Speaker Bio

Dr. Bulent Sarlioglu

Bulent Sarlioglu is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Director of  Technology and Collaboration for the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium.

Bulent Sarlioglu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sarlioglu made significant contributions to the aerospace and electric vehicle industry, graduated 16 Ph.D. students, and educated thousands of engineers via short courses. His current research goal is to increase the power density and efficiency of electric motors and power electronics using wide bandgap devices, particularly for electric vehicles and electric aviation applications.

Sarlioglu has published over 200 technical papers. He holds 24 US Patents and 12 foreign patents. Some of his patents were implemented in today’s modern passenger aircraft. Sarlioglu received the IEEE PES Cyril Veniott Award in 2021 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.