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Steven Leeb

Contact Info

room 10-069

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Masachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1987

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    B.Sc.
  • 1989

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    M.Sc.
  • 1990

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    M.Eng.
  • 1993

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Laboratory Experiments
  • Condition-based Maintenance
  • Field Studies
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Nonintrusive Power Monitoring
  • Sensing
  • Energy conversion applications
  • System Identification for continuous commissioning
  • Building energy management

Honors + Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award    1996
  • MIT School of Engineering Bose Junior Faculty Teaching Award    1997
  • MIT Harold E. Edgerton Award    1998
  • Technology Review’s TR100 Outstanding Young Innovator    1999
  • IEEE Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer    1999
  • R&D 100 Award    2000
  • Discover Magazine Award Finalist    2000
  • IEEE Senior Member    2001
  • R&D 100 Award    2002
  • Institute Big Screw Award    2002
  • MIT MacVicar Fellow    2004
  • Eta Kappa Nu EECS Undergraduate Teaching Award    2006
  • IEEE Fellow    2007
  • BOSE Faculty Award (SOE)    2013
     

Memberships

  • IEEE:
  • Control Systems Society
  • Power Electronics Society
  • Signal Processing Society         
  • American Chemical Society

Professional Service

  • 1998-2012, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Talking Lights LLC
  • 1993-1996  Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Gel Sciences, Inc.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Power Electronics Specialists Conference    1994-2009
  • Session Chair, PESC    1994
  • Member of the Committee on Computers in Power Electronics, IEEE PELS    1993-2000
  • Member of the Technical Committee on Simulation, Modeling, and Control, IEEE PELS    2001-Present
  • Session Chair, PESC    1995
  • Chairman, IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Computers in Power Electronics    1997-2000
  • Member, IEEE PELS Administrative Committee    1997-2004
  • Session Chair, COMPEL98    1998
  • Member, IEEE PELS Nominations Committee    1999-2006
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics    1999-2003
  • Society Treasurer, IEEE Power Electronics Society    1999-2004
  • Program Committee Member, COMPEL 2002    2000-2002
  • Session Chair, COMPEL02    2002
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics    2002
  • Reviewer, Technical Program, International Symposium on Industrial Electronics    2006
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions (various)    1990-Present
  • ECE Montana State University Advisor Commiittee    2007-Present
     

MIT Service

  • Assistant Professor    January 1993-July 1997
  • Carl Richard Soderberg Assistant Professor of Power Engineering    September 1993-July 1997
  • Carl Richard Soderberg Associate Professor of Power Engineering    July 1997-August 1998
  • Associate Professor    July 1997-June 2000
  • Associate Professor with Tenure    July 2000-June 2005
  • Professor    July 2005-Present
  • Joint, Mechanical Engineering    July 2007 -Present
     

Teaching

  • Mechanical Engineering Tools (2.670)
  • Microcomputer Project Laboratory (6.115)
  • Power Electronics Laboratory (6.131)

