VITA Robert W. Erickson

VITA  Robert W. Erickson
VITA
Robert W. Erickson
Education
California Institute of Technology
Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
Graduate Research Area: Power Electronics
B.S., 1978
M.S., 1980
Ph.D., 1983
Experience
2012
2011
2006 – 2010
1999 – present
2002 – 2006
1998 – 2006
1989 – 1998
1982 – 1989
Professor
ECEE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chief Technology Officer
Phobos Energy, Inc. (on leave from university)
Caroline and Wilfred Slade Professor
ECE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Director
Colorado Power Electronics Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
(co-directs with with D. Maksimovic)
Department Chair
ECE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Professor
ECE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Associate Professor
ECE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Assistant Professor
ECE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Book
R. W. Erickson, Fundamentals of Power Electronics, (First edition) New York: Chapman &
Hall, May 1997, 791 pages.
R. W. Erickson and D. Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics, (Second edition)
Springer Science+Business, December 2000, 910 pages.
Publications: in Transactions with Peer Review
D. Jones and R. Erickson, “Buck-Boost Converter Efficiency Maximization via a
Nonlinear Digital Control Mapping for Adaptive Effective Switching Frequency,” IEEE
Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics,” vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 153165, Sept. 2013 (invited paper).
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D. Jones and R. Erickson, “Probabilistic Analysis of a Generalized Perturb and Observe
Algorithm Featuring Robust Operation in the Presence of Power Curve Traps,” IEEE
Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 2912-2926, June 2013.
S. MacAlpine, R. Erickson, and M. Brandemuehl, “Characterization of Power Optimizer
Potential to Increase Energy Capture in Photovoltaic Systems Operating Under
Nonuniform Conditions,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 6, pp.
2936-2945, June 2013.
D. Jones and R. Erickson, “Analysis of Switching Circuits through Incorporation of a
Generalized Diode Reverse Recovery Model into State Plane Analysis,” IEEE
Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 479-490, Feb. 2013.
D. Jones and R. Erickson, “A Nonlinear State Machine for Dead Zone Avoidance and
Mitigation in a Synchronous Noninverting Buck-Boost Converter,” IEEE Transactions
on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 467-480, Jan. 2013.
D. Friedrichs, R. Erickson, and J. Gilbert, “A New Dual Current-Mode Controller
Improves Power Regulation in Electrosurgical Generators,” IEEE Transactions on
Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 39-44, Jan. 2012.
J. Chen, D. Maksimovic, and R. W. Erickson, “Analysis and Design of a Low-Stress
Buck-Boost Converter in Universal-Input PFC Applications,” IEEE Transactions on
Power Electronics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 320-329, March 2006.
A. Prodic, D. Maksimović, R. W. Erickson, “Dead-zone digital controllers for improved
dynamic response of low harmonic rectifiers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,
vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 173-182, January 2006.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "Variable-Frequency Predictive Digital
Current Mode Control," IEEE Power Electronics Letters, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 113-116,
December 2004.
Y. Zhang, R. Zane, A. Prodic, R. Erickson, and D. Maksimovic, "Online Calibration of
MOSFET On-State Resistance For Precise Current Sensing," IEEE Power Electronics
Letters, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 100-103, September 2004
Y. Yin, R. Zane, J. Glaser, and R. Erickson, “Small-Signal Analysis of FrequencyControlled Electronic Ballasts,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, I:
Fundamental Theory and Applications, special issue on switching and systems, vol. 50,
no. 8, pp. 1103 – 1110, August 2003.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, “High-Performance Front-End Converter
for Avionics Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 462-470, April 2003.
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A. Prodic, J. Chen, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, “Self-Tuning Digitally Controlled
Low-Harmonic Rectifier Having Fast Dynamic Response,” IEEE Transactions on Power
Electronics, special issue on digital control in power electronics circuits and drives, pp.
420-428, January 2003.
J. Chen, A. Prodic, R. Erickson, and D. Maksimovic, “Predictive Digital Current
Programmed Control,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, special issue on digital
control in power electronics circuits and drives, pp. 429-437, January 2003.
D. Maksimovic, R. Erickson, and C. Griesbach, “Modeling of Cross-Regulation in
Converters Containing Coupled Inductors,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,
vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 607-615, July 2000.
M. Madigan, R. Erickson, and E. Ismail, “Integrated High-Quality Rectifier-Regulators,”
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 749-758, August 1999.
