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Faisal Khan

Chief Researcher - Power Electronics

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Faisal Khan serves as the chief researcher in the field of power electronics and electric machines, power semiconductor device packaging, transportation electronics, reliability and degradation analysis of power converters and batteries. He has introduced several new techniques to determine the useful remaining life of converters and batteries and designed high-efficiency modular power conversion and resonator-based power conversion systems for biomedical and low electromagnetic interface applications.

Research Interests

Scalable multilevel-modular >10 kV silicon carbide MOSFET architecture

Estimating remaining life and availability of power semiconductor devices using sympathetic string theory, dynamic safe operating area, and ultrasound resonators

Designing power converters for emerging applications

Resonator design for power converters for biomedical applications

Multilevel modular switched-capacitor converters


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

B.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Professional Experience

Senior Power Electronics Engineer, Electric Power Research Institute (2007–2009)

Assistant Professor, University of Utah (2009–2014)

Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City (2015–2021)

Director, Missouri Center for Advanced Energy (2021–2021)

Chair, IEEE Utah Power Engineering Society (2010–2014)

Vice Chair, IEEE PAR 1789 Standard Committee (2007–2009)

Associations and Memberships

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

Technical Committee Member (Control and Modeling), IEEE Power Electronics Society

General Chair, 2013 IEEE COMPEL Conference

Featured Work

Bond Wire Damage Detection and SOH Estimation of a Dual Pack IGBT Power Module Using Active Power Cycling and Reflectometry, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2019)

A Comprehensive Review Toward the State-of-the-Art in Failure and Lifetime Predictions of Power Electronic Devices, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2019)

A Medium Power, Self-Sustaining, and Configurable RF Pulse Generation Circuit Using a Nonlinear Transmission Line and Power Amplifier in Open and Closed-Loop Configurations, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2021)

A Comprehensive Review on Rectifiers, Linear Regulators and Switched-Mode Power Processing Techniques for Biomedical Sensors and Implants with or without In-situ Energy Harvesting, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2021)

An Irradiance-Independent, Robust Ground-Fault Detection Scheme for PV Arrays Based on Spread Spectrum Time-Domain Reflectometry, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2018)

A Comprehensive Review of Catastrophic Faults in PV Arrays: Types, Detection, and Mitigation Techniques, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2015)

Time Shared Flyback Converter Based Regenerative Cell Balancing Technique for Series Connected Li-Ion Battery Strings, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2013)


Systems and Methods for Implementing S/SSTDR Measurements, U.S. Patent No. 9,244,117 B2 and 9,476,932 B2 (2016)

State of Health Estimation of Power Converters, U.S. Patent No. 20,140,103,937 (2016)

Systems and Methods for Fault Detection, U.S. Patent No. US 20,150,236,643 A1 (2018)

On-Chip Power Converter Circuit and On-Chip Power Supply Using the Power Converter Circuit, U.S. Patent No. 9,450,518 B2 (2016)

Photovoltaic Integrated Variable Frequency Drive, U.S. Patent No. 20,100,073,969 (2012)

Awards and Honors

IEEE Senior Member

Best Paper Award, IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference, for the paper “Aging Detection of Multiple Power Switches in a Live 3-Phase Inverter using Reflectometry” (2020)

Third Prize Paper award, IEEE/ECCE Annual Meeting, for the paper “PV Ground Fault Detection Using Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry” (2013)

First Prize Paper award, IEEE/IAS Annual Meeting, for the paper “A Multilevel Modular Capacitor-clamped DC-DC Converter” (2007)

EPRI Excel Award for the successful completion of “The Living Lab” (2007)