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Power Electronics Internship (or Part time)

Dallas, Texas, United States
February 23, 2018

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Dallas, TX-75252



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (expected graduation in Fall 2018)

GPA 3.867

[University of Texas - Dallas, Richardson, TX]

[ Aug 2016 _ ]

M.S., Electrical Engineering,

GPA 3.867

[University of Texas - Dallas, Richardson, TX]

[ 2014 _ 2017 ]

B.E., Electronics Engineering,

Agg. score 77.8%

[Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw University of Engg. & Tech., Karachi, Pakistan]

[ 2007 _ 2010 ]


Degradation monitoring circuits for power converters

Physics-of-failure analysis for power semiconductor switches particularly IGBTs

Remaining useful lifetime estimation of IGBTs


Research Assistant at The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX sponsored by Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX

Developed online inflection point detection algorithm for variable speed motor drives.

Designed 2-level 1kW dc/ac inverter with in-situ monitoring of on-state collector-emitter voltage drop and gate threshold voltage for IGBTs.

Developed remaining useful lifetime algorithm for IGBTs based on their on-state collector-emitter voltage drop.

Failure precursor identification for IGBT under thermal and electrical stress.

Used C-SAM, T-SAM, de-capsulation and cross-section failure analysis tools to study failure modes of thermally stressed failed IGBTs.

Designed comprehensive aging setup for IGBTs under thermal stress.

[ Sept 2015 _ ]

Lecturer at Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi, Pakistan

Designed 200W solar battery charger for solar hybrid vehicle.

Assist faculty of Renewable Energy for Bio-gas pilot project to provide methane gas for on-campus utilization.

Setting up Lab for Basic Electronics.

[ Dec 2013 _

Jun 2014 ]

Assistant Manager at Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Karachi, Pakistan]

Designing of on-off control AC-Motor drives and closed loop control for automation of manually controlled satellite ground station antenna.

Drafting solutions/proposals based on exhaustive link budgeting for mutual interference analysis between satellites of Pakistan and satellites of International Administration.

[ April 2011 _

Nov 2013 ]

Intern at Pak Arab Oil Refinery Company, Karachi, Pakistan

Calibrated temperature, pressure and flow sensors installed with the Karachi to Mehmood Kot pipeline, pumps and other equipment.

Improved Process & Instrumentation Diagrams for transforming into PLC Ladder Diagrams.

[ May _ Jul 2009 ]


Received Mary and Richard Templeton Graduate Fellowship 2017-2018

[ Aug 2017 ]

1st prize conference paper award at IEEE IAS IACC

[ Oct 2016 ]

Received Mary and Richard Templeton Graduate Fellowship 2016-2017

[ Aug 2016 ]

Winner at national entrepreneurship competition INVENT-2010, Karachi, Pakistan

[ July 2010 ]


S. H. Ali, X. Li, A. S. Kamath and B. Akin, “A Simple Plug-in Circuit for IGBT Gate Drivers to Monitor Device Aging,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics [in Review].

S. H. Ali, M. Heydarzadeh, S. Dusmez and B. Akin, “Lifetime Estimation of Discrete IGBT Devices Based on Gaussian Process,” in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 395-403, Jan.-Feb. 2018.

S. Dusmez, S. H. Ali, M. Heydarzadeh, A. S. Kamath, H. Duran and B. Akin, “Aging Precursor Identification and Lifetime Estimation for Thermally Aged Discrete Package Silicon Power Switches,” in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 251-260, Jan.-Feb. 2017.

S. H. Ali, S. Dusmez and B. Akin, "A comprehensive study on variations of discrete IGBT characteristics due to package degradation triggered by thermal stress," in 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, 2016, pp. 1-6.

S. H. Ali, S. Dusmez and B. Akin, "Investigation of collector emitter voltage characteristics in thermally stressed discrete IGBT devices," in 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, 2016, pp. 1-6.

S. Dusmez, S. H. Ali and B. Akin, "An active life extension strategy for power switches in interleaved converters," in 2015 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Addison, TX, 2015, pp. 1-8.


Power Electronics

Control, Modeling and Simulation in Power Electronics

Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Active Semiconductor Devices

Adjustable Speed Motor Drives

Power electronics and drives related topics

Renewable Energy and Distributed Power Generation System

Power Management Circuits


Skillful in MATLAB, C, Code Composer, PSIM, LabVIEW, Altium PCB and PSPICE.

Familiar with PIC microcontroller series and TI Delfino TMS28335 floating point controller.

Documentation: Microsoft office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) and Microsoft Visio.

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