Biography: Dr. Malik Elbuluk
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Dr. Malik Elbuluk

Malik E. Elbuluk is Professor at The University of Akron where he has been since 1989.  He received the B.Sc. (Honors) degree from the University of Khartoum in 1976 and the M.S., E.E. and D.Sc. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1980, 1981, and 1986, all in electrical engineering.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Ohio.
He was with the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Electric Power Research Center at North Carolina State University during 1986-89.  He has been a Summer Research Fellow at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH from 1991 to 2010.  His work at NASA includes Modeling and Simulation of the Space Station Freedom (SSF), the Power-By-Wire (PBW), the Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBB), the Starter/Generator for Aircraft Engines, Sensorless Control of Electromechanical Actuators (EMA) for the More-Electric-Aircraft (MEA), Extreme Temperature Electronics for Deep Space Missions and Automotive Applications, and in Advanced Energy Systems with the NASA GreenLab Facility.
Dr. Elbuluk teaching and research interests are in the areas of power electronics, power quality engineering, distributed energy systems, intelligent control systems, adjustable speed drives, Aerospace power management an distribution systems, Automotive Electronics, and Electronics for Extreme Environments.  He was an ABET Evaluator from 1999-2006 and has been for the past 6 years serving in the Fundamental of Engineering Examination (FOE) Committee at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
Dr. Elbuluk is a senior member of IEEE.  He actively publishes and reviews papers for IEEE Conferences and Transactions, and has organized and chaired a number of sessions for the Power Electronics (PE), the Industry Application (IA) and the Industrial Electronics (IE) Societies.  He was also, an associative editor for the IEEE Transactions in Power Electronics, and the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He served as a member of the Executive Board of the Industry Application Society and the Chair of Manufatuuting and Development Department (MSDA.D).