Luis Herrera

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Luis Herrera

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo

Phone: (716) 645-1150

224 Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I also worked for the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) as a Research Engineer/contractor for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Electronics and Control from The Ohio State University in 2015.

My research interests include the modeling and control of power electronic systems, dc microgrids, fault detection using parameter estimation techniques, and optimal utilization of energy sources.

Recent Talks

  • “Control and estimation techniques for the safe operation of critical dc microgrids.” IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) webinar, January 2021. slides

  • “Nonlinear controller design of power electronics and electric machines with fast and slow dynamics.” IEEE PEAL (PES,IAS,PELS) Dayton Chapter presentation, November, 2020. slides


  • January 2021: Paper on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of IPMSG accepted at the American Control Conference

  • October 2020: New paper on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of IPMSG in dc microgrids based on our work with the AFRL SFFP 2020. Link

  • May 2020: New paper accepted at ECCE 2020 on dual state/parameter estimation for series arc detection in dc microgrids

  • April 2020: New transaction paper on parameter estimation for dc microgrids’ fault detection

  • March 2020: Received the AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship

  • May 2019: Our work on control of parallel/interleaved balancers has been accepted at IEEE ECCE 2019

  • April 2019: Received the AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship. Looking forward to working in Dayton, OH this summer

  • September 2018: Will attend the IEEE ECCE 2018 Conference in Portland, OR to present papers on voltage balancers and parameter identification for fault detection

  • September 2018: Will present our work on voltage balancers at the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS) in Dayton, OH

  • August 2018: Joined the EE department at the University at Buffalo

To Prospective Graduate Students

I am honored that you are interested in joining my group. However, due to the large amount of emails I apologize for not being able to reply to each request individually. Due to our current funding, priority will be given to students who are US citizen or green card holder.