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Biography

Dr. Bimal K. Bose (Life fellow, IEEE) has held the Condra Chair of Excellence (Endowed Chair) in Power Electronics in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 1987, where he was responsible for teaching and research in power electronics and motor drives. Concurrently, he held the positions of Distinguished Scientist (1989-2000) and Chief Scientist (1987-89) of EPRI-Power Electronics Applications Center in Knoxville.

Prior to this, Bose was a research engineer in General Electric's Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY for 11 years (1976-87), Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY for 5 years (1971-1976), and faculty member of Bengal Engineering College (now Bengal Engineering and Science University) for 11 years (1960-71).

Dr. Bose has made extensive research contributions in power electronics and motor drives that include 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 in a large number of industries. He is Honorary Professor of Shanghai University (1991), China University of Mining and Technology (1996), Xian Mining University (1998), Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (2002), and Honorary Adviser of Beijing Power Electronics R&D Center (1990).
He has authored more than 180 technical papers, and holds 21 U.S. Patents. He has authored/edited six books in power electronics: Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 2002), Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives (John 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). Another book Advances and Trends in Power Electronics and Motor Drives (Elsevier) is under publication. He was the Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE “Special Issue on Power Electronics and Motion Control” (August 1994).

He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE since 1995. He has served as Distinguished Lecturer of both IA and IE Societies of the IEEE, and served the IEEE in many positions. He has given invited presentations, keynote addresses and advanced tutorials extensively throughout the world.

Dr. Bose is a recipient of a number of Awards/Honors that include IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education (1997), IEEE Lamme Medal (1996), IEEE-Industrial Electronics Society Eugene Mittelmann Award (for life-time achievement in Power Electronics) (1994), IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award (1994), IEEE-Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award (1993), IEEE Life Fellow (1996), Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal (1970), GE Silver Patent Medal (1986), and GE Publication Award (1985.)