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Maksimovic, Dragan Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor

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  • Dr. Maksimovic's research is focused on power electronics, the technology that ties renewable sources such as photovoltaics and wind turbines to the electric power grid, propels hybrid and electric vehicles, powers a countless variety of electronic systems, and makes it possible to operate battery-powered mobile devices for many hours. Dr. Maksimovic is directing the Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC) in explorations of ways to achieve significant system-level advances in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources via smart power electronics. Current research project topics include efficiency improvements in photovoltaic power systems, digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters, high-frequency power electronics using wide bandage semiconductors, high-efficiency radio transmitters, auto-tuning and adaptive control techniques in power conversion, automotive power electronics, and battery systems.

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  • Power electronics

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  • ECEN 2270 - Electronics Design Lab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides an introduction to analysis, modeling, design, and testing of analog electronic circuits in a practical laboratory setting. The laboratory is centered around a robot platform and includes design, SPICE simulations, prototyping and testing of circuits necessary to drive and remotely control the robot.
  • ECEN 4797 - Introduction to Power Electronics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    An introduction to switched-mode converters. Includes steady-state converter modeling and analysis, switch realization, discontinuous conduction mode and transformer-isolated converters. Ac modeling of converters using averaged methods, small-signal transfer functions, feedback loop design and transformer design. Same as ECEN 5797.
  • ECEN 4827 - Analog IC Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the fundamentals of transistor-level analog integrated circuit design. Starting with motivations from application circuits, the course develops principles of dc biasing, device models, amplifier stages, frequency response analysis and feedback and compensation techniques for multi-stage operational amplifiers. Same as ECEN 5827.
  • ECEN 5007 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines a special topic in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ECEN 5797 - Introduction to Power Electronics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    An introduction to switched-mode converters. Includes steady-state converter modeling and analysis, switch realization, discontinuous conduction mode and transformer-isolated converters. Ac modeling of converters using averaged methods, small-signal transfer functions, feedback loop design and transformer design. Same as ECEN 4797.
  • ECEN 5807 - Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies modeling and control topics in power electronics. Averaged switch modeling of converters, computer simulation, ac modeling of the discontinuous conduction mode, the current programmed mode, nulldouble injection techniques in linear circuits, input filter design, and low-harmonic rectifiers.
  • ECEN 5827 - Analog IC Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the fundamentals of transistor-level analog integrated circuit design. Starting with motivations from application circuits, the course develops principles of dc biasing, device models, amplifier stages, frequency response analysis and feedback and compensation techniques for multi-stage operational amplifiers. Same as ECEN 4827.

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