Dr. Malik Elbuluk


Dr. Malik Elbuluk

Title: Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-6531
Fax: 330-972-6487
Email: melbuluk@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.ece.uakron.edu/people/elbuluk/index.htm


Biography

Education

B.S.E.E., University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1976.
M.S.E.E., MIT, 1980.
E.E., MIT, 1981
D.S.E.E., MIT, 1986.

Work Experience

1998 - Present: Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Akron , Ohio, USA.1993 - 1998: Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Akron , Ohio, USA.1989 -

1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Akron , Ohio, USA.1986-1989: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina.

1991-2000: NASA Lewis Research Center, Summer Faculty Fellowship, Cleveland, OH, USA.

1984-1986: Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Prof. J. G. Kassakian on Resonant Converter Topologies and Dynamic Modeling.

 1983-1985: Teaching Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a total of 6 terms in undergraduate courses and graduate courses

1977-1978: Teaching Assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Khartoum: helping in tutorials and laboratories of the following undergraduate courses.

1976-1977: Assistant Electrical Eng. at the Electricity and Water Corporation of Sudan.

1975: Training course in refrigerators, air conditioners and coolers, Koldair Company, Cairo, Egypt.

Journals and Book Reviews

1997-Present: Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

1990-Present: Member of Power Electronics Specialists Conference Program Committee

Reviewer for the book "Principles of Power Electronics", by J. Kassakian, M. Schlecht & G. Verghese, to be published Sep. 1990 by Addison Wesley, Reading Mass.

Reviewer for the Encyclopedia of Applied Physics.

Reviewer of a book, Power System Analysis´┐Ż, McGraw Hill Co., 1997.

Reviewer for the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC)

Reviewer for the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC).

Reviewer for the IEEE Power Electronics Transactions. (PE).

Reviewer for the IEEE Industry Applications Transactions. (IA).

Reviewer for the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics & Control (IEC).

Reviewer for the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Transactions (AES).

 

Professional Organizations Membership

Senior Member of IEEE (1979 - Present)

Power Electronics Society (PE)

Industry Applications Society (IA)

Industrial Electronics & Control Society (IEC)

Power Engineering Society (PES)

Member of Eta Kapa Nu Electrical Engineering Society.

Collaborative Member of Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).

Technical Director of Northeast Ohio Power Quality Association.


Research Accomplishments

Interests

  • Design, Modeling, Simulation and Control of Power Electronic Circuits.
  • Intelligent Controls (Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms).
  • Electric Motor Drive Systems.
  •  Power Quality Engineering.

Publications

Power Electronics and Controls

 "A general Approach to Sampled-Data Modeling of Power Electronic Circuits," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1986.

 "Dynamic Modeling and Digital Control of Resonant Converters," Proceedings of The International Workshop on Control Systems in New Energy Applications, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 1987.

 "Dynamic Modeling and Digital Control of Resonant Converters," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 3, No. 3, July, 1988

 "A Simple Two Switch Cycloconverter for AC Drives," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. PE-6, No. 4, October 1991.

"Characterization and Snubbing of the MCT Under Zero Voltage Resonant Switching," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 31, No.5, 1995.

A Comprehensive Program in Power Electronics and Motor Drives, Proceedings of The National Science Foundation Workshop on Developing Power Electronics Curricula: Courses, Hardware and Software Laboratories, Orlando, Florida, March 24-26, 1996.

 "Optimized Switching Sequence for Snubberless Operation of Bidirectional Switches in AC Resonant Link Converters," IEEE 1996 Power Electronic Specialists Conference, Italy, June 1996.

"Sliding Mode Control of a C'uk Converter," IEEE 1996 Power Electronic Specialists Conference, Italy, June 1996.

"Performance of MCT in A Current-Regulated AC/AC PDM Converter," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 1, Jan 1996.

"Characterization and Snubbing of the MCT Under Zero Voltage Resonant Switching," Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 1992.

"Performance of MCT in A Current-Regulated AC/AC PDM Converter," Proceedings of The IEEE 24th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'93), Seattle, June 1993.

"Modeling & Simulation of MCT Under Zero Voltage Resonant Switching", Proceedings of The IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON '91), November 1991, Kobe Japan.

"Comparison of Resonant DC Link Converters Using MCTs", Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application Society 27th Annual Meeting (IAS'92), Houston, Texas, October 1992.

