Prof. Babak Fahimi


University of Texas at Dallas

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Prof. Babak Fahimi has received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran with the highest distinction, Iran in 1991 and 1993 respectively. He also received a PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. He has been active in research on electric machines and drives over the past 30 years. He has co-authored over 375 peer-reviewed articles and holds 22 US patents. He has been the advisor for 36 PhD students and 30 M.S. students. Dr. Fahimi is a fellow of IEEE for his contributions to the modeling of adjustable speed motor drives. He has won multiple international awards among which the 2003 IEEE Richard M. Bass young power electronic investigator award, 2008 SAE Ralph Teetor Educational award, and 2015 IEEE Cyril Veinott electromechanical energy conversion award stand out.

Keynote Speech: Electric Propulsion systems: An outlook.

Abstract: This talk provides an overview on the state of the art and future trends in design and development of modern electric propulsion systems for electrified vehicles. A comparative study of various motors in terms of torque density, cost, efficiency, reliability, and NVH is provided. Recent advances in power electronic devices, passive elements, and integration will be introduced and an assessment of the existing challenges and future needs of the transportation industry will be discussed. Recent breakthroughs and new frontiers in aerospace applications are explored.