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Leila Parsa

Associate Professor
Room 5006, Jonsson Engineering Center
Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180-3590
Tel: (518) 276-6388
Fax: (518) 276-6261
Email: parsa@ecse.rpi.edu

Research Interests:

·         Renewable Energy Systems

·         Energy Harvesting

·         Design, Modeling, Analysis and Digital Control of Power Electronics Converters

·         Design and Analysis of Special Purposed Electromechanical Energy converters

·         Adjustable Speed Drives

·         Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

·         Fault Tolerant Electromechanical Energy Converters and Power Electronics Systems

Awards:

·         RPI School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, 2010

·         Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2009

·         IEEE-Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Award, 2007

·         IEEE-Industry Applications Society Transactions Paper Award, 2006

Teaching:

·         Advanced Electric Drive Systems

·         Electrical Energy Systems

·         Renewable Energy and Sustainability

·         Power Engineering Fundamentals

·         Electromechanics

·         Electric Circuits

Publications:

Journal Articles:

1.    A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Series-Input Parallel-Output Modular-Phase DC-DC Converter with Soft Switching and High Frequency Isolation,” Accepted for Publication, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

2.    K. Modepalli and L. Parsa, “Dual Purpose Off-line LED Driver for Illumination and Visible Light Communication,” Accepted for Publication, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

3.    A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Global Fault-Tolerant Control Technique for Multi-Phase Permanent-Magnet Machines,” Accepted for Publication, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

4.    M. Mengoni, L. Zarri, A. Tani, L. Parsa, G. Serra, D. Casadei, “High-Torque Density Control of Multiphase Induction Motor Drives Operating Over a Wide Speed Range,” Accepted for Publication, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

5.    L. Tutelea, I. Boldea, L. Parsa and D. Dorrell, “Automotive Electric Propulsion Systems with Reduced or No Permanent Magnets: an Overview,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol 61, pages 5696-5711, October 2014 .

6.    A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Fault-Tolerant Control of Multi-Phase PM Motors Using Iterative Learning Control," Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), vol 2, pages 201-211, June 2014 .

7.    A. Mohammadpour, S. Sadeghi and L. Parsa, “A Generalized Fault-Tolerant Control Strategy for Five-Phase PM Motor Drives Considering Star, Pentagon, and Pentacle Connection of Stator Windings,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.61, pages 63-75, January 2014.

8.    R. Dayal, K. Modepalli, and L. Parsa, “A New Optimum Power Control Scheme for Low Energy Harvesting Systems ,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol 49, pages 2651-2661, December 2013 .

9.    R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “A Modified Electromagnetic Microgenerator Design for Improved Performance of Low Voltage Energy Harvesting Systems,” IET Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 6, pages 1751-1758, 2013 .

10. A. Gandhi and L. Parsa, “Thrust Optimization of a Flux-Switching Linear Synchronous Machine with Yokeless Translator,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol 49, pages 1436-1443, April 2013.

11. A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “A Unified Fault-Tolerant Current Control Approach for Five-Phase PM Motors with Trapezoidal Back EMF under Different Stator Winding Connections,”  IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 28, pages 3517-3527, July 2013 .

12. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “Low-power low-voltage AC-DC converters for electromagnetic energy harvesting with efficient indirect feedback scheme,” IET Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 5, pages 1923-1933, 2012.

13. A. Mohammadpour, A Gandhi and L. Parsa, “Winding Factor Calculation for Analysis of Back EMF Waveform in Air-core Permanent Magnet Linear Synchronous Motors” IET Transactions on  Electric Power Applications , volume 6 , issue 5, pages 253-259, 2012.

14. L. Guo and L. Parsa, “Model Reference Adaptive Control of Five-phase IPM Motors Based on Neural Network,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 59, pages 1500 -1508, March 2012 .

15. S. Sadeghi, L. Guo, H. A. Toliyat and L. Parsa, “Wide Speed Range Operation of Five-Phase Permanent Magnet Machines by Using Different Winding Configurations,”  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 59, pages 2621- 2631, June 2012.

16. R. Dayal, S. Dwari, and L. Parsa, “Design and Implementation of a Direct AC-DC Boost Converter for Low Voltage Energy Harvesting,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 58, pages 2387-2396, June 2011.

17. R. Dayal, S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “A New Design for Vibration-based Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Systems Using Inductorless Single Stage AC-DC Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, volume 47,  pages 820-830, April 2011.

18. A. Gandhi, T. Corrigan and L. Parsa, “Recent Advances in Modeling and Online Detection of Stator Inter-Turn Faults in Electrical Motors” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 58, pages 1564-1575, May 2011

19. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Design of Halbach Array Based Permanent Magnet Motor with High Acceleration ,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronic, volume 58, pages 3768-3775 , September 2011.

20. S. Sadeghi and L. Parsa, “Multiobjective Design Optimization of Five Phase Halbach Array Permanent Magnet Machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, volume 47, pages 1658-1666,  June 2011.

21. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “An Efficient High Step-up Interleaved DC-DC Converter with a Common Active-Clamp,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, volume 26, pages 66-78, January  2011.

22. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Fault-Tolerant Control of Five-phase Permanent Magnet Motors with Trapezoidal Back-EMF,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 58, pages 476-485, January 2011.

23. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “An Efficient AC-DC Step-up Converter for Low Voltage Energy Harvesting” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, volume 25, pages 2188-2199, August 2010.

24. R. Dayal, S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Maximum Energy Harvesting from Vibration-Based Electromagnetic Microgenerator using Active Damping,” Electronics Letters, volume 46, pages 371-373, March 2010.

25. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “An Optimal Control Technique for Multi-Phase PM  Machines Under Open-Circuit Faults,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, volume 55, pages 1988-1995, May 2008.

26. L. Parsa and L. Hao, “Interior Magnet Motors with Reduced Torque Pulsation,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, pages 602-609, February 2008.

27. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat,  Sensorless Direct Torque Control of Five-phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Drives,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, volume 43,   pages 952-959, July/August 2007.

28. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Fault Tolerant Interior Permanent Magnet Motors for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, volume 56,  pages 1546-1552, July 2007.

29. L. Parsa, H. Toliyat and A. Goodarzi, “Five-Phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motor with Low Torque Pulsation,”  IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, volume 43,  pages 40-46, January/February 2007.

30. L. Parsa, and H. Toliyat, “A Fault Resilient IPM Motor Drive for Wide Speed Range Operation,” Naval Engineers Journal, volume 117, number 4, Fall 2005.

31. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Multi-Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drives,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, volume 41, pages 30-37, January/February 2005.  

Conference Articles:

32. T. Li and L. Parsa, “Medium Frequency Soft Switching DC/DC Converter for HVDC Transmission System,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, November 2014

33. A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Three-Phase Current-Fed Zero Current Switching Phase-Shift PWM DC-DC Converter,” IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, September 2014

34. K. Modepalli and L. Parsa, “Single Stage Dual Purpose Offline HB-LED Driver with Power Factor Correction for Illumination and Visible Light Communication,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1388-1393,  March 2014.

35. A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Asymmetrical Multi-lane Multi-Phase Motor Drives,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 2482-2487,  March 2014.

36. A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Optimal Design and Prototyping of a Five-Phase Direct-Drive Permanent Magnet Linear Motor,” International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Automation and Motion, pages 449-454 , June 2014.

37. S. Sadeghi, A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “Design Optimization of a High Performance Five-Phase Slotless PMSM,” International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Automation and Motion,  pages 6-11 , June 2014.

38. A. Mohammadpour, L. Parsa, M. Harfman, R Lai and R. Datta, “Interleaved Multi-Phase ZCS Isolated DC-DC Converter for Sub-Sea Power Distribution,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 924-929, November 2013.

39. A. Mohammadpour, S. Mishra and L. Parsa, “Iterative Learning Control for Fault Tolerance in Multi-phase Permanent Magnet machines ,” American Control Conference, pages 5929-5934, June 2013

40. A. Mohammadpour, A. Gandhi and L. Parsa, “Design and Control of Fault Tolerant Permanent Magnet Machines,” IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design Control and Diagnosis, pages 108-116, March 2013. 

41. K. Modepalli and L. Parsa, “Dual Purpose HB-LED Driver for Illumination and Visible Light Communication ,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 875-880,  March 2013.

42. A. Mohammadour and L. Parsa, “Post-fault Control Technique for Multi-phase PM Motor Drives under Short Circuit Faults ,”IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 817-822,  March 2013.

43. A. Gandhi and L. Parsa, “Thrust Optimization of a Five-Phase Fault-Tolerant Flux-Switching Linear Synchronous Motor,  IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 2067-2073, October 2012.

44. R. Dayal, K. Modepalli, and L. Parsa, “A Direct AC LED Driver with High Power Factor without the Use of Passive Components,” IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pages  4230-4234, September 2012.

45. A. Gandhi and L. Parsa, “Double-Sided Flux-Switching Linear Synchronous Machine with Yokeless Translator,  IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition,  pages 2676-2680, September 2012.

46. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “Non-Isolated Topologies for High Step-Down Offline LED Driver Applications,”IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conferenc., pages 988-993, February 2012.

47. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “Hybrid Start-Up Strategy for Low Voltage Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Systems,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 675-680,  February 2012.

48. Z. Li, J. Waldron, R. Dayal, L. Parsa, M. Hella and T. P. Chow, “High Voltage Normally-off GaN MOSC-HEMTs on Silicon Substrates for Power Switching Applications,” Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, pages 45-48, 2012.

49. A. Mohammdpour, S. Sadeghi  and L. Parsa, “Fault-Tolerant Control of Five-Phase PM Machines with Pentagon Connection of Stator Windings Under Open-Circuit Faults,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1667-1672, February 2012.

50. A. Gandhi, A. Mohammadpour, S. Sadeghi and L. Parsa, “Double-Sided Flux Reversal Linear Synchronous Motor,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 4186-4191, November 2011.

51. A. Mohammadpour and L. Parsa, “SVM-Based Direct Thrust Control of Permanent Magnet Linear Synchronous Motor with Reduced Force Ripple,” IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics , pages 756-760, June 2011.

52. L. Guo and L. Parsa, “Model Reference Adaptive Control of Five-Phase IPM Motors Based on Neural Network ,” IEEE  Electric Machines and Drive conference, pages 563-568, May 2011.

53. S. Sadeghi, L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Extending Speed Range of Five-Phase PM Machines by Changing the Stator Windings Connections,” IEEE  Electric Machines and Drive conference,  pages 1540 – 1545, May 2011.

54. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “Low Power Implementation of Maximum Energy Harvesting Scheme for Vibration-based Electromagnetic Microgenerators,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1949 – 1953, February 2011.

55. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “Implementation and Modeling of Low Power AC-DC Converter with Indirect Feedback, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference,  pages 505-5010, November 2010.

56. R. Dayal and L. Parsa, “A New Single Stage AC-DC Converter for Low Voltage Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting,” IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pages 4447 – 4452, September 2010.

57. S. Sadeghi and L. Parsa, “Design and Dynamic Simulation of Five Phase Interior Permanent Magnet Machine for Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Green Energy, pages 1-6, April 2010.

58. S. Dwari, L. Parsa and K. J. Karimi, “Design and Analysis of Halbach Array Permanent Magnet Motor for High Acceleration Applications,” IEEE Electric Machines and Drives Conference, pages 1100-1104, May 2009.

59. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Low Voltage Energy Harvesting Systems Using Coil Inductance of Electromagnetic Microgenerators,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1145-1150, February 2009.

60. L. Guo and L. Parsa, “Torque Ripple Reduction of the Modular Interior Permanent Magnet Machines using Optimum Current Profiling Technique,” IEEE Electric Machines and Drives Conference, pages 1094-1099, May 2009.

61. L. Guo and L. Parsa, “Effects of Magnet Shape on Torque Characteristics of Interior Permanent Magnet machines,” IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, pages 93-97, April 2009.

62. L. Guo and L. Parsa, “Torque Improvement of Synchronous Reluctance Machines by Utilizing Orthogonal Experimental Design Methodology,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 1427-1432, November 2008.

63. S. Dwari, R. Dayal and L. Parsa “A Novel Direct AC/DC Converter for Efficient Low Voltage Energy Harvesting,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 484-488, November 2008.

64. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Open-circuit Fault Tolerant Control of Five-phase Permanent Magnet Motors with Third-Harmonic Back-EMF,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 3114-3119, November 2008.

65. S. Dwari, R. Dayal, L. Parsa and K.N. Salama, “Efficient Direct AC-to-DC Converters  for Vibration-Based Low Voltage Energy Harvesting,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 2320-2325, November 2008.

66. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Efficient Low Voltage Direct AC/DC Converters for Self-powered Wireless Sensor Nodes and Mobile Electronics,” IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, pages 1-7, September 2008.

67. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Optimal Current Calculation for Open-circuit Fault Tolerant Control of Five-phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drive,” IEEE Power Engineering Society Annual Meeting, pages 1-5, July 2008.

68. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Disturbance Free Operation of a Permanent Magnet Motor Drive Under Short-circuit Fault Using Center-Split Windings,” IEEE Industry Applications Conference, pages 1329-1334, September 2007.

69. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “A Novel High Efficiency High Power Interleaved Coupled-Inductor Boost DC-DC Converter for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, pages 399-404, September 2007.

70. S. Dwari, L. Parsa and T.A. Lipo, “Optimum Control of a Five-phase Permanent Magnet Integrated Modular Motor under Normal and Open-Circuit Fault Condition,” IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, pages 1639-1644, June 2007.

71. Y. Gao and L. Parsa, “Modified Direct Torque Control of Five-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1428-1433, February 2007.

72. S. Dwari and L. Parsa, “Optimum Fault-Tolerant Control of Multi-phase Permanent Magnet Machine for Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Fault,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, pages 1417-1422, February 2007.

73. L. Parsa and T. Kim, “Reducing Torque Pulsation of Multi-Phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motors,” IEEE Industry Applications Conference, pages 1978-1983, October 2006.

74. T. Kim, H. Lee, L. Parsa and M. Ehsani, “Optimal Power and Torque Control of a Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor/Generator Drive in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Conference, pages 1276-1281, October 2006.

75. L. Parsa, “On Advantage of Multi-Phase Machines,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 1574-1579, November 2005.

76. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Five-Phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motor with Low Torque Pulsation,” IEEE Industry Applications Conference, pages 1770-1775, October 2005.

77. L. Parsa, H. Toliyat and A. Goodarzi, “Five-Phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, pages 631-637, September 2005.

78. L. Parsa, N. Kim and H. Toliyat, “ Field Weakening Operation of a High Torque Density Five Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drive,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, pages 1507-1512, May 2005.

79. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Five-Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drives for Ship Propulsion Applications,” IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, pages 371-378, July 2005.

80. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Sensorless Direct Torque Control of Five-phase Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Drives,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Conference, pages 992-999, October 2004.

81. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Fault-Tolerant Five-Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drives,” IEEE Industry Applications Conference, pages 1048-1054, October 2004.

82. L. Parsa, and H.A. Toliyat, “A Low Cost DSP-Based Control System for IPM Motor Drives,” presented at the TI Developer Conference, 2004.

83. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “A Fault Resilient IPM Motor Drive for Wide Speed Range Operation,” ASNE Electric Machines Technology Symposium, January 2004.

84. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “A Fault-Tolerant Multi-Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drive for Propulsion Applications,” ASNE Electric Machines Technology Symposium, January 2004.

85. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “Multi-Phase Permanent Magnet Motor Drives,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Conference, pages 401-408, October 2003.

86. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “A Self Reconfigurable Electric Motor Controller for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application,” Invited paper, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, pages 919-924, November 2003.

87. L. Parsa, L. Hao and H. Toliyat, “Optimizing the Cogging and Average Torque in Interior Permanent Magnet  Motors,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Conference, pages 417-424, October 2002.

88. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “A New Five-Phase Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor for Vehicle Application,” Future Car Congress, June 2002.

89. L. Parsa, L. Hao and H. Toliyat, “Reducing the Cogging Torque in Interior Permanent Magnet Motors,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, August 2002.

90. L. Parsa and H. Toliyat, “A Novel Five Phase Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor for High Power Application,” North American Power Symposium, October 2001.

91. L. Parsa and M. Masoum, “A Fast Algorithm for Large Signal and Steady State Analysis of DC/DC Power Converters,  Iranian Electrical Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran, 2000. 

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