- Electrical Engineering
- California Polytechnic State University
Dr. Taufik was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. He received his BS degree from Northern Arizona University in 1993 (Cum Laude), MS degree from University of Illinois Chicago in 1995, and Doctor of Engineering degree from Cleveland State University in 1999; all in Electrical Engineering. In Fall 1999, Dr. Taufik joined the Electrical Engineering department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (known as Cal Poly) where he is currently a Professor. Since then he has been the Coordinator of the Power Electronics Lab where he has conducted research projects and developed new laboratory experiments in power electronics. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Dr. Taufik has been employed by several companies including Capstone Microturbine, Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), and Picker International. Since joining Cal Poly, he has spent summer and consulting work with several companies such as Rantec, San Diego Gas & Electric, APD Semiconductor, and Diodes, Inc. Dr. Taufik is a Senior Member of IEEE and held a leadership position as the Chair of IEEE Central Coast Section for two years. At Cal Poly, Dr. Taufik is a recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching and advising. His areas of interest include power electronics, power systems, and engineering education. He has advised over 100 undergraduate student projects and over 20 M.S. students to graduation and co-authored with them over 50 technical publications. He has also published one book along with several technical reports.