Regan A. Zane

Regan A. Zane
R. Zane – CV
Regan A. Zane
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0425
Phone: 303-735-1560, Fax: 208-955-1867, e-mail: [email protected], http://ecee.colorado.edu/~zane
EDUCATION
Institution
Degree
Year
Field of Study
University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D.
1999
Electrical Engineering
1998
1996
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Dissertation title, “Development, analysis, and implementation of
an ASIC controller for single-phase power factor correction.”
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S. (GPA: 4.0)
B.S. (GPA: 4.0)
RESEARCH INTERESTS
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All aspects of design and control of high efficiency, high frequency, high power density, and high
performance dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac power converters in emerging applications, e.g. 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 multiinput, 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
EMPLOYMENT
2008 – present Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering,
University of Colorado at Boulder
2001 – 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of
Colorado at Boulder
1999 – 2001
Senior Research Scientist, Electronic Power Conversion, Corporate Research &
Development Center, General Electric, Niskayuna, NY. Principle researcher in area of
custom integrated circuits for power management applications within GE businesses with an
emphasis on miniature controllers for energy efficient lighting systems.
1999
Graduate Part Time Instructor (GPTI), Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
HONORS AND AWARDS
2011
Selected member of the 2012-2013 Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG), Institute for
Defense Analyses (IDA), US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2011
Holland Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2009
IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Letter Award
2008
IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics
Engineer Award
2008
Coleman Institute Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship
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2008
John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2007
IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Letter Award
2007
Senior Member, IEEE
2006
Provost Faculty Achievement Award, University of Colorado
2006
Inventor of the Year Award, Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado
2006
IEEE MTT Microwave Prize for best journal paper
2004
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award Recipient
2001
Six-Sigma Green Belt Certificate, GE Corporate Research and Development.
2001
Manager’s Award, General Electric Corporate Research and Development.
1993 – 1998
Member Dean’s list, University of Colorado.
1995 – 1996
Marcellus and Geraldine Merrill Scholarship, University of Colorado.
1992
National DECA competition, 2nd place in marketing and business.
PUBLICATION RECORD
Journals (published or in press)
See http://ece.colorado.edu/~zane
[1]
E. Falkenstein, D. Costinett, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Far-field RF-powered variable duty-cycle wireless sensor
platform,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 822 – 826, Dec. 2011.
[2]
L. Corradini, D. Seltzer, D. Bloomquist, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, B. Jacobson, “Minimum current operation of
bi-directional dual-bridge series resonant DC/DC converters,” in press, IEEE Trans. Power Electron., accepted
Dec. 2011.
[3]
V. Lopez, A. Navarro, R. Schnell, C. Branas, F. Azcondo, R. Zane, “Current phase surveillance in resonant
converters for electric discharge applications to assure operation in zero-voltage-switching mode,” in press, IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., Nov. 2011, available online IEEE early access.
[4]
C. Branas, F. Azcondo, R. Zane, “Power-mode control of multiphase resonant electronic ballast,” IEEE Trans.
Ind. Electron., vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 1770 – 1778, Apr. 2012.
[5]
Q. Hu, R. Zane, “Minimizing required energy storage in off-line LED drivers based on series-input converter
modules,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., Vol. 26, No. 10, pp. 2887 – 2895, Oct. 2011.
[6]
L. Corradini, A. Bjeletic, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Fully digital hysteretic modulator for DC-DC switching
converters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 2969 – 2979, Oct. 2011.
[7]
T. Paing, E. Falkenstein, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Custom IC for ultra-low power RF energy scavenging,” IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1620 – 1626, Jun. 2011.
[8]
D. Maksimovic, R. Zane, L. Corradini, "Advances in digital control for high-frequency switched-mode power
converters," Power Electronics monthly, sponsored by Xi'an Power Electronics Research Institute, China, vol.
44, no. 12, pp. 2-19, serial no. 217, Dec. 2010.
[9]
F. Diaz, F. Azcondo, C. Branas, R. Casanueva, R. Zane, “Digitally controlled low-frequency square-wave
electronic ballast with resonant ignition and power loop,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 2222 – 2232,
Nov. 2010.
[10] M. Doshi, R. Zane, “Control of solid state lamps using a multiphase pulse width modulation technique,” IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1894 – 1904, Jul. 2010.
[11] A. Dolgov, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Power management system for online low power RF energy harvesting
optimization,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst., vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1802 – 1811, Jul. 2010.
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[12] Q. Hu, R. Zane, “LED driver circuit with series-input-connected converter cells operating in continuous
conduction mode,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 574 – 582, Mar. 2010.
[13] J. Morroni, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “An Online Stability Margin Monitor for Digitally Controlled SwitchedMode Power Supplies,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 2639 – 2648, Nov. 2009.
[14] J. Morroni, L. Corradini, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Adaptive tuning of switched-mode power supplies operating
in discontinuous and continuous conduction modes,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 2603 –
2611, Nov. 2009.
[15] M. Shirazi, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “An Auto-tuning Digital Controller for DC-DC Power Converters Based
on On-line Frequency Response Measurement,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 2578 – 2588,
Nov. 2009.
[16] M. Doshi, R. Zane, F. Azcondo, “Low frequency architecture for multi-lamp CCFL systems with capacitive
ignition,” IEEE J. Displ. Technol., vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 152 – 161, May 2009.
[17] J. Morroni, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Design and implementation of an adaptive tuning system based on desired
phase margin for digitally controlled DC-DC converters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 559 –
564, Feb. 2009.
*Received IEEE Power Electronic Society 2009 Prize Transactions Letter Award
[18] M. Shirazi, J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Integration of frequency response measurement
capabilities in digital controllers for DC-DC converters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 2524 –
2535, Sep. 2008.
[19] F. Javier Diaz, F. J. Azcondo, Ch. Branas, R. Casanueva, R. Zane, “Digital control of a low-frequency squarewave electronic ballast with resonant ignition,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., vol. 55, no. 9, pp. 3180 – 3191, Sep.
2008.
[20] Y. Yin and R. Zane, “Dual low-voltage IC design for high-voltage floating gate drives,” IEEE Trans. Circuits
Syst. I, Reg. Papers, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 1751 – 1758, Sep. 2008.
[21] T. Carosa, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Scalable digital multiphase modulator,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron.,
Lett., vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 2201-2205, Jul. 2008.
[22] T. Paing, J. Shin, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Resistor emulation approach to low-power RF energy harvesting,” IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1494 – 1501, May 2008.
[23] Y. Yin, M. Shirazi, R. Zane, “Electronic ballast control IC with digital phase control and lamp current
regulation,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 11 – 18, Jan. 2008.
