National Academy of Engineering Faculty Joins Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

March 20, 2023
Dr. Longya Xu

National Academy of Engineering Member Longya Xu joins SDSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an Adjunct Professor.

Xu, Fellow of IEEE, is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Nikola Tesla Award which is presented annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2023.

Xu received his M.S. and Ph. D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From 1971 to 1978, he participated in 150kVA synchronous machine design, manufacturing and testing for mobile power station in China. From 1982 to 1984, he worked as a researcher on linear machines at the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Sinica Academia of China. After his arrival in the U. S., Xu has served as a consultant to many industrial companies, including Honeywell, Boeing, General Electric, Raytheon Company, US Wind Power, Pacific Scientific Co., Ford Motor Company, and General Motor Company for various industrial concerns.

He was a faculty member at The Ohio State University where he was a professor until 2022 when he was named Professor Emeritus. Professor Longya Xu is known for his “contributions to design and control of efficient electric machines for wind power generation and electrified vehicles.” His specific research and teaching interests include dynamics and optimized design of special electrical machines and power converters for variable speed drive and generating systems, application of advanced control theory and digital signal processor for motion control and distributed power systems in super-high speed operation. He served as Director for the Center for High Performance Power Electronics at Ohio State University.

Welcome, Dr. Xu!

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