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Regan Zane

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

USTAR Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: EL 304D
DialPhone: 435-797-9118
SendEmail: regan.zane@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1999
Development, analysis, and implementation of an ASIC controller for single-phase power factor correction
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1998
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 1996

Research Interests

Design, modeling and control of high efficiency, high frequency, high power density, and high performance dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac power converters in emerging applications such as bi-directional power converters for hybrid ac and dc power systems in commercial and military applications, data centers, micro-grids, grid-integration of renewables, and electric vehicles. Application of advanced digital control techniques to power electronic systems such as stability and control of series/parallel combinations in modular and distributed systems, adaptive tuning in multi-input, multi-output control loops and online identification of loop stability, converter health, bus or line impedance. Energy efficiency in lighting and building systems, e.g. solid-state lighting and dc power distribution. Analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design. Low power energy harvesting and power management in wireless sensors and networking systems.

Awards

Researcher of the Year, 2017

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Inaugural Director of the USU Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research Facility and Test Track, 2015

Utah State University

Holland Teaching Award, 2011

University of Colorado

Selected member of the 2012-2013 Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG), 2011

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transcaction Prize Letter Award, 2009

Coleman Institute Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship, 2008

IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, 2008

John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, 2008

University of Colorado

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Letter Award, 2007

Senior Member, 2007

IEEE

Best Journal Paper, 2006

IEEE MTT Microwave

Inventor of the Year Award, 2006

Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado

Provost Faculty Achievement Award, 2006

University of Colorado

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award Recipient, 2004

National Science Foundation

Manager's Award, 2001

General Electric Corporate Research and Development

Six-Sigma Green Belt Certificate, 2001

General Electric Corporate Research and Development

Member Dean's List, 1998

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1997

University of Colorado

Marcellus and Geraldine Merrill Scholarship, 1996

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1996

University of Colorado

Marcellus and Geradline Merrill Scholarship, 1995

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1995

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1994

University of Colorado

Member Dean's List, 1993

University of Colorado

2nd Place in Marketing and Business, 1992

National DECA Competition

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Spring 2017

                  ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2016

                  ECE 5930/6930 - Independent Study, Fall 2014

                  ECE 5930/6930 - Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Fall 2014

                  ECE 5930 - Power Electronics, Fall 2013


                  Extension

                  DOE GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education (IDEATE), 2011 - 2016

                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Dorai Babu Yelaverthi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2016
                  Mohamed Ahmed Kamel, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2016
                  Anindya Chitta Bagchi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2015
                  Anindya Ray, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2015
                  Hongjie Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014
                  Tarak Saha, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014
                  Ahmed Nasim Azad, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013
                  Ur Rehman Muhammad Muneeb, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013
                  Weilun Warren Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013
                  Kelly Hathaway, Electrical & Computer Engineering, May 2013 - May 2015
                  Hien Ngyuen, Electrical & Computer Engineering - July 2014
                  Daniel Seltzer, Electrical & Computer Engineering, May 2009 - May 2014
                  Daniel Costinett, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2009 - June 2013