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Brad Lehman received the B.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the M.S.E.E. from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the Ph.D. E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, 1988, and 1992, respectively.

Dr. Lehman is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and previously was a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Lehman was previously an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow. He also was a recipient of an Alcoa Science Foundation Fellowship and previously was a visiting scientist at MIT.

Professor Lehman serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and from 1993-1997, served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Dr. Lehman performs research in the areas of power electronics, electric motor drives, and control. A primary focus of his research is in the modeling, design and control of DC-DC converters.


  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992. Joined Northeastern in 1995.

Research & Scholarship Interests

Power electronics, dc-dc converters, pulse width modulation, motion control, electric motor drives, analog circuits, control theory, differential equations, time delays, nonlinear systems and control, industrial control.
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Standards Medallion

Selected Publications

  • W. Huang, B. Lehman, Analysis and Verification of Inductor Coupling Effect in Interleaved Multiphase dc-dc Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(7), 2016, 5004-5017
  • W. Huang, B. Lehman, A Compact Coupled Inductor for Interleaved Multiphase DC-DC Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(10), 2016, 6770-6775
  • D.O. Neacsu, Y. Zheng, B. Lehman, An SD Card Flash-Memory-Based Implementation of a Multioptimal Three-Phase PWM Generator, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(1), 2016, 39-51
  • S. Chen, P. Li, R. Ball, J.-F. de Palma, B. Lehman, Analysis of a Switched Impedance Transformer-Type Nonsuperconducting Fault Current Limiter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 30(4), 2015, 1925-1936
  • J. Zhang, B.M. Hodge, S. Lu, H.F. Hamann, B. Lehman, J. Simmons, E. Campos, V. Banunarayanan, J. Black, J. Tedesco, Basline and Target Values for Regional and Point PV Power Forecasts: Toward Improved Solar Forecasting, Solar Energy, 122, 2015, 804-819
  • G. Spagnuolo, G. Petrone, B. Lehman, C.A. Ramos Paja, Y. Zhao, M.L. Orozco Gutierrez, Control of Photovoltaic Arrays: Dynamical Reconfiguration for Fighting Mismatched Conditions and Meeting Load Requests, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 9(1), 2015, 62-76
  • Y. Zhao, R. Ball, J. Mosesian, J.F. de Palma, B. Lehman, Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning for Fault Detection and Classification in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 30(5), 2015, 2848-2858

Related News

January 10, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi and ECE Professor Brad Lehman were awarded $628K in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and $33K from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

October 14, 2016

ECE Professor Bradley Lehman, MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus, Assistant Dean Richard Harris, and STEM Director Claire Duggan were awarded a 5-year $5M NSF grant to develop a "Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources (S-POWER)" program.

August 23, 2016

ECE Professor Brad Lehman (PI) and Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi (co-PI) were awarded $50K to host a Workshop on Power Electronics at NSF this fall.

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