Dr. Valentin Bolborici received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Craiova in 1992, and his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1999 and 2009, respectively. After completing his master’s degree, he joined the space robotics industry as a senior electrical engineer at MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics in Canada, from 1999 to 2002. During his employment with MacDonald Dettwiler, he contributed to the design of the space robotic arm on the space shuttle (Canada Arm) and the digital design of a space camera used on the International Space Station. Between 2002 and 2004, Dr. Bolborici worked as a principal electrical engineer in the electric power drive industry at Hitachi Japan, where he designed the electric drives with field-oriented controlled induction motors used in the electrical transmission of diesel-electric hauling trucks. After attaining his Ph.D., he continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, between 2009 and 2011, in collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace, on hybrid electric energy storage systems used in avionics. In 2011 he joined the University of Texas as an assistant professor until 2018.
For the last few years, Dr. Bolborici has been working as an R&D senior electrical engineer at Halliburton in Houston, TX, and as a principal robotics and electrical engineer at Sealed Air in Charlotte, NC. He was also a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and for the Elsevier Ultrasonics and Elsevier Wave Motion.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Craiova, 1992
M.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1999
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2009
Modeling of piezoelectric actuators with the finite volume method, Modeling and design of high-frequency magnetic components used in switch-mode power supplies, Modeling and design of high-voltage high-power pulse generators with variable pulse width, Designing and modeling of switching power converters, Modeling of hybrid electric energy storage systems made of batteries and ultracapacitors.