Ted Brekken

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Ted Brekken

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3025 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2005
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2002
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999

Ted K.A. Brekken is a professor in energy systems at Oregon State University. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1999, 2002, and 2005, respectively. He studied electric vehicle motor design at Postech in Pohang, South Korea, in 1999. He also studied wind turbine control at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway in 2004–2005 on a Fulbright scholarship. His research interests include control, power electronics, and electric drives; specifically, advanced control techniques applied to renewable energy systems. He is codirector of the Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility (WESRF). He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, the IEEE Power; Energy Society 2011 Outstanding Young Engineer award, and numerous teaching and research awards.

2021 OSU CoE Alumni Professor Award
2016 OSU EECS Professor of the Year
2015 OSU EECS Innovative Teaching Award
2014 OSU College of Engineering Carter Award
2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award
2010 OSU College of Engineering Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award
2009 NSF CAREER Award
2008 OSU College of Engineering Carter Award
2005 Fulbright Scholar
2004 Fulbright Scholar

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