Dr. Yilmaz Sozer

Yilmaz Sozer (M’05, SM’14, F’23) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY. USA. His master’s and doctoral work focused on power electronics and the development of control algorithms for electric machines. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA, engaged in teaching and research. Before joining The University of Akron, he was with Advanced Energy Conversion, Schenectady, NY, USA. His research interests are in the areas of control and modeling of electrical drives, alternative energy systems, design of electric machines, high-power isolated dc/dc converter systems, static power conversion systems that interface energy storage, and distributed generation sources with the electric utility. Dr. Sozer has been involved in IEEE activities that support power electronics, electric machines, and alternative energy systems. He is a Vice Chair for the IEEE Industry Applications Society Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems Committee. He is serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS.