Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah



  • Ph.D. 2007, Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • M.S. 2003, Power Electronics, Arizona State University
  • B.S. 1999, Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award for the paper PV Ground-fault Detection Using Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR). IEEE, 09/11/2013
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. IEEE power Electronics Society, 07/01/2013
  • Senior Member elevation. IEEE, 12/20/2012
  • Senior Member Nomination. IEEE, 11/14/2011
  • First Prize Paper award in 2007 IEEE/IAS Annual Meeting for the paper "A Multilevel Modular Capacitor-clamped DC-DC Converter.". IEEE/IAS Annual Meeting, 07/2007
  • EPRI Excel Award in 2007, for the successful completion of “The Living Lab.". Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), 07/2007
  • Former Vice Chair, "Recommended Practices of Modulating Current in High Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers.". IEEE PAR 1789 Standard Committee, 01/2007


Faisal Khan earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1999, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2007.
Prof. Khan was a Senior Project Engineer with the Electric Power Research Institute in Knoxville, TN, from April 2007 until 2009.  In July 2009, he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.  Prof. Khan was hired as part of an initiative to build a new power engineering program at the University of Utah.
Prof. Khan's research interests include dc–dc converters, hybrid electric and fuel-cell automobile power management, and power supply efficiency issues. 
Dr. Khan received the 2007 First Prize Paper Award of the Industrial Power Converter Committee in the IEEE/Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting. He is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the Industry Application Society, and the Industrial Electronics Society. He has served as a Reviewer and the Session Chair of IEEE transactions and conference.

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