Jacob Lamb[edit]

Jacob Lamb was born in Portland, Oregon in 1991. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, in 2013. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, in 2017. Dr. Lamb is currently a senior firmware/control engineer with Rockwell Automation in Mequon, WI. His research interests include power electronics and switching algorithms for fault tolerance in reconfigurable converters.



Chintan Raval[edit]

Chintan Raval was born in Ahmedabad, India in 1991. He received his BS degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Silver Oak College of Engineering & Technology (GTU), Gujarat. He was an intern at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) India. He received his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in 2017. His research interests are in Power Electronics and Non-conventional energy sources. He is currently working for AEP as a Distribution Planning Engineer, Columbus, Ohio.

Akanksha Singh[edit]

Akanksha Singh was born in Varanasi, India, in 1987. She received the B.E. degree from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, West Bengal, India in 2010. She worked from 2010 to 2012 as a Research and Development Engineer in ESAB India Limited. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kansas State University in 2017. Her research interests include the application of power electronics in renewable energy systems, power electronic converters, and renewable energy systems. Dr. Singh is currently working for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado.

Brian Hadley[edit]

Brian Hadley was born in Miami, FL on September 11, 1981. He received a B.S.E.E degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in power systems in 2009, and an M.Sc degree in electrical engineering with a focus in Power Electronics, in 2011, both from Florida International University.  From 2003 to 2009, Brian worked as an industrial electrician in the surface aggregate mining industry, and in 2009, he joined Pantropic Power as a Field Engineer working on control systems for industrial motor systems. In 2011, he joined Locust Power as a Power Electronics Development Engineer, where he developed ultra-high speed brush-less DC motor drives for micro gas turbine engines. Since 2013, Brian has been with Bloom Energy, where he is a Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer, and the lead electrical engineer in manufacturing at Bloom Energy's flagship manufacturing center in Newark, DE. 

Ali K. Kaviani[edit]

Ali K. Kaviani was born in Gorgan, Iran in 1982. He received his B.Sc. (2005), M.Sc. (2008), and Ph.D. (2012) all in Electrical Engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, and Florida International University (FIU), respectively. His interests include the power electronics applications, renewable power systems planning and optimization, and reliability/cost assessment of power systems. From 2012-1015, he worked as a Senior Engineer - PMIC (power management IC) Hardware Application - at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., San Diego. From 2015-2018, he worked on the design of motor drives in Franklin Electric, Portland, OR. Dr. Kaviani is currently working for Eaton Corp., Portland, OR.

Alireza A. Milani[edit]

Alireza A. Milani was born in Tabriz, Iran in 1989. He received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2011, and the M.Sc. degree from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS in 2013 both in electrical engineering. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. His research interests include power electronic applications in renewable energy systems, motor drive systems and electric vehicles. 

Faleh Alskran[edit]

Faleh Alskran was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1988. He received the B.S. and MS. degrees in electrical engineering from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. His Thesis was on modeling and analysis of grid-interactive VSI. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.