Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Department
Director of the Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology Systems
Ali Davoudi (S’04-M’11) received the BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, The University of British Columbia, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He has worked as an intern for Texas Instruments, Royal Philips Electronics, and SolarBridge Technologies. He is currently an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering department of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has established a laboratory in the renewable energy systems and vehicular technology, dedicated to hardware prototype and analysis framework development. For his educational activities, he has been honored twice in the University of Illinois’s campus-wide Teachers Ranked as Excellent. For his research endeavor, he has received international student fellowship, Henry Ford II scholar award, and M E. Van Valkenburg graduate research award. Since 2006, he has published 24 journal articles, 46 conference proceeding papers, two invention disclosures and a patent, and a book chapter. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology as well as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is also a guest associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, special issue on transportation electrification and vehicle systems. He is the rap sessions chair for IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. He also serves as technical track chairs for IEEE Applied Power Electronics conference and Exposition, IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference, and IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo. His research interests are prototype development, modeling, and control for finite-inertia power systems and microgrids, transportation electrification, energy storage, and energy source diversification.