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2008 Nitschke Hall
Mail Stop 308
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8140
Fax: (419) 530-8146

Dr. Raghav Khanna, Ph.D


Assistant Professor

Contact Information

EECS Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo,OH 43606 
Tel: (419) 530-8183 
Office: NI 2056 
E-mail: raghav.khanna@utoledo.edu 

Recent Courses

  • EECS 4480/5480 Electronic Energy Processing I

Research Interests

  • Wide bandgap semiconductor device modeling for next generation power electronic circuits, renewable energy systems, electric vehicular power conversion circuits, and maximum power point tracking for photovoltaic power conversion circuits.

Current Students

  • PhD: Roshan Kini
  • MS: Michael Hontz


Dr. Raghav Khanna received his PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. His research interests are in characterizing and modeling wide bandgap semiconductors for applications in next generation power electronic converters, particularly in renewable energy and electric vehicle circuits. Dr. Khanna has also developed novel maximum power point tracking control algorithms for photovoltaic power conversion circuits. He has first authored publications in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in addition to prestigious power electronic conferences such as the Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) as well as the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC). For his presentation on transient behavior of SiC MOSFETs, Dr. Khanna won the Best Presentation Award at APEC 2013. He has also served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics as well as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. In 2013, Dr. Khanna worked at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, CA where he was directly involved with the development of GaN based battery chargers for electric vehicles. Dr. Khanna has also conducted extensive research on the detection of pathogens using optolelectronic circuitry and DNA amplifying techniques. In the 2014-2015 academic year, Dr. Khanna taught power and analog electronics at Bucknell University. Dr. Khanna recently joined the EECS department at The University of Toledo to continue his research and teaching expertise in the areas of devices, power electronics, and control systems. Within his first 2 years at UT, Dr. Khanna received a two-year $200K research award from Office of Naval Research. Dr. Khanna is a member of IEEE and Power Electronics Society (PELS).

Recent Publications

  • M. R. Hontz, Y. Cao, M. Chen, R. Li, A. Garrido, R. Chu, and R. Khanna, “Modeling and characterization of vertical GaN schottky didoes with AlGaN cap layers,” in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. (in press:  accepted for publication)
  • A. Lemmon, R. Graves, R. L. Kini, M. R. Hontz, and R. Khanna, “Characterization and modeling of 10 kV silicon carbide modules for naval applications,” in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 309-322, March 2017.
  • R. Khanna, A. Barchowksy, A. Amrhein, W. Stanchina, G. Reed, and Z.-H. Mao, "A Linear Model for Characterizing Transient Behaviour in Wide Bandgap Semiconductor-based Switching Circuits," in the International Journal of Automation and Power Engineering (IJAPE), vol. 5, pp. 01-16, 2016.
  • R. Khanna, B. Hughes, W. E. Stanchina, R. Chu, K. Boutros, and G.F. Reed, "Modeling and characterization of a 300 V GaN based boost converter with 96% efficiency at 1 MHz," in the 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 92-99, September 2014.
  • R. Khanna, Q. Zhang, W. E. Stanchina, G. F. Reed, and Z-H. Mao, "Maximum power point tracking using model reference adaptive control," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1490-1499, March 2014.
  • R. Khanna, A. Amhrein, W. E. Stanchina, G. F. Reed, and Z.-H. Mao, "An analytical model for evaluating the influence of device parasitics on Cdv/dt induced false turn-on in SiC MOSFETs," in the 2013 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, USA, pp. 518-525, March 2013. (APEC Technical Presentation Award)
  • D. Budny, L. Lund, and R. Khanna, "Designing service learning projects for freshmen engineering students," in International Journal of Emerging Pedagogy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 31-38, February 2013.
  • R. Khanna, W. E. Stanchina, and G. F. Reed, "Effects of parasitic capacitances on GaN heterostructure power transistors," in the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Raleigh, NC, USA, pp. 1489-1495, September 2012.
  • R. Khanna, W. E. Stanchina, A. K. Jones, and A. Vats, "An inexpensive, battery powered and portable instrument for the optical detection of pathogens," in the 2011 IEEE Life Sciences Systems and Applications Workshop, Bethesda, MD, USA, pp. 152-154, April 2011.
Last Updated: 5/2/17