Francisco Perez-Pinal
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Francisco J. Perez-Pinal (IEEE M’02-SM M’16) received his BS (1999) degree in communications and electronic engineering from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico. He received his MSc (2002) degree in power electronics and drives from The University of Nottingham and Birmingham (joint degree), United Kingdom. He also received his PhD degree (2008) in electrical engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

He was a research associate at the Manchester University, United Kingdom (2006) and the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA (2007). He was also a CL assistant professor (2010-2011) at McMaster University (Canada), and professor (2011-2013) at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (Canada). Dr. Perez-Pinal is currently professor and director of the Sustainable Transportation Laboratory (STL) at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya, Mexico. He is also adjunct associate professor at McMaster University (Canada), in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Dr. Perez-Pinal is the Head of the Electromobility Research Network, Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, México. Dr. Perez-Pinal is the recipient of the IETE J C Bose Memorial Award 2020, Best engineering-oriented paper, India. He is also the recipient of the first prize, National best PhD dissertation, area of energy efficiency, IIE, CFE, FIDE, Mexico. He is also a recipient of the National Prize of Renewable Energy, area of innovation, Secretary of Energy, Mexico. He is also a recipient of the COMEXUS-Fulbright Garcia-Robles, USA.

Dr. Perez-Pinal is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), IEEE Transportation Electrification Community and Technical Committee on Electrical Transportation Systems, IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is the principal author/coauthor of 90 journal and conference papers, book chapters, copyright and invention disclosures. His major research interests include power electronics, electric motor drives, transportation electrification, e-mobility, renewable energy systems, smart grid, micro grids, and energy conversion systems. Dr. Perez-Pinal serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and Topic Editor for Micromachines, MDPI.
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