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2010 Edition: Bimal K. Bose

Dr. Bimal K. Bose (Life Fellow, IEEE) held the Condra Chair of Excellence (Endowed Chair) in Power Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 1987, where he was responsible for teaching and research program in power electronics and motor drives. Concurrently, he served as Distinguished Scientist (1989-2000) and Chief Scientist (1987-1989) of EPRI-Power Electronics Applications Center, Knoxville,TN. Prior to this, he was a Research Engineer in the General Electric Corporate R & D Center (now GE Global Research Center), Schenectady, NY, for 11 years (1976-1987), an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, for five years (1971-1976), and a faculty member at Bengal Engineering and Science University for 11 years (1960-1971). He is specialized in power electronics and motor drives, specially including power converters, PWM techniques, microcomputer/DSP control, electric/hybrid vehicle drives, renewable energy systems, and artificial intelligence (expert system, fuzzy logic and neural network) applications in power electronics and motor drives. He has been a power electronics consultant for a large number of industries. He holds Honorary Professorships in Shanghai University (1991), China University of Mining and Technology (1995), X’ian Mining University (1998) (also Honorary Director of Elec. Engg. Inst.), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2002), and Honorary Adviser of Beijing Power Electronics R & D Center (1990). He has authored more than 200 papers and holds 21 U.S. patents. He has authored/edited seven books in power electronics: Power Electronics and Motor Drives – Advances and Trends (Academic Press, 2006), Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 2002), Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives (Wiley/IEEE Press, 1997), Modern Power Electronics (IEEE Press, 1992), Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives (IEEE Press, 1997), and Adjustable Speed AC Drive Systems (IEEE Press, 1981). He has given advanced tutorials, keynote addresses and invited seminars extensively throughout the world, particularly in the IEEE sponsored programs and conferences. He received B.E. degree in 1956, M.S. degree in 1960, and Ph.D. degree in 1966.

Dr. Bose has served the IEEE in various capacities, including Vice-Chair of the IEEE Medals Council, Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, Member of Lamme Medal Committee ,Chairman of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Power Electronics Council, Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, IEEE-IECON Power Electronics Chairman, Chairman of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial Power Converter Committee, IAS member of the Neural Network Council, Member of IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, etc. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE since 1995 and the Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems since 2001. He was the Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE “Special Issue on Power Electronics and Motion Control” (August 1994) and IE Trans. Special Section on “Neural Network Applications in Power Electronics and Motor Drives”. He has served as a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IAS and IES, and is now Vice-Chair of the IAS Distinguished Lecturer Program.

He is a recipient of a number of honors/awards that include:

  • IEEE Power Electronics Society William W. Newell Award (2005) “for Outstanding Achievements in the Interdisciplinary Field of Power Electronics”

  • IEEE Millennium Medal (2000) “for Outstanding Contributions in Power Electronics”

  • IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education (1997) “for Exemplary and Sustained Contributions to Continuing Education”

  • IEEE Lamme Gold Medal (1996) “for Contributions in Power Electronics and Drives”

  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Dr. Eugene Mittelmann Award (1994) “in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research and Development in the Field of Power Electronics and Life Time Achievement in the Area of Motor Drives”

  • IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award (1994) “for Outstanding Achievements in Power Electronics and Drives Technology “

  • IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award (1993) “for Outstanding Contributions in the Applications of Electricity to Industry”

  • IEEE Life Fellow (1996) (Fellow in 1989) “for Contributions in Power Electronics and Drives Technology”

  • Bengal Engineering and Science University Distinguished Alumnus Award (2006) “for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and the Alma Mater”

  • GE Silver Patent Medal (1986)

  • GE Publications Award (1985)

  • Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal (1970) “for Research Contribution in Magnetic Amplifiers and Industrial Electronics

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