Director

Adel Nasiri was born in Sari, Iran, in 1974. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the PhD degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, in 2004, all in electrical engineering.

He worked for Moshanir Power Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran, from 1998 to 2001. He also worked for ForHealth Technologies, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida, from 2004 to 2005 on an automated syringe filling device. Dr. Nasiri is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is the director of power electronics and electric motor drives laboratory. His research interests are renewable energy systems including wind and solar energy, and energy storage. Dr. Nasiri has published numerous technical journal and conference papers on related topics. He also holds four patent disclosures. He is a co-author of the book Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Active Filters, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Nasiri is currently an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Power Electronics, and Associate Editor of Journal of Power Components and Systems. He is also a member of IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Power and Energy, and Vehicular Technologies Societies. He has also been a member of organizing committee for ECCE and IECON conferences.

He is the primary investigator on several federally and industry funded projects including “Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitors integrated with Wind Turbines Power Conversion Systems to Extend Operating Life and Improve Output Power Quality” funded by Department of Energy (DOE), “Characterization of Energy Storage System for Wind Energy Support” funded by NSF, “Integrated Alternative Power Systems” funded by U.S. Army, “Utilizing Energy Storage with PV for Residential and Commercial Use” funded by We Energies and several other industry projects.

Dr. Nasiri was the recipient of the 2010 UWM Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Award. He was also selected as the 2010 Young Engineer of the Year by Engineers and Scientists of Milwaukee (ESM).


Associate Professor

Dr. Cuzner has worked in industry for 24 years developing systems for power generation, power conversion and variable speed motor drives for both Navy and industrial applications. He is active in various IEEE committees, including serving as chair of the Industrial Drives Committee of the Industrial Applications Society from 2006-2008, participated in development of standards in the area of shipboard power conversion architecture for the IEEE, co-editor for IEEE Electrification Magazine.


Associate Professor

Dr. Lingfeng Wang is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he directs the Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Laboratory. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo, Ohio and an Associate Transmission Planner at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Folsom, California. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 2008. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and serves on the Steering Committee for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is also on the Editorial Board for several other international journals including Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier) and Intelligent Industrial Systems (Springer). His major research interests include power system reliability and cybersecurity, renewable energy integration, intelligent and energy-efficient buildings, electric vehicles integration, microgrid analysis, cyber-physical systems, and industrial automation and manufacturing


Professor/Interim Associate Dean of Research

Dr. David Yu is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering as well as serving as the Interim Associate Dean of Research. His research focuses on power systems, integration of wind power, distribution system analysis and reliability analysis. He is also interested in the artificial neural network application of intelligent maintenance/monitoring as well as microgrid analysis in power systems.