Dr. Babak Fahimi
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of REVT at the University of Texas-Dallas
Dr. Babak Fahimi received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. Dr. Fahimi has been the recipient of DAAD scholarship (1993-1995), IEEE R.M. Bass Power Electronics Young Investigator Award (2003), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2004), SAE Ralph Teetor Educational award (2008), and Fulbright scholarship in 2010. Dr. Fahimi has co-authored 275 (70 Journal and 205 peer reviewed conference papers) scientific articles, 15 book chapters, and several technical reports in the general area of adjustable speed motor drives and power electronics. He holds 12 US patents and has 7 more pending. Dr. Fahimi has served IEEE in various capacities including chairing of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (2007), chairing of the IEEE International future energy challenge competition (2009), chairing the electric machines committee in IEEE-IES (2007-2009) and chairing the 2010 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo. Dr. Fahimi is/has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Dr. Fahimi has supervised 15 PhD (4 tenure track assistant/associate professors and the other 11 in industry) and 15 M.S. students. He has been the principle investigator on number of successful projects funded by ARPA-E, DOE, NSF, ONR and various small and large industries with a total amount of $11M. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Dr. Poras T. Balsara
Professor of Electrical Engineering and REVT at the University of Texas-Dallas
Dr. Poras T. Balsara received the L.E.E. diploma in electronics from The Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI), Bombay, India in 1980 and the B.E. (electrical) degree with distinction from The University of Bombay, India in 1983. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Penn State University in 1985 and 1989, respectively.
In 1989 he joined the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas and is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research and teaching interests include, VLSI Design, design of energy efficient circuits and systems, power electronics, digitally-intensive / digitally-assisted mixed-signal circuits, and circuits for signal processing and communications. He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a Fellow of IEEE.