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Khaligh, Alireza

Alireza Khaligh
Assistant Professor
2347 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests 

Power electronics, renewable energy systems, energy harvesting, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles and Smart Grid technologies



Prior to joining the ECE faculty at Maryland, Dr. Khaligh was an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Energy Harvesting and Renewable Energies Laboratory (EHREL) in the ECE Department at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Dr. Khaligh was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL.

Dr. Khaligh is the recipient of the 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the 2009 Armour College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT. He is also the recipient of the 1999 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award from Sharif University of Technology presented jointly by the Minister of Science, Research and Technology and President of Sharif University.

Dr. Khaligh is the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference and the Program Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference. He is the Grants and Awards Chair of the 2012 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).
Dr. Khaligh is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He was a Guest Editor for Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology on Vehicular Energy Storage Systems and also a Guest Editor for Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics on Energy Harvesting.

He is the principal author/co-author of more than 80 conference and journal papers, two pending patents, as well as two books including Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems (CRC Press, Dec. 2009), and Integrated Power Electronics Converters and Digital Control (CRC Press, May 2009).

Dr. Khaligh directs the Power Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Renewable Energies Laboratory.

Related News 

Khaligh receives grant for electric vehicle charger/converter
Maryland Innovation Initiative grant will fund power electronics interface research. October 20, 2014

Khaligh receives U.S. Patent 8,853,888 for multiple-input DC-DC converter
The converter can be used with different energy sources that have different voltage-current characteristics. October 4, 2014

Khaligh working with Boeing on power electronics-based project
Khaligh will design an innovative power electronics-based regulated transformer rectifier unit for aircraft. September 15, 2014

Alum Haoyu Wang joins Shanghai Tech University
Wang was a student of Assistant Professor Alireza Khaligh (ECE/ISR). September 9, 2014

Khaligh named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Publication focuses on components and systems in electrified vehicles. June 20, 2014

Students win ECE Dissertation Fellowships
This year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR. May 5, 2014

Alireza Khaligh named distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Khaligh will speak on power electronics in transportation electrification. April 2, 2014

Khaligh awarded MIPS grant for wind energy power conditioning system
Professor will partner with Bethesda-based Altenera Technology. November 26, 2013

Khaligh wins Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award two years running
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society gives the award for the best transaction paper on vehicular electronics. September 6, 2013

Khaligh is PI for hybrid energy storage system NSF GOALI grant
New lightweight system will offer increased battery life for electric cars. September 3, 2013

Khaligh's battery charger research selected as 'NSF Highlight'
New charger will help make next generation electric vehicles possible. July 31, 2013

Khaligh receives NSF grant for SiC-based battery charging
Research will advance technology for plug-in electric vehicles. July 1, 2013

Alireza Khaligh chairs IEEE's ITEC'13 conference
ITEC'13 focuses on the transition to advanced electrified vehicles. June 24, 2013

Khaligh paper places third at NDIA conference
Research is on energy storage system for next-gen electric vehicles. April 28, 2013

Khaligh receives NSF TUES grant for electric vehicles laboratory
The educational lab will train students in rapidly developing electric vehicle technology. March 8, 2013

Alireza Khaligh is PI for new transportation electrification REU site
Program will begin in summer 2013. February 26, 2013

Khaligh Guest Edits Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Asst. Professor Alireza Khaligh is one of three to guest edit issue focused on Sustainable Transportation Systems. October 30, 2012

Khaligh and co-authors win IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award
Award presented to the best transaction paper on the topic of vehicular electronics. September 6, 2012

Khaligh and Mayergoyz receive MIPS grant for EV battery charger
Faculty are working with CoolCAD Electronics LLC. September 1, 2012

Five additions to faculty
ISR welcomes four new joint appointments and one new affiliate faculty member. July 13, 2012

Reza Ghodssi guest edits special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting. March 3, 2010