Regan Zane

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor


Regan  Zane

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

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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

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

Reebal Majed Nimri, Electrical & Computer Engineering, December 2019
Shuntaro Inoue, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2019
Mahmood Mansour, Electrical & Computer Engineering, October 2019
Rees Randall Hatch, Electrical & Computer Engineering, September 2019
Chakridhar Reddy Teeneti, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2019
Benny John Varghese, Electrical & Computer Engineering, April 2018
Marium Rasheed, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2017
Rohail Hassan, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2017
Dorai Babu Yelaverthi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2016
Mohamed Ahmed Kamel Ahmed, Electrical & Computer Engineering, July 2016
Anindya Chitta Bagchi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2015
Tarak Saha, Electrical & Computer Engineering, December 2014
Hongjie Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014 - August 2018
Muhammad Muneeb Ur Rehman , Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013 - May 2018
Weilun Warren Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013 - December 2017
Anindya Ray, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2015 - August 2017
Kelly Hathaway, Electrical & Computer Engineering, May 2013 - May 2015
Hien Ngyuen, Electrical & Computer Engineering - July 2014
Daniel Seltzer, Electrical & Computer Engineering, May 2009 - May 2014
Daniel Costinett, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2009 - June 2013