Emad Manla, Ph.D.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE

About Emad

Dr. Emad Manla joined the Tagliatela College of Engineering at the University of New Haven as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in Fall 2016. Prior to joining the University of New Haven, Dr. Manla worked as an adjunct Instructor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. During his time as a graduate student at UWM, he received top teaching evaluation scores for teaching the Electric Machines course and laboratory. He was a recipient of the Chancellor’s award for four years in a row.

Dr. Manla’s research interests include Energy Storage Modeling and its applications in Industry and Electric Vehicles. As a graduate student, he worked on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Johnson Controls. His research results have been published in many IEEE Journal and Conference papers. He has served as a reviewer for the ECCE Conference organized by IEEE for the past few years.

Dr. Manla’s teaching style is based on creating an interactive classroom environment allowing students to optimize their learning experience. His teaching philosophy revolves around helping students graduate from university having acquired necessary critical thinking skills, the most knowledge they can retain, and the warmest memories they can recollect.

Dr. Manla speaks three languages and enjoys a variety of activities including charcoal drawing, chess, tennis, swimming, weight lifting, and bowling. He is currently learning to play Acoustic Guitar.

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Yude Yang, Bori Wei, Hui Liu, Yiyi Zhang, Junhui Zhao,and Emad Manla, "Chaos firefly algorithm with self-adaptation mutation mechanism for solving large-scale economic dispatch with valve-point effects and multiple fuel options", IEEE Access, 2018

Zhilin Lyu, Qing Wei, Yiyi Zhang, Junhui Zhao, and Emad Manla, "Adaptive Virtual Impedance Droop Control Based on Consensus Control of Reactive Current", Energies, pp. 1801, 2018

ZH Ali, J. Zhao, E. Manla, J. Ma, W. Song, "Novel direct power control of single-phase three-level SVPWM inverter for photovoltaic generation", IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 2017

S. A. Hamidi, E. Manla, and A. Nasiri, “Li-Ion Batteries and Li-Ion Ultracapacitors: Characteristics, Modeling and their Grid Applications,” IEEE ECCE, 2015

E. Manla, M. Sabbah, and A. Nasiri, “Hybrid Energy Storage System for Conventional Vehicle Start-Stop Application,” IEEE ECCE, 2015

E. Manla, G. Mandic, and A. Nasiri, “Development of an Electrical model for lithium-ion Ultracapacitors,” IEEE JESTPE, 2015

E. Manla, G. Mandic, and A. Nasiri, “Testing and modeling of lithiumion ultracapacitors,” IEEE ECCE, pp. 2957–2962, 2011

E. Manla, A. Nasiri, C. Rentel, and M. Hughes, “Modeling of Zinc Bromide Energy Storage for Vehicular Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no., p. 624–632, 2010

E. Manla, A. Nasiri, C. Rentel, and M. Hughes, “Modeling of Zinc Energy Storage System for integration with Renewable Energy,” IEEE IECON, pp. 3987–3992, 2009

E. Manla, K. Assaleh, A. Eberlein, M. Ameri, “Design of an Integrated Speed Monitoring System”, Proceedings of the fourth International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications (ISMA-07),Sharjah, UAE, April 2007

Courses Taught
  • MATH 1117 - Calculus I
  • MATH 2203 - Calculus III
  • ELEC 2235 - Analog Circuits
  • ELEC 2247 - Electronics I
  • ELEC 3302 - Signals and Systems
  • ELEC 4440/6640 - Power Electronics
  • ELEC 4441/6642 - Power Electronics Laboratory
  • ELEC 4447/6641 - Electric Drives
  • ELEC 4448/6643 - Electric Drives Laboratory
  • ELEC 6603 - Discrete and Continuous Systems I
  • ELEC 6672 - Smart Grid
  • ELEC 6690 - Research Project
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