Toliyat keynote speaker at JMAG Users Conference

Photo of Dr. Hamid ToliyatDr. Hamid Toliyat, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the invited keynote speaker at the JMAG Users Conference in Detroit.

The JMAG Users Conference connects JMAG users, the support team and developers, to help them learn more about the lastest features of JMAG, a simulation software for electromechanical design. Toliyat, the Raytheon Company Professor in the department, gave his keynote speech, “Magnetic Gears,” during the one-day conference October 16.

Toliyat came to Texas A&M in 1994 after being an assistant professor at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. He is an IEEE Fellow and has received the prestigious Cyrill Veinott Award in Electromechanical Energy Conversion from the IEEE Power Engineering Society in 2004; the Patent and Innovation Award from The Texas A&M University System Office of Technology Commercialization in 2007; the TEES Fellow Award in 2004 and 2006; Outstanding Professor Award in 2005 from Texas A&M; Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003; E.D. Brockett Professorship Award in 2002; Eugene Webb Faculty Fellow Award in 2000; and the Texas A&M Select Young Investigator Award in 1999 from Texas A&M University. He has also received the Space Act Award from NASA in 1999 and the Schlumberger Foundation Technical Awards in 2001 and 2000. Toliyat was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He has been chair of IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department and is a member of Sigma Xi. He was the general chair of the 2005 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Toliyat is a professional engineer in the State of Texas.

His main research interests and experience include analysis and design of electrical machines, variable speed drives for traction and propulsion applications, fault diagnosis of electric machinery and sensorless variable speed drives. Toliyat has supervised more than 50 graduate students, published more than 370 technical papers (more than 110 of which are in IEEE publications) and has presented more than 80 invited lectures all over the world. Toliyat also is an inventor and has 12 issued and pending U.S. patents in these fields. He is the author of DSP-Based Electromechanical Motion Control (CRC Press, 2003); the co-editor of Handbook of Electric Motors, 2nd Edition (Marcel Dekker, 2004); and the co-author of Electric Machines – Modeling, Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis (CRC Press, 2012).

JMAG is a simulation software for electromechanical design and development used by many companies and universities that can accurately capture and quickly evaluate complex physical phenomena inside of machines. This one-day Users Conference covered a large scope of applications of JMAG simulation software and allowed attendees the opportunity to share their experience with other users and discover the new features of JMAG-Designer V12.