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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Iqbal Husain

Iqbal Husain
FREEDM NSF Engineering Center at NC State University


Iqbal Husain (S ’89,  M ’89, SM ’99, F’09) is the Director of the FREEDM NSF Engineering Center and the ABB Distinguished Professor in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Prior to joining NC State, he was at the University of Akron where he built a successful power electronics and motor drives program. He was a visiting Professor at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR in 2001. Dr. Husain’s expertise is in the areas of power electronics, electric machines, motor drives, and system controls. His research is also focused on power electronics integration into power and transportation systems. The primary applications of his work are in the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and power industries. Dr. Husain has also developed innovative graduate and undergraduate courses on electric and hybrid vehicles and published the textbook “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals” on this topic.

Dr. Husain received his PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1993. He received the 2006 SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, the 2004 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, the 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the 1998 IEEE-IAS Outstanding Young Member award. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine.