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Khaligh, Alireza

Alireza Khaligh
Assistant Professor
ECE
2347 A.V. Williams
Phone: 
(301)405-8985

Research Interests 

  • modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters
  • electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, energy harvesting
  • miniaturized power electronic interfaces for microrobotic applications

Background 

Prior to joining the ECE faculty at Maryland, Dr. Khaligh was an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL.

Dr. Khaligh is the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, the 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the 2009 Armour College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT. He is also the recipient of the 1999 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award from Sharif University of Technology presented jointly by the Minister of Science, Research and Technology and President of Sharif University.

Dr. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), the Grants and Awards Chair of the 2012-2013 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo (APEC), and the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference. Dr. Khaligh is the Assistant Program Chair of the 2014 APEC.
Dr. Khaligh is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), and a Guest Associate Editor for the Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification and Vehicle Systems. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Section of IEEE TVT on Sustainable Transportation Systems, and a Guest Editor for the Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics on Energy Harvesting. Dr. Khaligh is the author/coauthor of over 110 journal and conference papers.

His major research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, energy harvesting, and miniaturized power electronic interfaces for microrobotic applications.

Honors and Awards 

  • 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland
  • 2013 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS
  • 2012 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
  • 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • 2009 Armour College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology

Related News 

Khaligh named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Publication focuses on components and systems in electrified vehicles. June 20, 2014

ECE Names 2013-2014 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Five ECE Ph.D. candidates selected for excellence in dissertation research. May 1, 2014

Alireza Khaligh named distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Khaligh will speak on power electronics in transportation electrification. April 2, 2014

Khaligh awarded MIPS grant for wind energy power conditioning system
Professor will partner with Bethesda-based Altenera Technology. November 26, 2013

Khaligh wins Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award two years running
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society gives the award for the best transaction paper on vehicular electronics. September 6, 2013

Khaligh is PI for hybrid energy storage system NSF GOALI grant
New lightweight system will offer increased battery life for electric cars. September 3, 2013

Khaligh's battery charger research selected as 'NSF Highlight'
New charger will help make next generation electric vehicles possible. July 31, 2013

Khaligh receives NSF grant for SiC-based battery charging
Research will advance technology for plug-in electric vehicles. July 1, 2013

Alireza Khaligh chairs IEEE's ITEC'13 conference
ITEC'13 focuses on the transition to advanced electrified vehicles. June 24, 2013

Khaligh paper places third at NDIA conference
Research is on energy storage system for next-gen electric vehicles. April 28, 2013