Michael Elmore, Ph.D., P.E. - Professional Biography


Mike Elmore is the creator of sySTEMic Design and Analysis.

He has also been the Director of the Engineering Design Division (EDD) in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York, since August 2010.

His role as EDD Director includes:

  • Administration of 1st-year engineering program.

  • Instructor for EDD 111 (Introduction to Engineering Design) in fall term and EDD 112 (Introduction to Engineering Analysis) in spring term. Delivers bi-weekly, one-hour lectures, holds office hours, and advises 300+ students. Instructs a weekly laboratory session in each of the fall and spring terms.

  • Administration of General Engineering and Sustainability Engineering Minors

  • Instructor for EDD 306 (Engineering Sustainable Energy) in spring term. Holds three, one-hour classes each week with about 20 students.

Engineering Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering - Binghamton University (2004)

M.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering - Syracuse University (1988)

Graduate of the General Electric Advanced Course in Engineering (1988)

B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering - University of Vermont (1985)

Other Education:

M. Ed. in Secondary School Mathematics Education - University of Vermont (1976)

B.A. in Philosophy - University of Vermont (1973)


Professional Engineer (PE)

  • New York #085478

Professional Activities:

Senior Life Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Member, Tau Beta Pi, Vermont Alpha Chapter

Professional Work History:

Systems Engineer Senior Staff

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, Owego, NY. Sept. 2004 to July 2010.

  • Electrical System Architect for Early Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for JLTV Power Generation and Export Power (PGEP) system. Derived electrical power requirements. Supported review and critique of sub-contractor design. On-site support in Starnberg, Germany for system design at sub-contractor on four occasions June to Nov. 2009. Author of system integration white papers.

  • Advanced capabilities installation electrical lead and electrical/power airworthiness signatory for the VH-71 presidential helicopter.

  • Lead of VH-71 Electrical Power Working Group. Managed electrical power generation growth capacity per MIL-E-7016. Evaluated electrical power quality compliance of electrical utilization equipment per MIL- STD-704. Derived electrical power requirements.

  • Other in-house power system and power electronic design reviews and consultations.

Consulting Engineer

E&M Power, Binghamton, New York. May 2003 to Aug. 2004, part-time.

  • Design contribution to a digital controller for BLDC motor using TMS320LF2407 DSP. Design of interface between DSP evaluation module and BLDC motor. Evaluation of and modifications to generic BLDC motor control assembly code.

Senior Principle Systems Engineer

BAE Systems, Johnson City, New York. April 2001 to April 2003.

  • Various technical proposal support for new business capture and white paper authorships and co-authorships in response to BAAs.

  • Project lead for a thyristor packaging optimization project. This work was done in partnership with the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

  • Simulation, circuit design, and trade studies to support development of a multi-megawatt pulsed power system for a military electro-magnetic gun. On-site support at the Center for Electromechanics, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle projects. Design and Simulink simulation of 4-wheel drive torque sharing Control Laws (CLAW). Simulink/Dspace simulation of the EPA Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule for HEV. Design of Matlab/Simulink user-friendly GUI for HEV performance trade studies.

  • Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) project. Simulated Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) in PSpice. Designed gate drive for Power Electronics Module (PEM), performed detailed power loss analysis for variable frequency operation, and evaluated PEM in laboratory.

  • Other in-house power electronic design reviews and simulation consultations.

General Manager

Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, New York. September 2000 to March 2001.

  • Manager of 41 electrical and mechanical engineers, technicians, engineering and facilities specialists, and one manager. This site designed standard and custom DC-to-DC and AC-to-DC products for the computer and communications industry.

  • Prepared and conducted employee reviews. Managed patent process for all Celestica power development sites. Conducted weekly planning meetings for product development. Coordinated proposal preparations and reviews. Guided technical strategy group.

  • Supported closure of the Johnson City facility and subsequent move of personnel and equipment to the power electronics development center in Portland, OR.

Standard Power Products Manager

Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, New York. May 1999 to September 2000.

  • Development manager of 22 engineers, technicians, and engineering specialists. This department designed standard DC-to-DC and AC-to-DC power products for the computer industry.

  • Prepared and conducted employee reviews. Worked with employees to resolve performance issues. Provided technical support for development programs. Developed and managed Intranet for technical information and analysis tools.

  • Supported new business captures with visits and presentations to prospective customers and design proposals.

Power Electronics Design Engineer

Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, New York. September 1992 to May 1999.

  • Lead engineer on development Director’s staff responsible for new AC-to-DC technology development.

  • Team leader for development of six high-density 300W and 600W, universal input, single output, power factor corrected, standard product AC-to-DC converters. Did detailed design of critically continuous PFC boost converters, 400VDC input to 24VDC, 36VDC, and 48VDC output half-bridge converters and EMC filters. These designs had active output current sharing.

  • Did detailed design for a family of six power factor corrected boost converter modules, delivering 300W, 600W, 900W, and 1800W with a universal input and 600W and 900W with a high line only input to meet EN 60555-2. These were critically continuous designs.

  • Wrote the specifications for all the above products and the application notes for the family of boost converters. Supported the application of the boost converters in eleven custom AC-to-DC converters.

  • Designed the EMC filters for these eleven custom AC-to-DC converters to meet Class A and B FCC and CISPR 22 limits.

  • Did detailed design for two power factor corrected boost converters, delivering 1100W with a universal input and 2000W with a high line only input. These were continuous designs utilizing a ZVT technique.

Power Electronics Design Engineer

General Electric Company, Johnson City, New York. March 1987 to Sept. 1992.

  • Team leader for commercial jet engine control power supply design. Technical lead for 5 junior engineers and engineering specialists.

  • Lead engineer for 120W, 5-output power supply with both 3-phase PMG and single-phase 115V, 400Hz inputs for a commercial jet engine control. Design used current-mode forward and boost converters, operating at 250kHz, single-phase active power factor correction and a hysteretically controlled bias supply.

  • Lead designer for 30W, 3-output power supply with a 28VDC input for a military aircraft environmental control system. Design used 2 voltage-mode buck converters and a charge pump. Designed to MIL-STD- 704.

  • Designer of 50W and 130W multi-output power supplies for a commercial jet engine control. Design used 55VDC input, continuous mode flyback converters, operating at 150kHz.

  • Designer of high frequency magnetics and experienced in circuit simulation and analysis techniques, including state-space averaging.

  • Extensive production experience on these projects and other military engine control power supplies.

Edison Engineering Program Engineer

General Electric Company, Johnson City, New York. June 1985 to Feb. 1987.

  • Engineering assignments in jet engine control software development.

  • Test equipment design for engine control computer.

  • Design of switched capacitor microcircuits.

  • Design, coding and debug of HP BASIC software for automated test of microcircuits.

  • Electrical evaluation of power hybrids.


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