Vahe Caliskan

Research Experience

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (Cambridge, MA)
    Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems
    Research Assistant, January 1997 – August 2000
    Analysis of transient phenomenon in advanced dual-voltage (42V/14V) architecture for vehicles. Research activities include modeling, simulation and experimental work in identifying hazardous transients and providing means by which they can be suppressed (Sponsor: MIT/Industry Consortium on Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems).

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, (Chicago, IL)
    Power Electronics Research Laboratory
    Research Assistant, June 1990 – August 1994
    Analysis and design of current-driven zero-voltage switching resonant converters (Sponsor: Motorola). Experimental study of transmission-line power transformers (Sponsors: Zenith, Motorola). Computer-aided analysis of a maximum power tracking system for solar powered converter systems (Sponsor: Rockedyne/Rockwell International).

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, (Chicago, IL)
    Power Electronics Research Laboratory
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, September 1988 – May 1990
    Experimental study of current and voltage source resonant converter topologies (Sponsor: Motorola).