Bilal Akin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Senior IEEE Member

Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology


Electrical Engineering Department
Erik Jonsson School of Eng. and Comp. Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
PO Box 830688, Mail Station EC 33
800 W. Campbell Road 
Richardson, TX 75083-0688


Office : ESCN 4.516
Phone: 972 883 4946
Email : bilal.akin@utdallas.edu

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Positions Available for Graduate Students

We are looking for PhD students in Power Electronics and Energy Conversion Systems areas to pursue their degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering program at University of Texas, Dallas (UTD). 

The candidates will have priority if they have: 


1. They have master degree from a EE department.
2. Work or research experience in power electronics/systems, motor drives, machine design, renewable energy systems, transportations systems etc.
3. Hands-on lab experience, DSP programming experience and experience in using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Modeling (FEM) software for engineering.
4. Experience in applications of control theory, estimation theory or signal processing to the energy related areas. 

Competitive graduate assistantships with full tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please contact Dr. Bilal Akin at bilal.akin@utdallas.edu with your resume. For more information about the graduate program at UTD ECE, please visit http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/

 


 
EDUCATION:


PhD - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 2007
Thesis: “Low cost motor drive embedded fault diagnostics systems”
 
MSc - METU, Ankara, TURKEY 2003 
Thesis: “State Estimation Techniques for Speed Sensorless Control of AC drives”
 
BS - METU, Ankara, TURKEY 2000 
BS in Electrical engineering,

 


 
RESEARCH AREAS:

 

Design and Control of Electric Motors & Drives

Power Electronics, Digital Power Control and Management
Fault Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring of Industrial Components and Energy Conversion Units
DSP Based Energy Conversion Systems, Power Electronics and Industry Applications
Applications of Modern Control Theory and Signal Processing to Energy Systems and Industrial Processes

 


 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
 
Texas Instruments Incorporated / 2008-2012
Advanced Embedded Group (C2000 DSPs), Systems and Applications Engineer

Toshiba International Corporation / 2005-2008  
Motor Drive Group, R&D Engineer

Texas A&M University / 2003-2005
Electrical Engineering Department, Research/Teaching Assistant

Middle East Technical University / 2000-2003
Electrical Engineering Department, Research/Teaching Assistant

TUBITAK / 1999-2000
Power Electronics Group, R&D Engineer
 


 
PATENTS:

[*] “A Pulse Width Modulation Technique for Current Measurement using Single Shunt”,
filed with the Texas Instruments Inc. R&D and office of technology management, Feb. 2011.
 
[*] “Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Electric Motors and Generators Apparatus and Method”,
filed with the Toshiba R&D and office of technology management, Texas A&M University TAMUS 2495, Feb. 2007.

 


 

JOURNAL PAPERS:


[*] B.Akin, U. Orguner, A.Ersak "A Simple Derivative-Free Non-Linear State Observer for Sensorless AC Drives",
IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 634-643 Oct. 2006.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner, "Low Order PWM Inverter Harmonics Contributions to the Inverter Fed IM Fault Diagnosis",
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 55, No.2, Pages: 610-619, Feb. 2008.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Transient Analysis of a Three-phase Induction Motor under a Mixed Eccentricity Fault using Time Stepping Finite Element Method",
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 44, No.1, pp. 610-619, Jan. 2008.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner," Phase Sensitive Detection of Motor Fault Signatures in the Presence of Noise"
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,Volume 55, Issue 6, June 2008 Page(s):2539 - 2550
 
[*] B. Akin, S.B. Ozturk, H. Toliyat, "DSP-Based Sensorless Electric Motor Fault-Diagnosis Tools for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain Applications",
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 58, Issue 5, June 2009 Page(s): 2150-2159.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin," A criterion function for broken bar fault diagnosis in induction motor under load variation using wavelet transform ",
Journal of Electromagnetics, Taylor & Fransis, Volume 29, Issue 3 April 2009 , pages 220 - 234 .
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Comprehensive Eccentricity Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors using Finite Element",
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Volume 45, No.3, pp. 1764-1767, March 2009.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Dynamic analysis of mixed eccentricity signatures at various operating points and scrutiny of related indices for induction motors",
IET Transactions on Electric Power Applications, Volume 4, No.1, pp. 1-16, 2010.
 
[*] B. Akin, S.Choi, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat "A Simple Real-Time Fault Signature Monitoring Tool for Motor Drive Embedded Fault Diagnosis Systems",
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 58, No 5, pp 1990-2001, May 2011.
 
[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, M. Rahimian, H. Toliyat, "Implementation of a Fault Diagnosis Algorithm for an Induction Machine Based on Advanced Digital Signal Processing Techniques",
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 58, No 3, pp 937-948, March 2011.  
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Pattern Recognition for Broken Bars Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors under Various Supply Conditions",
European Transactions on Electric Power, DOI: 10.1002/etep.640, Oct 2011.
 
[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, M. Rahimian, H. Toliyat, "Performance - Oriented Threshold Design for Fault Diagnosis of Induction Machine",
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 59, No 2, Feb 2012, Pages 1266-1277

 

[*] B. Akin, S.Choi, H. Toliyat "DSP Applications in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles", 
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 29 , Issue: 3, Page(s): 136 - 133, May 2012
  
[*] Akin, B.; Bhardwaj, M.; Choudhury, S., "An Integrated Implementation of Two-Phase Interleaved PFC and Dual Motor Drive Using Single MCU With CLA,"

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.9, no.4, pp.2082,2091, Nov. 2013

 

[*] Rajashekara, K.; Akin, B., "Cryogenic Power Conversion Systems: The next step in the evolution of power electronics technology.,"

IEEE Electrification Magazine, vol.1, no.2, pp.64,73, Dec. 2013
 

[*] Vural, B.; Dusmez, S.; Uzunoglu, M.; Ugur, E.; Akin, B. "Fuel Consumption Comparison of Different Battery/Ultracapacitor Hybridization Topologies for Fuel-Cell Vehicles on a Test Bench",

IEEE Transactions on Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics,vol.2, no.3, pp.552,561, Sept. 2014.

 

[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, S.Kwak, "A Compact Error Management Algorithm to Minimize False-Alarm Rate of Motor/Generator Faults in (Hybrid) Electric Vehicles",
IEEE Transactions on Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol.2, no.3, pp.618,626, Sept. 2014.

 

[*] Dusmez, S.; Choudhury, S.; Bhardwaj, M.; Akin, B. "A Modified Dual Output Interleaved PFC Converter Using Single Negative Rail Current Sense for Server Power Systems",

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,vol.29, no.10, pp.5116,5123, Oct. 1 2014.

 

[*] Dusmez, S.; Li, X., M.; Akin, B. "A Fully Integrated Three-Level Isolated Single Stage PFC Converter",

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,To appear in 2014.

 

[*] Dusmez, S.; Ling, Q., M.; Akin, B. "A New SVPWM Modulation Technique For DC Negative Rail Current Sensing At Low Speeds",

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,To appear in 2014.

 

[*] Li, X., Dusmez, S., Rajagopal, P., Akin, B., Kaushik, R., "A New SVPWM Modulated Input Switched Multilevel Converter For Grid-Connected PV Energy Generation Systems"

IEEE Transactions on Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, To appear in 2014.

 

[*] Li, X., Akin, B., Rajashekara, K. “A New Active Fault Tolerant SVPWM Strategy for Single Phase Faults in Three-Phase Multilevel Converters",

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, To appear in 2014.


CONFERENCE PAPERS:

 

[*] Z. Tang, and B. Akin, “A robust V/f based sensorless MTPA control strategy for IPM drives”,

in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf., Charlotte, NC, USA, 2015.

 

[*] S. Dusmez, X. Li, and B. Akin, “A new multi-input three-level DC/DC converter for renewable energy systems”,

in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf., Charlotte, NC, USA, 2015.

 

[*] X. Li, S. Dusmez, B. Akin, and K. Rajashekara, “A new SVPWM for phase current reconstruction of three-phase three-level T-type converter”,

in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf., Charlotte, NC, USA, 2015.

