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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Charles Brice

Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-7049
Fax: 803-777-8045

Room 3A22
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Charles Brice


Current research interests are electronic motor drives and power system simulation. Current educational interests are implementing a continual quality improvement system for undergraduate education.
Recent projects include the following:

  • Development of the Virtual Test Bed, a simulation-based tool for rapid prototyping of power systems and power electronic devices. The test bed is envisioned to support input from multiple simulation languages such as SPICE, ACSL, SABER, etc. This is part of ONR's Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB) development program.
  • Power electronic drives allow the AC induction motor to be used in variable-speed applications. This is significant since the induction motor is the least expensive and most reliable motor available. Variable-speed drives are used in many applications.


  • Ph.D.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1977
  • M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972
  • B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1971

Publications (Selected)

  • “A Virtual Prototype for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle,” Mechatronics, Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2002, pp. 575-593, L. U. Gökdere, K. Benlyazid, R. A. Dougal, Enrico Santi, and Charles W. Brice.
  • “Passivity-Based Control of Saturated Induction Motors,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 48, No. 4, August 2001, pp. 870-872, L. U. Gökdere, M. A. Simaan, and C. W. Brice.
  • “Global Asymptotic Stability of Indirect Field-Oriented Speed Control of Induction Motors,” Automatica, Vol. 34, No. 1, January 1998, pp. 133-135, L. U. Gökdere, M. A. Simaan, and C. W. Brice.
  • “Review of Technologies for Current-Limiting Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 32, No.5, September/October 1996, pp. 1005-1010, C. W. Brice, R. A. Dougal, and J. L. Hudgins. This paper received the Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Protection Committee Prize Paper Award for 1996