Dr. Bimal K. Bose, D.Sc.(Honoris Causa), Life Fellow, IEEE
Emeritus Chair Professor in Power Electronics
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
Formerly Chief Scientist, EPRI-Power Electronics Applications Center
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Bimal K. Bose (Life Fellow, IEEE) received the B.E. degree from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) (formerly Bengal Engineering College), India, the M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Ph.D. degree from Calcutta University, India in 1956, 1960, and 1966, respectively. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Early in the career, he was a faculty member of IIEST from 1960 to 1971. From 1971 to 1976, he was an associate professor of electrical engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. From 1976 to 1987, he was a research engineer in General Electric Corporate Research and Development (GE-CRD) (now GE Global Research Center), Schenectady, New York. Since 1987, he had been Endowed Chair Professor (Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics) in the University of Tennessee, until 2003. He specialized in power electronics and motor drives that include AI applications, renewable energy systems, DSP-based digital control systems, and power electronics applications for solving climate change problems. He has authored/edited seven books in power electronics (Power Electronics and Motor Drives – Advances and Trends, Academic Press, 2006; Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives, Prentice Hall, 2001; Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives, IEEE Press, 1997; Modern Power Electronics, IEEE Press, 1992; Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives, IEEE Press, 1987; Power Electronics and AC Drives, Prentice Hall, 1986; Adjustable Speed AC Drive Systems, IEEE Press, 1982), holds 21 U. S. patents and published more than 250 papers. He was awarded IEEE Power Electronics Society Newell Award (2005), IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education (1997), IEEE Lamme Medal (1996), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Eugene Mittelman Award (for lifetime achievement) (1994), IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award (1994), IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Outstanding Achievement Award (1993), General Electric Silver Patent Medal (1986), GE Publication Award (1985), and Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal (1970). He also received IIEST Distinguished Alumnus Award (2006), D. Sc. Degree (Honoris Causa) from IIEST (2013), Distinguished Lecturership of IAS and IES, and a number of prize paper awards. He is a member of U. S. National Academy of Engineering. The IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine published a special issue (June 2009) “Honoring Dr. Bimal Bose and Celebrating His Contributions in Power Electronics” with a front cover photo. The IES Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award was established from 2014 which is funded by the IEEE Foundation and the IES. 0
Dr. Bose served the IEEE in various capacities, including Member of the IEEE Awards Board, Chairman of IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee, Chairman of the IEEE IES Power Electronics Council, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, Vice-Chair of IEEE Medals Council, and Member of the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board (1995-2006). He was the Guest Editor of the Proc. IEEE “Special Issue on Power Electronics and Motion Control” which was published in August 1994.
Honors and Awards
2013: Bengal Engineering and Science University Doctor of Science Degree (Honoris Causa) from the President of India “in recognition of Outstanding Contribution in Engineering and Dedicated Service to The Nation”
2006: Bengal Engineering and Science University Distinguished Alumnus Award “for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and the Alma Mater”
2005: IEEE* Power Electronics Society William W. Newell Award “for Outstanding Achievements in the Interdisciplinary Field of Power Electronics”
2003: Guest Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
2000: IEEE* Millennium Medal “for Outstanding Contributions in Power Electronics”
1998: Honorary Professor (and Honorary Director of Elec. Eng. Inst.) of Xi’an Mining Institute, China
1997: IEEE* Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education “for Exemplary and Sustained Contributions to Continuing Education”
1996: IEEE* Lamme Gold Medal (1996) “for Contributions to the advancement of Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Drives”
1996: IEEE* Life Fellow (1996) (Fellow in 1989) “for Contributions in Power Electronics and Drives Technology”
1996: Honorary Professor of China University of Mining and Technology, China (1996)
1994: IEEE* Industrial Electronics Society Dr. Eugene Mittelmann Award “in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research and Development in the Field of Power Electronics and Life Time Achievement in the Area of Motor Drives”
1994: IEEE* Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award “for Outstanding Achievements in Power Electronics and Drives Technology “
1993: IEEE* Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award “for Outstanding Contributions in the Applications of Electricity to Industry”
1991: Honorary Professor of Shanghai University, China
1986: GE Silver Patent Medal
1985: GE Publications Award
1970: Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal and Premchand Roychand Scholar “for Research Contribution in Magnetic Amplifiers and Industrial Electronics”
Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE*– Industry Applications Society
Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE* – Industrial Electronics Society
Four – Prize paper awards
2013: “Global Energy scenario and impact of power electronics in 21st century”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 60, July.
2009: “The Past, Present and Future of Power Electronics”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol.3, pp. 7-11, June.
2009: “Power Electronics and Motor Drives” –Recent Progress and Perspective”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics”, vol. 56, pp. 581-588. Feb.
2007: “Neural network applications in power electronics and motor drives”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 54, pp. 14-33. Feb.
2004: “A neural network based space vector PWM of a five-level voltage-fed inverter”, IEEE IAS Annu. Meet. Conf. Rec. (with N. Filho, J. Pinto and L. da Silva)
2004: “Neural network based waveform processing and delayless filtering in power electronics and ac drives”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 51, pp. 981-991. Oct., (with J. Zhao)
2002: “A neural network based space vector PWM controller for a three-level voltage-fed inverter induction motor drive”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 38, pp.660-669, May/June, (with S. Mondal and J. Pinto)
2000. “Energy, environment and advances in power electronics”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 15, pp.688-701, July.
1998: “A soft-switched high frequency non-resonant link integral pulse modulated dc-ac converter for ac motor drive”, IEEE IECON Conf. Rec., pp. 716-732. (with L. Hui and B. Ozpineci)
1997: “Fuzzy logic based intelligent control of a variable speed cage machine wind generation system”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 12, pp. 87-95.Jan., (with M. Simoes etc.)
1995: “Expert system aided automated design, simulation and controller tuning of ac drive system”, IEEE IECON Conf. Rec., pp.712-718. (with S. Chhaya)
1995: “Neural network based estimation of feedback signals for a vector controlled induction motor drive”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol.31, pp.620-609, May/June, (with M. Simoes)
1995: “Fuzzy logic based efficiency optimization control of an indirect vector controlled induction motor drive”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 42, pp. 192-198, April, (with G. Sousa and J. Cleland)
1994: “A fuzzy set theory based control of a phase controlled converter dc machine drive”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 30, pp. 34-44, Jan./Feb. (with G. Sousa)
1994: “Investigation of fault modes of voltage-fed inverter system for induction motor drive”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl. , vol.30, pp. 1028-1038, July/Aug.,(with D. Kastha)
1994: “Expert system, fuzzy logic, and neural network applications in power electronics and motion control”, Proc. IEEE, vol.82, pp. 1303-1323, Aug.
1990. “An adaptive hysteresis band current control technique of a voltage-fed PWM inverter for machine drive system”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., vol.37, pp. 402-408, Oct.
1988. “A high- performance inverter-fed drive system of an interior permanent magnet synchronous machine”, vol.24, pp. 987-999, Nov./Dec.
1985: “A microcomputer based control of residential photovoltaic power conditioning system”, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 21, pp. 1182-1191, (with R. Steigerwald and P. Szczesny)
1977. “High frequency link power conversion”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol.13, pp.387-393, Sept./Oct. (with P. Espelage)
1976. “A frequency step up cycloconverter using power transistors in inverse series mode”, Int’l. Jour. of Electronics, vol.41, pp. 573-587, (with V. Jones)