R. Erickson, “Dc-Dc Power Converters,” article in Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and
Electronics Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 53-63, 1999.
E. Ismail, C. Oliveira, and R. Erickson, “A Low-Distortion Three-Phase Multiresonant
Boost Rectifier with Zero-Current Switching,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,
vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 718-726, July 1998.
Y. Jang and Robert W. Erickson, “New Single-Switch Three-Phase High Power Factor
Rectifiers Using Multi-Resonant Zero Current Switching,” IEEE Transactions on Power
Electronics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 194-201, Jan. 1998.
Esam Ismail and Robert Erickson, “A New Class of Low Cost Three-Phase High Quality
Recitifiers with Zero Voltage Switching,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.
12, no. 4, pp. 734-742, July 1997.
D. Maksimovic, Y. Jang, and R. Erickson, “Nonlinear-Carrier Control for High Power
Factor Boost Rectifiers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 4, July
1996, pp. 578-584.
E. Ismail and R. Erickson, “Single-Switch 3ø PWM Low Harmonic Rectifiers,” IEEE
Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 2, March 1996, pp. 338-346.
R. Erickson and D. Maksimovic, “High Efficiency DC-DC Converters for BatteryOperated Systems with Energy Management,” Worldwide Wireless Communications,
Annual Reviews on Telecommunications, 1995.
I. A. Khan and R. W. Erickson, “Low-Harmonic Three-Phase Inverters with
Nonpulsating Terminal Currents,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics
Systems, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 634-646, April 1995.
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J. Hong, D. Maksimovic, R.W. Erickson, and I. Khan, “Half-Cycle Control of the Parallel
Resonant Converter Operated as a High Power Factor Rectifier”, IEEE Transactions on
Power Electronics, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-8, January 1995.
Iftikhar Khan and Robert Erickson, “Synthesis and Analysis of Harmonic-Free ThreePhase Inverters,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 567-579,
Nov. 1994.
S. Singer and R.W. Erickson, “Power-Source Element and Its Properties,” IEE
Proceedings - Circuits Devices and Systems, vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 220-226, June 1994.
S. Singer and R. Erickson, “Canonical Modeling of Power Processing Circuits Based on
the POPI Concept,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 7, no. 1, January
1992.
Yungtaek Jang and Robert Erickson, "Physical Origins of Input Filter Oscillations in
Current Programmed Converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 7, no. 4,
pp. 725-733, October 1992.
Arthur Witulski, Adan Hernandez, and Robert Erickson, "Small-Signal Equivalent
Circuit Modeling of Resonant Converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,
January 1991.
Stephen W. Anderson, Robert W. Erickson, and Ronald A. Martin, “An Improved
Automotive Power Distribution System Using Nonlinear Resonant Switch Converters,”
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, January 1991.
Robert Erickson, Adan Hernandez, Arthur Witulski, and Renjie Xu, “A Nonlinear
Resonant Switch,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 242-252,
April 1989.
Arthur Witulski and Robert Erickson, "Extension of State-Space Averaging to Resonant
Switches– and Beyond," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 98109, January 1990.
S. D. Johnson, A. F. Witulski, and R. W. Erickson, "A Comparison of Resonant
Topologies in High Voltage Applications," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and
Electronic Systems, Vol. AES-24, No. 3, pp. 263-274, July 1988.
Art Witulski and Robert Erickson, "Design of the Series Resonant Converter for
Minimum Component Stress," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
vol. AES-22, no. 4, pp. 356-363, July 1986.
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S. Johnson and R. W. Erickson, "Steady-State Analysis and Design of the Parallel
Resonant Converter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 93104, Jan. 1988.
Art Witulski and Robert Erickson, "Steady-State Analysis of the Series Resonant
Converter," IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. AES-21, No. 6, pp.
791-799, Nov. 1985.
I. Horowitz, M. Sidi, and R. Erickson, "Quantitative Feedback Synthesis for Nonlinear
Switched-Mode Uncertain Regulators," International Journal of Electronics, Vol. 57,
No. 4, pp. 461-476, Oct. 1984.
Publications: Other
Steven G. Trabert and Robert W. Erickson, "Steady-State Analysis of the Duty Cycle
Controlled Series Resonant Converter", reprinted in Recent Advances in Resonant
Converters, K. Sum (ed), Intertec Communications Inc., May 1 1988.
Arthur F. Witulski and Robert W. Erickson, "Small Signal AC Equivalent Circuit
Modelling of the Series Resonant Converter," reprinted in Recent Advances in Resonant
Converters, K. Sum (ed), Intertec Communications Inc., May 1 1988.
Art Witulski and Robert Erickson, "Design of the Series Resonant Converter for
Minimum Component Stress," reprinted in Recent Advances in Resonant Converters, K.
Sum (ed), Intertec Communications Inc., May 1 1988.
Publications: Papers Published in Reviewed Conference Proceedings
S. MacAlpine, C. Deline, M. Brandemuehl, and R. Erickson, “Measured module
performance variation and the opportunity for distributed power electronics: analysis of
27 PV arrays in the southwestern US,” IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
(PVSC), Tampa FL, June 2013.
S. MacAlpine, C. Deline, R. Erickson, and M. Brandemuehl, “Module Mismatch Loss
and Recoverable Power in Unshaded PV Installations,” 38th IEEE Photovoltaic
Specialists Conference (PVSC), June 2012.
S. MacAlpine, M. Brandemuehl, and R. Erickson, “Beyond the Module Model and Into
the Array: Mismatch in Series Strings,” 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
(PVSC), June 2012.
S. MacAlpine, M. Brandemuehl, and R. Erickson, “Potential for Recoverable Power:
Simulated Use of Distributed Power Converters and Various Levels in Partially Shaded
Photovoltaic Arrays,” 27th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
(PVSEC), Sept. 2011.
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D. Friedrichs, R. Erickson, and J. Gilbert, “A New System Architecture Improves Output
Power Regulation in Electrosurgical Generators,” 33rd Annual International IEEE
Engineering In Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Aug. 2011.
S. MacAlpine, M. Brandemuehl, L. Linares, and R. Erickson, “Analysis of Potential for
Mitigation of Building-Integrated PV Array Shading Losses Through Use of Distributed
Power Converters,” ASME Fourth International Conference on Energy Sustainability,
July 2010.
R. Erickson and A. Rogers, “A Microinverter for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics,”
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, Feb. 2009, pp. 911-917.
L. Linares, R. Erickson, S. MacAlpine, and M. Brandemuehl, “Improved Energy Capture
in Series String Photovoltaics via Smart Distributed Power Electronics,” IEEE Applied
Power Electronics Conference, Feb. 2009, pp. 904-910.
S. MacAlpine, M. Brandemuehl, L. Linares, and R. Erickson, “Effect of Distributed
Power Conversion on the Annual Performance of Building-Integrated PV Arrays with
Complex Roof Geometries,” ASME Third International Conference on Energy
Sustainability, July 2009.
S. Angkititrakul and R. Erickson, “Capacitor Voltage Balancing Control for a Modular
Matrix Converter,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pp. 1659-1665, March
2006.
D. Maksimović, R. Zane, R. Erickson, “Advances in practical high-performance digital
control,” invited paper, Digital Power Forum, September 2005.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimović, R. Erickson, “Improving efficiency of the active-clamped
SEPIC rectifier at high line frequencies,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference
and Exposition 2005, vol. 2, pp. 1152-1157, March 6-10, 2005.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimović, R. Erickson, “DSP implementation of a single-cycle
predictive current controller in a boost PFC rectifier,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference and Exposition 2005, vol. 2, pp. 837-842, March 6-10, 2005.
D. Maksimovic, R. Zane, R. Erickson, "Impact of digital control in power electronics,"
IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & ICs, invited paper,
Kitakyushu, Japan, May 2004.
S. Angkititrakul and R. Erickson, "Control and Implementation of a New Modular Matrix
Converter," IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, February 2004.
L. Petersen and R. Erickson, “Reduction of Voltage Stresses in Buck-Boost Type Power
Factor Correctors Operating in Boundary Conduction Mode,” IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference, February 2003.
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A. Prodic, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, “Digital Controller Chip Set for Isolated DC
Power Supplies,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, February 2003.
A. Prodic, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, “Dead-Zone Digital Controller for Improved
Dynamic Response of Power Factor Preregulators,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, February 2003.
A. Prodic, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, “Digitally Controlled Low-Harmonic
Rectifier Having Fast Dynamic Responses,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, March 2002.
Y. Yan, R. Zane, R. Erickson, and J. Glaser, “Dynamic Analysis of Frequency-Controlled
Electronic Ballasts, “ IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, October 2002.
