A professor of electrical engineering at The University of Michigan, Heath Hofmann’s expertise lies in the areas of power electronics and electromechanical systems. Specific research interests include energy harvesting, flywheel energy storage systems, finite element analysis, and the design and control of electric machines.
Dr. Hofmann regularly teaches courses in power electronics and energy conversion, and has developed graduate and senior level courses in electromechanics and electric machinery and drives. His research has been sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation, among others. He serves as associate editor to IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields.
Outside his university work, Dr. Hofmann has provided consulting services to a variety of businesses and institutions, including Tesla Motors.
Dr. Hofmann’s publications have appeared in prestigious journals such as IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. He is currently writing a textbook, tentatively titled Electric Machinery and Drives, which will be published by Springer.
Dr. Hofmann holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 and an M.S., also from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1997. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1992.