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Babak Fahimi

ECSN 3.322
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Phone: 972-883-6609
Mailstop: EC33

Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology (REVT) Lab, ECSN 3.320

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Babak Fahimi



PhD in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1999


Dr. Fahimi received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. From 1999-2002 he was a research scientist at Electro Standards Laboratories Inc., Cranston, RI. In 2002 he started his academic career at the University of Missouri-Rolla as an assistant professor. In 2004 he joined the University of Texas at Arlington at the same capacity and in 2010 he joined The University of Texas at Dallas as a full professor of electrical engineering. Dr. Fahimi has founded the research and educational programs in the area of power and energy within the department of electrical engineering at UT Dallas. He holds ten US patents and has six more pending. Dr. Fahimi has supervised 15 PhD (four tenure track assistant/associate professors) and 14 M.S. students.

Dr. Fahimi has served IEEE by chairing of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (2007), chairing the electric machines committee in IEEE-IES (2007-2009) and chairing the 2010 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo. Dr. Fahimi is/has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He has been the principle investigator on number of successful projects funded by ARPA-E, DOE, NSF, ONR and various small and large industries.

Dr. Fahimi has been recognized with DAAD scholarship (1993-1995), IEEE R.M. Bass Power Electronics Young Investigator Award (2003), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2004), SAE Ralph Teetor Educational award (2008), and Fulbright scholarship in 2010.

Research Interests

Power Electronics, Adjustable Speed Drives, Very High Frequency Power Conversion, Wide Band Gap Devices, Automotive Electronics, Renewable Energy Harvesting