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Dr. Mehrdad (Mark) Ehsani

Ph.D., P.E., F.IEEE, F.SAE

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Mark Ehsani is one of the most recognized names in electronic innovation within the transportation industry.  He is a consultant to most major automotive corporations, and is a respected and multiply-honored professor with numerous invitations to speak across the globe. He has served as thesis advisor on more than fifty Ph.D. and Masters’ theses.  Mark thus offers a rare combination of up-to-the-second research expertise, broad corporate connection, worldwide industry awareness, and captivating communications skills.  As an ongoing pioneer in future automotive systems, Dr. Ehsani continues to lead the industry in new directions.  His current research work is in power electronics, motor drives, hybrid vehicles, and their control systems.

Dr. Ehsani has held numerous executive and guiding positions in the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).  He serves on the editorial board of several technical journals and is the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.  He is a Fellow of IEEE, an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Industry Applications Society and Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Dr. Ehsani received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and 1974, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981.  All of his degrees are in electrical engineering. He has over 23 US and EC patents.  He is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

From 1974 to 1977 he was with the Fusion Research Center, University of Texas, as a Research Engineer.  From 1977 to 1981 he was with Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, as a Resident Research Associate, while simultaneously doing the doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in energy systems and control systems.  Since 1981 he has been at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas where he is now a Professor of electrical engineering and Director of Texas Applied Power Electronics Consortium (TAPC).  He is the author of over 300 publications in pulsed-power supplies, high-voltage engineering, power electronics and motor drives and is the recipient of the Prize Paper Awards in Static Power Converters and motor drives at the IEEE-Industry Applications Society 1985, 1987, and 1992 Annual Meetings, as well as numerous other honors and recognitions.  In 1984 he was named the Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year by the Brazos chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  In 1992, he was named the Halliburton Professor in the College of Engineering at A&M.  In 1994, he was also named the Dresser Industries Professor in the same college. In 2001 he was selected for Ruth & William Neely/ Dow Chemical Faculty Fellow of the College of Engineering for 2001-2002, for “contributions to the Engineering Program at Texas A&M, including classroom instruction, scholarly activities, and professional service”. In 2003 he was selected for BP Amoco Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Engineering.  He was also selected for the IEEE Vehicular Society 2001 Avant Garde Award for “Contributions to the theory and design of hybrid electric vehicles”. In 2003 he was selected for IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award “For outstanding contributions to advanced curriculum development and teaching of power electronics and drives.” In 2004 he was elected to the endowed Robert M. Kennedy Chair in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.  In 2005 he was elected as the Fellow of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is the co-author of twelve books on power electronics, motor drives and advanced vehicle systems, including Vehicular Electric Power Systems, Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2003 and “Modern Electric Hybrid Vehicles and Fuel Cell Vehicles – Fundamentals, Theory, and Design”, CRC Press, 2004.

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