Regan Zane

Electrical and Computer Engineering

David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor


Regan  Zane

Contact Information

Office Location: USTAR 620 Building – Room 118B
Phone: 435-797-9118
Email: regan.zane@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1999
Development, analysis, and implementation of an ASIC controller for single-phase power factor correction
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1998
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1996

Research Interests

Design, modeling and control of high efficiency, high frequency, high power density, and high performance dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac power converters in emerging applications. Recent emphasis on breaking down barriers to electrifying transportation systems, particularly on advances in charging infrastructure and energy storage. Ongoing work in ac and dc microgrids, battery management systems, electric vehicle powertrains, dynamic wireless charging for electric roadways, and high power conductive EV charging. Application of advanced digital control techniques to power electronic systems such as stability and control of series/parallel combinations in modular and distributed systems, adaptive tuning in multi-input, multi-output control loops and online identification of loop stability, converter health, bus or line impedance

Awards

Utah Clean Cities Sustainability Partner of the Year (for SELECT & ASPIRE Centers), 2020

Utah Innovation Award in Clean Technology and Energy for “Robust and Efficient Battery Management System, 2019

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Researcher of the Year, 2017

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Inaugural Director of the USU Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research Facility and Test Track, 2015

Utah State University

Holland Teaching Award, 2011

University of Colorado

Selected member of the 2012-2013 Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG), 2011

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transcaction Prize Letter Award, 2009

Coleman Institute Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship, 2008

IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, 2008

John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, 2008

University of Colorado

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Letter Award, 2007

Senior Member, 2007

IEEE

Best Journal Paper, 2006

IEEE MTT Microwave

Inventor of the Year Award, 2006

Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado

Provost Faculty Achievement Award, 2006

University of Colorado

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award Recipient, 2004

National Science Foundation

Manager's Award, 2001

General Electric Corporate Research and Development

Six-Sigma Green Belt Certificate, 2001

General Electric Corporate Research and Development

Member Dean's List, 1998

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1997

University of Colorado

Marcellus and Geraldine Merrill Scholarship, 1996

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1996

University of Colorado

Marcellus and Geradline Merrill Scholarship, 1995

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1995

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1994

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1993

University of Colorado

2nd Place in Marketing and Business, 1992

National DECA Competition


Publications | Books

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

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Teaching

ECE, MAE 5930 - Special Problems, Spring 2022
ECE 7930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Summer 2021
ECE 7170 - Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems, Spring 2021
ECE 5110 - Fundamentals of Electric Power Systems, Spring 2020
ECE 7170 - Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems, Spring 2020
ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2019
ECE 5160, 6160 - Electric Vehicle Design Laboratory, Spring 2019
ENGR 1500 - Research Experience for Undergraduate Students, Spring 2019
ECE 7180 - Resonant and Soft-Switching Techniques in Power Electronics, Spring 2019
ECE 7170 - Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems, Fall 2018
ECE 5150, 6150 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2018
ECE 6160 - Electric Vehicle Design Laboratory, Spring 2018
5930-6930 - Electric Vehicles Design Lab, Spring 2018
ECE 7930 - Independent study, Resonant and soft switching techniques in power electronics, Fall 2017
5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2017
ECE 5930, 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2017
7930 - Modeling and control of power electronics systems, Summer 2017
7930 - Resonant and soft switching techniques in power electronics, Summer 2017
5930/6930 - Electric Vehicles Design Lab, Spring 2017
ECE 7930 - Independent study, Modeling and control of power electronics systems, Spring 2017
ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Spring 2017
7930 - Digital control of high frequency switched mode power supplies , Fall 2016
5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2016
ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2016
7930 - Resonant and soft switching techniques in power electronics, Spring 2016
7930 - Modeling and control of power electronics systems, Spring 2015
ECE 5930/6930 - Independent Study, Fall 2014
ECE 5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2014
7930 - Power electronics for grid-connected systems, Fall 2014
ECE 5930 - Power Electronics, Fall 2013
5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2013
5930/6930 - Electric Vehicles Design Lab, Spring 2013
5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2012

Extension

DOE GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education (IDEATE), 2011 - 2016

Graduate Students Mentored

Moneeba Gulzar, Electrical & Computer Engr, December 2021
Aditya Pradiprao Zade, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2021
Sanat Rakesh Poddar, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2021
Shubhangi Gurudiwan, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2021
Jackson Timothy Morgan, Electrical & Computer Engr, July 2021
Mayank Chawla, Electrical & Computer Engr, January 2021
Shuntaro Inoue, Electrical & Computer Engr, November 2019
Marium Rasheed, Electrical & Computer Engr, November 2017
Asif Mustafa, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2021 - January 2023
Paul Ziegenfelder, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2021 - December 2022
Chakridhar Reddy Teeneti, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2019 - December 2022
Koyelia Khatun, Electrical & Computer Engr, April 2021 - August 2022
Reebal Majed Nimri, Electrical & Computer Engr, December 2019 - May 2022
Mahmood Mansour, Electrical & Computer Engr, October 2019 - May 2022
Benny John Varghese, Electrical & Computer Engr, April 2018 - December 2021
Jackson Timothy Morgan, Electrical & Computer Engr, June 2020 - August 2021
Joshua Kade Wooten, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2020 - August 2021
Rees Randall Hatch, Electrical & Computer Engr, September 2019 - August 2021
Rohail Hassan, Electrical & Computer Engr, November 2017 - August 2021
Dorai Babu Yelaverthi, Electrical & Computer Engr, November 2016 - May 2021
Mohamed Ahmed Kamel Ahmed, Electrical & Computer Engr, July 2016 - May 2021
Anindya Chitta Bagchi, Electrical & Computer Engr, November 2015 - December 2020
Tarak Saha, Electrical & Computer Engr, December 2014 - December 2020
Hongjie Wang, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2014 - August 2018
Muhammad Muneeb Ur Rehman , Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2013 - May 2018
Weilun Warren Chen, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2013 - December 2017
Anindya Ray, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2015 - August 2017
Kelly Hathaway, Electrical & Computer Engr, May 2013 - May 2015
Hien Ngyuen, Electrical & Computer Engr - July 2014
Daniel Seltzer, Electrical & Computer Engr, May 2009 - May 2014
Daniel Costinett, Electrical & Computer Engr, August 2009 - June 2013