Burak Ozpineci

Section Head, Vehicle and Mobility Systems Research Section

Burak Ozpineci received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Orta Dogu Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2001, he joined the Post-Master's Program with Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knoxville, TN, USA. He became a Full Time Research and Development Staff Member in 2002, the Group Leader of the Power and Energy Systems Group in 2008, and Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group in 2011. Presently, he is serving as the Section Head for the Vehicle and Mobility System Research Section and managing the Electric Drive Technologies Program with ORNL. He also serves as a Joint Faculty with the Bredesen Center, The University of Tennessee. Dr. Ozpineci is a Fellow of IEEE.

 

 

 

Awards

IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award, For contributions to advancement of power electronics in transportation electrification and wireless charging of electric vehicles, 2020

Fellow of IEEE for contributions to transportation electrification and wireless charging of electric vehicles, 2020

Outstanding Paper Award, International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, 2019

UT-Battelle (ORNL) Award for Team Research Accomplishment, Wireless Charging, 2016

US Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Distinguished Achievement Team Award, Wireless Charging, 2016

US Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Distinguished Achievement Team Award, 3D-Printed Inverter, 2015

R&D 100 Award, Continuously Variable Series Reactance, partnering with SPX Inc and The University of Tennessee, 2014

IEEE Industry Applications Society, Outstanding Young Member Award, 2006

UT-Battelle (ORNL) Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment, 2005