Wayne W. Weaver

Wayne W. Weaver

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Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, GMI Engineering & Management Institute
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, GMI Engineering & Management Institute

Biography

Wayne W. Weaver received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute in 1997, and an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Weaver was a research and design engineer at Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria, Illinois, from 1997 to 2003. From 2006 to 2008, he also worked as a researcher at the US Army Corp of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL), in Champaign, Illinois, on distributed and renewable-energy technology research. Weaver is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. His research interests include power electronics, electric machine drives, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, and non-linear and optimal control.

Areas of Interest

  • Power electronics systems
  • Microgrids
  • Non-linear and game theoretic controls
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Electric drives and machinery

Recent Publications

  • N. Ekneligoda, W.W. Weaver, "A Game Theoretic Bus Selection Method for Loads in Multi-Bus DC Power Systems," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013 Read More
  • N. C. Ekneligoda and W. W. Weaver, "Game-theoretic communication structures in microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 2334-2341, 2012.
  • R. S. Balog,W.W.Weaver, and P. T. Krein, "The load as an energy asset in a distributed dc smartgrid architecture," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 253-260, 2012.
  • W.W.Weaver, "Dynamic energy resource control of power electronics in local area power networks," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 852-859, 2010.
  • A. Kwasinski,W.W.Weaver, P. L. Chapman, and P. T. Krein, "Telecommunications power plant damage assessment for hurricane Katrina; site survey and follow-up results," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 277-287, 2009.
  • W.W. Weaver and P. T. Krein, "Optimal Geometric Control of Power Buffers," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, pp. 1248-1258, 2009.
  • W.W. Weaver and P. T. Krein, "Game-Theoretic Control of Small-Scale Power Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 24, pp. 1560-1567, 2009.
  • W.W. Weaver and P.T. Krein, “Mitigation of voltage collapse through active dynamic buffers,” International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, vol. 3, no. 1/2, pp. 101-123, 2007.
  • W.W. Weaver and P.T. Krein, “Analysis and applications of a current-sourced buck converter,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2007, vol. 1, pp 1664-1670.

Recent Funding

  • The National Science Foundation: Competitive Distributed Control Methodologies for Small-Scale Power Systems, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012.
  • U.S. Department of Energy: An Interdisciplinary Program for Education and Outreach in Transportation Electrification, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012.
  • The Grainger Foundation Inc.: Phase II - Power & Energy Research Center Teaching Lab Equipment Upgrade, from 2008 to 2008.