Potential applications of SiC MOSFETs in electric power distribution systems

Dr. Juan Balda

University of Arkansas

Juan Carlos Balda (IEEE M'78 SM'94) received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina) in 1979. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa) in 1986. He was then employed as a researcher and a part-time lecturer at the University of Natal until July 1987. He then spent two years as a visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University, South Carolina. He has been at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville since July 1989 where he is currently a University Professor, Department Head, associate director for applications of the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) and campus director for the NSF IUCRC Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES). His main research interests are Power Electronics, Electric Power Distribution Systems, Motor Drives and Electric Power Quality. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Power Electronics and Power & Energy Societies, and the honor societies Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. He is also a vice-chair of IEEE PELS TC5 committee and faculty advisor to the local chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.


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