Paresh C. Sen was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He received the B.Sc. (with honors in physics) and M.Sc. (Tech.) degrees in applied physics from the University of Calcutta, India in 1958 and 1962, respectively, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1965 and 1967, respectively. Dr. Sen is currently Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University, Canada. He has worked for industries in India and Canada and was a consultant to electrical industries in Canada. He has authored about 240 high quality technical papers in the general area of electric motor drives and power electronics, five of which have been published in three IEEE press books. He is the author of two internationally acclaimed textbooks: Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics (Wiley 1989, 1997, 2014) and Thyristor DC Drives (Wiley 1981). He has taught electric machines, power electronics and electric drive systems for over 50 years. His fields of interest include power electronics, electric drive systems, switching power supplies, renewable energy systems, digital control, fuzzy logic control and modern control techniques for power electronics and motor drive systems. Dr. Sen has served IEEE in various capacities: as an associate editor, distinguished lecturer, chairman of the technical committees on power electronics and energy systems, session organizer, session chairperson and paper reviewer. He served as an NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Scientific Liaison Officer evaluating university-industry coordinated projects. Dr. Sen is globally recognized as an authority in power electronics and motor drive systems. He received the IEEE-IAS (Industry Application Society) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2008, and the IEEE-Canada Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2006 for his outstanding contributions over five decades as a researcher, supervisor, teacher, author and consultant. He was the recipient of the IAS-IDC Prize Paper Award in 1986. He is a fellow of IEEE and a fellow of EIC. As an Emeritus Professor, Dr. Sen continues to be active in research, supervision of graduate students, revision of his book on electric machines and serving in several IEEE societies.
Power Electronics, Electric Motor Drives, Renewable Energy, Modern Control Techniques.