Dr. Robert S. Balog



Publications

Journal Publications:

  1. M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "High Performance Predictive Control of Quasi Impedance Source Inverter," IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, vol. PP, no. 99, 18-February 2016.

  2. 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.

  3. M. Mirjafari, S. Harb, and R. S. Balog, "Multiobjective Optimization and Topology Selection for a Module-Integrated Inverter," IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 4219-4231, Aug 2015.

  4. 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.

  5. B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, F. Z. Peng, H. Sun, and X. Li, "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.

  6. B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, F. Z. Peng, S. McConnell, and X. Li, "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.

  7. S. Essakiappan, H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, "Multilevel Medium Frequency Link Inverter for Utility Scale Photovoltaic Integration," IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3674-3684, July 2015.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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, Special Issue on DC Distribution Systems, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2635-2643, Sept. 2014.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  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.

  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, pp. 3019-3027, 2013.

  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

  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.

  18. A. Bidram, A. Davoudi, and R. S. Balog, "Control and Circuit Techniques to Mitigate Partial Shading Effects in Photovoltaic Arrays an Overview," IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 532-546, July 5, 2012.

  19. 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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  24. R. S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J. W. Kimball, et al., "Modern laboratory-based education for power electronics and electric machines," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 538-547, May 2005.

  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.

  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.

Conference Publications: (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, 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, 2016.

  3. M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. A. 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, 2016.

  4. M. Metry, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, H. A. 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, 2016.

  5. 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, 2016.

  6. 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2016.

  12. 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, 2016. WON BEST POSTER AWARD.

  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, 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, 2016.

  15. 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, 2016.

  16. 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, 2016.

  17. 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, 2016.

  18. 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, 2016.

  19. 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, 2015, pp. 1-7.

  20. 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, 2015, pp. 2154-2159.

  21. 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), Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015, pp. 3067-3074.

  22. M. B. Shadmand, X. Li, 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, 2015, pp. 1-6.

  23. 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, 2015, pp. 3807 - 3814.

  24. 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, 2015, pp. 6635-6641.

  25. 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, 2015, pp. 4092 - 4095.

  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, 2015, pp. 1-6.

  27. 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, 2015, pp. 5983-5990.

  28. X. Li, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "A Harmonic Constrainted Minimum Energy Controller for a Single-Phase Grid-tied Inverter Using Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, Canada, 2015, pp. 5153-5159.

  29. 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), Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 737-744.

  30. 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), 2015, pp. 1-4.

  31. B. Ge, 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), Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 806-811.

  32. B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, Y. Liu, 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), Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 827-832.

  33. L. Xiao and R. S. Balog, "Analysis and comparison of two active anti-islanding detection methods," in IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), College Station, Tx, 2014, pp. 443-446.

  34. 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, 2014, pp. 3239-3244.

  35. B. Tian, S. Harb, 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, 2014.

  36. 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 and Exposition (APEC), FortWorth, Tx, 2014, pp. 2993-2999.

  37. 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," in IEEE Power and Energy Conference of Illinois (PECI), Urbana, Illinois, 2014.

  38. 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 Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Dallas, Tx, 2014, pp. 3311-3317.

  39. M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Apartment Complexes," presented at 2nd Annual Smart grid Workshop, TAMU, 08 April, 2014.

  40. M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Remote Photovoltaic Power Supply," presented at Summer Institute on Flooding, Center for Emergency Informatics, 03-05 Jun, 2014.

  41. 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, 2014, pp. 3201-3206.

  42. M. B. Shadmand, M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, "An Improved Mppt Technique of High Gain DC-DC Converterconverter by Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Applications," accepted, to appear at IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas, Tx, March 2014.

  43. 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,” in IEEE Power & Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Feb 2014.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and A. Shirkhani, "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.

  48. H. Zhang and R. S. Balog, "An Experimental Verification of Energy Harvest from Non-planar Photovoltaic Geometries," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2013), Denver, CO, Sep. 2013.

  49. M. Mirjafari and 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," presented at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-20 June 2013. Nominated BEST POSTER

  50. H. Zhang, S. Harb, M. Kedia, and R. S. Balog, "Microinverter and String Inverter Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System – A Comprehensive Study," in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, 16-20 June 2013. Nominated BEST POSTER

  51. X. Liu, H. Zhang, 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.

  52. 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, 16-20 June 2013. WON BEST POSTER AWARD.

  53. M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, "Design Considerations for Long-Term Remote Photovoltaic-Based Power Supply using Non-Planar Photovoltaic Modules," in IEEE Technologies for Homeland Security 2013, accepted.

  54. 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) 2013, Long Beach, Ca, 2013, pp. 84-91.

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

  56. 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) 2013, Long Beach, Ca, 2013, pp. 1025-1029.

  57. 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), 2013.

  58. 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 December 2012.

  59. 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), September 2012.

  60. 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), September 2012.

  61. 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), June 25-28, 2012.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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, Feb 5-9, 2012.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. M. B. Shadmand, M. Pasupuleti, 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. A. Karavadi and R. S. Balog, "Usage-Model for Reliability Prediction of Power Electronics in Photovoltaic Energy Systems," presented at Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability - Global ChallengesI, 1-2 Feb 2011.

  76. S. Harb and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Physics Modeling and Design Optimization for Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems," presented at Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability - Global Challenges, 1-2 Feb 2011.

  77. M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Objective Design Optimization of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems," presented at Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability - Global Challenges, 1-2 Feb 2011.

  78. M. B. Shadmand, M. Pasupuleti, O. Kotun, and R. S. Balog, "Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System with Battery Backup Optimized for the State of Texas," presented at Young Engineers and Scientists Symposium: Alternative Energies - A Global Perspective, an NSF supported workshop at Texas A&M Univeristy, Jan 10-12, 2011.

  79. 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, 6-20 Dec 2010.

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

  81. D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, "Capacitor-less VAR Compensator Based On Matrix Converter," to be presented at North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sept 26-28, 2010.

  82. 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.

  83. 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 Conversion Congress and Expo, 2009, pp. 3343-3349.

  84. 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.

  85. 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 Proceedings, IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, 2008, pp. 1-5.

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

  87. 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 Electric Power Network Efficiency and Security (EPNES) grantees workshop, 2005.

  88. 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 (ESTS), 2005, pp. 261-267.

  89. 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 Proceedings, IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005, pp. 962-970.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. P. T. Krein and R. S. Balog, "Life extension through charge equalization of lead-acid batteries," in Proceedings, IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC), 2002, pp. 516-523.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

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. John. N. 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.

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

  5. R. S. Balog, "Characteristics and Requirements of Residential Photovoltaic Systems," Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2010-00001-00.

Books and Book Sections:

  1. 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.

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

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*Not related to graduate work. PhD adviser was an engineering colleague at SolarBridge Technololgies.