Publications

  • Rodriguez, J.I., S.B. Leeb, “Nonresonant and Resonant Frequency-Selectable Induction-Heating Targets,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 57, No. 9, September 2010, pp. 3095-3108. **
  • Leeb, S., Kirtley, J.L. Wichakool, W., Remscrim, Z., Tidd, C., Goshorn, A., Thomas, K., Cox, R., Chaney, R, “How Much DC Power is Necessary?,” Naval Engineer’s Journal, Volume 122, Issue 2, June 2010 (also online January 2011), pp. 79-92.    
  • Cooley, J., A. Avestruz, S.B. Leeb, “Small-signal analysis of fully-differential closed-loop op-amp circuits with arbitrary external impedance elements," IET Circuits, Devices, & Systems, Vol., 5, Issue 5, 2011, pp. 371-383.  
  • Cooley, J., A. Avestruz, S.B. Leeb, “A Retrofit Capacitive Occupancy Detector  using Fluorescent Lamps,” ,” IEEE IES Transactions, Volume 59, No. 4, April 2012, pp. 1898-1911.
  • Avestruz, A., J. Cooley, D. Vickery, J. Paris, S.B. Leeb, “Dimmable Solid-State Ballast with Integral Capacitive Occupancy Sensor,” IEEE IES Transactions, Volume 59, No. 4, April 2012, pp. 1739-1750.
  • Zhu, T., S.R. Shaw, S.B. Leeb, “Electric Load  Transient Recognition with a Cluster Weighted Modeling Method,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid,” Vol. 4, Issue 4, December 2013, pp. 2182-2190.
  • Cooley, J.J., P.Lindahl, C. Zimmerman, M. Cornachione, G. Jordan, S.R. Shaw, S.B. Leeb, "Multi-converter System Design for Fuel Cell Buffering and Diagnostics under UAV Load Profiles," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,  Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2014, pp. 3232-3244.  
  • Gillman, M., J. Donnal, J. Paris, C. Schantz, U. Orji, S.B. Leeb, M. El-Sayed, K. Wertz, S.Schertz, “Energy Accountability Using Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring,”  IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 14, No. 6, June 2014, pp.1923-1931. **
  • Leeb, S.B., J.L. Kirtley, S. Muller, “Build to Win: Electric Machines,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 4, July 2014 pp. 1928-1935.
  • Leeb, S.B., M. Alvira, R.W. Cox, J.J. Cooley, J.L. Kirtley, S.R. Shaw, “Build to Win: Power Electronics,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 4, July 2014 pp. 1936-1943.
  • Banerjee, Arijit, M. Tomovich, S. Leeb, J. Kirtley, "Control Architecture for a Switched Doubly-fed Machine Propulsion Drive,"  IEEE Industry Applications Society Transactions,  March 2014 **
  • Paris, J., Z. Remscrim, S.B. Leeb, S.R. Shaw, "The Sinefit Spectral Envelope Preprocessor,", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 14, No. 12, December, 2014, pp. 4385-4394.
  • Banerjee, A., M. Tomovich, S.B. Leeb,  J. Kirtley, “Power Converter Sizing for a Switched Doubly-Fed Machine Propulsion Drive,” ,"  accepted for publication, IEEE Industry Applications Society Transactions, 2014.
  • Paris, J., J. Donnal, S.B. Leeb,  "NilmDB: The Nonintrusive Load Monitor Database,"  accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid,” 2014.
  • Paris, J., J. Donnal, R. Cox, S.B. Leeb,  "Hunting Cyclic Energy Wasters," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid,” Vol. 5, No. 5, September 2014, pp. 2459-2467.
  • Orji, U., B. Sievenpiper, K. Gerhard, S.B. Leeb, N. Doerry, J. Kirtley, and T. McCoy, "Load Modeling for Power System Requirement and Capability Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,” August 2014, pp. 1-9.
  • Chang, A., A. Avestruz, S.B. Leeb, "Capacitor-less Photovoltaic Cell-Level Power Balancing using Diffusion Charge Redistribution,"  IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics," Vol. 30, No. 2, 2015, pp. 537-546.
     

Patents

  • Transient Event Detector for use in Nonintrusive Load Monitoring Systems, U.S. Patent Num¬ber 5,483,153, issued January 9, 1996.
  • Electromagnetically Triggered, Responsive Gel Based Drug Delivery Device, U.S. Patent Num¬ber 5,643,246, issued July 1, 1997.
  • A DC Power Supply Controller, U.S. Patent Number 5,656,923, issued August 12, 1997.
  • Multiprocessing Transient Event Detector for Use in a Nonintrusive Electrical Load Monitoring System, U.S. Patent Number 5,717,325, issued February 10, 1998.
  • Electromagnetically Triggered, Responsive Gel Based Drug Delivery Device, U.S. Patent Num¬ber 5,830,207, issued November 3, 1998.
  • Dual-Use Electronic Transceiver Set for Wireless Data Networks, U.S. Patent Number 6,198,230, issued March 6, 2001.
  • Communications System, U.S. Patent Number 6,400,482, issued June 4, 2002.
  • Dual-Use Electronic Transceiver Set for Wireless Data Networks (CIP), U.S. Patent Number 6,426,599, issued July 20, 2002.
  • Analog and Digital Electronic Receivers for Dual-Use Wireless Data Networks, U.S. Patent 6,504,633, issued January 7, 2003.
  • Non-flickering Illumination Based Communication, U.S. Patent 6,794,831, issued September 21, 2004.
  • Non-visible Communications Systems, U.S. Patent 6,954,591, issued October 11, 2005.
  • Communication with Non-Flickering Illumination, U.S. Patent 7016115, issued March 21, 2006.
  • Smart Cutting Fluids, U.S. Patent 7,060,663, issued June 13, 2006.
  • Working Materials with Smart Cutting Fluids, U.S. Patent 7,776,803, issued Aug. 17, 2010.
  • Fluorescent Lamp with Integral Proximity Sensor for Building Energy Management, U.S. Patent 7,923,936, issued April 12, 2011.
  • Multi-Frequency Dual-Use System, U.S. 8,150,268, issued April 3, 2012.
  • Non-intrusive monitoring of power and other parameters, US 8,344,724, issued January 1, 2013.
  • Multi-Frequency Dual-Use System, U.S. 8,886,053, issued November 11, 2014
  • Non-intrusive Monitoring of Power and Other Parameters, U.S. 8907664,  issued December 2014.