J. Chen, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "A New Low-Stress Buck-Boost Converter for
Universal-Input PFC Applications," IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference,
February 2001.
K. Changtong, R. Erickson, and D. Maksimovic, "A Comparison of the Ladder and FullOrder Models," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, June 2001.
J. Chen, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "Buck-Boost PWM Converters Having Two
Independently Controlled Switches," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference,
June 2001.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "High-Performance Front-End Converter
for Avionics Applications," Proc. Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion Conference,
Sept. 2001.
R. Erickson and O. Al Naseem, "A New Family of Matrix Converters," IEEE Industrial
Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON 01), Nov. 2001.
J. Chen, R. Erickson, and D. Maksimovic, "Averaged Switch Modeling of Boundary
Conduction Mode DC-to-DC Converters," Proc. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Annual Conference (IECON 01), Nov. 2001.
A. Prodic, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "Design and Implementation of a Digital
PWM Controller for a High- Frequency Switching DC-to-DC Power Converter," Proc.
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON 01), Nov. 2001.
P. Athalye, D. Maksimovic, and R. Erickson, "Averaged Switch Modeling of ActiveClamped Converters," Proc. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference
(IECON 01), Nov. 2001.
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O. Al-Naseem and R. Erickson, “Prediction of Switching Loss Variations by Averaged
Switch Modeling,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, February 2000.
R. Erickson, “Optimal Single-Resistor Damping of Input Filters,” IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference, March 1999.
D. Maksimovic and R. Erickson, “Modeling of Cross Regulation in Multiple-Output
Flyback Converters,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, March 1999.
R. Erickson and D. Maksimovic, “A Multiple-Winding Magnetics Model Having
Directly Measurable Parameters,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, May
1998.
D. Maksimovic, R. Erickson, and C. Griesbach, “Modeling of Cross-Regulation in
Converters Containing Coupled Inductors,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference,
pp. 350-356, Feb. 1998.
Robert W. Erickson, “Advances in Averaged Switch Modeling,” SOBRAEP/IEEE Fourth
Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, December 1997, invited paper and tutorial
seminar.
R. W. Erickson, “Some Topologies of High Quality Rectifiers,” IEEE Conference on
Energy, Power, and Motion Control, May 5-6 1997, Tel-Aviv Israel, invited keynote
paper.
Y. Jang and R. Erickson, “Design and Experimental Results of a 6kW Single-Switch
Three-Phase High Power Factor Rectifier Using Multi-Resonant Zero Current
Switching,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 1996 Record, pp. 524-530.
D. Maksimovic, Y. Jang, and R. Erickson, “Nonlinear-Carrier Control for High Power
Factor Boost Rectifiers,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 1995 Record, pp.
635-641.
D. Maksimovic and R. Erickson, “Universal-Input High-Power-Factor Boost Doubler
Rectifiers,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 1995 Record, pp. 459-465.
E. Ismail, C. Oliveira, and R. Erickson, “A Low Distortion Three-Phase Multi-Resonant
Boost Rectifier with Zero Current Switching,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, 1995 Record, March 1995, pp. 849-855.
B. Arbetter, R. Erickson, and D. Maksimovic, “DC-DC Converter Design for BatteryOperated Systems,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1995 Record, June
1995, pp. 103-109.
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E. Ismail and R. Erickson, “Application of One-Cycle Control to Three-Phase High
Quality Resonant Rectifier,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1995
Record, June 1995.
Y. Jang and Robert W. Erickson, “New Single-Switch Three-Phase High Power Factor
Rectifiers Using Multi-Resonant Zero Current Switching,” IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference, 1994 Record, pp. 711-717, March 1994.
M.A. Johnston and R.W. Erickson, “Reduction of Voltage Stress in the Full Bridge
BIBRED by Duty Ratio and Phase Shift Control,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, 1994 Record, March 1994.
Jiatian Hong, Dragan Maksimovic, Robert Erickson, and Iftikhar Khan, “Half-Cycle
Control of the Parallel Resonant Converter Operated as a High Power Factor Rectifier,”
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 1994 Record, March 1994.
Yungtaek Jang and Robert Erickson, “New Quasi- and Multi-Resonant Integrated
Magnetic Zero Voltage Switching Converters,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference, 1993 Record, June 1993.
Jiatian Hong, Esam Ismail, Robert Erickson, and Iftikhar Khan, “Design of the Parallel
Resonant Converter as a Low Harmonic Rectifier,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, 1993 Record, March 1993.
Esam Ismail and Robert Erickson, “A New Class of Low Cost Three-Phase High Quality
Recitifiers with Zero Voltage Switching,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference,
1993 Record, March 1993.
E. F. Fuchs, A. A. Fardoun, P. W. Carlin, and R. W. Erickson, “Permanent-Magnet
Machines for Operation with Large Speed Variations,” Proceedings of Windpower 1992,
October 1992.
Esam Ismail and Robert W. Erickson, “A Single Transistor Three Phase Resonant Switch
for High Quality Rectification,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1992
Record, pp. 1341-1351, June 1992.
Michael Madigan, Robert Erickson, and Esam Ismail, “Integrated High Quality RectifierRegulators,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1992 Record, pp. 10431051, June 1992.
S. Singer and R. Erickson, “On the buffering condition implied by the stabilization of the
output of switched-mode converters,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference,
1992 Record, pp. 1197-1201, vol. 2, June 1992.
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S. Singer and R. Erickson, “Control-implied input/output buffering of power conservative
two-port networks,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS
’92), pp. 1911-1913, vol. 4, 1992.
Yungtaek Jang and Robert Erickson, "Physical Origins of Input Filter Oscillations in
Current Programmed Converters," IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 1991
Record, March 1991.
A.F. Hernandez, R.W. Erickson, S. Lofton, and P. Anderson, “A Large Signal Computer
Model for the Series Resonant Converter,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference, 1991 Record, pp. 737-744, June 1991.
P.M. Anderson, S.E. Lofton, R.W. Erickson, A.F. Hernandez, and G.L. Fronista,
“Requirements and Design of a 30 kW Dc-Dc Converter for Space-Based Radar
Applications,” 26th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, vol. 2, pp.
184-189, 1991.
Robert Erickson, Michael Madigan, and Sigmund Singer, “Design of a Simple High
Power Factor Rectifier Based on the Flyback Converter,” IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference, 1990 Record, pp. 792-801, March 1990.
Stephen W. Anderson, Robert W. Erickson, and Ronald A. Martin, “An Improved
Automotive Power Distribution System Using Nonlinear Resonant Switch Converters,”
IEEE/SAE Workshop on Automotive Power Electronics, August 1989.
Robert Erickson, Adan Hernandez, Arthur Witulski, and Renjie Xu, “A Nonlinear
Resonant Switch,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1989 Record, pp. 4350, June 1989.
Arthur Witulski and Robert Erickson, "Extension of State-Space Averaging to Resonant
Switches– and Beyond," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1989 Record,
pp. 476-483, June 1989.
Steven G. Trabert and Robert W. Erickson, "Steady-State Analysis of the Duty Cycle
Controlled Series Resonant Converter", IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference,
1987 Record, pp. 545-556.
Arthur F. Witulski and Robert W. Erickson, "Small Signal AC Equivalent Circuit
Modelling of the Series Resonant Converter," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference, 1987 Record, pp. 693-704.
S. D. Johnson, A. F. Witulski, and R. W. Erickson, "A Comparison of Resonant
Topologies in High Voltage Applications," IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference,
1987 Proceedings, pp. 145-156.
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I. Khan and R. W. Erickson, "Control of Switched-Mode Converter Harmonic-Free
Terminal Waveforms through Internal Energy Storage," IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference, 1986 Record, pp. 13-26, June 1986.
S. Johnson and R. W. Erickson, "Steady-State Analysis and Design of the Parallel
Resonant Converter," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1986 Record, pp.
154-165, June 1986
Robert Erickson, "Synthesis of Switched-Mode Converters," IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference, 1983 Record, pp. 9-22.
Robert Erickson, Slobodan Cuk, and R. D. Middlebrook, "Large Signal Analysis and
Design of Switching Regulators," IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 1982
Record, pp. 240-250.
Robert Erickson and R. D. Middlebrook, "Origins of Harmonic Distortion in Switching
Amplifiers," Proceedings Fourth Annual International PCI '82 Conference, pp. 567-582,
March 1982.
Robert Erickson, Bill Behen, R. D. Middlebrook, and Slobodan Cuk, "Characterization of
Power MOSFET's in Switching Converters," Proceedings Seventh National Solid-State
Power Conversion Conference (Powercon 7), pp. D4.1-D4.17, March 1980.
