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Ayan Mallik

Assistant Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2080
Biography

Ayan Mallik joined Arizona State University as an assistant professor in August 2019. Mallik received his bachelor’s degree (B.Tech) in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 2014. He received his Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. His major research interests include the design, modelling, control and optimization of power electronic converters, characterizations and applications of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, highly efficient and high-power density solutions for power conversions in the applications of more-electric-aircrafts, electric vehicles, wireless charging and data centers. He is an author/coauthor of more than 30 journal and conference papers. He has worked on research, development and testing of regulated transformer rectifier units for more-electric-aircrafts, integrated bidirectional onboard charger design for electric vehicles, high density DC-DC conversion for data centers, among many other projects.

Mallik is the recipient of various awards and recognitions, including first place in Dean's Doctoral Dissertation award competition at UMD (2019), ECE distinguished dissertation award at UMD (2019), University of Maryland's (UMD) Invention of the Year award (2018), Jimmy H.C. Lin invention award (2018), UMD’s outstanding graduate student award (2016), among many others.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park 2018
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Integrated B.Tech and M.Tech, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2014
Research Interests

Specialties:
Power electronics
1. Transportation Electrification: Charging interface design for Electric and plug-in electric vehicles 
2. Grid Integration of renewable energy sources and photovoltaics 
3. High-density power supplies for data centers
4. Optimization of power electronic systems

Research Group

I am looking for outstanding Ph.D. students. If you are interested in working with me, please drop me an email with your interests and CV.

Publications

Journal Publications:

Related to More Electric Aircrafts [Dissertation]:

  1. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Control of a Three-Phase Boost PFC Converter Using a Single DC Link Voltage Sensor,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 6481-6492, Aug. 2017.
  2. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Variable Switching Frequency State Feedback Control of a Phase Shifted Full Bridge DC/DC Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 6523-6531, Aug. 2017.
  3. A. Mallik, W. Ding, C. Shi and A. Khaligh, “Input Voltage Sensorless Duty Compensation Control for a Three-Phase Boost PFC Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 1527-1537, Mar. 2017.
  4. A. Mallik, W. Ding and A. Khaligh, "A Comprehensive Design Approach to an EMI Filter for a 6-kW Three-Phase Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifier in Avionics Vehicular Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 2942-2951, April 2017.
  5. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "An Integrated Control Strategy for a Fast Start-Up and Wide Range Input Frequency Operation of a Three-Phase Boost-Type PFC Converter for More Electric Aircraft," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 10841-10852, Dec. 2017.
  6. Z. Zhang, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "A High Step-Down Isolated Three-Phase AC-DC Converter," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 129-139, March 2018.
  7. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "Intermediate DC-Link Capacitor Reduction in a Two-Stage Cascaded AC/DC Converter for More Electric Aircrafts," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 935-947, Feb. 2018.
  8. A. Singh, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A Systematic Design Procedure for a Compact DM EMI Filter for a 3-phase Boost PFC Rectifier,” in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 2023-2031, May-June 2018.
  9. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Maximum Efficiency Tracking of an Integrated Two-Staged AC-DC Converter Using Variable DC Link Voltage,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 8408-8421, Nov. 2018.

Related to Data Centers:

  1. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "A High Step-Down Dual Output Non-isolated DC/DC Converter With Decoupled Control," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 722-731, Jan.-Feb. 2018.
  2. P. He, A. Mallik, G. Cooke and A. Khaligh, “High-power-density High-Efficiency LLC Converter with an Adjustable-leakage-inductance Planar Transformer for Data-Centers,” IET Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 303-310, Feb. 2019.

Related to Electric Vehicle Onboard Chargers:

  1. J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "Dynamic Strategy for Efficiency Estimation in a CCM-Operated Front-End PFC Converter for Electric Vehicle Onboard Charger," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 545-553, Sept. 2017.
  2. J. Lu, A. Mallik, S. Zou and A. Khaligh, "Variable DC-Link Control Loop Design for an Integrated Two-Stage AC/DC Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 99-107, March 2018. 
  3. S. Zou, J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, "Bi-Directional CLLC Converter with Synchronous Rectification for Plug-In Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 998-1005, March-April 2018.
  4. S. Zou, J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Modeling and Optimization of an Integrated Transformer for Electric Vehicle On-Board Charger Applications,” in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 355-363, June 2018.
  5. A. Mallik, J. Lu and A. Khaligh, "Sliding Mode Control of Single-Phase Interleaved Totem-Pole PFC for Electric Vehicle Onboard Chargers," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 8100-8109, Sept. 2018.
  6. A. Sankar, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Extended Harmonics Modeling Based Synchronous Rectification for CLLC Converters,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 6592-6603, Aug. 2019.   
  7. S. Zou, A. Mallik and J. Lu, “Sliding Mode Control Scheme for a CLLC Resonant Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (accepted, in press)

Related to High Frequency DC/DC Conversion:

  1. P. He, A. Mallik, A. Sankar and A. Khaligh, “1-MHz High-Efficiency High-Power-Density Bidirectional GaN-Based CLLC Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (accepted, in press).

