Minh C. Ta (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. (Hons.) degree from the Institute of Technology (now the University of West Bohemia), Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from Laval University, QC, Canada, in 1998, both in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2004, he was with Kyushu University, Japan; The University of Tokyo, Japan; and NSK Steering Systems Ltd. Co., Japan. In 2009, he became an Associate Professor with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam, and was the Founding Director of the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) 2009 – 2018, and Head of the Department of Industrial Automation, HUST, 2018 – 2020.
He is currently with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. His main research interests include motor drives and advanced control techniques and their applications for electric vehicles and energy conversion systems. He is the author/coauthor of 14 Japanese/US/European patents, 4 book chapters and over 100 journal or conference papers.
Dr. Ta received the Second Prize Paper Award of the Industrial Drives Committee of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society in 2001, and the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2018. He was a recipient of the Patent Awards of NSK Ltd. Co., Japan in 2012, and the Nagamori Awards in 2017 for his contributions on Control and Efficiency Optimization of Electric motor drives.
Dr. Ta has served as a Member of the Vehicular Power and Propulsion (VPP) TechCom since 2014 and of the VPPC Steering Committee since 2019. He was the General Chair of the IEEE VPPC 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam. He has been a Guest Editor of several Special Issues of the IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology since 2020.