Francisco   de Leon, PhD, IEEE Fellow

Francisco de Leon, PhD, IEEE Fellow

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Biography

I received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 1992 I have obtained the Ph.D. degree also in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. From 1992 to 1997 I was with the Graduate Division of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of the IPN, Mexico. From September 1997 to August 1998 I was on a sabbatical leave at McGill University in Montreal, and from September 1998 to April 1999 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto.

From 1999 to 2007 I held several academic positions in Mexico and worked for the Canadian electric industry in the research and development of standard and special motors and transformers. From 2004 to 2007 I was the Director of R&D at CYME International T&D in St. Bruno (Quebec) developing professional grade software for the analysis of power and distribution systems and cable ampacity. In September 2007 I have joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Polytechnic University (the old Brooklyn Poly and now the NYU School of Engineering) as Associate Professor and obtained tenure in 2013. 

I have over 100 publications including: 94 journal papers, 3 book chapters, 14 discussions in the IEEE Transactions, 46 conference papers, and 10 patents. My papers have been cited over 750 times in journals contained in the Science Citation Index and close to 2500 times in Google Scholar. I have graduated 20 Ph.D. and 26 M.Sc. students. I am an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery since 2009 and Editor/Coordinator of the IEEE Power Engineering Letters since 2011. I was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2015.

My areas of greater interest include the transient and steady-state analyses of power systems, the analysis of power definitions under nonsinusoidal conditions, the dynamic thermal rating of cables and transformers, and the calculation of electromagnetic and thermal fields applied to machine design and modeling.

 

Education

University of Toronto, 1999

Post-doctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering

McGill University , 1998

Post-doctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering

University of Toronto, 1992

Post-doctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering

University of Toronto, 1992

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, 1986

Master of Science (suma cum laude), Electrical Engineering

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, 1983

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Authored + Edited Books

3 book chapters

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