[24] D. Maksimović, R. Zane, “Small-signal discrete-time modeling of digitally controlled DC-DC converters,” IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., Lett., vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 2552 – 2556, Nov. 2007.
*Received the 2007 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Letter Award.
[25] X. Zhao, T. Qian, G. Mei, C. Kwan, C. Walsh, T. Paing, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Active health monitoring of an
aircraft wing with an embedded piezoelectric sensor/actuator network: II. Wireless approaches,” Smart Mater.
Struct. 16 (2007) 1218 – 1225.
[26] F.J. Azcondo, R. Zane, Ch. Brañas, “Design of resonant inverters for optimal efficiency over lamp life in
electronic ballast with phase control,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., special issue on lighting, vol. 22, no. 3, pp.
815 – 823, May 2007.
[27] S. Johnson, R. Zane, “Custom spectral shaping for EMI reduction in high frequency inverters and ballasts,” IEEE
Trans. Power Electron., vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1499 – 1505, Nov. 2005.
[28] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “System identification of power converters with digital control through crosscorrelation methods,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 1093 – 1099, Sep. 2005.
[29] Y. Zhang, R. Zane, R. Erickson, D. Maksimović, A. Prodic “On-line calibration of MOSFET switch on-state
resistance for precise current sensing,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., Lett., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 100 – 103, Sep.
2004.
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[30] Y. Yin, R. Zane, R. Erickson, J. Glaser, “Direct modeling of envelope dynamics in resonant inverters,” IEE
Electron. Lett., vol. 40, no. 13, pp. 834 – 836, Jun. 2004.
[31] Y. Yin, R. Zane, “Digital phase control for resonant inverters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., Lett., vol. 2, no. 2,
pp. 51 – 53, June 2004.
[32] J. Hagerty, F. Helmbrecht, W. McCalpin, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Recycling ambient microwave energy with
broadband rectenna arrays,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 1014 – 1024, Mar. 2004.
*Received the 2006 IEEE MTT Microwave Prize for best journal paper.
[33] Y. Yin, R. Zane, J. Glaser, R. Erickson, “Small-signal analysis of frequency-controlled electronic ballasts,” IEEE
Trans. Circuits Syst. I: Fundam. Theory and Appl., vol. 50, No. 8, pp. 1103 – 1110, Aug. 2003.
[34] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Nonlinear-carrier control for high-power-factor rectifiers based on up-down switching
converters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 213 – 221, Mar. 1998.
Full Conference Papers with Peer Review (published or in press)
See http://ece.colorado.edu/~zane
[1]
D. Costinett, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Automatic voltage and dead time control for optimal efficiency in an
unregulated dual active bridge converter,” in press, IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Orlando, FL, Feb. 5
– 9, 2012.
[2]
Q. Hu, R. Zane, “Off-line LED driver with bidirectional second stage for reduced energy storage,” in Proc. IEEE
Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2011), Phoenix, AZ, Sep. 17 – 22, 2011, pp. 2302 – 2309.
[3]
D. Seltzer, L. Corradini, D. Bloomquist, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Small signal phasor modeling of dual active
bridge series resonant DC/DC converters with multi-angle phase shift modulation,” in Proc. IEEE Energy
Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2011), Phoenix, AZ, Sep. 17 – 22, 2011, pp. 2757 – 2764.
[4]
L. Corradini, D. Seltzer, D. Bloomquist, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, B. Jacobson, “Zero voltage switching
technique for bi-directional DC/DC converters,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
(ECCE 2011), Phoenix, AZ, Sep. 17 – 22, 2011, pp. 2215 – 2222.
[5]
R. Schnell, R. Zane, F. J. Azcondo, “Improved performance of low frequency square wave ballasts using soft
saturation magnetic cores and digital control techniques,” in Proc. International Power Conversion and Drive
Conference (IPCDC), St. Petersburg, Russia, June 8 – 9, 2011.
[6]
V. Lopez, A. Navarro-Crespin, R. Schnell, C. Branas, F. Azcondo, R. Zane, “Inductor size reduction and phase
surveillance in resonant electronic ballast,” in Proc. International Power Conversion and Drive Conference
(IPCDC), St. Petersburg, Russia, June 8 – 9, 2011.
[7]
L. Corradini, A. Bjeletic, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Specifications-driven design space boundaries for point-ofload converters,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 6 – 11, 2011, pp. 1166
– 1173.
[8]
D. Costinett, H. Nguyen, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “GaN-FET based dual active bridge DC-DC converter,” in
Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 6 – 11, 2011, pp. 1425 – 1432.
[9]
T. Paing, R. Zane, “Design and optimization of adaptive non-linear piezoelectric energy harvester,” in Proc.
IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 6 – 11, 2011, pp. 412 – 418.
[10] D. Costinett, E. Falkenstein, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “RF-powered variable duty cycle wireless sensor,” in Proc,
IEEE European Microwave Conference, Paris, France, Sep. 28 – 30, 2010, pp. 41 – 44.
[11] R. Schnell, R. Zane, “HID lamp driver with phase controlled resonant-mode ignition detection and fast transition
to LFSW warm-up mode,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL
2010, Boulder, CO, Jun. 2010, pp. 1 – 8.
[12] Q. Hu, R. Zane, “A 0.9 PF LED driver with small LED current ripple based on series-input digitally-controlled
converter modules,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 21 – 25, 2010,
pp. 2314 – 2320.
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[13] L. Corradini, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Fully Digital Hysteretic Modulator for DC-DC Switching Converters,”
in press IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, San Jose, CA, Sep. 2009, pp. 3312 – 3319.
[14] Q. Hu, R. Zane, “LED drive circuit with series input connected converter cells operating in continuous
conduction mode,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Washington, DC, Feb. 2009, pp. 1511 –
1517.
[15] J. Morroni, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Robust adaptive tuning of digitally controlled switched-mode power
supplies,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Washington, DC, Feb. 2009, pp. 240 – 246.
[16] T. Paing, E. Falkenstein, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Custom IC for ultra-low power RF energy harvesting,” in Proc.
IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Washington, DC, Feb. 2009, pp. 1239 – 1245.
[17] R. Schnell, J. Diaz, Ch. Branas, F. Azcondo, R. Zane, “Digital phase control of an integrated resonant ignitor
using a soft saturation core for high intensity discharge lamps,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo.,
Washington, DC, Feb. 2009, pp. 1526 – 1531.
[18] J. Patterson, R. Zane, “Series input modular architecture for driving multiple LEDs,” in Proc. IEEE Power
Electron. Specialists Conf, Athens, Greece, June 2008, pp. 2650 – 2656.
[19] J. Morroni, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “An online phase margin monitor for digitally controlled switched-mode
power supplies,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf, Athens, Greece, June 2008, pp. 859 – 865.