 

[*] Z. Tang, X. Li, B. Akin, and H. Jin, “A high-fidelity integrated platform for rapid prototyping of AC motor drives”,

in Proc. IEEE IECON Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2014.

 

[*] M. Krenik, X. Li, and B. Akin, “Improved TOF determination algorithms for robust ultrasonic positioning of smart tools”,

in Proc. IEEE IECON Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2014.

 

[*] X. Li, S. Dusmez, B. Akin, and K. Rajashekara, “Vector based dead-time compensation for three-level T-type converter”,

in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf., Charlotte, NC, USA, 2015.

 

[*] M. Zafarani, T. Goktas and B. Akin, “A comprehensive analysis of broken magnet faults in PM motor”,

in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf., Charlotte, NC, USA, 2015.

 

[*] Serkan Dusmez, Xiong Li, B. Akin "A Single-Stage Three-Level Isolated PFC Converter",

in Proc. IEEE ECCE Annu. Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014.

 

[*] Xiong Li, Serkan Dusmez, B. Akin and R. Kaushik, "Capacitor Voltage Balancing Control of a Fully Integrated Three-Level Isolated AC-DC PFC Converter for Reliable Operations"
in Proc. IEEE ECCE Annu. Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014.

 

[*] X. Li, S. Dusmez, B. Akin, and K. Rajashekara, “A new fault tolerant SVPWM strategy for multilevel converters”,

in Proc. IEEE IECON Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2014.

 

[*] X. Li, B. Akin, and K. Rajashekara, “A new hybrid SVPWM strategy to minimize the neutral point voltage ripple of a three-level T-type converter”,

in Proc. IEEE IECON Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2014.

 

[*] S. Dusmez and B. Akin, “A Variable DC Link Approach for High Power Factor Three-Level Single-Stage PFC Converter,”

in Proc. IEEE ISIE, June 2014, Istanbul,Turkey.

 

[*] M. Bhardwaj, S.Choudhury, R. Poley, B. Akin "Online Frequency Response Analysis: a Powerful Plug-in Tool for Compensation Design & Health Assessment of Digitally Controlled Power Converters"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, 2014.

 

[*] M. Bhardwaj, S. Choudhury, B. Akin "Online LCL Filter Compensation Using Embedded FRA"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, 2014.

 

[*] Li, X., Akin, B., Rajashekara, K. "Novel Input Switched Multilevel Converter with SVPWM Modulation"
in Proc. IEEE ECCE 2014 (Asia), Hiroshima Japan.

 

[*] B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "Integrated Design of Efficient & Reliable Motor Drive and PFC Using Low Cost Microcontroller with Embedded PGAs and CLA"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

 

[*] S. Choudhury, B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj, "Digital Control of Dual Output Interleaved PFC Using Single Input Current Sense"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

 

[*] S. Choi, H. Bahrami, B. Akin, "Fault Diagnosis of Electric Motors in Geographically Distributed Power Electronics Systems through a Modern Comm. Network"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

 

[*] L. Xiong, U. R. Prasanna, B. Akin, K. Rajashekara, "A Virtual Power Electronics Lab to Explore DSP Peripherals and Practice DSP Based Digital Motion Control"

in Proc. IEEE COMPEL Annu. Meeting, Salt Lake, UT, 2013.

 

[*] R.Kaushik, B. Akin "A Review of Cryogenic Power Electronics – Status and Applications"

in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Annu. Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2013.

 

[*] M. Bhardwaj, S. Bharathi, B. Akin, "Controlling and Monitoring Solar Energy Production in the Smart Grid Using Heterogeneous Dual Core MCU"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2012.
 
[*] R.Vartanian, B. Akin, R,Poley, H. Toliyat, "Power Factor Improvement of SynRM Machine Using Permanent Magnets for Motor Drive Size Reduction and Performance Analysis"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2012.
 
[*] Q. Ling, B. Akin. "A SVPWM for Three-Phase Current Reconstruction on Single DC-Link Shunt"
in Proc. PCIM Annu. Meeting, Nuremberg Germany, 2012.
 
[*] M. Bhardwaj, B. Akin,  "Digital Control of Two Phase Interleaved PFC and Motor Drive using MCU with CLA"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2011.
 
