Research

Dr. Gao is active in research in the following areas.

Motors and Motor Drives

  • Motor Design
  • Monitoring and Diagnostic of Motors and Motor Drives
  • Advanced Motor Drives Including Sensorless Motor Drives

Power Electronics

  • Soft-Switched DC/DC Power Converters for Different Power Systems Including Fuel Cell Power Systems
  • DC/AC Inverters for Motor Drives and Fuel Cell Power Systems
  • Active Filters
  • Power Factor Correction

Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • Powertraind Design for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Advanced Motor Drives and Power Converters for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

He has received nealy $1,000,000 research funds from federal, state, and private funding sources for his research since 2002.