Slobodan Cuk and Robert Erickson, "A Conceptually New High-Frequency SwitchedMode Amplifier Technique Eliminates Current Ripple," Proceedings Fifth National
Solid-State Power Conversion Conference (Powercon 5), pp. G3.1-G3.22, May 1978.
Papers Accepted: in press
Y. Levron, H. Kim, and R. Erickson, “Design of EMI Filters Having Low Harmonic
Distortion in High Power Factor Rectifiers,” accepted for publication in IEEE
Transactions on Power Electronics.
R. White, G. Miller, B. Dudman, and R. Erickson, "Recent Developments in GaAs Power
Switching Devices Including Device Modeling," IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conference, March 2014.
Conference Tutorial Seminars, Workshops, and Other Presentations
S. MacAlpine, M. Brandemuehl, and R. Erickson, “Quantifying mismatch losses in small
arrays,” Sandia PV Performance Modeling Workshop, Santa Clara, CA, May 1-2 2013.
R. Erickson, “The Future of Photovoltaic Power Electronics,” IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference, invited presentation, Feb 2009.
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R Erickson, "Directions in Power Conditioning," NREL NWTC Drivetrain Workshop,
invited presentation, 10/1/04.
R. Erickson, "Future Directions in Wind Power Conversion Electronics," Stanford Global
Climate and Energy Project, Wind power workshop, invited presentation, April 26, 2004.
R. Erickson, D. Maksimovic, and R. Zane, "Advancing Digital Control of SwitchedMode Converters," special presentation session on current topics in power electronics
research, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, February 2004.
Robert Erickson and Dragan Maksimovic, “A Primer on Simulation, Modeling, and
Design of the Control Loops of Switching Regulators,” tutorial seminar presented at
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, February 2003.
Robert Erickson, “Variable-Speed Wind Generation and Related Power Electronics,”
IEEE joint PES/IAS Denver chapter meeting, 5/20/99.
Robert Erickson and Dragan Maksimovic, “Cross-Regulation Mechanisms in MultipleOutput Forward and Flyback Converters,” tutorial seminar presented at IEEE Applied
Power Electronics Conference, March 1999.
Dragan Maksimovic and Robert Erickson, “Advances in Averaged Switch Modeling and
Simulation,” tutorial seminar presented at IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference, June 1999.
Robert Erickson, “Tutorial Seminars on Machines, Power Semiconductors, and
Converters,” National Wind Technology Center, NREL, Rocky Flats CO, August 1995.
Robert Erickson, “High Efficiency DC-DC Converters for Battery-Operated Systems”,
invited seminar at Fluke Engineering Conference, May 4, 1994.
Robert Erickson, Renjie Xu, and Adan Hernandez, "Magnetics in Nonlinear Resonant
Switch Converters," tutorial session at High Frequency Power Conversion Conference,
May 1989, Naples Florida. Reprinted in Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion,
Intertec Communications, vol. 15, no. 9, pp.112-114, Sept. 1989.
Robert Erickson, "The Nonlinear Resonant Switch in Automotive Applications," GM
Power Conversion Summit Meeting, GM Research Labs, Warren MI, September 1989.
Awards and Recognition
Fellow of the IEEE
Fellow of CU/NREL Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)
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Received IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award for 1996, for
the paper “Nonlinear Carrier Control for High-Power-Factor Boost Rectifier,”
published in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 4, July 1996.
Received Best Poster Award for PVSC paper, “Module Mismatch Loss and Recoverable
Power in Unshaded PV Installations,” 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists
Conference (PVSC), June 2012.
Received Best Presentation award for IECON paper, "Design and Implementation of a
Digital PWM Controller for a High- Frequency Switching DC-to-DC Power
Converter," Proc. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference
(IECON 01), Nov. 2001.
Received Best Presentation award for IECON paper, "A New Family of Matrix
Converters," IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON
01), Nov. 2001.
Received Best Use of Graphics Award and Best Session Award for Powercon 7 paper,
"Characterization and Implementation of Power MOSFET's in Switching
Converters," March 1980.
Received Best Session Award for Powercon 5 paper, "A Conceptually New High
Frequency Switched-Mode Amplifier Eliminates Current Ripple," May 1978.
Member, Eta Kappa Nu.
