Bulent Sarlioglu

Bulent Sarlioglu


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Bulent Sarlioglu is a Jean van Bladel Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. From 2000 to 2011, he was with Honeywell International Inc.’s Aerospace Division, Torrance, CA, USA, most recently as a Staff Systems Engineer. Dr. Sarlioglu conceived, prototyped, and developed products that are flying today, including in A350 and A380 aircraft. Dr. Sarlioglu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His expertise includes electrical machines, drives, and power electronics, with a particular emphasis on electrification of transportation and industrial applications. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 20 U.S. patents and many international patents. In addition, he has more than 200 technical papers that are published in conference proceedings and journals. Dr. Sarlioglu was the recipient of the Honeywell’s Outstanding Engineer Award in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to aerospace, the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, and the 4th Grand Nagamori Award from Nagamori Foundation, Japan, in 2018.

Dr. Sarlioglu involves in many IEEE activities. He currently serves as the Chair of PES Motor Subcommittee, Chair of the IAS Transportation Committee, Educational Activity Chair of the PELS TC4 Electrical Transportation Systems, and one of the co-editors of the IEEE Electrification Magazine. He is an IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Sarlioglu was the general Chair of ITEC 2018 and Technical Program Co-Chair for ECCE 2019 and a special session chair in ECCE 2020. Dr. Sarlioglu is the recipient of IEEE PES Cyril Veniott Award in 2021.

  • 2021-2023 Distinguished Lecturer
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