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Herbert Hess, Ph.D., P.E.

Herbert Hess, Ph.D., P.E

Professor

Office

Gauss-Johnson 205

Phone

208-885-4341

Mailing Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
  • M.S., Mass. Institute of Technology, 1982
  • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1977

  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines and drives
  • Power quality

View Herb Hess' website for additional information about his research.

  • Baggu, Murali Mohan, and H. Hess, “Evaluation of an Existing Thermal Model of an Induction Motor and its Further Application to an Advanced Cooling Topology,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
  • Lu, Y., H. Hess, and B. Johnson, “An Optimized Space-Vector Modulation Method for 3phase-3phase Matrix Converter,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
  • Lu, Y., H. Hess, and D. Edwards, “Adaptive Control of an Ultracapacitor Energy Storage System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
  • Velpuri, A., E. Cegnar, J. Law, E. Muljadi, and H. Hess, “AC / DC / AC Converter Modulation Strategy With Natural Zero-Sequence Rejection Using Only One Six-Switch Inverter Module, IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
  • Anderson, P., M. Braley, K. Buck, H. Hess, and T. Windley, “Accurate Cryochamber For A Small Laboratory With Small Budget,” ASEE 2007 Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007, accepted for publication.

Herbert Hess' research is in the area of power electronic converters, great and small. These range from projects in wind turbine converters to motor drives to small power supplies to microbattery chargers. Each system has a need for converting power into a different form or level. Power electronics is often the preferred means to do this.

Hess' ongoing projects are the following:

  • Power conversion circuits in CMOS SOI
  • High voltage CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) switching devices
  • Hybrid electric vehicle power conversion and drive systems
  • Modeling and design of protection for matrix converters
  • Innovative and compact battery chargers and monitors
  • Distributed power generation and electronic conversion: wind, water, fuel cell, solar, flywheel
  • Power quality

  • UPS battery cycle extension
  • Submarine propulsion power: motor drives, instrumentation, quality of shipboard and shore power, battery charging
  • Power conversion circuits in CMOS SOI
  • High voltage CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) switching devices
  • Hybrid electric vehicle power conversion and drive systems
  • Modeling and design of protection for matrix converters
  • Innovative and compact battery chargers and monitors
  • Distributed power generation and electronic conversion: wind, water, fuel cell, solar, flywheel
  • Power quality

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 213

Mailing Address:

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

Phone: 208-885-6554

Fax: 208-885-7579

Email: info@ece.uidaho.edu