University Professor, Department Head and Twenty-First Century Leadership Chair in Engineering
College of Engineering
Juan Carlos Balda (IEEE M'78 SM'94) received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina) in 1979. He then worked for two and one-half years at Hidronor S.A., an electric utility in the Southwestern part of Argentina. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa) in 1986. He was then employed as a researcher and a part-time lecturer at the University of Natal until July 1987. He then spent two years as a visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University, South Carolina. He has been at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville since July 1989 where he is currently a University Professor and Department Head. His main research interests are Power Electronics, Electric Power Distribution Systems, Motor Drives and Electric Power Quality. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Power Electronics and Industry Applications Societies, and the honor society Eta Kappa Nu. He is a faculty advisor to the IEEE Power Electronics Society branch.
- Power electronics
- Electric power distribution
- Electrical machinery
- Motor Drives
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
- Ph.D., University of Natal, South Africa
 Y. Zhang, H. A. Mantooth, J.C. Balda, “Cascaded Bridgeless Totem-Pole Multilevel Converter with Model Predictive Control for 400V dc-Powered Data Centers,” IEEE 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Tampa (FL), March 26-30.
 Y. Liu, C. Farnell, H.A. Mantooth, R. McCann, J.C. Balda, “Realization of High-Current Variable AC Filter Inductor using 6.5% Silicon Iron Powder Magnetic Core,” IEEE 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Tampa (FL), March 26-30.
 W. Martin, C. Deng, D. Fiddiansyah, J.C. Balda, “Investigation of Low-Voltage Solid-State DC Breaker Configurations for DC Microgrid Applications,” 2016 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC), Austin, TX, USA, 2016.
 Y. Zhang, H. A. Mantooth and J. C. Balda, "Ultracapacitor application and controller design in 400 V DC-powered green data centers," 2016 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC), Austin, TX, USA, pp. 1-5, 2016.
 J.C. Balda, A. Mantooth, “Power-Semiconductor Devices and Components for New Power Converter Developments”, IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2016, pp. 53-56.
 S. Munasib, J.C. Balda, “Short-Circuit Protection for Low-Voltage DC Microgrids Based on Solid-State Circuit Breakers”, IEEE 7th Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG 2016), Vancouver, Canada, June 27-30.
 L. A. García Rodriguez, H. Chiacchiarini, J.C. Balda, “Control of a Flyback Converter with Parametric Uncertainties Operating in BCM Using the Natural Switching Surface,” IEEE ARGENCON 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 15-17.
 Jesus Gonzalez-Llorente; Andres Rambal-Vecino; Luciano A. Garcia-Rodriguez; Juan C. Balda; Eduardo I. Ortiz-Rivera, “Simple and efficient low power photovoltaic emulator for evaluation of power conditioning systems,” IEEE 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach (CA), March 20-24.
 Y. Liu, C. Farnell, H.A. Mantooth, R. McCann, J.C. Balda, C. Deng, “Resonance Propagation Modeling and Analysis of AC Filters in Large-Scale Microgrid,” IEEE 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach (CA), March 20-24.
 L.A. García Rodriguez, C. Deng, J.C. Balda, A. Escobar Mejía, “Analysis, Modeling and Control of an Interleaved Isolated Boost Series Resonant Converter for Microinverter Applications,” IEEE 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach (CA), March 20-24.
 V. Jones, J.C. Balda, “Correcting Current Imbalances in Three-Phase Four-Wire Distribution Systems,” IEEE 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach (CA), March 20-24.
 C. Deng, L.A. García Rodriguez, J. Zou, J.C. Balda, “Passive Integration Using FMLF Technique for Integrated Boost Resonant Converters,” IEEE 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Long Beach (CA), March 20-24.