Professional Title: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; ASPIRE Center Director
Organization: ASPIRE, Utah State University
Sessions: Welcome Address Day 1
Dr. Regan Zane is the Director of the Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE), an NSF sponsored engineering research center involving 9 universities, more than 65 faculty, 160 students and a dozen full-time staff, 4 national lab partners, and more than 50 industry and innovation partners. He holds the David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor position at Utah State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he founded the USU Power Electronics Lab (UPEL), the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) research facility and test track, and the Battery Limits and Survivability Test (BLAST) lab. Dr. Zane has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, served as co-inventor on more than 30 issued patents, has received international and institutional recognition in research, teaching and innovation, and has raised more than $60 million in research funding to date. His research programs cover key aspects of electrified transportation charging systems and infrastructure, from battery, vehicle, and charging systems to grid integration, smart charge management, demand response and distributed energy resources. His programs maintain a strong emphasis on collaboration with academic, government and industry partners to develop and transition innovative technologies into the marketplace. Additional research topics include wireless power transfer, control of series/parallel input/output converters, high efficiency, high frequency, high power density, and high performance dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac power converters, ac and dc microgrids, battery management systems, drivers for LEDs and discharge lamps in energy efficient lighting systems, active stability control and adaptive tuning in multi-input, multi-output converter systems, active converter and system health monitoring, power integrated circuit design, and low-power energy harvesting.