Alireza Khaligh

President and Founder

Alireza Khaligh is the Founder and President of AmpX Technologies, Inc. He is a Professor and the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). He is an author/co-author of more than 200 journal and conference papers, two books, as well as over 20 patents and invention disclosures. He has graduated 14 Ph.D. students and 10 M.Sc. students, who have shown remarkable success and secured key positions in prestigious institutions and R&D organizations such as DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tesla Motors, QualComm, Apple, Texas Instruments, Infineon, GE Global Research, Rivian, Seres (former SF Motors), Arizona State University, and Regal Beloit, among many others. 

Prof. Khaligh is a recipient of various recognitions including 2020 Jimmy Lin Award for Innovation from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMD, 2019 Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award from the Institute for Systems Research at UMD, 2018 Jimmy Lin Award for Innovation from ECE at UMD, 2017 Overall Invention of the Year Award from Office of Technology Commercialization at UMD, three Best Vehicular Electronics Awards from IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society (VTS), and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Prof. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), the Global Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics. He was also the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), and the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC). Prof. Khaligh was the Area Editor for “Vehicular Electronics and Systems Area” of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and an Associate Editor for IEEE journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is currently the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE).