List of Master's Theses Supervised by Prof. Taufik

 

Grad Student

Topics

AY

Status

1

David Fowler

Design Analysis of 24-Pulse and Pulse Width Modulation STATCOM

2002 - 2003

Completed

2

James Mullins

Parallel Operation of Hybrid Loaded Resonant Power Converters

2003 - 2004

Completed

3

Patrick Wilkinson

Characterization and Comparison of Two Multiple Input Forward Converters

2004 - 2005

Completed

4

Yat Tam

Comparative Study of Sinuosoidal Pulse Width Modulation and Hysteresis Modulation Current Source Inverter

2004 - 2005

Completed

5

Akihiro Oi

Design and Simulation of Photovoltaic Water Pumping System

2004 - 2005

Completed

6

Bryan Kellogg

Evaluation of Transformer Parasitic on an Isolated Power Factor Correction Circuit

2005 - 2006

Completed

7

Matthew Marciano

A Modular Pulse Forming System for the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment

2005 - 2006

Completed

8

Scott Watkins

Series Loaded Resonant Converter With Digital Control

2005 - 2006

Completed

9

Patrick Luther

Zero-Voltage Switching Quasi Resonant Boost Converter

2006 - 2007

Completed

10

Kay Ohn

Analysis & Design of Multiphase DC-DC Converter with Input-Output Bypass Capacitor

2006 - 2007

Completed

11

Erin Matsumoto

The Analysis of Harmonics in A Multiple Adjustable Speed Drive System

2006 - 2007

Completed

12

Alejandro Polleri

Analysis, Modeling, and Design of A Paralleled Series Loaded Resonant Converter

2005 - 2007

Completed

13

Wesley Wong

Design and Study of Bipolar and Unipolar PWM Inverters  Using Digital Signal Processor

2006 - 2007

Completed

14

Furqan Saleemi

Analysis and Design of Multiphase Multi-Interleave DC-DC Converter with Input-Output Bypass Capacitor

2007 -  2008

Completed

15

Arief Hernadi

Analysis and Design of Improved Multiphase Interleaving DC-DC Converter with Input-Output Bypass Capacitor

2007 - 2008

Completed

16

Kevin Delrosso

Analysis and Design of Interleaving Multiphase DC-to-DC Converter with Input LC Filter

2007 - 2008

Completed

17

Sean Zich

Analysis and Design of Continuous Input Current Multiphase Interleaved Buck Converter

2008 - 2009

Completed

18

James Ruckdaschel

Harmonic Analysis of a Static VAR Compensated Mixed Load System

2008 - 2009

Completed

19

Rudianto

Analysis & Design Of Improved Multiphase Interleaving Dc-Dc Converter With Input-Output Bypass Capacitor

2007 - 2009

Completed

20

Jonathan Paolucci

Novel Current-Fed Boundary-Mode Parallel-Resonant Push-Pull Converter

2009 - 2009

Completed

21

Tadeus Gunawan

Two Phase Boost Converter

2009 - 2009

Completed

22

Scott McClusky

High Voltage Resonant Self-Tracking Current-Fed Converter

2009 - 2010

Completed

23

Michael McCarty

Determining the Optimum Operating Parameters of a Unipolar PWM Inverter

2009 - 2010

Completed

24

Kevin Palani

Power Quality Analysis of a Three-Phase Cycloconverter Under Variable Operating Conditions

2009 - 2010

Completed

25

Jesse Adamson

Pulse Density Modulated Soft Switching Cycloconverter

2009 - 2010

Completed

26

Jameson Thornton

Design and Analysis of A Wind Energy Harvesting Circuit Using Piezoelectric Polymers

2010 - 2011

Completed

27

Joseph Crowfoot

Design and Modeling of the Cal Poly DC House Power Distribution System

2010 - 2011

Completed

28

Darwin Fernandez

Modeling and Analysis of the Effects of PCB Parasitics on Integrated DC-DC Converter

2010 - 2011

Completed

29

Jeramie Bianchi

Bridgeless Active Power Factor Correction Using a Current Fed Push Pull Converter