Teaching
Courses taught:
ECEN 2260 – Circuits and Electronics 2
ECEN 2830 – Electronics Design Laboratory
ECEN 3170 – Energy Conversion
ECEN 3030 – Electric and Electronic Circuits (nonmajors)
ECEN 4138 – Introduction to Control System Analysis
ECEN 4458 – Process Control Lab
ECEN 4517 – Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Lab
ECEN 5797 – Introduction to Power Electronics
ECEN 5807 – Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Systems
ECEN 5817 – Resonant and Soft Switching Techniques in Power Electronics
ECEN 5913 – Introduction to Intelligent Machines and Systems
Coursera (MOOC) course: Introduction to Power Electronics
Short Courses:
1. “Modelling and Analysis of Switched-Mode Converters”
2. “Advanced Modelling of Switched-Mode Converters”
3. “Resonant Power Conversion”
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6.
7.
“High Quality Rectification”
“Converter Modeling and Analysis”
“Advanced Power Supply Design”
“Power Electronics System Modeling and Simulation”
Patents (Granted)
D. Maksimovic, J. Chen, A. Prodic, and R. Erickson, “Predictive Digital Current
Controller for Switching Power Controller,” U.S. Patent 7,148,669 B2, Dec. 12, 2006.
R. Erickson, O. Alnaseem, and L. Fingersh, “Variable-Speed Wind Power System with
Improved Energy Capture via Multilevel Conversion,” U.S. Patent 6,900,998 B2, May 31
2005.
R. Erickson and D. Maksimovic, “Universal-Input Rectifiers with High-Power Factor
Boost Doublers,” U.S. Patent No. 5,383,109, 1995.
R. Erickson, Y. Jang, and D. Maksimovic, “Nonlinear-Carrier Controllers for High
Power Factor Rectifiers,” U.S. Patent No. 5,867,379, February 2, 1999.
R. W. Erickson, "Nonlinear Resonant Switch and Converter," U.S. Patent No. 4,829,232,
May 9, 1989.
R. W. Erickson and I. A. Khan, "DC-to-Three-Phase AC Switched Mode Converter,"
U.S. Patent No. 4,677,539, June 30, 1987.
R. W. Erickson, Jr. and G. R. Stevens, "Disc Drive System," U.S. Patent No. 4,237,502,
Dec. 2, 1980.
R. W. Erickson, Sr. and R. W. Erickson, Jr., "Disc File System with Improved Seek
Control," U.S. Patent No. 4,125,882, Nov. 14, 1978.
Professional Activities
Session Chair, IEEE PVSC, June 2013.
Program Chair, IEEE COMPEL, 2010.
Member of Scientific Committee, EPMC’97.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1993-94.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and
Electronic Systems.
Member of Program Committees of 1989-2001, 2006-2007 IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conferences
Publicity Chair, 2007 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Member of Program Committees of 1999-2005 IEEE Applied Power Electronics
Conferences
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Member of Program Committee of IEEJ International Power Electronics Conference—
Tokyo 2000
Organizer of rap session on resonant power conversion, 1989 IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference
Session chairman, “Resonant Converters,” 1989 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference
Tutorial session chairman, “High Power Factor Rectifiers,” 1990 IEEE Applied Power
Electronics Conference
Session chariman, “High Frequency Resonant Converters,” 1990 IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference
Member of rap session panel, “Is APEC Serving the Needs of Its Constituents and Living
Up to Its Name?” 1999 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference.
Member of rap session panel, “How Do You Put the Power in a Power Engineer?” 1998
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference.
Member of rap session panel, "Trends in Power Electronics," 1990 IEEE IECON
Session chairman, “High Frequency Power Conversion,” 1992 IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference
Session chairman, “Inverter Control,” 1992 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists
Conference
Session chairman, “Zero Voltage Switching PWM,” 1993 IEEE Power Electronics
Specialists Conference.
Session chairman, 2001 IEEE IECON.
Major Internal Service
ECE Department Chair, 2002 – 2006
ECE Executive Committee: member, 1999 – 2002.
College of Engineering First Level Review Committee: member, 1998 – 2000; Chairman,
2000 – 2001.
ECE Curriculum Committee: member, 1997 – 2000; Chairman, 2000 – 2002. As
chairman, developed ECE assessment processes and revised degree program
objectives for ABET 2000 accreditation. Wrote reports for ABET interim visits of
Feb. and Oct. 2001.
