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Bradley Lehman

421 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Biography

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.

Research & Scholarship Interests

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.
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

Papers in refereed journals

  • S. Chen, P. Li, D. Brady, B. Lehman, Determining the Optimum Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverter Size, Solar Energy, vol. 87, January 2013, p 96–116
  • Y. Zhao, J. de Palma, J. Mosesian, R. Lyons, B. Lehman, Line-line Fault Analysis and Protection Challenges in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 9, p 3784-3795, September, 2013

Papers in refereed conferences

  • W. Huang, B. Lehman, Mitigation and Utilization of the Inductor Coupling Effect in Interleaved Multiphase DC/DC Converters, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2013 IEEE, p 1822-1829, 2013
  • S. Sheng, L. Peng, B. Lehman, Parallel Operation of Digital Controlled Modified Sine Wave Inverters, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2013 IEEE, p 3440-3447
  • C. Hsu, P. Li, S. Sheng, B. Lehman, A Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for PV Systems Supplying a Periodic Nonlinear Load, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2013 IEEE, p 2771-2777
  • Y. Zhao, B. Lehman, R. Ball, J.F. de Palma, Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning for Fault Detection and Classification in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2013 IEEE, p 1628-1634
  • Q. Sun, S. Patil, N. Sun, B. Lehman, Inductive Magnetic Harvester with Resonant Capacitive Rectifier Based on Synchronized Switch Harvesting Technique, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2013 IEEE, p 4940-4947
  • Q. Sun, S. Patil, N. Sun, B. Lehman, Modeling and Optimization of an Inductive Magnetic Harvester Considering Nonlinear Effects, in Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on, p 1-6
  • S.W. Quinn, B. Lehman, A Simple Formula for Estimating the Optimum Tilt Angles of Photovoltaic Panels, in Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on, p 1-8 
  • J.H. Huang, Y. Zhao, B. Lehman, D. Nguyen, Fast Switching Reconfigurable Photovoltaic Modules Integrated within DC-DC Converters, in Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on, p 1-7
  • S. Sheng, C. Hsu, P. Li, B. Lehman, Energy Management for Solar Battery Charging Station, in Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on, p 1-8
  • Y. Zhao, B. Lehman, R. Ball, J. Mosesian, J.F. de Palma, Outlier Detection Rules for Fault Detection in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays, in Proc. 28th IEEE APEC, Long Beach, CA, March 2013, p 2913-2920
  • S. Chen, P. Li, B. Lehman, R. Ball, J.F. de Palma, A New Topology of Bridge-Type Non-Superconducting Fault Current Limiter, proc. 28th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 2013, p 1465-1472 
  • J.-H. Huang, Y. Zhao, B.Lehman Fast Reconfigurable Photovoltaic Switching Cell Integrated within DC-DC Converters, Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Fort Worth, TX, 2014, 629-636

Related News

October 14, 2016

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.

August 23, 2016

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.

December 7, 2015

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

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