Related to Power Electronic Optimization:

  1. A. Mallik, A. Singh and A. Khaligh, “Optimization of Power Electronics for Regulated Transformer Rectifier Units,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (under review)

Conference Publications:

Related to More Electric Aircrafts [Dissertation]:

  1. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Comparative study of three-phase buck, boost and buck-boost rectifier topologies for regulated transformer rectifier units,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition, Dearborn, MI, Jun. 2015.
  2. A. Mallik, B. Faulkner, and A. Khaligh, "Control of a single-stage three-phase boost power factor correction rectifier,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, CA, Mar. 2016.
  3. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “DC link voltage sensorless control of a three-phase boost power factor correction rectifier,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition, Dearborn, MI, Jun. 2016.
  4. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A Soft-Switching Strategy for Three-Phase Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifiers,” in Proc. IEEE IECON, Florence, Oct. 2016.
  5. A. Singh, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A Systematic Design Procedure for a Compact DM EMI Filter for a 3-phase Boost PFC Rectifier,” in Proc. 2017 IEEE IAS Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
  6. A. Singh, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A Comparative Study of Compact Failure-Tolerant Three-phase RTRU for More Electric Aircrafts,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Anaheim, CA, Mar. 2019.

Related to Electric Vehicle Onboard Chargers:

  1. A. Mallik, J. Lu, S. Zou and A. Khaligh, “Zero Inrush Current Start-Up for Single Phase PFC,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2018.
  2. A. Sankar, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Duty Compensated Reduced Harmonic Control for a Single-Phase H-Bridge PFC Converter,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2018.
  3. S. Tyagi, A. Mallik, A. Sankar and A. Khaligh, “A Third Harmonic Injection Control of a Single-Phase H-bridge PFC Converter,” in Proc. IEEE European Power Electronics (EPE) Conference, Warsaw, 2017.
  4. S. Zou, J. Lu, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “3.3kW CLLC Converter with Synchronous Rectification for Plug-in Electric Vehicles,” in Proc. 2017 IEEE IAS Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
  5. A. Mallik and Aryan, “State-feedback based control of air-fuel-ratio using two wide-band oxygen sensors,” in Proc. IEEE Asian Society of Control Conference (ASCC), Kota-Kinabalu, May 2015.   
  6. A. Sankar, A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “Extended Harmonic Analysis of Wireless Charging Systems,” in Proc. IEEE IECON, Washington DC, 2018.

Related to Data Centers:

  1. A. Mallik and A. Khaligh, “A High Step-down Dual Output Non-Isolated DC/DC Converter,” in IEEE Proceedings Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2017.

Patent and Invention

A. Khaligh, J. Lu and A. Mallik, “Integrated Power Electronic Interface,” U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62/655,708 (pending).

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 201Use-Inspired Design Project I
Presentations
  • Invited Seminar on “Advanced Power Electronics for Transportation Electrification and Data Centers” at the University of California, San Diego, Feb. 2019
  • Invited Seminar on “Next Generation Power Electronic Systems: A Paradigm Shift in Design Philosophy” at Arizona State University, Feb. 2019
  • Invited Seminar on “Next Generation Power Electronic Systems: A Paradigm Shift in Design Philosophy” at Michigan State University, Feb. 2019
  • Paper presentation in technical & poster sessions of Applied Power Electronic Conference (APEC), 2018 in San Antonio, TX
  • Paper presentation in technical session of Applied Power Electronic Conference (APEC), 2017 in Tampa, FL
  • Invited seminar at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2017
  • Paper presentation in technical session of Applied Power Electronic Conference (APEC), 2016 in Long Beach, CA
Honors / Awards
  • 2019: First Place in Dean’s Doctoral Student Research Award, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
  • 2019: Distinguished Dissertation Award in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
  • 2018: Jimmy H.C. Lin invention award in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
  • 2018: University of Maryland's Invention of the Year award for the best invention out of 169 submitted disclosures
  • 2018: Best presentation award in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
  • 2018: Finalist for UMD's Invention of the Year awards: For the invention on Integrated Power Electronics Interface for Enhanced Electric Vehicle Charging, University of Maryland Invention Disclosure; PS-2017-167
  • 2017: The George Harhalakis Outstanding Systems Engineering Graduate Student Award: Awarded to only 1 student every year across all departments affiliated to Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland
  • 2017: Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship: Awarded to only 4 students every year across all departments in UMD Graduate school
  • 2017: Won third place in Allegheny Region Clean-tech University Prize collegiate competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
  • 2017: Best presentation award in 2017 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Competition.
  • 2017: One of the 10 finalists across the globe in International Future Energy Challenge Competition in Virginia Tech, USA
  • 2016: Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award
  • 2016: Jacob K. Goldhaber travel grant for attending IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
  • 2014-15: Distinguished Graduate Fellowship by Clark School of Engineering at University of Maryland
Editorships
  • Lead of the University of Maryland’s Terps EV racing team, participating in Formula SAE 2019 at Lincoln, NE
  • Reviewed over 50 articles in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.
  • Served as technical program committee member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (2016 and 2017).
  • Served as technical mentor of UG research students as a part of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program organized by NSF for the past 3 years.
  • NSF REU mentees at UMD received the best project awards in 2015 and 2017.
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
  • Alexander Fiore, Summer 2017, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Decoupled Bipolar Auxiliary Power Supply for More Electric Aircrafts, Current Position: Graduate student at The University of Texas, Austin.
  • Karen Alvarez, Summer 2016, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Comprehensive Study of Regulated Transformer Rectifier Units, Current Position: Undergraduate student at University of Maryland.
  • Bryan P. Faulkner, Summer 2015, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Control of a Single-Stage Three-Phase Buck-Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifier, Current Position: Electronic Design & Analysis Engineer at the Boeing Company.