Dr. Fahimi is a research leader in the adjustable speed motor drives, power electronic based systems, and electrified transportation research area. He has over 20 years of industrial and academic experience in conceptualization, development, and analysis of various electromechanical actuators, energy harvesters, and sensors. He has introduced several key technologies that are in use or being pursued by industries. These include:
Multi-port power electronic interface (MPEI) for effective harvest, storage, and management of energy within a hybrid micro grid.
Double stator Switched Reluctance Motor Technology for electric propulsion of electrified transportation.
Position sensorless control of SRM and PMSM drives.
Fault tolerant operation of adjustable speed PMSM drives.
Elimination of acoustic noise and vibration using multi-physics modeling techniques.
Optimal magnetic design of electromechanical energy converters.
Optimal design of power electronic converters for micro harveters of energy harvesters.
Dr. Fahimi's research can be found in the form of over 190 peer reviewed journal and conference articles, 4 issued patents (7 more pending), several book chapters and technical reports.
He has supervised 8 PhD and 14 M.S. thesis to completion. His former students are all industrial and academic leaders (three assistant professors).
A. H. Ranjbar, P. Shamsi, B. Fahimi, " A Novel Voter-Based Markov Model for Reliability Assessment of Multi-Input Power Electronic Interface (MPEI)”, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2011), Chicago, USA, Sep. 6-9, 2011. 2011 - Publication
C.Lin and B. Fahimi, "Reduction of torque ripple in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives using Field Reconstruction Method", IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2011), Chicago, USA, Sep. 6-9, 2011. 2011 - Publication
A. H. Ranjbar, R. Noboa, B. Fahimi, " Sensorless Airgap Length estimation in Magnetically Levitated Systems”, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2011), Chicago, USA, Sep. 6-9, 2011. 2011 - Publication
C.Lin, W.Wang, M. McDonough, and B. Fahimi, "An extended field reconstruction method for modeling of switched reluctance machines", presented at IEEE Compumag 2011, Sydney, Australia, July 2011. 2011 - Publication
J. Hearron, M. McDonough, A. H. Ranjbar, C. Lin, P. Shamsi, W. Wang, S. Kundapur and Babak Fahimi, “The Sustainability of New Technologies in Vehicular Transportation”, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2011), Chicago, USA, Sep. 6-9, 2011. 2011 - Publication
M. Kiani, D. Torresgrossa, B. Fahimi, F. Peyraut, and A. Miraoui, "Detection of faults in PMSM using field reconstruction method and mechanical impulse response", accepted for publication in IEEE-APEC 2011 Conference, Fort-Worth, TX, Mar. 2011. 2011 - Publication
A. Banaei and B. Fahimi, "Real time condition monitoring in LI-Ion batteries via impulse response", in Proc. IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, Sep. 2010. 2010 - Publication
M. Abbasian, B. Fahimi, and M. Moallem, " High torque double-stator switched reluctance machine for electric vehicle propulsion", in Proc. IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, Sep. 2010. 2010 - Publication
A. Khoobroo and B. Fahimi, "A novel method for permanent magnet demagnetization fault detection and treatment in PMSM", presented at 2010 IEEE Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Palm Spring, CA, Feb. 19-25, 2010, pp.2231-2237. 2010 - Publication
Wei Wang, M. Kiani, and B. Fahimi, "Optimal design of doubly fed induction generators using field reconstruction method", IEEE Trans. Magn., vol.46, no.8, pp.3453-3456, Jul. 2010. 2010 - Publication
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
University Texas at Arlington [2008–2010]
University of Texas at Arlington [2004–2008]
University of Missouri-Rolla [2002–2004]
Electro Standards Laboratories Inc. [2000–2002]
Post Doctoral research associate
Texas A&M University [1999–2000]
Texas A&M University [1995–1999]
RWTH Aachen [1993–1995]