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College of Engineering and Computing


Faculty and Staff

Enrico Santi

Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
E-mail: esanti00@engr.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1843
Fax: 803-777-8045
Office:

Swearingen
Room 3A36
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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Background

Dr. Santi's long-term research interests are in the area of power electronics. You may have more interaction with power electronics than you think. If you drive a car, use a computer, cook with a microwave, talk on any type of telephone, listen to a stereo, or make holes with a cordless drill, then you come in contact with power electronics. Thanks to power electronics, the electricity needed to run the things you use everyday is processed, filtered, and delivered with maximum efficiency, smallest size and minimal weight.

Research Interests

Current research interests are in modeling, control and simulation of advanced electrical power distribution systems, and physics-based modeling of power semiconductor devices. In particular he is involved in the development of the Virtual Test Bed, a simulation-based tool for rapid prototyping of power systems and power electronic devices. The test bed supports input from multiple simulation languages such as SPICE, ACSL, SABER, etc. Other research interests are in hardware-in-the-loop simulation of electrical systems.

Education

Ph.D., Caltech, 1994
M.S., M.S., Caltech, 1989
M.S., B.S., University of Padua, Italy, 1988

Representative Publications

  • E. Santi, A. Monti, D. Li, K. Proddutur, R.A. Dougal, "Synergetic control for power electronics applications: a comparison with the sliding mode approach," provisionally accepted for publication, WSP Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, 2003
  • E. Santi, X. Kang, A. Caiafa, J.L. Hudgins, P.R. Palmer, D. Goodwine and A. Monti, "Temperature effects on trench-gate punch-through IGBTs," IEEE Trans. Industry Applications, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 472-482, March/April 2004
  • X. Wang, J.L. Hudgins, E. Santi, P.R. Palmer, "Destruction-free parameter extraction for a physics-based circuit simulator IGCT model, " Proc. IEEE 39th Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS'04), Oct. 2004
  • X. Wang, L. Lu, S. Pytel, D. Franzoni, E. Santi, J.L. Hudgins, and P.R. Palmer, "Multi-level device models developed for the Virtual Test Bed (VTB)," Proc. IEEE 39th Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS'04), Oct. 2004
  • A. Caiafa, A. Snezhko, J. L. Hudgins, E. Santi, P. R. Palmer, R. Prozorov, "Turn-off operation of non-punch-through and punch-through IGBTs at cryogenic temperatures," Proc. IEEE 39th Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS'04), Oct. 2004
  • S.G. Pytel, S. Lentijo, A. Koudymov, S. Rai, H. Fatima, V. Adivarahan, A. Chitnis, J. Yang, J.L. Hudgins, E. Santi, A. Monti, G. Simin, and M. Asif Khan, "AlGaN/GaN MOSHFET integrated circuit power converter," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • S.G. Pytel, A.S. Hoenshel, L. Lu, E. Santi, J.L. Hudgins, P.R. Palmer, "Cryogenic Germanium power diode circuit simulator model including temperature dependent effects," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • S. Lentijo, S. Pytel, A. Monti, J.L. Hudgins, E. Santi, G. Simin, "FPGA based sliding mode control for high frequency power converters," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • X. Wang, A. Caiafa, J.L. Hudgins, E. Santi, P.R. Palmer, "Implementation and validation of a physics-based circuit model for IGCT with full temperature dependencies," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • A. Caiafa, A. Snezhko, J. Hudgins, E. Santi, R. Prozorov, "IGBT operation at cryogenic temperatures: non-punch-through and punch-through comparison," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • A. Caiafa, A. Snezhko, J. Hudgins, E. Santi, R. Prozorov, "The failure of punch-through IGBTs to reach forward conduction mode at low temperatures," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • J. Bastos, A. Monti, E. Santi, "Design and implementation of a nonlinear speed control for a PM synchronous motor using the synergetic control technique," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • I. Kondratiev, R. Dougal, E. Santi, G. Veselov, "Synergetic control for DC-DC Buck converters with constant power load," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • I. Kondratiev, R. Dougal, E. Santi, G. Veselov, "Synergetic control for m parallel-connected DC-DC Buck converters," Proc. IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'04), June 2004
  • A. Monti, D. Patterson, E. Santi, F. Ponci, J. Bastos, D. Franzoni, W. Jiang, D. Kovuri, S. Krooswyk, S. Lentijo, D. Li, T. Lovett, B. Lu, L. Lu, J. Mcclanahan, K. Patel, A. Smith, K. Veturi, X. Wu, "An innovative low-cost drive for permanent magnet motors: a Future Energy Challenge experience," Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC'04), 2004

Patents

  • US Patent Number 5969484: E. Santi, Z. Zhang, S. Cuk, "Electronic ballast", Oct. 19, 1999.
  • US Patent Number 5790005: E. Santi, S. Cuk, "Low profile coupled inductors and integrated magnetics", Aug. 4, 1998.