[20] J. Morroni, R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Adaptive tuning of digitally controlled switched mode power supplies
based on desired phase margin,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf, Athens, Greece, June 2008, pp.
1250 – 1256.
[21] M. Doshi, R. Zane, “Reconfigurable and fault tolerant phase shifted modulator for luminance control of LED
light sources,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf, Athens, Greece, June 2008, pp. 4185 – 4191.
[22] T. Paing, J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, J. Shin, J. Brannan, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Wirelessly-powered wireless sensor
platform,” in Proc. IEEE European Microw. Conf., Munich, Germany, Oct. 2007, pp. 999 – 1002.
[23] F. Javier Diaz, F. J. Azcondo, R. Zane, “Digitally controlled low frequency square wave electronic ballast with
resonant ignition and power loop,” in Proc. IEEE Ind. Appl. Soc. Ann. Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 2007,
pp. 826 – 832.
[24] F. Javier Diaz, F. J. Azcondo, Ch. Branas, R. Casanueva, R. Zane, “Control of low frequency square-wave
electronic ballast with resonant ignition using a dsPIC30F2010,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Ind. Electron., Vigo,
Spain, Jun., 2007, pp. 3019 – 3024.
[25] J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Online health monitoring in digitally controlled power
converters,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Orlando, FL, Jun. 2007, pp. 112 – 118.
[26] M. Shirazi, L. Corradini, R. Zane, P. Mattavelli, D. Maksimović, “Autotuning techniques for digitally controlled
point-of-load converters with wide range of capacitive loads,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo.,
Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2007, pp. 14 – 20.
[27] M. Doshi, R. Zane, “Digital Architecture for Driving Large LED Arrays with Dynamic Bus Voltage Regulation
and Phase Shifted PWM,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2007, pp. 287 –
293.
[28] A. Dolgov, R. Zane, “Low-power wireless medical sensor platform,” in Proc. IEEE Eng. in Medicine and
Biology Soc. Ann. Conf., New York City, NY, Aug. 2006, pp. 2067 – 2070.
[29] Y. Zhang, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Dynamic loop analysis for modular masterless multi-phase dc-dc
converters,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul. 2006, pp. 22 – 28.
[30] X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Design and implementation of a wide-bandwidth digitally
controlled 16-phase converter,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul.
2006, pp. 106 – 111.
[31] T. Carosa, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Implementation of a 16 phase digital modulator in a 0.35um process,” in
Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul. 2006, pp. 159-165.
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[32] D. Maksimović, R. Zane, “Small-signal discrete-time modeling of digitally controlled DC-DC converters,” in
Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul. 2006, pp. 231 – 235.
[33] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “FPGA-based digital network analyzer for digitally controlled SMPS,” in
Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul. 2006, pp. 240 – 245.
[34] A. Dolgov, B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “GUI-based laboratory architecture for teaching and research in
digital control of SMPS,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop Comput. Power Electron. (COMPEL), Troy, NY, Jul. 2006,
pp. 236 – 239.
[35] T. Carosa, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Digital multiphase modulator – A power D/A perspective,” in Proc. IEEE
Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Jeju, South Korea, Jun. 2006, pp. 1 – 6.
[36] T. Paing, R. Zane, “Resistor emulation approach to low-power energy harvesting,” in Proc. IEEE Power
Electron. Specialists Conf., Jeju, South Korea, Jun. 2006, pp. 1 – 7.
[37] M. Weimer, T. Paing, R. Zane, “Remote area wind energy harvesting for low-power autonomous sensors,” in
Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Jeju, South Korea, Jun. 2006, pp. 1 – 5.
[38] Y. Zhang, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “System modeling and digital control in modular masterless multiphase dcdc converters,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Jeju, Korea, Jun. 2006, pp. 1 – 7.
[39] Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Wide-bandwidth control for multi-phase converters,” in Proc.
IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Jeju, Korea, Jun. 2006, pp. 1 – 7.
[40] M. Doshi, R. Zane, F. Azcondo, “Low-frequency square-wave drive for large screen LCD-TV backlighting
systems,” in Proc. Soc. Inform. Display (SID) Int. Symp. Expo., Jun. 2006, San Francisco, CA, pp. 1238 – 1241.
[41] F. Azcondo, F. J. Diaz, R. Casanueva, C. Branas, R. Zane, “Low-frequency square-wave electronic ballast with
resonant ignition using digital mode and power control,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo.,
Dallas, TX, Mar. 2006, pp. 1044 – 1050.
[42] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Automated digital controller design for switching converters,” in Proc. IEEE
Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Recife, Brazil, Jun. 2005, pp. 2729 – 2735.
[43] Y. Zhang, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Current sharing in digitally controlled masterless multiphase DC-DC
converters,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Recife, Brazil, Jun. 2005, pp. 2722 – 2728.
[44] R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Efficient broadband RF energy harvesting for wireless sensors,” in Proc. Govern.
Microcircuit Appl. Critical Tech. Conf. (GOMACTech), Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 2005, pp. 1 – 4.
[45] M. Doshi, J. Bian, R. Zane, F.J. Azcondo, “Low Frequency Architecture for Multi-Lamp CCFL Systems with
Capacitive Ignition,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 1072 –
1078.
[46] Y. Yin, R. Zane, “Integrated Results for Dual Low Voltage IC Based High and Low Side Gate Drive,” in Proc.
IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 759 – 765.
[47] Y. Yin, M. Shirazi, R. Zane, “Fully Integrated Ballast Controller with Digital Phase Control,” in Proc. IEEE
Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 1065 – 1071.
[48] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Practical On-Line Identification of Power Converter Dynamic Responses,”
in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 57 – 62.
[49] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Detection of Instability and Adaptive Compensation of Digitally Controlled
Switched Mode Power Supplies,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar. 2005, vol.
2, pp. 63 – 69.
[50] F.J. Azcondo, R. Zane, Ch. Brañas, “Design of Resonant Inverters for Optimal Efficiency over Lamp Life in
Electronic Ballast with Phase Control,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Austin, TX, Mar.
2005, vol. 2, pp. 1053 – 1059.
[51] R. Zane, B. Miao, D. Maksimović, “Active System Identification of a DC-DC Converter Using Digital Control,”
in Proc. Amer. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. (AIAA) 2nd Int. Energy Convers. Eng. Conf. (IECEC), Providence, RI,
Aug. 2004, pp. AIAA 2004 – 5731.
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[52] Y. Yin, R. Zane, “Digital Controller Design for Electronic Ballasts with Phase Control,” in Proc. IEEE Power
Electron. Specialists Conf., Aachen, Germany, Jun. 2004, pp. 1855 – 1860.
