Al-Thaddeus Avestruz

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Engineering
Department: 
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Phone: 
734-763-3183
Short bio: 

Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research summary: 

My main research focus is in the area of high performance power electronics and wireless power transfer for renewable energy, biomedical, automotive, and consumer applications.   I have complementary interests in circuits and systems for sensing, electromagnetic systems, feedback and controls, renewable energy, automotive, biomedical, and consumer.

Recent publications: 
  1. Chang, A.H.; Avestruz, A.-T.; Leeb, S.B., "Capacitor-Less Photovoltaic Cell-Level Power Balancing using Diffusion Charge Redistribution," in Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.30, no.2, pp.537-546, Feb. 2015.
  2. Zhang, R.Y.; Avestruz, A.-T.; White, J.K.; Leeb, S.B., "Design of resonance damping via control synthesis," in Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2015 IEEE 16th Workshop on , vol., no., pp.1-9, 12-15 July 2015.
  3. Avestruz, A.-T.; Chang, A.H.; Leeb, S.B., "Quad-switch push-pull (QSPP) RF amplifier with direct, simultaneous modulation of phase and pulse position for spread-spectrum power applications," in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2015 IEEE , vol., no., pp.3367-3374, 15-19 March 2015.
  4. Banerjee, A.; Avestruz, A.-T.; Surakitbovorn, K.; Chang, A.H.; Leeb, S.B., "Uniform single-sided induction heating using multiphase, multi-resonant halbach windings," in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2014 Twenty-Ninth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.844-851, 16-20 March 2014.
  5. Avestruz, A.-T.; Cooley, J.J.; Vickery, D.; Paris, J.; Leeb, S.B., "Dimmable Solid State Ballast With Integral Capacitive Occupancy Sensor," in Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.59, no.4, pp.1739-1750, April 2012.
  6. Avestruz, A.-T.; Santa, W.; Carlson, D.; Jensen, R.; Stanslaski, Scott; Helfenstine, A.; Denison, T., "A 5  uW/Channel Spectral Analysis IC for Chronic Bidirectional Brain–Machine Interfaces," in Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of , vol.43, no.12, pp.3006-3024, Dec. 2008.
Keywords: 
Power,
energy,
Circuits,
systems,
Power Electronics,
Medical,
Biomedical,
Wireless Power,
Automotive,
Consumer,
Sensing,
mHealth,
Wearables