[*] B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "Digital Control and Light Load Efficiency Enhancement of LLC Resonant Converters using Low Cost MCU"
in Proc. PCIM Annu. Meeting, Nuremberg Germany, 2011.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B. Akin "Modification of Gyration Radius for Accurate Eccentricity Fault Detection in Induction Motors",
in Proc. Computational Magnetics, Sydney, Australia 2011.
 
[*] B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "An Integrated Implementation of Multiple AC Motor Control and Two Phase Interleaved PFC System Using Low Cost MCU for HVAC Applications"
in Proc. PCIM Annu. Meeting, Nuremberg Germany, 2010.


[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, H. Toliyat, "A Robust Sensorless Fault Diagnosis Algorithm for Low Cost Motor Drives"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 2010.
 
[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, M. Rahimian, H. Toliyat, "A Generalized Condition Monitoring Method for Multiphase Induction Motors",
in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Annu. Meeting, Miami, FL 2009.
 
[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, M. Rahimian, H. Toliyat, "Fault Diagnosis Techniques of Induction Machines with Ordered Harmonics and Noise Cancellation",
in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Annu. Meeting, Miami, FL 2009.
 
[*] B. Akin, S.Choi, H. Toliyat, "DSP Based Continuous Multi-Fault Signature Monitoring Implementation"
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Washngton, DC, 2009.
 
[*] S.Choi, B. Akin, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner,"Fault Diagnosis Implementation of Induction Machine Based on Advanced DSP Techniques",
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Washington, DC, 2009.
 
[*] B. Akin, S.B. Ozturk, H. Toliyat, "On-board Fault Diagnosis of Hybrid Electric Vehicle IM at Start-up and during Idle Mode", (Invited Paper)
in Proc. IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conf., Arlington, TX, 2007.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B. Akin, H. Toliyat, "Dynamic Eccentricity Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors under Varying Load Using Time Stepping Finite Element Technique",
in Proc. IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Athens, 2008
 
[*] B. Akin, B.; Toliyat, H.A.; Orguner, U.; Rayner, M. "Simple Realtime Condition Monitoring Tools for Low-cost Motor Drives" (Invited Paper)
in Proc. Electrical Machines and Systems,ICEMS, Korea, Seoul 2007.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner, "Phase Sensitive Detection of Motor Fault Signatures in the Presence of Noise", (Invited Paper),
in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Meeting, Antalya, Turkey, 2007.
 
[*] J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Diagnosis of a Mixed Eccentricity Fault in a Squirrel-cage Three-phase Induction Motor using Time Stepping Finite Element Tech",
in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Meeting, Antalya, Turkey, 2007.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner,"Low-Cost Motor Drive-Embedded Fault Diagnosis - A Simple Harmonic Analyzer",
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2007.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat, M. Rayner, "PWM Inverter Harmonics Contributions to the Inverter Fed IM Bearing Fault Diagnosis",
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2007.
 
[*] S.B. Ozturk, B. Akin, H. Toliyat, "Low-Cost Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Using Hall-Effect Sensors",
in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2006.
 
[*] B. Akin, and H.A. Toliyat, “DSP based FOC of AC Drives at Very Low Speed Range using Improved Low-Speed measurement Technique for Low-Count Encoders,”
in Proc of the TI Developer Conf. Dallas TX, 2006
 
[*] B. Akin, S.B. Ozturk, P.Niazi, H. Toliyat, "Low Speed Performance Operation of Induction Motors Drives Using Low-Resolution Speed Sensor",
in Proc. IEEE ISIE Annu. Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2006.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, A. Ersak, M.Ehsani " A Comparative Study on Non-Linear State Estimators Applied to Sensorless AC Drives: MRAS and KF",
in Proc. IEEE IECON Annu. Meeting, Korea, 2004.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, A. Ersak, "An Experimental Performance Test of a Derivative-Free Non-Linear State Observer Designed for Sensorless AC Drives"
in Proc. IEEE ICM Annu. Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, A. Ersak, "A Comparative Study on Kalman Filtering Techniques Designed for State Estimation of Industrial  AC Drive Systems",
in Proc. IEEE ICM Annu. Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004.
 
