Dr. Robert S. Balog



Tutorials, Seminars and Presentations

Technical Tutorials:

  1. "Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems," presented at the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Sunday 16 June 2013.
  2. "Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems," presented at the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Sunday 03 June 2012.
  3. "Design Considerations for Photovoltaic Systems Installed on Curved Surfaces," presented at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011.

Invited Seminars:

  1. “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.
  2. “MakingSolar Power (Photovoltaic) Affordable,” invited presentation, 4th Annual Alternative Energy Symposium at Rutgers University, Novermber 6, 2013.
  3. “Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas Institute, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.
  4. “Solar (Photovoltaic) Power,” at the U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Forum, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.
  5. “Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 2, 2012.
  6. “Advanced Power Electronics for Grid-Integration and Energy Harvesting for Flexible / Conformal Photovoltaic Materials,” invited seminar, UTA Department of Electrical Engineering, Arlington, Tx, March 22, 2012.
  7. “Power Electronics requirements for conformal PV material,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 4, 2011.
  8. “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.

Technical Presentations:

  1. Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Overview and Design Issues (PDF)
  2. Power MOSFET Control Box Documentation
  3. How to Keep Your Cool While Working with Power Electronics:  Static Thermal Design Issues (PDF)
  4. Audio Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Amplifier (PDF)
  5. Coupled Inductor Filters and Dynamic Stability Issues in Telecom DC Systems International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC) fellowship seminar, 9-10-2001 (HTML presentation)
  6. Non-linear control techniques for a boost converter:  Boundary Control (HTML paper) (PDF)
  7. Future Energy Challenge 2001:  Low Cost Fuel Cell Inverter System (HTML presentation)
  8. PWM Amplifiers:  Another Application of Power Electronics - Power Affiliates Program 2001 (HTML presentation)
  9. Coupled Inductors - Grainger Awards 2001 (HTML presentation)