[53] B. Miao, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “A modified cross-correlation method for system identification of power
converters with digital control,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Aachen, Germany, Jun. 2004,
pp. 3728 – 3733.
[54] D. Maksimović, R. Zane, R. Erickson, “Impact of digital control in power electronics,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp.
Power Semicond. Dev. ICs, Kitakyushu, Japan, May 2004, pp. 13 – 22.
[55] S. Johnson, Y. Yin, R. Zane, “Custom spectral shaping for EMI reduction in electronic ballasts,” in Proc. IEEE
Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2004, pp. 137 – 142.
[56] Y. Yin, R. Zane, “Dual low voltage IC based high and low side gate drive,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron.
Conf. Expo., Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2004, pp. 1033 – 1038.
[57] Y. Zhang, A. Prodic, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “On-line calibration of lossless current sensing,” in Proc. IEEE
Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2004, pp. 1345 – 1350.
[58] Y. Yin, R. Zane, J. Glaser, R. Erickson, “Direct modeling of envelope dynamics in resonant inverters,” in Proc.
IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Acapulco, Mexico, Jun. 2003, pp. 1313 –1318.
[59] Y. Yin, R. Zane, J. Glaser, R. Erickson, “Dynamic analysis of frequency-controlled electronic ballasts,” in Proc.
IEEE Ind. Appl. Soc. Ann. Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 2002, vol. 1, pp. 685 – 691.
[60] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “A mixed-signal ASIC power-factor-correction (PFC) controller for high frequency
switching rectifiers,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Charleston, SC, Jun. 1999, pp. 117 – 122.
[61] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Frequency scalable non-linear waveform generator for mixed-signal power-factorcorrection IC controller,” in Proc. IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf., San Diego, CA, May 1999, pp. 609 –
612.
[62] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Modeling of high-power-factor rectifiers based on switching converters with
nonlinear-carrier control,” in Proc. IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf., Baveno, Italy, Jun. 1996, pp. 1105 –
1111.
[63] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Nonlinear-carrier control for high-power-factor rectifiers based on flyback, Cuk or
SEPIC converters,” in Proc. IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., San Jose, CA, Mar. 1996, pp. 814 – 820.
Patents, Issued
[1]
J. Morroni, D. Maksimovic, R. Zane, “Monitoring and control of power converters,” US patent #7,956,592, Jun.
2011.
[2]
R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Systems and methods for receiving and managing power in wireless devices,” US patent
#7,956,572, Jun. 2011.
[3]
R. Zane, M. Doshi, “Systems and methods for driving multiple solid-state light sources,” US patent #7,948,468,
May 2011.
[4]
R. Zane, D. Maksimović, Y. Zhang, “Active current sharing multiphase DC-DC converter,” US Patent
#7,479,772, Jan. 2009.
[5]
L. Stevanovic, R. Zane, “System and method for regulating resonant inverters,” US patent #7,262,981, Aug.
2007.
[6]
J. Glaser, R. Zane, “Dimmable self-oscillating electronic ballast for fluorescent lamp,” US patent #6,815,908,
Nov. 2004.
[7]
J. Glaser, R. Zane, “Non-synchronous control of self-oscillating resonant converters,” US Patent #6,407,514,
Jun. 2002.
Patents, Filed, Pending
[1]
D. Maksimovic, J. Morroni, R. Zane, “Robust adaptive tuning of digitally controlled switched-mode power
supplies,” US provisional application No. 61/152,373 filed Feb. 13, 2009.
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[2]
C. Hunt, R. Zane, R. Herring, “System and method for cathodoluminescent lighting,” US patent application filed
Jan. 2008.
[3]
T. Carosa, R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Digital multiphase modulator,” US patent application 20080310200, filed
Feb. 2007.
[4]
R. Zane, “Capacitive coupling to aid ignition in discharge lamps,” US patent application 20060244393, filed
Mar. 2006. Submitted first revision Dec. 2009.
[5]
R. Zane, “A method for operating parallel discharge lamps with a low frequency drive,” US provisional filed,
Mar. 2006.
Invited Presentations and Seminars
[1]
R. Zane, “High efficiency energy conversion for next generation energy systems and electronic loads,” National
Academy of Engineering (NAE), EU-US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, Beckman Center, Irvine,
CA, Nov. 3 – 5, 2011.
[2]
R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Low power RF energy harvesting,” invited presentation, MIT MTL/MITEI Workshop on
Next Generation u-Energy Systems, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 2010.
[3]
Z. Popovic, R. Zane, “Integrated design of power management and RF powering,” invited presentation, Energy
challenges in RFIDs and wireless sensors, European microwave conference, Paris, France, Sep. 2010.
[4]
R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, “Digital control of SMPS,” invited industry short course, Analog Devices, Inc.,
Shanghai, China and San Jose, CA, Aug. 2010.
[5]
R. Zane, “Energy harvesting & power electronics,” invited presentation and panel session on energy harvesting,
IEEE Appl. Power Electron. Conf. Expo., Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 2010.
[6]
R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “RF energy harvesting: what, where, why and how,” invited presentation, IDTechEx
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA, Denver, CO, Nov. 2009.
*Hosted an invited laboratory tour for the conference at UCB.
[7]
R. Zane, “Efficient low power energy harvesting for miniature wireless devices,” invited presentation, CMOS
Emerging Technologies Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Sep. 2009.
[8]
R. Zane, “Efficient power management for low power energy harvesting,” invited presentation, Darnell
nanoPower Forum, San Jose, CA, May 2009.
[9]
R. Zane, D. Maksimovic, J. Morroni, “Digital control of SMPS,” invited industry short course, Lockheed Martin,
Grand Prairie, TX, Mar. 2009.
[10] R. Zane, “Low Power Energy Harvesting -- Making the Difference with Efficient Power Management,” invited
presentation, Future of DC-DC Conversion, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Specialists Conference (APEC),
Washington D.C., Feb. 2009.
[11] R. Zane, “Towards externally powered telemetric chronic neural implants,” invited seminar as part of the NSF
international collaboration travel grant, Towards a Dynamic Brain Clamp, Federal University of Ceara, Sobral,
Brazil, Jan 2009.
[12] R. Zane, “Low power energy harvesting for wireless sensors,” Grainger invited seminar series, University of
Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Dec. 2008.
[13] R. Zane, “Digital control in SMPS,” invited industry short course, On-semiconductor, Toulouse, France, May
2008.
[14] Z. Popovic, R. Zane, “RF energy harvesting,” invited presentation, Darnell nanoPower Forum, San Jose, CA,
Jun. 2008.
[15] R. Zane, “Digital auto-tuning and adaptive techniques for SMPS,” invited seminar, IEEE PELS-IES joint
technical session, Santander, Spain, Apr. 2008.
