SKILLS

  • Design, modeling and optimization of superconducting magnets
    • electromagnetic thermal and structural design
    • Ramp and AC losses
    • Quench propagation, detection and protection
    • Cryostat and support structure
  • Numerical methods/Analysis-led design
    • Finite Element Method
    • Integral methods
    • Optimization and design space exploration
  • Design and optimization of electrical power devices
    • Superconducting power devices
    • Electromechanical systems (rotating machines, actuators)
    • Transformers, Fault Current Limiters
    • Transmission lines
    • High field magnets
  • MultiPhysics simulation
    • Coupled problems involving electromagnetic, thermal, structural analysis, fluid dynamics
    • Proficient in the use of COMSOL MultiPhysics, ANSOFT Maxwell-ePhysics, Matlab
  • System optimization
    • Systems of systems modeling
    • Development of physics-based models
    • Systems of systems synthesis and optimization (multi-objective optimization)
  • Project management
    • Principal and Co-Principal Investigator for projects involving over $2M
    • Supervised over 15 graduate students, research engineers and postdocs
  • Presentation
    • presented work to numerous international conferences (100+ presentations)
    • presented progress updates to research sponsors, customers and investors
    • gave numerous seminars and lectures 
  • Computers and programming
    • Matlab, Python, Mathematica, C, FEA (COMSOL MultiPhysics, ANSOFT MAXWELL and ePHYSICS, FLEXPDE), Linux & Windows, Office software

MAJOR RESEARCH TOPICS at UH – Electro-Mechanical Systems and Applied Superconductivity

  • Design, Modeling and Optimization
    • Numerical methods
    • MultiPhysics FEA simulation
      • COMSOL, FlexPDE, Mathematica (Radia), CAD…
    • Optimization
      • OpenMDAO, COMSOL, Matlab
    • Dynamic simulation
      • Matlab Simulink, SimPowerSystems, SimScape
  • Experimental testing
    • HTS coil winding and VPI
    • Cooling system from 4.2 K to 77 K
    • Power supplies AC and DC
    • Test stations
      • Ic measurement
      • AC losses (diverse field configurations)
      • Quench propagation