Dr. Ofoli is a UC Foundation Associate Professor at UTC and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) of Tennessee. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC) in August 2010, Dr. Ofoli has been working with Cummins, Inc., as a senior controls engineer for four years. He has received four patents for his work at Cummins for developing virtual sensors and control algorithms for diesel automotive applications that meet the 2010 EPA emission standards. He is the lead author of the book chapter “Fuzzy Logic Applications in Electrical Drives and Power Electronics,” 4/e of the Power Electronics Handbook, by Elsevier Publications. His research activities are in the area of application of artificial intelligent (AI) controls (Fuzzy, Neural network, Neuro-Fuzzy) to motion drives, power electronics and robotics where he has published numerous articles. His research activities also extend to sustainable energy (PV and wind power system modeling with real-time simulation and control) and the smart grid (smart home modeling and control). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, a senior member of IEEE and has served the IEEE-IAS Industrial Automation and Controls Committee (IACC) for nine years and was the technical committee chair of IACC for three years from Jan 2013 to December 2015.
Areas of Interest
Power & Energy
- Power electronics, electric drives, power system, and sustainable energy.
- Application of intelligent controls.
- Diesel engine and after-treatment (emission) controls development.
- Virtual sensor development.
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