Robert Erickson received the B.S. (1978), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Since 1982, he has been a member of the faculty of electrical, computer , and energy engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as department Chair in 2002-2006. He co-directs the
<a href="http://schof.colorado.edu/~pwrelect">Colorado Power Electronics Center</a> and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the author of the textbook
<a href="http://schof.colorado.edu/~pwrelect/book/SecEd.html" title="Link: http://schof.colorado.edu/~pwrelect/book/SecEd.html">Fundamentals of Power Electronics</a>, now in its second edition. Professor Erickson is the author of over one hundred journal and conference papers in the area of power electronics, and is a recipient of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award.