Dr. Batarseh received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983, '85 and '90, respectively. He joined the University of Central Florida in 1991. Dr. Batarseh's power electronics research focuses on the development of advanced systems for solar energy conversion to improve cost, power density, efficiency and performance. He published more than 300 journal and conference papers, and he has also published a textbook entitled “Power Electronic Circuits” with John Wiley & Sons. He has supervised 27 Ph.D. Dissertations and 39 MS Theses. More than twenty U.S. patents and licenses were granted to commercial products. Dr. Batarseh is a fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and IEE.