2010 - 2011

Completed

30

Taffy Wong

Multi-Input Single-Output DC-DC Converter for the DC House Project

2010 - 2011

Completed

31

Oscar Plasentia

Modeling and Analysis of a Four-Switch Buck-Boost Dynamic Capacitor

2011 - 2012

Completed

32

Jason March

Digitally Controlled Modular Electronic Load

2011 - 2012

Completed

33

Martin Hess

Polar Field-Oriented Control with 3rd Harmonic Injection

2008 - 2012

Completed

34

Anthony Ma

Modeling and Analysis of a Photovoltaic System with a Distributed Energy Storage System

2012 - 2013

Completed

35

Kent Liang

Design of DC Light Bulb for the DC House Project

2012 - 2013

Completed

36

Daniel Forbes

Efficiency Performance Improvement Using Parallel DC-DC Converters with a Digital Controller

2008 - 2012

Completed

37

Emmanuel Loza

Cascaded High Voltage Converter With Variable Control for Pulsed Electric Field Applications

2012 - 2013

Completed

38

Edward Sibal

Smart DC Wall Plug for the DC House Project

2012 - 2013

Completed

39

Kevin Wong

Multiple Input Single Output (MISO) Tablet/Phone Charger

2012 - 2013

Completed

40

Robert Baake

A Flyback Inverter Topology Without Electrolytic Input Capacitors As Energy Storage Element

2012 - 2013

Completed

41

Ben Johnson

Modeling and Analysis of a PV Grid-Tied Smart Inverter's Support Functions

2012 - 2013

Completed

42

Timothy D. Haskell

Modeling and Analysis of a Dynamic Voltage Regulator

2012 - 2013

Completed

43

Harpreet Bassi

Design and Modeling of Centralized Distribution Network for the DC House Project

2012 - 2013

Completed

44

Austin Luan

Bidirectional Flyback DC-DC Converter for the DC House Project

2012 - 2013

Completed

45

Abesh Mubaraki

Impact of Photovoltaic System Penetration on the Operation of Voltage Regulator Equipment

2012 - 2013

Completed

46

Marvin Macairan

Design of Portable DC Light Bulb for the DC House Project

2012 - 2013

Completed

47

Jason Brinsfield

Modeling and Simulation of Parallel D-STATCOMs with Full-wave Rectifiers

2013 - 2014

Completed

48

Nicholas Weisser

Dual High-Voltage Power Supply for Use On Board a Cubesat

2013 - 2014

Completed

49

Michael Wu

Improvements to a Bidirectional Flyback DC-DC Converter for Battery System of the DC House Project

2013 - 2014

Completed

50

Kevin Mendoza

Smart Wall Outlet Design and Implementation for the DC House Project

2013 - 2014

Completed

51

Brian Luc

Digitally Controlled Two-Phase Zero-Voltage-Switching Quasi-Resonant Buck Converter

2010 - 2015

Completed

52

Brian Lin

A Low Cost Loop Measurement Tool for DC-DC Converters

2014 - 2015

Completed

53

Marc Haeberlin

Adaptive Automotive Lighting System

2014 - 2015

Completed

54

Olukayode Sodipe

Comparative Study of Wide Band Gap Silicon and Silicon Based Devices for DC Breaker Application

2015 - 2016

Completed

55

Vatssalya Karanam

A Novel Boost Converter with Input-Output Bypass Capacitor

2015 - 2016

Completed

56

Alfredo Medina

Characterization of a Low-Frequency Series Loaded Resonant Inverter

2015 - 2016

Completed

57

Cassidy Aarstad

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Development for Residential DC Electricity

2015 - 2016

Completed

58

Kaung Htoo

Multiple-Input Single-Output Full Bridge DC-DC Converter for the DC House Project

2009 - 2016

Completed

59

Khalid Althomali

Energy Management System Modeling of DC Data Center with Hybrid Energy Sources Using Neural Network

2015 - 2017

Completed

60

Angelo Gallardo

Design and Construction of 1800W Modular Multiple Input Single Output Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters

2016 - 2017

Completed

61

Joseph Lee

PSCAD Modeling of Battery Energy Storage Systems

2016 - 2017

Completed

62

Nathaniel Lentz

A Modified Boost Converter with Reduced Input Current Ripple

2016 - 2017

Completed

63

Kyle Hasan

PSCAD Modeling and Stability Analysis of A Microgrid

2016 - 2017

Completed

64

Maxwell Muscarella

Alternate Models of Electrical Distribution: Utilizing AC/DC Load Distribution and MISO with AC/DC Generation Sources