Developed Professional Certificate program in Power Electronics, operated through ECE
Dept and CAETE, 2001-present.
Founded and directed the Colorado Power Electronics Center, 1999 – present (with D.
Maksimovic).
Graduate Thesis Committees– Serving as Major Advisor (completed)
1.
George D. Reyes, "The D3C: A New Converter," M.S. Thesis, 1984.
2.
Arthur F. Witulski, "Steady State Analysis and Design of the Series Resonant Converter,"
M.S. Thesis, 1986.
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3.
Steven D. Johnson, "Steady State Analysis of the Parallel Resonant Converter," M.S.
Thesis, 1986.
4.
Eric Kronwall, "An Investigation of a Three-Phase Harmonic-Free Switched-Mode
Converter," M.S. Thesis, 1986.
5.
Iftikhar A. Khan, "Synthesis and Analysis of Harmonic-Free AC Switched-Mode
Converters," Ph.D. Thesis, 1986.
6.
Steven G. Trabert, "Steady State Analysis of the Variable Duty Cycle Series Resonant
Converter," M.S. Thesis, 1987.
7.
Tahar Zebbadji, "Voltage Sharing via Feedback for DC Series Connection of SwitchedMode Converters," M.S. Thesis, 1987.
8.
Christos Philippou, "A Computer Package for the Steady-State Analysis of Three-Phase
AC Line Filter / Rectifier Systems," M.S. Thesis, 1987.
9.
Ming-Ying Zhou, "Steady State Analysis of Three-Phase Line Filters with Embedded
Rectifiers," M.S. Thesis, 1988.
10.
Adan Hernandez, "Dynamic Analysis of the Parallel Resonant Converter," M.S. Thesis,
1988.
11.
Arthur F. Witulski, "Small-Signal Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Resonant Power
Converters," Ph.D. Thesis, Dec. 1988.
12.
Renjie Xu, "Synthesis and Analysis of Nonlinear Resonant Switched Converters and
Linear Resonant Switched Inverters," Ph.D. Thesis, December 1990.
13.
Adan F. Hernandez, "Modelling and Analysis of Resonant Converters With Applications
to the Design of Aerospace Power Systems," Ph.D. Thesis, July 1991.
14.
Yungtaek Jang, “Physical Origins of Input Filter Oscillations in Current-Programmed
Converters,” M.S. Thesis, December 1991.
15.
Michael Madigan, Ph.D Thesis, “Integrated High Quality Rectifier-Regulators”, August
1992.
16.
Esam Ismail, Ph.D. Thesis, “Three-Phase High Quality Rectification,” August 1993.
17.
Mark Johnston, M.S. Thesis, “Full Bridge Boost Integrated With Buck Rectifier/Energy
Storage/Dc Regulator,” August 1993.
18.
Luis Golcher, M.S. Thesis, “Theoretical Study of the Three-Phase Buck-Type ZeroCurrent-Switching Resonant Rectifier,” May 1994.
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19.
Yungtaek Jang, Ph.D. Thesis, “Application of Resonant Technique for Three Phase High
Power Factor Rectification and Integrated Magnetic Converters,” April 1995.
20.
Reza Kazi, M.S. Thesis, “Designing a Highly Efficient Converter which has Wide Use in
Telecommunications Products,” 1996.
21.
Osama Al-Naseem, Ph.D. Thesis, “Modeling and Space-Vector Control of a Novel
Multilevel Matrix Converter for a Variable-Speed Wind Power Generator,” April 2001.
22.
Khaled Al Mazeedi, Ph.D. Thesis, “Modeling and Control of the Currents and Capacitor
Voltages of a Novel Multilevel Matrix Converter,” December 2005.
23.
Sitthipong Angkititrakul, Ph.D. Thesis, “Control and Implementation of a Multilevel
Matrix Converter,” January 2006.
24.
Leonor Linares, M.S. Thesis, “Design and Implementation of Module Integrated
Converters for Series Connected Photovoltaic Strings,” May 2009.
25.
Daniel Friedrichs, Ph.D. Thesis, “Current-Programmed Mode Control Strategies for
Electrosurgical Generators,” Nov. 2011.
26.
David C. Jones, Ph.D. Thesis, “Control Techniques for the Maximization of Power
Converter Robustness and Efficiency in a Parallel Photovoltaic Architecture,” April
2013.
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