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Robert W. Erickson
Phone: (303) 492-7003
Fax: (303) 492-2758
rwe @ colorado.edu

Robert W. Erickson received the B.S. (1978), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Since 1982, he has been a member of the faculty of electrical, computer and energy engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as department Chair in 2002-2006. He is currently the Caroline and Wilfred Slade Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He co-directs the Colorado Power Electronics Center with Prof. Dragan Maksimovic. Professor Erickson is a Fellow of the IEEE, and is the author of the textbook Fundamentals of Power Electronics, now in its second edition. He is the author of approximately one hundred journal and conference papers in the area of power electronics. In 1996, he received the IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award, for the paper "Nonlinear Carrier Control for High-Power-Factor Boost Rectifier." His current research interests include modeling and control of power conversion systems, modular/multilevel converter systems, and power electronics for renewable energy sources (wind and solar).

 

 

Dragan Maksimovic
Phone: (303) 492-4863
Fax: (303) 492-2758
maksimov @ colorado.edu

Dragan Maksimovic received his B.S. (1984) and M.S. (1986) degrees from the University of Belgrade, and his Ph.D. degree from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1989. In 1992, he joined the University of Colorado at Boulder where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. In 1998, with Prof. Robert W. Erickson, he co-founded the Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), and has since served as the CoPEC Co-Director. Prof. Maksimovic has published over 170 papers in journals and at professional conferences, and holds over 20 US patents. He received NSF CAREER Award in 1997, Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Awards in 1997 and 2008, Bruce Holland Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004, and CU Boulder Inventor of the Year Award in 2006. He is the co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Power Electronics, 2nd edition, Springer 2000. His current research interests include digital control of switched-mode power converters, power electronics for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, as well as analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for power management applications.

 

 

Zoya Popovic
Phone: (303) 492-0374
Fax: (303) 492-2758
zoya @ colorado.edu

Zoya Popovic received the Dipl.Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990. Since 1990, she has been with the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she is currently the Hudson Moore Jr. Chaired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests include high-efficiency, low-noise, and broadband microwave and millimeter-wave circuits, quasi-optical millimeter-wave techniques for imaging, smart and multibeam antenna arrays, intelligent RF front ends, RF optics, and wireless powering for batteryless sensors. Dr. Popovic is currently an associate editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES. She was the recipient of the 1993 and 2006 Microwave Prizes presented by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) for the best journal papers. She was the recipient of the 1996 URSI IssacKoga Gold Medal. In 1997, Eta Kappa Nu students chose her as a Professor of the Year. She was the recipient of a 2000 Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists from the German Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. She was also the recipient of the 2001 Hewlett-Packard(HP)/ American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE) Terman Medal for combined teaching and research excellence.

 

 

Regan Zane
Phone: (303) 735-1560
Fax: (303) 492-2758
zane @ colorado.edu

Regan Zane received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1999. He then joined GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY, where he developed custom integrated circuit controllers for power management in electronic ballasts and lighting systems. Since 2001 he has been an Assistant (2001-2007) and Associate (2008-present) Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has ongoing research programs in energy-efficient lighting systems, adaptive and robust power management systems, digital control and mixed-signal IC design for power converters, class-D digital audio power amplifiers and low power energy harvesting for wireless sensors. Dr. Zane received the NSF Career Award in 2004 for his work in energy efficient lighting systems, the 2005 IEEE Microwave Best Paper Prize for his work on recycling microwave energy, the 2007 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Letter Award for his work on modeling of digital power converters and the 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award for "outstanding achievement in the field of power electronics" before the age of 35. He also received the 2006 University of Colorado Inventor of the Year award, 2006 Provost Faculty Achievement award, and 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Letters, and as a member-at-large of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Administrative Committee.

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