Ion Gheorghe Boldea
With research ahead of its time and many books that are considered the best resources in the field, Ion Gheorghe Boldea has introduced many firsts in electric machine technology for better industrial productivity, energy savings, and air pollution reduction. He developed an optimum goodness factor for designing high-speed linear induction motors to address factors such as mechanical vibrations and bending. He introduced the Magnibus-01, a 4-ton magnetic levitation test vehicle featuring linear homopolar synchronous motors for passive guide-way integrated magnetic propulsion and levitation. Dr. Boldea’s active flux concept is a unifying force for simplifying sensorless control of ac motor drives that has been implemented in many industrial applications. His work on torque vector control has become an industrial standard for electric motor drives.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Boldea is a Professor Emeritus with the University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania.