Advanced Power Electronics Lab

Established in June 2011, the Advanced Power Electronics Lab (APEL) is solely devoted to power electronics with an emphasis in:

  • motor drive systems
  • power supplies
  • battery chargers
  • wide-bandgap semiconductor switches
  • renewable energy
  • battery management systems
  • and more
APEL Research Staff

APEL Research Staff (2017)


Interim Lab Director: Allan Taylor received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Kettering University, Flint MI, USA in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Taylor worked as a researcher within APEL from 2011 to 2014, under the direction of Dr. Kevin (Hua) Bai. Afterward, Taylor became a Kettering ECE faculty member and has been working on his Ph.D. through Michigan State University, under the direction of Dr. Fang Z. Peng in the Power Electronics & Motor Drives Laboratory.

In 2017, Dr. Bai joined the DTE Power Electronics & Electric Drives Lab at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, during which Prof. Taylor transitioned as the interim lab director of APEL. In addition, Taylor is teaching at Kettering’s ECE department as a lecturer, and currently teaches MATLAB & C Programming (ECE101), Electric Circuits (EE212), Microelectronic Circuits (EE320), and Power Electronics (EE424).

Taylor’s research interests are in modeling, simulation, and design of various power electronics systems, including variable speed motor drive systems, high-efficiency and high-power battery chargers, photovoltaic inverters, electronic alternators in electric vehicles, and battery management systems. He is the author of 2 peer-reviewed IEEE journal papers and 10 conference papers. Meanwhile, he is a co-author on 2 industrial patents.

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