Robert S. Balog

Associate Professor

Balog, Robert

Office: WEB 205D
Phone: 979.862.4985
Fax: 979.845.6443
Email: rbalog@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Grid integration of renewable energy and photovoltaic balance of systems
  • Microgrids  and distributed DC power systems
  • Power quality enhancement in AC electrical distribution system
  • Techno-economic optimization of renewable resource-based energy systems
  • Model predicative control of power electronic systems

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • MSEE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • BSEE, Rutgers University, 1996

Selected Publications

M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, "Exploring Design Tradeoffs in a Ripple Port Module Integrated Inverter By Means of Multi-Objective Optimization on a Pareto Frontier," IEEE Transaction of Power Electronics, in preparation.

M. B. Shadmand†, R. S. Balog, and M. D. Johnson, "Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Microgrid by Analyzing High Temporal Rate Data," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, extended abstract submitted for review 12/04/2012, full paper invited 1/31/2013.

M. Mirjafari† and R. S. Balog, "Optimization Framework for the Design of an Inverter Using Technology Characterization Methods," IEEE Transaction of Power Electronics, submitted for review Dec 2012.

M. Mirjafari† and R. S. Balog, "A Survey of Modeling Techniques Used in Optimization of Power Electronic Components," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, submitted for review 12/04/2012.

M. B. Shadmand† and R. S. Balog, "Determination of Parasitic Capacitances of High-Frequency, Multiwinding Transformers for Photovoltaic Inverters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, in preparation.

L. Xie, R. S. Balog, and S. Puller, "An Integrated Engineering/Economics Approach to Electric Energy Systems Education," IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, extended abstract submitted 11/12/2012.

C. Barry†, Z. Wang†, S. Harb†, and R. S. Balog, "Computer-in-the-Loop Hardware-Based Laboratory Education for Power Electronics," IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, extended abstract submitted 11/12/2012, , full paper invited 2/18/2013.

D. Balakrishnan† and R. S. Balog, "Digital Control of a VAR Compensator Based on a Matrix Converter and Inductive Storage," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, revision in preparation.

M. Mirjafari† and R. S. Balog, "Optimization Techniques of the Power Train in Power Electronic Circuits – a Literature Review," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, revision in preparation.

M. Mirjafari† and R. S. Balog, "Multi-Objective Optimization of the Energy Capture and Boost Inductor Mass in a Module-Integrated Converter (MIC) Photovoltaic Energy System," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Submitted for review on 10/1/2012, manuscript ID is 2012-SECSC-503.