Dr. Oleksandr Dobzhanskyi, faculty of Department of Engineering, recently represented The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) at the 58th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON). The conference was held on October 12-13, 2017, in Riga, Latvia.
The paper, “Comparison Analysis of AC PM Transverse-Flux Machines of Different Designs in Terms of Power Density and Cost,” presented by Dr. Dobzhansky at the conference was joint research work by AUIS in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (USA) and North-West University (South Africa). This is the first research work of the University presented in the field of electrical engineering internationally. The paper discusses different designs of transverse flux machines, and their applications in industry and power generation.
Dr. Dobzhansky is currently continuing his research in this area by developing an urban-type, self-guided electromagnetic train. The research will be presented at the ITEC 2018 conference in California next year.
An associate professor in the engineering department, Dr. Dobzhansky joined AUIS in Fall 2017. His academic and research interests include electric power generation, distribution and protection; electrical machinery; hybrid electric vehicles; wind and ocean wave energy conversion systems. He has worked for different industrial and academic organizations in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Ukraine. He completed his MSc and PhD in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University, USA.