Bilal Akin

Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Texas A&M University - 2007
METU, Ankara - 2003
METU, Ankara - 2000

Research Areas

Research Areas
  • Power Electronics, Digital Power Control and Management
  • Design and Control of Electric Motors & Drives
  • Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications
  • Renewable and Smart Energy Systems
  • Fault Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring of Industrial Components and Energy Conversion Units
  • DSP Based Energy Conversion Systems, Power Electronics and Industry Applications
  • Applications of Modern Control Theory and Signal Processing to Energy Systems and Industrial Processes


B. Akin, H. Nene "Efficient Motor Control for HVAC Appliances" (Cover Story) in Appliance Design Magazine , page 20-23, January 2011. 2011 - Publication
B. Akin, S.Choi, U. Orguner, H. Toliyat "A Simple Real-Time Fault Signature Monitoring Tool for Motor Drive Embedded Fault Diagnosis Systems", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 58, No 5, pp 1990-2001, May 2011. 2011 - Publication
J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Pattern Recognition for Broken Bars Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors under Various Supply Conditions", European Transactions on Electric Power, DOI: 10.1002/etep.640, Oct 2011. 2011 - Publication
S.Choi, B. Akin, M. Rahimian, H. Toliyat, "Implementation of a Fault Diagnosis Algorithm for an Induction Machine Based on Advanced Digital Signal Processing Techniques", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 58, No 3, pp 937-948, March 2011. 2011 - Publication
M. Bhardwaj, B. Akin, "Digital Control of Two Phase Interleaved PFC and Motor Drive using MCU with CLA" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2011. 2011 - Publication
J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B. Akin "Modification of Gyration Radius for Accurate Eccentricity Fault Detection in Induction Motors", in Proc. Computational Magnetics, Sydney, Australia 2011. 2011 - Publication
B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "Digital Control and Light Load Efficiency Enhancement of LLC Resonant Converters using Low Cost MCU" in Proc. PCIM Annu. Meeting, Nuremberg Germany, 2011. 2011 - Publication
B. Akin, C. Ice "Designing High-Performance and Power-Efficient Motor Control Systems" in Appliance Design Magazine , page 18-20, January 2010. 2010 - Publication
J.Faiz, B.M. Ebrahimi, B.Akin, and H.Toliyat "Dynamic analysis of mixed eccentricity signatures at various operating points and scrutiny of related indices for induction motors", IET Transactions on Electric Power Applications, Volume 4, No.1, pp. 1-16, 2010. 2010 - Publication
B. Akin, C. Clearman "Optimizing real-time performance and efficiency through intelligent motor control" in EETimes Magazine, Issue 1585, July 2010. 2010 - Publication


Systems and Applications Engineer
Texas Instruments, Inc. [2008–2012]
R&D Engineer
Toshiba International Corporation [2005–2008]
Research Assistant
Texas A&M University [2003–2005]
Research Assistant
Middle East Technical University [2000–2003]
R&D Engineer
TUBITAK [1999–2000]

News Articles

Researcher to Develop Early Detection Systems for Electrical Failure
When electrical systems fail, there are unexpected interruptions and serious safety issues that can easily account for millions of dollars in repair costs.
That’s why Dr. Bilal Akin, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, is working to create tools that will allow self-monitoring systems that recognize the possibility of failure at the earliest stage.