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Austin Pfannenstiel takes 1st place in the Launch a Business Program!

MANHATTAN — After a night that saw 11 entrepreneurs pitching their companies to a panel of judges and the public at the Launch Party for the Kansas State University Launch a Business, or LAB, program, two companies have walked away victorious as grand prize winners for 2017. Continue reading “Austin Pfannenstiel takes 1st place in the Launch a Business Program!”

May Graduates

Doctor of Philosophy

Mohammad Nazif Faqiry

Major Professor: Sanjoy Das
Dissertation: Efficient Double Auction Mechanisms in the Energy Grid With Connected and Islanded Microgrids


Akanksha Singh

Major Professor: Behrooz Mirafzal 
Dissertation:  A Boost Current Source Inverter Based Generator-Converter Topology for Direct Drive Wind Turbines


Master of Science

Edward Avery Ashby
Major Professor: Anil Pahwa

Ryan David Dardick
Major Professor: Behrooz Mirafzal

Ethan Mark Grother

Major Professor: Steve Warren

Riley Thomas Harrington
Major Professor: Dwight Day

Michael Langford
Major Professor: Anil Pahwa

Tianyu Lin
Major Professor: Steve Warren

Wenda Liu
Major Professor: Behrooz Mirafzal

Fatehullah Nassery
Major Professor: Anil Pahwa

Nicholas Michael Oberski
Major Professor: Shelli Starrett

Chintan Arunkumar Raval
Major Professor: Behrooz Mirafzal

Todd William Rider
Major Professor: William Kuhn

Kyle Dean Rogge
Major Professor: Dwight Day

Saeead Saud M. Saeead
Major Professor: Medhat M. Morcos

Laura J. Tolle
Major Professor: Ruth Douglas Miller

Te Xu
Major Professor: Anil Pahwa


Computer Engineering

Tanner Lee Armstrong Topeka

Brendan Michael Bonavia Topeka

Muhammad Ibrahim Butt Dubia, United Arab Emirates

Nolan Patrick Casimir Newton

Dustin Earl Chew Plainville

Dalton Jay Graber Berryton

Alex Scott Hamilton Topeka

Ethan Koch Baileyville

Joshua Thomas Langford Littleton, Colorado

Harrison Kevin Manase Antananarivo, Madagascar

Blake Steven Martin Lenexa

Grant Allen Meyerhoff Witchita

Dishan Anupama Nahitiya Manhattan

Matthew Wayne Sanner Gardner

Blake Charles Smethers Olathe

Luke John Waliser St. Marys

Li Wang Dalian, China


Electrical Engineering

Khaled Abdullah Alfailakawi, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Murtada Adel Alsaid Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Broden Alan Bowell Salina

Justin Brickey Manhattan

Dustin Earl Chew Plainville

Daniel H. Clausing Lawrence

Whitney Rae Cox Olathe

Levi Mathias Eck Andale

Lawyrn Edmonds Valley Falls

Michael Joseph Hotujac Overland Park

Brandon Edward James Lenexa

Peter Lemoine Jensen Lenexa

Andrew Dale Johnson Wichita

Nasser Mulaa Juma Manhattan

Ethan Koch Baileyville

James Douglas Lightner Olathe

Eleazar Lopez Dodge City

Myra Lynn McLenon Merriam

Karan Mehra Overland Park

Jacob Joseph Miles Overland Park

Matthew Ryan Moran Lenexa

Kevin Thanh Nyguyen Wichita

Elkana Kiboma Nyambergera Topeka

Michael Rhett Pepper Holcomb

Meng Rao Nanjing, China

John Westthroppe Shaver Olathe

Kelsi Rae Sheeley Effingham

Abdullateef Akolade Shodunke Sabo, Nigeria

Jacob Aaron Slous Wichita

Jacob L. Sowers Cummings

Dylan Thomas Stidham Lawrence

Earl Richard Watkins Hutchinson

Thomas A. Woodward Highland Ranch, Colorado

Tyler Michael Wright Hutchinson

Tianlu Wu Wuxi, China

Hang Zhang Luoyang, China

Hangyu Zhang Chengdu, China

ECE professor Behrooz Mirafzal presents guest lecture in Denmark

Behrooz Mirafzal was a recent guest lecturer at Aalborg University in Denmark. His visit and collaboration with the Harmony Center in the department of energy technology at Aalborg University were funded through a National Science Foundation supplement and European Research Council grant. His presentation at Aalborg University was on single-stage boost inverters for direct-drive wind turbines.


Anil Pahwa named one of the university distinguished professors 2017

Anil PahwaMANHATTAN — Kansas State University is honoring five professors as 2017 university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members.  Congratulations to Dr. Anil Pahwa for his hard work and his dedication.

The following professors are receiving the distinction: Phillip Klebba, professor and head of biochemistry and molecular biophysics; Timothy Musch, professor of kinesiology and anatomy and physiology; Anil Pahwa, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Yan Soibelman, professor of mathematics; and Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology.

“Our five newest university distinguished professors truly display high-caliber leadership in teaching, research and service,” said April Mason, university provost and senior vice president. “Their accomplishments are key in our goal to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025, and I want to congratulate them on their newest achievement in becoming university distinguished professors.”

The distinguished professors are appointed following a universitywide nomination and evaluation process conducted by the provost. All five faculty members will receive a personalized plaque and medallion at the university’s fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

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