Dr. Regan Zane is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founder and Director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) and Power Electronics Lab at Utah State University. He leads a wide range of research programs in power electronics for electric vehicle drivetrains and charging infrastructure, battery management systems, and dc and ac micro-grids including grid integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage. His programs maintain a strong emphasis on working with government and industry to develop and transition technologies into the marketplace.
Dr. Zane has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and the textbook Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters. He received the NSF Career Award in 2004, the 2005 IEEE Microwave Best Paper Prize, the 2007 and 2009 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Letter Awards and the 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award. He received the 2006 Inventor of the Year, 2006 Provost Faculty Achievement, 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching, and the 2011 Holland Teaching Awards from the University of Colorado. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1999. Prior to joining USU, he was a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado Power Electronics Center, CoPEC, 2001 to 2012, and research engineer at GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, 1999 - 2001.