Keynote Speakers


Issa Batarseh



Issa Batarseh is currently a Pegasus Professor of electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and serving as the director of the Florida Power Electronics Center. His research interests focus on energy conversion technologies in high-frequency, high-efficiency, and smart grid-tied PV energy conversion systems. His research team has been leading the design, development, and commercialization of smart microinverters and other technologies. He has published more than 100 journals, 450 conference papers, and 37 Issued US Patents, and graduated 43 Ph.D. students and 45 MS students. He is a book author entitled “Power Electronics – Circuit Analysis and Design”, 2nd Edition, Springer 2018. Was the recipient of the University Pegasus Professor, highest academic honor, and received the IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement award. He has co-founded three start-up companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, a member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and has been inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Batarseh is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida