Al-Thaddeus Avestruz

Professor Avestruz’s main research focus is in the area of high performance power electronics and wireless power transfer from milliwatts to megawatts for energy storage, renewable energy, biomedical, automotive, and consumer applications. He has complementary interests in circuits and systems for sensing, electromagnetic systems, feedback and controls, renewable energy,  automotive, biomedical, and consumer applications.

Professor Avestruz received his PhD, SM, and EE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and SB in Physics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in 2016. He has over a decade of industry and entrepreneurial experience, and is author of 10 issued U.S. patents, with several more pending.

He is currently the chair of TC1: Technical Committee for the Control and Modeling of Power Electronics for the IEEE Power Electronics Society.  He is also the General Chair for the 24th IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL 2023) in Ann Arbor, MI and the Technical Program Co-Chair for WoW 2021: The 2021 IEEE Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW).  Professor Avestruz is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics.