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Allan R. Taylor

Research Interests

Electric Machine Drives

Renewable Energy Systems

High Density Power Electronics Systems

Battery Management Systems

Electric Vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009

M.S. Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, (expected 2018)

 

Experience

Research Engineer, Kettering University,  Flint,  MI  2011 – 2014

Technical Support / Web Designer,  SerTop LLC, LasVegas,  NV  2009

Co-op Student / Electrical Engineer,  Autoliv Electronics America,  Southfield,  MI  2004 – 2008

 

Research Activities

High Power-Density Low-Voltage 10kW Inverter Design for Start-Stop Inverter, for APES, 2014

Development of Sinusoidal Control Algorithm for BLDC Motor Drives, for APES, 2014

Design of a 90kW Motor Drive System, for Broad Ocean Technologies, 2013-2014

Electronic Powertrain and Battery Management System Design for Electric Scooters, for Mahindra, 2012-2013

Development of Control Board and Gate Drive Board for 55kW Traction Inverter, for SinoEV, 2012

12V/1kW Motor Drive System for Deisel Emissions Controls, for Tenneco, 2011-2012

11kW Power Factor Correction Controller used in Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers, for Magna E-car, 2011

Design and Implementation of a Bench-Top Electric-Vehicle Testing Laboratory, for U.S. Department of Energy, 2009 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Fei Yang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Bing Cheng; Khan, A.; Young Joo Lee; Zhong Nie, “Using D-Q transformation to variable switching frequency PWM control for interior permanent magnet synchronous motor drives,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.5192,5197, 14-18 Sept. 2014

Fei Yang; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Kotrba, A.; Yetkin, A.; Gundogan, A., “Design of a High-Efficiency Minimum-Torque-Ripple 12-V/1-kW Three-Phase BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine Emission Reductions,” Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.63, no.7, pp.3107,3115, Sept. 2014

Li, Yu; Taylor, Allan; Bai, Kevin, “A hybrid observer for the full-speed-range sensorless control of interior permanent magnet motor drives,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 15-18 June 2014

Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Chen Duan; Bai, K., “Extended Kalman Filter based battery state of charge(SOC) estimation for electric vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Chen Duan; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Bai, K., “Design of a zero-voltage-switching large-air-gap wireless charger with low electrical stress for Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Guo, Wei; Bai, Kevin; Taylor, Allan; Patterson, Jeff; Kane, James, “A novel soft starting strategy of an LLC resonant DC/DC converter for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2013 Twenty-Eighth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.2012,2015, 17-21 March 2013

Bai, H.; Taylor, A.; Guo, W.; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Wang, N.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of an 11 kW power factor correction and 10 kW ZVS DC/DC converter for a high-efficiency battery charger in electric vehicles,” Power Electronics, IET , vol.5, no.9, pp.1714,1722, November 2012

Taylor, A.; Xuntuo Wang; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of A 97%-efficiency 10kW power factor correction for fast electric chargers of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,6, 18-20 June 2012

Wei Guo; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Taylor, A.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “A 10kW 97%-efficiency LLC resonant DC/DC converter with wide range of output voltage for the battery chargers in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 18-20 June 2012


Contact Information

Email:  ataylor@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 762-9500 ext. 5656

Office:  2-703V AB