" Comparative Study of IGBTs and MCTs in Resonant DC Link Converters", Proceedings of The 1993 IEEE Industry Application Society 28th Annual Meeting, (IAS'93), Toronto, Canada, October 1993.

"Performance of A Three-Phase Resonant DC Link Voltage Source Inverter Using MCTs", Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application Society 28th Annual Meeting (IAS'93), Toronto, Canada, October 1993.

"Closed-Loop Digital Control of Resonant Converters," Proceedings of The IEEE Power Electronic specialists Conference, June, 1987.

"Resonant Converter Topologies," Proceedings of The 30th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 1987.

"A Current-Fed Series Resonant Inverter for High Frequency High Power Applications", Proceedings of the IEEE 21st Southeastern Symposium on Systems Theory, University of Florida, Tallahassee, March 1989.

"A Complete Analysis of The Current-Fed Series Resonant DC-DC Converter", Proceedings of The IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON'89), Philadelphia, PA, November 1989.

"Spectral Comparison of Microprocessor PWM Control Strategies under Light and Heavy Loading Conditions," The International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, EGYPT, December 1994.

"Sub-harmonic Instabilities and Control of A Single Phase Current-Regulated Controlled Rectifier," The International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, EGYPT, December 1994.

" Improving the Power Factor of Utility Interface Power Electronic Circuits Using Neural Networks", The International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, EGYPT, December 1994.

"Periodic Gain Feedback Control of Power Converters," Proceedings of The 1995 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Conference (IECON'95), Orlando, Florida, November 1995.

"Evaluation of The MCT in Soft Switching Motor Drive Converter," Proceedings of The Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-96), Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan. 1996.

Power Electronics Building Blocks and The Aerospace Focus, IEEE IECEC, August 1999.

Investigation of Management Technologies for Rechargeable Batteries under low temperature IEEE IECEC, August 1999.

Intelligent and Adaptive Controls

"Fuzzy Logic Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", The IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 30, No. 1, Jan/Feb., 1994.

Fuzzy Implementation of Direct Self Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 30, No. 3, May/June, 1994.

" Tuning the Stator Resistance in Inverter-Fed Induction Machines Using Direct Self Control, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1997.

" Learning Techniques to train Neural Network As A State Selector for Inverter-Fed Induction Machines Using Direct Self Control, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1997.

"Fuzzy Logic Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application 27th Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 1992.

" Fuzzy Implementation of Direct Self Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application Society 28th Annual Meeting (IAS'93), Toronto, Canada, October 1993.

" PI & Fuzzy Estimators for Tuning The Stator Resistance of Direct Torque Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998.

Implementation of A Closed-Loop Observer and An Adaptive Controller for Induction Motor Drives, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 34, No. 3, 1998.

"Torque Ripple Minimization of Switched Reluctance Machines using Adaptive Fuzzy Controller," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar./Apr. 1999.

" Neural Network Control of A Chopper-Fed DC Motor", Proceedings of The IEEE 24th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'93), Seattle.

" Inverse Plant Control using Neural Networks", IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Systems in Communication and Power, (SISCAP'94), Puerto Rico, February 1994 .

" Learning Techniques to train Neural Network As A State Selector for Inverter-Fed Induction Machines Using Direct Self Control", The IEEE 25th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'94), Taiwan, June 1994.

" PI & Fuzzy Estimators for Tuning The Stator Resistance of Direct Torque Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", IEEE 25th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'94), Taiwan, June 1994.

" Neural Network Control of Induction Machines Using Genetic Algorithm Training," In The IEEE 1996 Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, October, 1996.

Motor Drives

"A Simple Two Switch Cycloconverter for AC Drives," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. PE-6, No. 4, October 1991.

" Neural Network Control of A Chopper-Fed DC Motor", Proceedings of The IEEE 24th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'93), Seattle .

Motor Drive Technologies for the Power-By-Wire (PBW):Options, Trends and Tradeoffs, Part I: Power Electronic Converters and Devices, IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 11, November 1995, pp.37-41.

Motor Drive Technologies for the Power-By-Wire (PBW):Options, Trends and Tradeoffs, Part II: Motors and Controllers, IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 12, November 1995, pp.31-36.