[16] J. Shin, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Batteryless microPower sensors for context aware technologies,” invited
presentation, RESNA 2007, sponsored by NSF Emerging Technology – Tools for the Future, Phoenix, AZ, Jun.
2007.
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[17] R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Efficient low power RF energy harvesting and power management,” invited presentation,
Darnell nanoPower Forum, San Jose, CA, Jun. 2007.
[18] R. Zane, “CAREER: Modeling, control and design of energy-efficient lighting systems,” invited presentation,
NSF 2004 Grantees workshop, Reno, NV, Apr. 2007.
[19] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Digital control of switch-mode power supplies,” on-site invited industry short course,
Analog Devices Inc., San Jose, CA, Jul. 2006.
[20] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Digital control of switched-mode power supplies,” professional educational seminar,
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX, Mar. 2006.
[21] R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Harvesting ambient energy for low power sensors,” invited presentation, IEEE Presents
Innovation and Technology in Colorado, Colorado Technology Week, Denver, CO, Oct. 2005.
[22] R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Batteryless MicroPower Sensors for Context Aware Technologies,” invited presentation,
Annual Coleman Institute Meeting, Oct. 2005.
[23] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, B. Miao, “Active identification and automated digital controller design in DC-DC
power converters,” invited presentation, Annual AFRL Space Power Workshop, Apr. 2005.
[24] T. Zhao, J. Israel, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, “Electronics for wireless neural sensors,” poster presentation, Coleman
Institute Annual Conference, Oct. 2004.
[25] R. Zane, “Digital control in switch mode power supplies,” on-site invited industry tutorial, Artesyn
Technologies, Framingham, MA, May 2004.
[26] D. Maksimović, A. Prodic, R. Zane, “Digital control of high-frequency switching power converters,”
professional educational seminar, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, CA,
Feb. 2004.
[27] D. Restrepo, D. Finch, R. Zane, A. Sharp, “CEMS-based chronic brain implants,” poster presentation, Coleman
Institute Annual Conference, Oct. 2003.
[28] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Custom IC blocks for enabling digital control in switching power converters,” invited
lecture series, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, Denver chapter, Jul. 2003.
[29] R. Zane, D. Maksimović, “Digital control in switching converters,” Annual AFRL Space Power Workshop, Apr.
2003.
[30] D. Restrepo, D. Finch, R. Zane, M. Stowell, A. Sharp, “CEMS-based chronic brain implants,” poster
presentation, Coleman Institute Annual Conference, October 2002.
[31] D. Maksimović, R. Zane, “Scalable digital control for switching power converters,” invited presentation, Intel
Technology Symposium, Seattle, Aug. 2002.
[32] R. Zane, D. Maksimović “Intelligent control in power converters and systems” DARPA workshop on integrated
smart power, Arlington, VA, Nov. 2002.
RESEARCH GRANTS & CONTRACTS
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded
Department of Energy (DOE), ARPA-E Solar ADEPT, “Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DC/DC Converter,” CUBoulder (lead), team members Nuvotronics LLC, National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), Total: $1.3M.
Role: Co-PI, Nov. 2011 – Oct. 2014.
Investigators: D. Maksimovic (Program PI, UCB), Z. Popovic (Co-PI, UCB), R. Zane (Co-PI, UCB), Jean
Marc Rollin (Co-PI, Nuvotronics), F. Patrick McCluskey (Co-PI, NREL).
Department of Energy (DOE), “GATE Center of Excellence, in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive
Technology Education (IDEATE),” joint program with University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Total: $954K.
Role: PI (for CU-Boulder campus), Oct. 2011 – Sep. 2016.
Investigators: G. Plett (Program PI, UCCS), R. Zane (sub-contract PI, UCB), D. Maksimovic (UCB).
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Office of Naval Research, “Compact Power Conversion Technologies (CPCT) ONR Phase II: Bidirectional Power
Converter,” subcontract to Raytheon, Total: $400K.
Role: PI, May 2011 – Apr 2012.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimovic (ECE, UCB).
Office of Naval Research, “Support on power converter controls: Compact Power Conversion Technologies (CPCT)
ONR Phase I PROGRAM,” subcontract to Raytheon, Total: $54K.
Role: PI, Jan 2010 – Jun 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Erickson (ECE, UCB), D. Maksimovic (ECE, UCB).
National Semiconductor Corporation, “Power control and management for ultra high efficiency data servers,” $264K:
Role: Co-PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jun 2010 – May 2013.
Investigators: D. Maksimovic (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Zane (Co-PI, ECE, UCB).
Analog Devices, Inc., “Specifications-driven design space boundaries for point-of-load converters,” Total award: $44K:
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan 2010 – Dec. 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimovic (ECE, UCB).
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, “Cascade operation of bi-directional power converter (BDPC) using digital
control and power factor corrected (PFC) rectifier,” Total: $18k.
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jun 2010 – Dec 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimovic (ECE, UCB)
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, “Power converter controls for 3-phase DC-AC inverter,” Total: $50k.
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan 2010 – Dec 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Erickson (ECE, UCB), D. Maksimovic (ECE, UCB)
Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research, RERC-ACT, “Non-linear contextaware prompting system for adults with cognitive disabilities in the workplace,” Total: $1.1M.
Role: co-PI, subcontract to UCD, RERC-ACT “Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on the
Advancement of Cognitive Technologies,” program period: Jan 2010 – Dec 2015.
Investigators: M. Melonis (PI, UCB), R. Zane (co-PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (co-PI, ECE, UCB),
A. Mihailidis (co-PI, UCD), S. Van Vuuren (Co-PI, UCB). Prime contract: C. Bodine (PI,
Assistive Technology Partners Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UCHSC), M.
Lightner (ECE, UCB).
Department of Transportation, “A novel multi-sensor wireless network for bridge structural health
monitoring,” Total: $35K, subcontract to Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Role, PI, Jun. 2010 – Jul. 2011.
Investigators: R. Zane (ECE, UCB).
Northrop Grumman, “RF energy harvesting system miniaturization,” Total: $22k.
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan 2009 – Dec 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (ECE, UCB).
On-Semiconductor, “Digitally controlled Class-D audio amplifiers for portable applications,” Total: $44k
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan 2009 – Dec 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), L. Corradini (ECE, UCB), R. Erickson (ECE, UCB).
NSF, “Towards a Dynamic Brain Clamp,” International collaboration travel grant, Total: $30K.
Role: Co-PI; travel grant lead by PI D. Restrepo, UCHSC, UC-Denver; Travel to Federal University of Ceara,
Sobral, Brazil, Jan 2009.
