Dr. Yilmaz Sozer

Dr. Yilmaz Sozer

Title: Distinguished Professor
Dept/Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ASEC W577 (Lab ASEC W575)
Phone: 330-972-7629
Email: ys@uakron.edu
Website: http://blogs.uakron.edu/aeaemlab/
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Dr. Sozer joined UA in 2009 after several years of experience in the industry. He has published over 300 journal and peer reviewed conference papers and he has 12 awarded and 8 pending patents. He is the co-director of the Center for Advanced Vehicles and Energy Systems at UA.

Dr. Sozer leads a number of research programs supported by NSF, US Army, DOE, US Academy Transportation Research Board, Ohio State Development Department, ABB, GE, Power America, Bendix CVS, Knorr Bremse, Nexteer Automotive, Aisin AW, Exacter, Turntide Technologies and others.

Dr. Sozer has served as an associate editor and paper review chair for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics for Power Electronics. He is the past chair for the IEEE IAS Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems Committee, and technical program chair for IEEE ECCE 2019, and IEEE IEMDC 2019.


Power Electronics, Electric Machines, Motor Drives, Microgrids, Renewable Energy Systems, Health monitoring of Power lines


  • Ph.D., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000
  • M.S., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1995
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey, 1993


Energy Conversion, Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems, Control of Electric Machines, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Dynamics of Electric Machines, Modern Power Systems