ILHAMI COLAK was born in 1962 in Turkey. He received his diploma in Electrical Engineering from Gazi University, Turkey in 1985. Then he did his MSc in Electrical Engineering in the field of Speed Control of Wound Rotor Induction Machines Using Semiconductor Devices at Gazi University in 1991. After that he received his MPhil at Birmingham University in England by preparing a thesis on High Frequency Resonant DC Link Inverters in 1991. Finally he got his PhD at Aston University in England on Mixed Frequency Testing of Induction Machines Using Inverters in 1994. He became an assistant professor, an associate professor and a full professor in 1995, 1999 and 2005 respectively.

He has published more than 237 papers in different subjects including electrical machines, drive systems, machine learning, reactive power compensation, inverter, converter, artificial neural networks, distance learning, automation, renewable energy sources and smart grids. More than 115 of his papers have been cited in SCI database of Thomson Reuters. His papers have received more than 557 citations. He supervised 19 MSc students and 13 PhD students. He is member of IEEE, IES, IAS, PELS and PES. He is also a member of PEMC Council. He has organised 59 international conferences and workshops. Last ten years, he has been concentrated his studies on renewable energy and smart grids by publishing papers, journals ( and organizing international IEEE sponsored conferences ( He is also the Editor-in-Chief of International Engineering Technologies (, and one of the editors of Journal of Power Electronics ( He has 1 international and 3 national patents. He also spent around 3 years at European Commission Research Centre (JRC) as an expert in the field of smart grid in Netherlands. He is currently holding a Dean position of Engineering and Architecture Faculty of Nisantasi University, Istanbul/Turkey.;;;
















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