Coleman Institute, “Low-power energy harvesting in cognitive disability applications,” Total: $77K
Sabbatical Faculty Fellowship, Fall 2008 – Spring 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (Co-PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (Co-PI, ECE, UCB).
MSI/DARPA, “PPeC: Parasitically Powered embedded Communication,” Total: $88K
Role: Co-PI, subcontract to MicroSat Systems (MSI), Jan 2008 – Dec. 2008.
Investigators: R. Zane (Co-PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (Co-PI, ECE, UCB).
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NASA, “Wireless Ultrasonic Transducer Network for Airframe Structure Health Management,” Total:
$100K, subcontract to Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Role, PI, Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (ECE, UCB).
NSF, “IREE: Modeling, control and design of energy efficient lighting systems,” Total: $44.5K
Role: PI, International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) supplement on NSF CAREER
grant. Sep. 2007 – Jun. 2008.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
NSF CNS, “NOSS: An integrated power aware sensor-simulation network system for long-term
performance assessment of concrete infrastructures,” Total: $600K:
Role, Co-PI, Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2010.
Investigators: X.C. Cai (PI, CS, UCB), R. Zane (ECE, UCB), Y. Xi (Civil, UCB).
DOE, “Miasolé Solar America Initiative, SAI,” Total: $1,049,874 (Awarded by DOE, but later withdrawn by Miasole)
Role: Co-PI, DOE SAI, subcontract to Miasolé, Aug. 2007 – Jul. 2010.
Investigators: M. Brandemuehl (PI, CEAE, UCB), R.W. Erickson (ECE, UCB), R. Zane (ECE,
UCB).
On-Semiconductor, “LED drives for general lighting applications,” Total award: $88K:
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2008.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
National Semiconductor, “System IC controls for backlighting in LCD HDTV,” Total: $326K:
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Aug. 2003 – July. 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
Powercast Corp., “Integrated design of rectenna and power management circuit,” Total: $44K:
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Aug. 2007 – July. 2008.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (ECE, UCB).
Analog Devices, Inc., “Digital control loops in SMPS,” Total award: $176K:
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
NASA Glenn, “Spacecraft Power Converter Health Monitoring and Prognostics,” Total: $137K:
Role: PI, program period: Apr. 2006 – Mar. 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimović (ECE, UCB).
Astec / Artesyn Technologies, “Auto-tuning controller for POL converters” Total: $88K
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2007.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimović (ECE, UCB).
Luna Innovations, “Phase II SBIR: RF Power Scavenging for Wireless Sensors,” Total: $100K
Role: Co-PI, subcontract to Luna Innovations on US Navy/Air Force SBIR Contract No. N0016405-C-6088, program period: Nov. 2005 – Mar. 2007.
Investigators: Z. Popovic (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Zane (ECE, UCB).
CU TTO, “Energy harvesting for maintenance free operation of wireless devices,” Total: $100K:
Role: PI, Proof-of-Concept (POC) competition, program period: July 2006 – May 2007.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), Z. Popovic (ECE, UCB).
DARPA, “Planer Integrated Power Processor (PIPP),” Total: $320K:
Role: PI, Phase I: Robust Integrated Power Electronics (RIPE), subcontract to General Electric,
program period: Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2009.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimović (ECE, UCB).
Intel, “High-frequency digital multi-phase controller and modulator,” Total: $186K
Role: Co-PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center, program period: Jan 2005 – Dec 2006.
Investigators: D. Maksimović (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Zane (ECE, UCB).
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Department of Education, “Batteryless power supplies for sensor technologies,” Total: $150K:
Role: PI, subcontract to UCHSC, RERC-ACT “Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on the
Advancement of Cognitive Technologies,” program period: Jan 2005 – May 2007.
Investigators: Subcontract: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB). Prime contract: C. Bodine (PI, Assistive
Technology Partners Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UCHSC), M. Lightner (ECE,
UCB).
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, “CAREER: Modeling, Control, and Design
of Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems,” Total: $400K + $6K REU:
Role: PI, program period: Feb. 2004 – Jan. 2010.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
NSF, “SENSORS: Collaborative Research: Self-Configuring In Situ Wireless Sensor Networks for
Prescribed Fire Management,” Total: $300K:
Role: Co-PI, program period: Sept 2003 – May 2007.
Investigators: R. Han (PI, CS, UCB), R. Zane (ECE, UCB), L. Queen (School of Forestry,
University of Montana), C. Seielstad (School of Forestry, University of Montana).
NASA Glenn Research Center, “Stability Control in PMAD Systems through Power Converter Modules
with Direct Digital Control,” Total: $74K,
Role: PI, program period: Aug 2003 – Nov. 2005.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimović (ECE, UCB).
Artesyn Technologies, “Digital control in multiphase converters” Total: $74K
Role: PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2005.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB), D. Maksimović (ECE, UCB)
Coleman Institute, “Feasibility study for CEMS-based chronic brain implants,” Total: $370K:
Role: Co-PI, program period: Jan 2001 – Dec 2004.
Investigators: D. Restrepo (PI, Cell and Developmental Biology, Director Neuroscience, UCHSC),
R. Zane (ECE, UCB), A. Sharp (Integrative Physiology, UCB), D. Finch (Mechanical
Engineering, UCB).
DOE, “Modeling and IC-Control of High Frequency Electronic Ballasts,” Total: $154K:
Role: PI, subcontract to General Electric, program period: Aug 2001 – Jul 2004.
Investigators: R. Zane (PI, ECE, UCB).
CoPEC associate memberships, various companies, Total: $133K:
Role: Co-PI, Zilker Labs, 2003 – 2007, Intersil, 2003 – 2004, Northrop Grumman, 2005 – 2007.
Investigators: R. Erickson, D. Maksimović, R. Zane (all Co-PIs, ECE, UCB).
Philips Research, “Development of Solid-State LED Power Supply,” Total: $30K:
Role: Co-PI, Colorado Power Electronics Center, Aug 2001 – Jul 2002.
Investigators: R. Erickson (PI, ECE, UCB), R. Zane (ECE, UCB).
TEACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Teaching – Courses Taught

Electronics Design Laboratory, ECEN 2830, 3 credits.
o Spring 2011: co-developed and co-taught this new sophomore level laboratory as part of a new
undergraduate curriculum development at CU-Boulder. 70 students.
o Fall 2011: continued course development and taught course. 31 students.
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Renewable Sources and Efficient Electrical Energy Systems, ECEN 2060.
o Spring 2008: co-developed and co-taught this new sophomore level course as a first step in developing a
new curriculum in energy and energy efficiency.

Circuits / Electronics III, Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits, ECEN 3250, 5 credits, combined lecture and
laboratory required core undergraduate course.
o Fall 2006: 20 undergraduate.
o Fall 2007: 33 undergraduate enrolled.
