John Kisacikoglu


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Mithat John Kisacikoglu leads the Electric Vehicle Grid Integration team in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. His research areas include power converter development for electric vehicle (EV) charging, microgrid and smart grid integration of EVs, machine-learning-supported distributed control of power electronics, and mass-scale control and integration of distributed energy systems. He has more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in power electronics, transportation electrification, and smart and microgrids. 

Research Interests

Power converter design for EV chargers

Distributed energy resources

Machine-learning-supported distributed control of power electronics

High power EV charging

Power electronics for unmanned aircraft systems

Professional Experience

Team Lead, Electric Vehicle Grid Integration, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, NREL (2022–present)

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama (2016–2021)

Research Engineer, Electric Vehicle Grid Integration, Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center, NREL (2015–2016)

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey (2014–2015)

Research Assistant, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, University of Tennessee (2007–2013)

Researcher, Power and Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Electric Machinery, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2008–2013) 

Research Assistant, University of South Alabama (2005–2007)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Master, Electrical Engineering, University of South Alabama

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee


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