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Bradley Lehman

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 421 Dana Research Center
  • 617.373.3052

Research Focus

Power electronics, dc-dc converters, pulse width modulation, motion control, electric motor drives, analog circuits, control theory, differential equations, time delays, nonlinear systems and control, industrial control.

About

Brad Lehman received the B.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the M.S.E.E. from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the Ph.D. E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, 1988, and 1992, respectively.

Dr. Lehman is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and previously was a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Lehman was previously an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow. He also was a recipient of an Alcoa Science Foundation Fellowship and previously was a visiting scientist at MIT.

Professor Lehman serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and from 1993-1997, served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Dr. Lehman performs research in the areas of power electronics, electric motor drives, and control. A primary focus of his research is in the modeling, design and control of DC-DC converters.

Education

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992. Joined Northeastern in 1995.

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Standards Medallion

Research Overview

Power electronics, dc-dc converters, pulse width modulation, motion control, electric motor drives, analog circuits, control theory, differential equations, time delays, nonlinear systems and control, industrial control.

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • W. Huang, B. Lehman, Analysis and Verification of Inductor Coupling Effect in Interleaved Multiphase dc-dc Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(7), 2016, 5004-5017
  • W. Huang, B. Lehman, A Compact Coupled Inductor for Interleaved Multiphase DC-DC Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(10), 2016, 6770-6775
  • D.O. Neacsu, Y. Zheng, B. Lehman, An SD Card Flash-Memory-Based Implementation of a Multioptimal Three-Phase PWM Generator, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(1), 2016, 39-51
  • S. Chen, P. Li, R. Ball, J.-F. de Palma, B. Lehman, Analysis of a Switched Impedance Transformer-Type Nonsuperconducting Fault Current Limiter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 30(4), 2015, 1925-1936
  • J. Zhang, B.M. Hodge, S. Lu, H.F. Hamann, B. Lehman, J. Simmons, E. Campos, V. Banunarayanan, J. Black, J. Tedesco, Basline and Target Values for Regional and Point PV Power Forecasts: Toward Improved Solar Forecasting, Solar Energy, 122, 2015, 804-819
  • G. Spagnuolo, G. Petrone, B. Lehman, C.A. Ramos Paja, Y. Zhao, M.L. Orozco Gutierrez, Control of Photovoltaic Arrays: Dynamical Reconfiguration for Fighting Mismatched Conditions and Meeting Load Requests, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 9(1), 2015, 62-76
  • Y. Zhao, R. Ball, J. Mosesian, J.F. de Palma, B. Lehman, Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning for Fault Detection and Classification in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 30(5), 2015, 2848-2858

Faculty

Jan 10, 2018

Amirabadi and Lehman Awarded $660K from ARPA-E and MassCEC for Transformational Energy Technology

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi and ECE Professor Brad Lehman were awarded $628K in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and $33K from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

Faculty

Oct 14, 2016

S-POWER Program to Increase STEM and Energy fields

ECE Professor Bradley Lehman, MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus, Assistant Dean Richard Harris, and STEM Director Claire Duggan were awarded a 5-year $5M NSF grant to develop a "Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources (S-POWER)" program.

Aug 23, 2016

NSF Workshop on Power Electronics

ECE Professor Brad Lehman (PI) and Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi (co-PI) were awarded $50K to host a Workshop on Power Electronics at NSF this fall.

Dec 07, 2015

Professor Bradley Lehman Named 2015 IEEE Power Electronics Society Awardee

ECE Professor Bradley Lehman has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Power Electronics Society's Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award.

Jul 21, 2015

2 Local Students Featured for COE's Young Scholar Program

WickedLocal.com features Bedford High School student Oblageli Nwodoh and Arlington High School student Allison Candell, who were selected to participate in the highly-selective COE Young Scholars Program

Sep 09, 2014

Lehman Awarded Patent

ECE Professor Brad Lehman was awarded a patent for his design of a non-superconducting Fault Current Limiter.

Apr 29, 2013

Lehman Awarded NSF Grant

Electronic and Computer Engineering Professor Brad Lehman was awarded an $150K NSF grant to develop smart power detection devices for photovoltaic installations. Dr. Lehman is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and previously was a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. In 1994, Dr. […]

May 08, 2012

Selected As Editor-in-Chief

ECE Professor Brad Lehman will be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics journal starting in 2013.

Apr 04, 2012

One of the Best in the US

ECE Professor Brad Lehman was selected by The Princeton Review as one of the Top 300 Professors in the Country that make lasting impacts in the lives of their students.

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