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o
Received the 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, University of
Colorado
Fall 2011: 51 students. Developed and taught course as the first version within new undergraduate
curriculum as a 3 credit theory course.
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Introduction to Power Electronics, dual-listed ECEN 4797/5797 + online CAETE remote delivery
o Fall 2001: 19 undergraduate, 20 graduate
o Fall 2009: 21 undergraduate, 54 graduate
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Power Electronics Laboratory, dual-listed ECEN 4517/5517
o Spring 2004: 54 undergraduate (lecture included 10 graduate)
o Spring 2005: 10 graduate
o Spring 2006: 46 undergraduate (lecture included 16 graduate)
o Spring 2007: 42 undergraduate and 10 graduate
o
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Spring 2008: Co-developed and co-taught a major modification to the laboratory, with the new name:
Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory
 Developed a mobile solar power system cart and re-designed the laboratory experiments to focus
on power electronic components in the solar power system.
Analog IC Design, dual-listed ECEN 4228/5228 – now ECEN 4827/5827 + online CAETE
o Spring 2002: 12 undergraduate, 22 graduate
o Spring 2003: 26 undergraduate, 37 graduate
o Spring 2004: 22 undergraduate, 27 graduate
 Developed detailed course notes, additional assignments, and adjusted course content to create a
two-semester sequence, with Analog IC as a prerequisite for Mixed-Signal IC.
o Fall 2004: 14 undergraduate, 9 graduate
 Detailed course notes posted online in place of a formal textbook. Additional changes made to
syllabus to coordinate with mixed-signal IC design. Submitted formal course proposals for the
two-semester IC design sequence.
o
Fall 2010: 3 undergraduate, 27 graduates
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Mixed-Signal IC Design (new course developed in 2002), ECEN 5018 – Now ECEN 5837
o Fall 2002: 15 graduate
 Developed new course in Fall 2002, including detailed course notes (see website,
ece.colorado.edu/~ecen5007), assignments, on-line tutorials for Cadence tools, and final project
designs. Course notes are used in place of a formal text book.
o Fall 2003: 22 graduate
o Spring 2005: 21 graduate
 Developed new on-line tutorials and two-week design assignments integrating theory and
extensive use of CAD tools for complete custom IC design.
o Spring 2006: 16 graduate
o Spring 2008: 16 graduate
o Spring 2010: 5 graduate
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Digital Control in SMPS, Industry Short Course, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, July 2005, August 2006,
August 2007. Enrolled 28 industry participants in two sessions three days each. Instructors: R. Zane, D.
Maksimović, B. Miao.
o
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Materials on digital control of SMPS from this course have now been integrated into ECEN 5807:
Modeling and control of power electronic systems, with detailed notes, tutorials and simulation models
posted online: http://ece-www.colorado.edu/~ecen5807
Student evaluations on Faculty Course Questionnaire (FCQ) results for Instructor to date
a. Fall 2006 and on: 6.0, 5.7, 5.5, 5.4, 5.2, 4.9, 4.3, 4.2 (out of 6)
b. Spring 2006 and before: 1 A+, 2 A, 1 A-, 4 B+, 3 B
Graduate Final Thesis Examinations – Serving as Primary Advisor
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1.
Qingcong Hu, Ph.D., “Techniques to improve LED drivers by reducing voltage stress and required energy storage,”
Sep. 2011. Current employed at CREE Semiconductor, Durham, NC.
2.
Thurein Paing, Ph.D., “Power management techniques for micropower energy scavenging,” May, 2011. Currently
employed at Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, Fremont, CA.
3.
Ryan Schnell, Ph.D., “Digital control of LFSW HID lamp drivers with soft saturation magnetic materials and
integrated resonant lamp ignition,” August, 2010. Currently employed at Analog Devices, Longmont, CO.
4.
Jeffery Morroni, Ph.D., “Adaptive tuning and monitoring of digitally controlled switched mode power supplies,”
October, 2009. Currently employed at National Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, CA and Longmont, CO.
5.
Mariko Shirazi, Ph.D., “Embedded frequency response measurement capability for monitoring and tuning of
system dynamics in digitally-controlled DC-DC converters,” September, 2009. Currently employed at the National
Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Golden, CO.
6.
Montu Doshi, Ph.D., “Power control architectures for CCFL and HBLED based light sources,” August, 2009.
Currently employed at National Semiconductor Corporation, Longmont, CO.
7.
Arseny Dolgov, M.S. Thesis, “Power management system for online low power RF energy harvesting
optimization,” May 2009. Currently employed at Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO.
8.
Yang Zhang, Ph.D., “Digital control in modular masterless multiphase microprocessor power supplies,” August,
2006. Currently employed at National Semiconductor Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.
9.
Yan Yin, Ph.D., “Modeling and IC control of electronic ballasts,” June 2004. Currently employed at National
Semiconductor Corporation in Longmont, CO.
10. Preeti Bhandarkar, M.S. Thesis, “Design of a low-power sigma-delta A/D converter for chronic brain implants,”
April 2004.
Current Graduate Students – Serving as Primary Advisor (paid as RA or Fellowship)
1.
Hien Nguyen, Ph.D. candidate, passed prelim, Jan 2010. Co-advisor D. Maksimovic.
2.
Daniel Seltzer, Ph.D. candidate, entered program May 2009. Co-advisor D. Maksimovic.
3.
Daniel Costinett, Ph.D. candidate, entered program Aug. 2009. Co-advisor D. Maksimovic.
4.
Brendan Trimboli, M.S. candidate, entered program Aug. 2010.
5.
Mark Maxwell, M.S. candidate, entered program Jan. 2011.
6.
Douglas Bloomquist, M.S. candidate, entered program 2010.
Past Graduate Students, Non-Thesis MS – Serving as Primary Advisor
1.
Aaron Mattmiller, M.S. graduate, Aug. 2010.
2.
Jieyeon Choi, M.S. graduate, May 2010.
3.
Jim Patterson, M.S. graduate, May 2008.
4.
Jeffrey Israel, M.S. graduate, May 2007.
5.
Michael Weimer, M.S. graduate, May 2006.
6.
Tony Carosa, M.S. graduate, Spring 2006.
7.
Kevin Lybarger, M.S., expected graduation: May 2007.
8.
Steve Scroggs, M.S. graduate, Fall 2005.
9.
Sandra Johnson, M.S. graduate, Spring 2004.
10. Jonathan Gray, M.S. graduate, Fall 2002.
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Undergraduate Students Advised and Independent Study
1.
Douglas Bloomquist, BS student, research on low power wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting, DLC
apprentice, Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010. Continued on as a graduate research assistant.
2.
Daniel Costinett, BS student, research on low power energy harvesting for wireless sensors, DLC apprentice, Aug.
2008 – 2009. Continued as a Ph.D. student.
3.
Daniel Seltzer, MS/BS student, research on low power piezo-electric element drive circuit for aircraft wing
integrity monitoring, Mar. 2008 – 2009. Continued as a Ph.D. student.
4.
Adam Bierman, MS/BS student, research on energy efficient lighting systems, Sep 2007 – present. Sponsored by
NSF REU and IREE supplements, including international exchange in Spain.
5.
Ryan Dolan, MS/BS student, research on lighting electronics, Jun 2007 – Dec. 2007.
6.
Carey Davis, BS student, research on energy efficient lighting systems, DLC apprentice, Jan 2007 – May 2008.
7.
Michael Weimer, MS/BS student, independent study in 2005 on harvesting power and electronics design for NSF
Sensors project: Fire sensors.
8.
Arseny Dolgov, B.S. candidate, research work on an NSF REU project in lighting electronics and on a Coleman
Foundation project on wireless sensors, graduation: May 2007.
a.
9.
Received the Dean’s Outstanding Graduate for Research award, May 2007.
Eric Hicks, independent study project, “A/D converter design and Cadence software tutorial development,” Fall
2002.
10. Deirdre Lynch, independent study project, “Electronics 4 laboratory,” Fall 2002.
11. Andrew Kowles, independent study project, “Analysis of resonant LCC circuits,” Spring 2002.
SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Service – Conference Committees, Session Chair or Co-chair, other Outside Service
1.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Letters, Jan. 2006 – present.
2.
IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Administrative Committee (AdCom)
a. Elected member-at-large, Jan 2008 – Jan 2011
b. Appointed as society Publicity Chair, 2010 – present
c. Attend all meetings (~3 per year at leading conferences), participate in e-mail discussions and society
voting (~1 topic every two to three weeks)
IEEE Standards Committee, PAR 1789, “Recommending practices for modulating current in High Brightness
LEDs for mitigating health risks to viewers,” Dec. 2008 – present.
a. Participate in monthly teleconferences and online web forum discussions.
IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) conference committee member (2001 –
present)
a. 2005 Topic Chair for “General Electrical Design”: responsible for assigning reviewers for ~80 paper
submissions and organizing associated conference sessions.
b. 2005 and 2006 Web Content Editor: responsible for soliciting and editing website content
c. Session chairman every year since 2005.
3.
4.
5.
IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC) committee member (2001 – 2010)
a. Session chairman, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008.
6.
IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Simulation, Modeling, and Control Committee member (June 2003 –
present)
a. Elected committee vice-chair (Dec 2006), secretary (July 2005).
b. Attend program meetings at IEEE APEC and PESC conferences; participate in planning the COMPEL
(IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics) Workshops.
7.
IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
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8.
a.
Program Chair, COMPEL 2010, hosted at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
b.
Session Chairman since 2006.
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE)
a.
9.
Participate in reviews and serve as session chair since first conference, 2009.
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON) 2001 Session Chairman (two sessions)
10. Society memberships
a. IEEE Power Electronics Society
b. IEEE Industrial Applications Society
c. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
d. IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
e. IEEE Solid State Circuits Society
f. IEEE Electron Devices Society
Service – Major Internal, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Undergraduate curriculum committee, 2010 – present
a. Participate in weekly department committee meetings and provide materials and updates on
curriculum for circuits, electronics and power courses.
Curriculum development
a. Participated in new curriculum development teams for analog courses (3 core circuits courses, new
sophomore Electronics Design Lab, and sophomore elective on renewable energy)
Course assessment teams, 2004 – 2008
a. Team member, ECEN 3250, Circuits III
b. Team member, ECEN 3100 Digital Logic
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Internal review committee, 2003
a. Participated in department review meetings, reviewed final committee report, participated in
discussions with external review board
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Graduate studies committee, 2001-2010
a. Participate annually in graduate student admissions, departmental teaching assistant (TA) offers and
fellowships; periodic meetings on graduate studies and curriculum
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Chairman, power area Ph.D. preliminary examination committee
a. Committee chairman in 2002, 2005, 2007; committee member in 2003, 2004, 2006.
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Colorado power electronics center (CoPEC) faculty member
a. Assist in hosting annual CoPEC industry sponsor meeting and laboratory exposition and coordinate
weekly group meetings with student presentations
b. Participate in student recruiting, curriculum development, and lab management
Service – Journal and Conference Paper Reviews

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (full papers and letters) (~ 5 papers per year)
a. Associate editor, Letters (Jan. 2006 – present).
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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (~ 2 papers per year)
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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Parts I & II (~ 2 papers per year)
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IEEE Industrial Applications Society Transactions (~ 1 paper per year)
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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (~1 paper per year)
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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (1 paper, 2005)
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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (1 paper, 2007)
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Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (1 paper, 2007)
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IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE) (~ 10 papers per year)
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IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) (~ 10 papers per year)
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IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) (~5 papers, biannual)
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IEEE International Symposium on Circuit and Systems (ISCAS) (~ 10 papers per year)
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IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BiOCAS (1 paper, 2007)
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IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (~ 2 papers per year)
Service – Consulting Positions
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Feb 2010 – Aug. 2011. Friedman, Suder & Cooke, patent consultant. Served as an expert witness, including
expert report, deposition, and testimony at trial.
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Apr 2010 – May 2010: ACACIA patent acquisition LLC, patent consultant.
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May 2008 – present: Intelligent Automation Inc., low power piezo-electric driver design consultant.
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Nov 2008 – Nov 2009: Cymbet Corporation, low power energy harvesting design consultant.
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Jun. 2006 – Nov 2009: Telegen / Vu1, electronic ballast design consultant.
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Oct. 2005 – Mar. 2007: Luna Innovations, low power management design consultant.
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Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2005: Intertainment, low power management design consultant.
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June 2005 – Dec. 2006: Intelligent Automation Inc., power converter design consultant.
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Dec. 2004 – May 2005: Cooley Godward LLP, patent consultant.
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Nov. 2004 – Jan 2005: ITU Ventures, technology consultant.
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Nov. 2004 – Dec. 2006: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., patent consultant.
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May 2004: Zilker Labs, consultant on digital control and custom IC design in power converters.
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May 2004: Artesyn Technologies, 3-day short course on digital control in switching power converters.
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2002 – 2005: Jet Propulsion Labs, University of Washington, Neptune Project Power Group Review
Committee
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2001 – 2005: General Electric Global Research, consulting on application of digital and custom mixed-signal
IC controls in lighting electronics and related applications
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