"Starter/Generator technologies for Aerospace Applications," IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 10, pp. 17-24, Oct. 1996. Also, NASA Technical Memorandum # 107224.

"Energy Efficient C-dump converter for Switched Reluctance Motors," IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1997.

" PI & Fuzzy Estimators for Tuning The Stator Resistance of Direct Torque Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998.

Implementation of A Closed-Loop Observer and An Adaptive Controller for Induction Motor Drives, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 34, No. 3, 1998.

"Model of A Switched Reluctance Machine with On-Line Parameter Adaptation," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1998.

"Torque ripple Minimization of Switched Reluctance Machines Over A Wide Speed Range," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 34, No. 5, Sep./Oct. 1998.

"Torque Ripple Minimization of Switched Reluctance Machines using Adaptive Fuzzy Controller," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar./Apr. 1999.

" Inverse Plant Control using Neural Networks", IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Systems in Communication and Power, (SISCAP'94), Puerto Rico, February 1994 .

" Learning Techniques to train Neural Network As A State Selector for Inverter-Fed Induction Machines Using Direct Self Control", The IEEE 25th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'94), Taiwan, June 1994.

" PI & Fuzzy Estimators for Tuning The Stator Resistance of Direct Torque Control of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", IEEE 25th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'94), Taiwan, June 1994.

" Tuning the Stator Resistance in Inverter-Fed Induction Machines Using Direct Self Control", IEEE 26th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'95), Atlanta, June 1995.

" Precision Torque Control Of Inverter-Fed Induction Machines", IEEE 26th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, (PESC'95), Atlanta, June 1995

"Motor Drive technologies for The Power-By-Wire Program: Options, Trends and Tradeoffs," Proceedings of The national Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON'95, Dayton, May 1995. Also published as NASA Technical Memorandum 106885.

"Application of Neural Networks & Fuzzy Logic in Control of Induction Machines, The 4th Workshop on Neural Network, Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAINN95), Athens, Ohio, August 1995.

"Nonlinear Flux observer with On-line Parameter Tuning for Wide Speed Range of Induction Machines," Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application Society 30th Annual Meeting (IAS'95), Orlando, Florida, October 1995.

"Design Trends and Tradeoffs for sensorless Operation of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives," Proceedings of The IEEE Industry Application Society 30th Annual Meeting (IAS'95), Orlando, Florida, October 1995.

"Energy Efficient C-dump converter for Switched Reluctance Motors," Proceedings of IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC'96), San Jose, California, March 1996.

"Starter/Generator technologies for Aerospace Applications," IEEE 1996 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON'96, Dayton, May 1995.

Implementation of A Closed-Loop Observer and An Adaptive Controller for Induction Motor Drives, IEEE 1996 Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, October, 1996.

"Model of A Switched Reluctance Machine with On-Line Parameter Adaptation," Proceedings of The 1997 IEEE Industry Application Society Meeting, New Orleans, October 1997.

"Torque Ripple Minimization of Switched Reluctance Machines using Adaptive Fuzzy Controller," Proceedings of The 1997 IEEE Industry Application Society Meeting, New Orleans, October 1997.

"Torque Ripple Minimization of Switched Reluctance Machines Over A Wide Speed Range," Proceedings of The 1997 IEEE Industry Application Society Meeting, New Orleans, October 1997.

Neural Network Controllers for Power Factor Correction of AC/Dc Switching Converters, Proceedings of The 1998 IEEE Industry Application Society Meeting, St. Louis, October 1998.

Torque Ripple Minimization with on-line Parameter Estimation Using Neural Networks in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, Proceedings of The 1998 IEEE Industry Application Society Meeting, St. Louis, October 1998.

Speed and Position Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, Proceedings of The 1999 IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines and Drives, Seattle, May 1999.

Speed and Position Estimation and DSP Implementation in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Using Neural Networks, Proceedings of The 5th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, September 1999.


Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1976; M.S. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1980; D.S. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1986


Courses

4400-232:Circuits II

4400-483:Power Electronics I

4400-381:Energy Conversion

4400-484:Power Electronics Laboratory & Design Project

4400-385:Energy Conversion Laboratory

4400-485:Electric Motor Drives

4400-680:Dynamics & Control of Power Electronic Circuits

4400-688:Control of Machines

4400-687:Power Electronics II

4400-689:Power Semiconductor Devices