[*] B. Akin, U. Orguner, A. Ersak, "State Estimation of Induction Motor Using Unscented Kalman Filter," 
in Proc. IEEE CCA Annu. Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003.

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES and WHITE PAPERS

 

[*] B. Akin, S.Choi, H. Toliyat "DSP Applications in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles", 
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 29 , Issue: 3, Page(s): 136 - 133, May 2012 
 

[*] K. Rajashekara, B. Akin, C.Clearman, M. Vekic "Hardware-in-the-Loop Laboratory for Hands-on Learning of Power Electronics Controls"

in Bodos Power Systems, July 2013.

 

[*] B. Akin, D.Chang "Optimal Digital Power Control Using LLC Resonant Converters"
in EETimes Magazine, April 2012.
 
[*] B. Akin, H. Nene "Efficient Motor Control for HVAC Appliances" (Cover Story)
in Appliance Design Magazine , page 20-23, January 2011.
 
[*] B. Akin, C. Ice "Designing High-Performance and Power-Efficient Motor Control Systems"
in Appliance Design Magazine , page 18-20, January 2010.
 
[*] B. Akin, C. Clearman "Optimizing real-time performance and efficiency through intelligent motor control"
in EETimes Magazine, Issue 1585, July 2010.
 
[*] B. Akin "Motor Control Primer: Using the TMS320C2000 DMC to Build Control Systems"
Wiki Article in Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki, SPRUGI6A, September 2010.
 
[*] B.Akin, I.Charles "Optimizing Power Efficiency and Performance of Motor Control Applications",
in Electronics Makers, Aug. 2009 Issue 159 No 14, pp. 64.

 

THESES:

 

[*] B.Akin, "Low cost motor drive embedded fault diagnostics systems"
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2007 (pdf)
 
[*] B. Akin, "State Estimation Techniques for Speed Sensorless Control of AC drives" 
MSc, METU, 2003 (pdf)
 
BOOK CHAPTERS:
 
[*] B.Akin, M. Rahimian "Faults in Induction and Synchronous Motors"
Electric Machines: Modeling, Condition Monitoring, and Fault Diagnosis, by CRC Press 2012
 
[*] S. Choi, B.Akin "Implementation of Motor Current Signature Analysis Fault Diagnosis Based on Digital Signal Processors"
Electric Machines: Modeling, Condition Monitoring, and Fault Diagnosis, by CRC Press 2012
 
[*] B.Akin "Implementation of Fault Diagnosis in Hybrid Vehicles Based on Reference Frame Theory"
Electric Machines: Modeling, Condition Monitoring, and Fault Diagnosis, by CRC Press 2012
 
MONOGRAPHS & REPORTS:

 

-Digital Control of LLC Type Resonant Converters
-Sensored & Sensorless Field Oriented Control of Asynchronous Motors
-Sensored & Sensorless Field Oriented Control of PMSM Motors
-On-board Fault Diagnosis of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Motors at Start-up and Idle Mode
-Phase Sensitive Detection of Motor -Fault Signatures in the Presence of Noise
-On-Line Fault Diagnosis of Asynchronous Motors
-Low-Count Encoder Based FOC of IM Drive for Golf Cars
-Field Oriented Control of AC Drives 
-Sensored & Sensorless Trapezoidal Control of BLDC Motors
-Sensorless Sinusoidal Control of BLDC Motors
-Active Power Line EMI Filtering of DC-DC Converters
-Low Voltage Traction Purpose Electric Motor Design for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

 

RESEARCH TEAM
 

-Xiong Li, PhD Candidate

-Serkan Dusmez, PhD Candidate

-Mohsen Zafarani, PhD Candidate

-Zhuangyao Tang, PhD Candidate

-Manish Bhardwaj, PhD Candidate

-Yuan Qi, Master Student

-Rahul Kaushik, Master Student

-Matt Krenik, Undergrad Student

-Samuel Vallejo, Undergrad Student

-Taner Goktas, Visiting Scholar

-Bashir Ebrahimi, Visiting Scholar