Dr. Issa Batarseh

Dr. Batarseh is a Professor of electrical engineering with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor with Purdue University, Calumet, IN, before joining UCF in 1991. He is the author or coauthor of more than 70 refereed journals and 320 conference papers and the holder of 24 U.S. patents. He graduated 30 PH.D. students over the last twenty years. He is also an author of a textbook entitled "Power Electronic Circuits" (New York: Wiley, 2003). Co-Founded Petra Solar and APECOR and currently serving as board member and technical advisor.

His research interests is in power electronics, developing high-frequency solar energy conversion systems to improve power density, efficiency, and performance. From 2010-2014, he was on professional leave and served as the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan. He received the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in 1983, 1985, and 1990, respectively, all from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He Dr. Batarseh is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and a fellow member of the IEEE.