, 2013–2014

5.       Editorial Board, International Journal on Advanced Electrical Engineering (IJAEE) 2012 – present

 

Technical Program Chair:
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2016

Technical Program Committee member:
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2010, 2012, 2015
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2009

Reviewer for:
IEEE Transitions on Power Electronics,
IEEE Transitions on Energy Conversion,
IEEE Transitions on Smart Grid,
IEEE Transitions on Industry Applications,
IEEE Transitions on Industrial Electronics,
IEEE Power Electronics Letters,
IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference (PESC),
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE),
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC),
IEEE Industry Applications Conference (IAS),
IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS)

Standards Committee Membership (with voting authority):

Standards Technical Panel (STP) UL 1741: Inverters, Converters, and Controllers for Independent Power Systems
Standards Technical Panel (STP) UL 1699B: Photovoltaic (PV) DC Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

Affiliations:

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), Member since 1992, Senior Member 2007
        Societies: Power Electronics, Power and Energy, Industrial Applications
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
American Wind Energy Association (AWES)
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES)
Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) – Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
Electrical Manufacturing Coil Winding Association (EMCWA)
National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America

Awards / Honors:

Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, External Public Body, 2011
Rutgers College of Engineering, Distinguished Engineer Award, 2011
Nominated, Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, 2009
IEEE Senior Member, 2007
Harriett & Robert Perry (UIUC) Fellow, 2005–2006
Ernest A. Reid (UIUC) Fellow, 2004–2005
IEEE Joseph J. Suozzi INTELEC Fellow, 2001–2002.
EMCWA Scholarship, 2001
Grainger Outstanding Power Engineering Award, May 2001 and May 2006

Outreach:

IEEE Power Electronics Society Texas A&M Student branch chapter faculty advisor, 2010 – present.
TAMU Engineering Projects in Community Service, student team mentor (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)