Steven B. Leeb

Steven B. Leeb received his Bachelor of Science and Doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987, and 1993, respectively. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1987 through 1991, where, among other responsibilities, he assisted in the evaluation of power electronics for the Advanced Tactical Fighter (F-22) program. He currently serves as Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Leeb is concerned with the design, analysis, development, and maintenance processes for all kinds of machinery with electrical actuators, sensors, or power electronic drives. He is particularly interested in the study of mechatronics. Mechatronic devices are high performance systems designed to exhibit an extraordinary powerdensity, volume, range or quality of motion, or combination of these and other qualities. A major thrust in his current research is the development of power electronic drives and supplies for servomechanical and industrial applications, including medical drug delivery devices, battery chargers, motion controllers and fluorescent lamp ballasts. His current research also includes extensive efforts in power system monitoring and condition-based prognostics and diagnostics for critical systems through power monitoring.

Prof. Leeb is the author or co-author of over 150 publications and 19 patents in the fields of electromechanics and power electronics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.He has served as guest editor for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Digital Control of Power Electronics. He has received a number of teaching awards at MIT, including the Bose and Spira teaching prizes. Prof. Leeb is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts