Liping Guo, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Engineering Technology
Office Location: SH 203C
Office Phone: 815-753-1350


  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Auburn University (2006)
  • M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Auburn University (2001)

Research Interests

  • Power Electronics
    • Switch mode power supplies
    • Digital control
    • Wide bandgap devices
  • Renewable Energy
    • Solar, wind, fuel cell

Selected Projects

  • "Interactive Virtual Laboratory: Using Renewable Energy Experiments to Enhance Student Engagement," funded by National Science Foundation
  • “Renewable energy technology across the engineering technology curriculum," funded by National Science Foundation
  • “Development of Matlab models of digital power converters,” funded by Argonne National Laboratory
  • "Design and development of hands-on learning experience in renewable energy,” funded by Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
  • “Norfolk Southern railroad energy efficiency project," funded by U.S. Department of Energy

Professional Associations and Honors

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ASEE Member
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Member)
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Student Scholarship (2005)
  • Auburn University Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2006)

Selected Publications

  • L. Guo, M. Aqil, D. Zinger, & J. Wang, “Design and Evaluation of Digital Control System – An Upgrade from Converters to Resolve Aging and Obsolescence Issues”, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 17 – 23, Mar 2017.
  • X. Lu, J. Wang, & L. Guo, “Using Microgrids To Enhance Energy Security and Resilience”, Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 8 – 15, Dec 2016
  • L. Guo, J. Han, and A. Otieno, “Simulation and Development of a Sun Tracking Solar Power System”, Journal of Engineering Technology, Fall 2015, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 18 – 25.
  • L. Guo, A. P. Arribas, et al. “Digital Control of DC-DC Converters Employing Wide Band Gap (WBG) Power Devices”, Electrochemical Society Transaction, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 155 – 161, Sept 2014
  • S. Oucheriah, and L. Guo, “PWM-based Adaptive Sliding-Mode Control for Boost DC-DC Converters”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 3291 – 3294, Aug 2013
  • L. Guo, A. Leedy, et al. “Modeling of AC Contactors to Improve Life”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 3, July 2013
  • L. Guo, J. Y. Hung, and R. M. Nelms, “Design of a Fuzzy Controller using Variable Structure Approach for Applications to DC-DC Converters”, Electric Power System Research, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 104 – 109, Feb 2012
  • K. Yedavalli, L. Guo, and D. Zinger, “Simple Control System for a Switcher Locomotive Hybrid Fuel Cell Power System”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 2384 – 2390, Nov – Dec 2011
  • L. Guo, “Design and Implementation of a Two-Axis Sun Tracking Solar Power System”, Journal of Engineering Technology, pp. 34 – 39, Spring 2011
  • L. Guo, K. Yedavalli, and D. Zinger, “Design and Modeling of Power System for a Fuel Cell Hybrid Switcher Locomotive”, Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 1406 – 1413, Feb 2011
  • L. Guo, J. Y. Hung, and R. M. Nelms, “Comparative Evaluation of Sliding Mode Fuzzy Controller and PID Controller for a Boost Converter”, Electric Power System Research, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 99 – 106, Jan 2011
  • L. Guo, and S. Oucheriah, “Design of a DSP-Based Fuzzy Controller for a Boost Converter”, Journal of Engineering Technology, pp. 30 – 34, Fall 2010

Work Experience

  • Department of Technology, NIU (2007-present)
  • Department of Industrial Technology, University of Northern Iowa (2006-2007)
  • System Engineer, Beijing HKD Computer Co. Ltd, Beijing, China (1998-1999)
  • Associate Engineer, Bank of Beijing, Beijing, China (1997-1998)

Liping Guo