Biography of Dr. Brad Lehman

Brad Lehman (M'92-SM'08) is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, and was earlier a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. His research interests include power electronics, with emphasis on the modeling, design, and control of high density dc-dc converters with applications in solar energy, LED lighting, battery chargers, and telecommunication power supplies. He also performs research in solar forecasting, solar PV grid integration and fault detection, and fault current limiters.

Dr. Lehman is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS and is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Power Electronics Society Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award. He was highlighted in the inaugural edition of the book The 300 Best Professors, Princeton Review, 2012. He was previously an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, an Alcoa Science Foundation Fellow, and a Visiting Scientist at MIT. He also previously chaired the IEEE LED lighting standards group (PAR1789) to help produce the 2015 published recommended practice for LED lighting flicker. For this work, he was recognized with a IEEE 2016 Standards Medallion. Prior to his career as a professor, he served as the Head Coach of the nationally ranked varsity Georgia Institute of Technology swimming and diving team and served as a technical consultant in the design of the 1996 Olympic swimming warm-up pool in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Lehman has a limited understanding of Mandarin Chinese and occasionally attempts to speak "Chin-glish", which to him is Chinese, but to his Chinese colleagues and students is a mixture of Chinese and English, spoken in a southern accent.