Bhim Singh (SM’99) was born in Rahamapur, India, in 1956. He received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, in 1977, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 1979 and 1983, respectively.
In 1983, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Roorkee, as a Lecturer, and in 1988 became a Reader. Since December 1990, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, where he was an Assistant Professor, became an Associate Professor in 1994, and a Professor in 1997. His current research interests include power electronics, electrical machines and drives, active filters, flexible ac transmission systems, high-voltage dc, and power quality. Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering; the National Academy of Science, India; the Institution of Engineers (India); and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). He is a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), the System Society of India, and the National Institution of Quality and Reliability.
He was the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES 2006) held in New Delhi. He was the recipient of the Khosla Research Prize of the University of Roorkee in 1991, the J. C. Bose and Bimal K. Bose Awards of the IETE for his contributions to the field of power electronics in 2000, the Maharashtra State National Award of the ISTE in recognition of his outstanding research work in the area of power quality in 2006, and the PES Delhi Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award for 2006.
Shigeo Morimoto (M’93) was born in Japan in 1959. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1990, respectively.
He joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, in 1984. Since 1988, he has been with the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, where he is currently a Professor.
His main areas of research interest are permanent magnet synchronous machines, reluctance machines, and their control systems.
Dr. Morimoto is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers, and the Japan Institute of Power Electronics.
David G. Dorrell (M’95–SM’08) was born in St. Helens, U.K. He received the B.Eng. degree (with honors) in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K., in 1988, the M.Sc. degree in power electronics engineering from the University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K., in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., in 1993.
He has held lecturing positions at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, U.K., and the University of Reading, Berkshire, U.K. He was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., for several years. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. His research interests cover the design and analysis of various electrical machines and also renewable energy systems, with over 100 technical publications.
Dr. Dorrell is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K. and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K.