Current Faculty Members

Mariesa Crow

Mariesa L. Crow (F. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering) received her BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Her area of professional interest is power electronics applications to bulk power transmission systems. She has authored a book, several book chapters, over 100 technical articles on energy storage and computational methods, and has participated in research projects totaling over $11 million in the past 10 years. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Mehdi Ferdowsi

Mehdi Ferdowsi (Professor of Electrical Engineering) received the B.S. degree in electronics from the University of Tehran, Iran in 1996, the M.S. degree in electronics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA in 2004. His main area of research is power electronics and energy conversion—applied to renewable resources, energy storage, and transportation electrification. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2007. Dr. Ferdowsi received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2006. His research expenditure over the past 5 years is over $2.5 million – his individual share. He is a member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Jonathan Kimball

Jonathan W. Kimball received the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1994, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois in 2007. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Motorola, Phoenix, AZ, designing IGBT modules for industrial applications. He then joined Baldor Electric, Fort Smith, AR, where he designed industrial adjustable speed drives ranging 1–150 hp. In 2003, he returned to Illinois as a Research Engineer (later a Senior Research Engineer). Later in 2003, he co-founded SmartSpark Energy Systems, Inc., in Champaign, IL, and served as Vice President of Engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor at Missouri S&T. Research interests include multi-phase dc-dc converters, switched-capacitor converters, converters for alternative energy sources, and modeling and control of dc-dc converters. Dr. Kimball is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Illinois.

Dr. Kimball's Personal Web site: www.jonathankimball.com

Pourya Shamsi

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Pourya Shamsi received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2007, and the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor at Missouri S&T. His research interests include but are not limited to micro-grids, distributed generation, modeling, VHF UHF SHF switching converters, and motor drives. He is a member of the IEEE and on the editorial board of the IEEE Transportation Electrification e-newsletter.

Rui Bo

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Rui Bo received the BSEE and MSEE degrees in electric power engineering from Southeast University (China) in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in 2009.  He worked at ZTE Corporation and Shenzhen Cermate Technologies Inc. as a software engineer and architect from 2003 to 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2017, he worked at Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) as a principal engineer and project manager. He is currently an assistant professor at Missouri S&T. His research interests include but are not limited to Computation, optimization and economics in power system operation and planning; High performance computing and its application in power systems; and Electricity market simulation, evaluation and design. He is a senior member of IEEE, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

Dr.Bo's Personal Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/eeruibo/

Past Faculty Members

Jhi-Young Joo: 2014-2016

Keith Corzine:  2004 – 2012

Badrul Chowdhury, Emeritus Professor: 1998 – 2012