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 had been 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 Jan. 2020, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Maslak, Turkey and serving as the Associate Head of Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the holder of an international patent and a U.S. patent on Method for Smooth Motor Startup. He has also 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 in particular MPPT based controlled rectifiers for permanent magnet synchronous generators, multi-level inverters, stand-alone and grid-connected cost-effective and efficient micro-inverters for photovoltaic and wind power systems, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, reduced switch inverters, resonant inverters and converters, uninterruptable power supplies, battery management systems including charging optimization and battery safety. His research interests also include machine learning for power electronics and drives, design, condition monitoring and diagnostics of electric machines, and digital-signal-processor-based advanced control of ac drives in particular model predictive control and sensorless vector and direct torque control of induction, permanent-magnet synchronous, synchronous reluctance and brushless dc machines. He is the author of 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 Best Paper Award, Second Prize 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. In 2019, he has been elevated to the Senior Member grade of the IEEE (International Electrical and Electronic Engineering-World’s Largest Technical Professional Organization); less than 10% of the members achieves this level of professional recognition.
Dr. Ozturk has been a member of the IEEE IAS, IE, PE, VT, and PES societies and serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactıon on Power Electronıcs, IEEE Transactıon on Industrıal Electronıcs, IEEE Transactıon on Industrıal Applıcatıons, IEEE Transactıon on Journal of Emergıng and Selected Topics ın Power Electronıcs, and the IEEE/ASME Transactıon on Mechatronıcs. He has also been serving in the editorial board of Journal of Cognıtıve Systems and Elsevier's Internatıonal Journal of Engıneerıng, Systems and Technology.