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Fernando Mancilla-David, Professor - Electrical Engineering

​​​Prospective Students

Prof. Mancilla-David is actively searching for talented graduate students/post-docs/visitors to engage in research work. Visit our admission website here or contact Prof. Mancilla-David for further questions.

Current Graduate Students

  • Gadi Ogbogu, PhD student
  • Hector Robles, PhD student
  • Varunkumar Yaramasu, MS student 
  • Vishwas Rajendra Gaikwad, MS student 
  • Arun Sundara, MS student ​

Research Areas

Power Systems:
  • Power system planning and optimal operation 
  • Dynamics of converter-based power systems
  • ​​Distribution optimal power flow
  • Distribution state estimation
  • Cyber-physical distribution systems
  • Multiple energy carriers
  • Dynamic energy routers
  • Identification of parameters 

Power Electronics:
  • Converter topologies and control
  • Simulation of power electronic circuits
  • HVDC, HVDC light/plus, and custom power
  • Modular multilevel converters

Renewable Energy:
  • Distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Photovoltaic arrays modeling and characterization​ 
  • Large photovoltaic power plants
  • Power system integration of DERs
  • DERs ride-through
  • Converters suitable for DER applications
  • MPPT algorithms

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