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Balda, Juan C.

Balda, Juan C.

Dr. Juan C. Balda
Department Head, University Professor
Electrical Engineering
Office: BELL 3171
Phone: (479) 575-6578
E-mail: jbalda@uark.edu


Education

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
  • Ph.D., University of Natal, South Africa

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Teaching and Research

  • Power electronics
  • Electric power distribution
  • Electrical machinery
  • Motor Drives

 

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Biographical Information

 Juan Carlos Balda (IEEE M'78 SM'94) received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina) in 1979. He then worked for two and one-half years at Hidronor S.A., an electric utility in the Southwestern part of Argentina. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa) in 1986. He was then employed as a researcher and a part-time lecturer at the University of Natal until July 1987. He then spent two years as a visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University, South Carolina. He has been at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville since July 1989 where he is currently a University Professor and Department Head. His main research interests are Power Electronics, Electric Power Distribution Systems, Motor Drives and Electric Power Quality. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Power Electronics and Industry Applications Societies, and the honor society Eta Kappa Nu. He is a faculty advisor to the IEEE Power Electronics Society branch.

 

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Selected Publications

[1]        C. Stewart, A. Escobar Mejia, J. C. Balda, "Guidelines for Developing Power Stage Layouts Using Normally-Off SiC JFETs based on Parasitic Analysis", IEEE 2013 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2013), Denver (CO), September 15-19, 2013

[2]        L. A. Garcia Rodrigues, E. Williams, J.C. Balda, C. Busada, "Dual-Stage Microinverter Design of a GaN-based Interleaved Flyback Converter Stage",  IEEE 2013 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2013), Denver (CO), September 15-19, 2013.

[3]        A. Excobar Mejia, J. Hayes, J. C. Balda, C. Busada, "New Control Strategy for Indirect Matrix Converters Operating in Bookst Mode", IEEE 2013 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2013), Denver (CO) September 15-19, 2013.

[4]        A. Excobar Mejia, D. Guzman, J. C. Balda, C. Busada, "NEw COntrol Technique for Sensorless Grid Synchronization of Modular Multielevel Converters for HVDC Systems", IEEE 2013 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2013), Denver (CO) September 15-19, 2013.

[5]        Arthur Barnes, Juan Balda, "Sizing and Economic Assessment of Energy Storage with Real-Time Pricing and Anchillary Services," IEEE 4th Symposium on Power Electronics for Distrubuted Generation Systems (IEEE PEDG 2013), Rodgers (AR), July 8-11.

[6]        Hao Zhang, Simon Ang, Chris Farnell, Yusi Liu, Juan Balda, Alan Mantooth, "A SiC SGTO/PIN Diode Power Electronic Module for Fault Current Limiter", IEEE 4th Symposium on Power Electronics for Distrubuted Generation Systems (IEEE PEDG 2013), Rodgers (AR), July 8-11.

[7]        J. A. Carr, J. C. Balda, "Dual Active Inverter for Solar PV Farms", IEEE 4th Symposium on Power Electronics for Distrubuted Generation Systems (IEEE PEDG 2013), Rodgers (AR), July 8-11.

[8]        L. A. Garcia Rodriguez, E. Williams, J. C. Balda, C. Stewart, "A Comparison of Selected Silicon and Silicon-Carbide Switching Devices for PV Microinverter Applications", IEEE 4th Symposium on Power Electronics for Distrubuted Generation Systems (IEEE PEDG 2013), Rodgers (AR), July 8-11. 

[9]        D. Guzman, J. C. Balda, "The Impact of High-Voltage and Fast-Switcing Devices on Modular Multilevel Converters", 28th Annual IEEE Alpplied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition, Long Beach (CA), March 1-21, 2013 

[10]      L. A. Garcia Rodriguez, J. C. Balda, "A Comparison of Isolated DC-DC Converters for Microinverter Applications", 28th Annual IEEE Alpplied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition, Long Beach (CA), March 1-21, 2013