Professor, Director of Electric Power Institute

Phone: 805-756-2318
E-mail: taufik@calpoly.edu
Office: 20-203
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Course Schedule - Fall 2017

Course Section Date/Time Room
Power Electronics I EE 410-01 Tuesday, Thursday
9:40 a.m.-11 a.m.  
Room: 010-0231 
Power Electronics I EE 410-02 Tuesday
12:10 p.m.-3 p.m.  
Room: 020-0104 
Power Electronics I EE 410-03 Thursday
12:10 p.m.-3 p.m.  
Room: 020-0104 
Power Electronics I EE 410-04 Thursday
3:10 p.m.-6 p.m.  
Room: 020-0104 


Professor Taufik graduated the Valedictorian of his High School in Jakarta in 1988. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering with minor in Computer Science from Northern Arizona University (Cum Laude), MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois Chicago, and Doctor of Engineering from Cleveland State University. He joined the Electrical Engineering department at Cal Poly State University in 1999 where he is currently a tenured Full Professor. He received numerous teaching awards, most notably the 2012 Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Society of Engineering Education - Pacific Southwest Section. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has industry experience with several companies including Capstone Microturbine, Rockwell Automation, Picker International, San Diego Gas & Electric, APD Semiconductor, Diodes Inc., Enerpro, Renewable Power Conversion and Sempra Energy. His research specializations include power electronics, power systems, rural electrification, energy harvesting, renewable energy and smart grid. He has published over 200 technical papers and journals, reports, books, course readers, and served on the editorial review boards of several journals.

Past Leadership Roles:
  • Chair, IEEE Central Coast Section
  • Chair, EE Department Curriculum Committee
  • Chair, EE Department Tenured and Probationary Faculty Committee
  • Chair, EE Department Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
  • ABET Coordinator, EE Department
  • Chair, EE Department Power Technical Area Committee
  • Chair, EE Department Lab Committee
  • Chair, EE Department Awards Committee

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Teaching and Research Interests

Power Electronics, Power Converter Design (DC-DC Converter, Power Supply Design, Inverters)
Applications of Power Electronics in Power Systems, Smart Grid, Renewables, Energy Harvesting
Power Systems and Power Electronics Modeling in PSCAD, and RSCAD/RTDS
Circuit Analysis and Control Systems