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100-24 Keystone
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Dr. Iqbal Husain

Director of NSF FREEDM Systems Center

| Biography

Dr. Husain joined the ECE department at North Carolina State University as a Distinguished Professor after serving as a faculty member at the University of Akron, Ohio for seventeen years. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 1993.

Dr. Husain’s research interests are in the areas of control and modeling of electrical drives, design of electric machines, development of power conditioning circuits, microinverters for distributed power generation, inverter controls for grid synchronization, and modeling of electric and hybrid vehicle systems. He has worked extensively on the development of SR and PM motor drives for various automotive and industrial applications. The research contributions on electric machines are in the areas of design optimizations, sensorless and high performance controls, acoustic noise prediction, and parameter identification methods.

The primary application of Dr. Husain’s work is in the transportation, automotive, and aerospace industries. As a result of this exposure, Dr. Husain has developed courses for graduate and undergraduate education in electric and hybrid vehicles, and published the textbook Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals.

| Education

  1. 1993 - PhD in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  2. 1989 - MS in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  3. 1987 - BS in Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh Unviersity of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Electric Machines and Drives, Electric Vehicle Systems*, Power Electronics*)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Control, Robotics and Mechatronics (Including Control, Mechatronics)

| Selected Publications

  1. G. Pasquesoone and I. Husain, “Position Sensorless at Starting and Lower Speeds in Three-Phase Switched Reluctance Mahcines Using Pulse Injection and Two Thresholds,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 47, No. 4, July-Aug. 2011.
  2. R. Islam and I. Husain, “Analytical Model for Predicting Noise and Vibration in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 2346-2354, Nov.-Dec. 2010.
  3. S. Underwood and I. Husain, “On-line Parameter Estimation and Adaptive Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 2335-2343, July 2010.
  4. S. M. N. Hasan, I. Husain, R.J. Veillette and J. E. Carletta, “A PM Brushless DC Starter/Generator System for a Series/Parallel 22 Hybrid Electric Vehicle,” IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 12-21, March-April 2010.
  5. S. M. N. Hasan and I. Husain, “A Luenberger-Sliding Mode Observer for On-line Parameter Estimation and Adaptation in High-Performance Induction Motor Drives,” IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 772-781, March-April 2009.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2012-2013 - IEEE-IAS Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2010 - Prize Paper Award, Electric Mahcines, Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition
  • 2009 - IEEE Fellow
  • 2006 - Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS Magazine
  • 2006 - SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award
  • 2004 - Outstanding Researcher, College of Engineering, University of Akron
  • 2002 - Prize Paper Award, IEEE - IAS
  • 2000 - IEEE - Third Millenium Medal
  • 1998 - IEEE-IAS Outstanding Young Member Award
  • 1997 - National Science Foundation Career Award
  • 1997, 1992 - Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS