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Institutional Information: Elektrik-Elektronik, Elektrik Mühendisliği
Research Areas: Direct Energy Conversion and Energy Storage, Renewable energy, Power Electronics, Electrical Machine Theory and Design, Electric Motor Drivers, Power Converters, Power Quality




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Salih Baris Ozturk (S’02–M’08–SM’19) received the B.Sc. degree (with honors) in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2000. In 2002, he joined Advanced Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (EMPE) Laboratory research group at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, where he was a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant as well as a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is (one of) the recipient(s) of the EPPEI Scholarship (Academic Excellence Scholarship) from Texas A&M University in 2004.

In 2004, he was with the Whirlpool R&D Center, Benton Harbor, MI. In 2008, he joined the Power Electronics Group, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), East Hartford, CT, as a Senior Research Engineer. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey, and the director of the Power Electronics and Energy Conversion (PEEC) Laboratory between Sept. 2009 and Jan. 2020. Since 2020, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Maslak, Turkey, serving as the Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the director of the Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory (PV Lab). He holds an international patent and a U.S. patent on Method for Smooth Motor Startup. He also has a Turkish patent on Internal Resistance Measurement Method for Super Capacitors. His current research interests include modeling, design, analysis, and digital control of advanced power electronics converters. His research interests also include machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning for power electronics and drives, MPPT control for photovoltaic and wind generator systems, design, condition monitoring and diagnostics of electric machines, digital-signal-processor-based advanced control of ac drives in particular self-commissioning, auto-tuning, reduced-switch and multilevel inverters, fault-tolerant control, model predictive control and sensorless vector and direct torque control of induction, permanent-magnet synchronous, synchronous reluctance and brushless dc machines, MIL, SIL, PIL, HIL, C-HIL and P-HIL simulations and rapid control prototyping for power electronics and drives systems. He is the author of the chapter “Development of Field-Oriented Control Induction Motor Using VisSim” in the book DSP-Based Electromagnetic Motion Control (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2003).

Dr. Ozturk received the 2008 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Second Best Paper Award from the Electric Machines Technical Committee for his paper, “Sensorless Direct Torque and Indirect Flux Control of Brushless DC Motor with Non-sinusoidal Back-EMF,” presented at the 2008 IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON), Miami, FL. He is also one of the recipients of the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award (highest award) from the United Technologies Research Center for his participation in achieving the successful demonstration of the World’s First Fuel Cell Powered Rotorcraft Flight.

Dr. Ozturk has also been serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Systems and Elsevier’s International Journal of Engineering, Systems and Technology (JESTECH). He is also on the advisory board of the new journal Turkish Journal of Electrical Power and Electrical Systems (TEPES).


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