2016 - 2017

Completed

 65

Alan Soriano


2016 - 2017

In Progress

 





 

Member of the Thesis Committee for the following students


Name(s)

Topics

Dept

Year Completed


Apolon Kapodistrias

The Analysis of Harmonics Injected to Small Power Systems by a Three Phase Adjustable Speed Drive

EE

2003


Ryan Star

A Study and Investigation of In-span Erbium Doped Fiber Amplification in Dense Wavelength Division Transoceanic Networks

EE

2003


Maximilian Yin Moy

A Laboratory on Conducted Emissions Testing

EE

2004


Christopher Day

The Design of an Efficient, Elegant, and Cubic Pico-satellite Electronics System

EE

2005


Sajiv Nair

Design and Simulation of CMOS Micro-power Folded Cascode Operational Amplifier

EE

2005


Jeff Alves

Design of a Power and Feedback Circuit to Charge a Defibrillation System

General Engr

2006


Eran Tal

SuPER System Prototype Design and Implementation

EE

2006


Weiming Li

A Neural Network Controller for A Class of Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge DC-DC Converter

EE

2006


Adam Shaban

Comparison of Two Glucose-Detecting Carbon Paste Electrodes using Different Enzyme Immobilization Techniques

Biomed Egr

2006


Sunny Wan

Facility Power Usage Prediction with Artificial Neural Networks

EE

2009


Hyung Joon Kim

Diverter Circuit

EE

2009


Timothy Brown

Hydroelectric System Design

EE

2010


Quanghuy Le

Sustainable Public Lighting System Design and Implementation of a LED Luminaire

EE

2011


Alvin Hilario

Energy Harvesting From Elliptical Machines Using Four-Switch Buck-Boost Topology

EE

2011


Joseph Durago

Photovoltaic Emulator

EE

2011


Nick Lovgren

Energy Harvesting from Exercise Machines Forward Converters with a Central Inverter

EE

2011


Darren Janigian

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Impacts on a Central California Residential Distribution Circuit

EE

2011


Matthew Norlander

Development and Prototyping of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for 3-Phase 480 Volt Systems

EE

2011


Henry Ureh

Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicle on Residential Electric Distribution System Using Stochastic and Sensitivity Approach

EE

2011


Garrett Foltz

Algae Lysis with Pulsed Electric Fields

EE

2012


Martin Kou

Energy Harvesting for Elliptical Machines: DC-DC Converter Design Using SEPIC

EE

2012


Jeffrey Wilkinson

Uniting the Nation's Power Grid: Opening Markets to Integrate Large Scale Renewable Power

EE

2012


Rithy Chhean

Vehicle-To-Grid Bidirectional Power Converter Design and Integration for 2011 Chevrolet Volt - Extended Range Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

EE

2012


Allan Agatep

Voltage Variability Analysis Using Simulated Synchrophasor Measurements

EE

2013


Ping Shih

Traffic System Control using Swarm Algorithm

EE

2013


Nathan Hara

Monitoring and Data-Logging for Stand-Alone and Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems

EE

2013


Ruth Huang

Designing Anti-Islanding Detection Using the Synchrophasor Vector Processor

EE

2013


Chris Arntzen

The Bicycle-Powered Smartphone Charger

EE

2013


Christopher Grasberger

The Development of a High-Performance Distributed Battery Management System for Large Lithium Ion Packs

EE

2014


Jeffrey DAmelio

Development of a Digital Controller for Motor Control Experiments in the EE 472 Lab

EE

2014


Tattiana Davenport

Three Phase Generation Using Reactive Networks

EE

2015


Garrett Germany

Analysis of Electromagnetic Launcher Design and Modeling

EE

2016


Andre Azares

Creating A Comparative Map of Relative Power for DC Arc Flash Methodologies

EE

2016


Andrew Forster

Energy Harvesting From Exercise Machines: Buck-Boost Converter Design

EE

2017


Cameron Kiddoo


EE

2017


Kenan Pretzer

Protective Relaying Student Laboratory

EE

2017


Garrett Heinen Modeling and Charging of a Lithium Ion Battery System for Solar Panels

EE

2017


           


EE

   

 

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