Dr. Baljit Riar is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Utah Power Electronics Lab (UPEL) at Utah State University (USU). His areas of research include power electronics for grid applications, control and modulation schemes for power converters, microgrid systems, battery management systems, and applications of modern control theory in the field of power electronics.

He received B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Prior to joining USU, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, UK.

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Riar, B., T.. Geyer, and R. Zane, "Current THD analysis in direct model predictive control", 2017 IEEE 18th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Stanford, California, IEEE, 07,2017.
Chen, W.. W., B. Riar, and R. Zane, "A three-port series resonant converter for three-phase unfolding inverters", 2017 IEEE 18th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 07/2017.
Gan, L.. K., B. Riar, J.. Lee, and D.. Howey, "Low-cost modular PV-battery microgrid emulator for testing of energy management algorithms", 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), Nuremburg, Germany, IEEE, 06/2017.
Riar, B., J.. Scoltock, and U.. K. Madawala, "Model Predictive Direct Slope Control for Power Converters", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, issue 3, pp. 2278-2289, 03/2017.