Francisco de Leon
Name: Francisco de Leon
Title: Associate Professor
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Room No.: LC 200 - G
Phone No.: 718-260-3961

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Professor Francisco de Leon
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

New York University

Five MetroTech Center (Dibner Building)

Room LC 200 G

Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

 
Education
Ph.D in Electrical Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada, 1992.
Master of Science (Electrical Engineering)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, IPN
Mexico City, Mexico, 1986.
Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, IPN
Mexico City, Mexico, 1983.
 
Biography

I received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 1992 I have obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. From 1992 to 1997 I was with the Graduate Division of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of the IPN, Mexico. From September 1997 to August 1998 I was on a sabbatical leave at McGill University in Montreal, and from September 1998 to April 1999 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto.

From 1999 to 2001 I have worked for Windomotion (a Magna International Company) and Plitron Manufacturing (Toronto) in the research and development of standard and special toroidal transformers. From September 2001 to December 2003 I was with Universidad Michoacana in Morelia, Mexico.  From 2004 to 2007 I was the Director of R&D at CYME International T&D in St. Bruno (Quebec) developing professional grade software for the analysis of power and distribution systems. In September 2007 I have joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Polytechnic University (now the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering) as Associate Professor.

I have published  over 100 papers (64 journal papers, 14 discussions in the IEEE Transactions, 41 conference papers, a few other publications). My papers have been cited over 400 times in journals contained in the Science Citation Index and over 100 times in Google Scholar. I have graduated 13 Ph.D. and 22 M.Sc. students. In 2002 I was elevated to IEEE Senior Member. I am an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery since 2009 and Editor/Coordinator of the IEEE Power Engineering Letters since 2011.

Since joining NYU-Poly in September 2007, I have attracted close to $4M in external funding, published 51 journal papers, 13 conference papers, made 6 patent applications, graduated 12 Ph.D. and 16 M.Sc. students.

My areas of greater teaching and research interest include the transient and steady-state analyses of power systems, the analysis of power definitions under nonsinusoidal conditions, the thermal rating of cables and transformers, and the calculation of electromagnetic fields applied to machine design and modeling.

 
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Ph.D. Graduates
  1. Abdullah Bokhari, "Combined Effect of CVO and Penetration of DG in the Voltage Profile and Losses of Low Voltage Secondary Distribution Networks”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, May 2014.
  2. Xuanchang Ran, “Potential Negative Impact of DG on Reliability Index Study Based on EMTP-RV Time-Domain Modeling”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, May 2014.
  3. Imad Baker, “Thermal Analysis of Cables in Non-Vented Vertical Risers”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, May 2014.
  4. Julien Sandraz, "Physical and Measureable Energy Flow in Nonlinear AC Electrical Circuits: Standard and Proposed Power Quantities”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, May 2014.
  5. Reynaldo Salcedo, “Investigation of Transient Overvoltages in Heavily Meshed Low-Voltage Underground Distribution Networks”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, April 2014.
  6. Roupchan Hardowar, “Prioritizing the Restoration of Network Distribution Transformers using Distribution Factors and Reliability Indexes”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, April 2014.
  7. Ali Sedaghat, “Improved Ampacity Calculations for Power Cables Installed in Free Air”, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, April 2014.
  8. Saeed Jazebi, “Dual Transformer Model based on Standard Circuit Elements for the Study of Low- and Mid-frequency Transients”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, October 2013. Honorable mention in the contest for the Alexander Hessel Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Electrical Engineering (2014).
  9. Ashkan Farazmand, “Improved Experimentally Validated Calculation of Inrush Currents and Harmonic Analysis of Transformers with Diverse Impedance Under Non-sinusoidal Operation Conditions”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, May 2013.
  10. Deepak Maragal, “Universal adaptive automatic reclosure technique on transmission line with shunt reactors”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, May 2013.
  11. Sujit Purushothaman, “Application and Design of Induction Machine Damping Unit (IMDU) for Eliminating Subsynchronous Resonance”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, December 2011. Winner of the Richard Rosenthal Award for Outstanding performance on the PhD qualifier examination (June 2009). Winner of the Alexander Hessel Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Electrical Engineering (2012).
  12. Resk Uosef, “The Impact of Distributed Generation on Secondary Networks”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Poly), January 2011.
  13. Jose Cohen,On the Definitions and the Calculation of Powers in Nonlinear Circuits”, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), April 1999.