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


Professor Francisco de Leon
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Five MetroTech Center

Room LC 200 G

Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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.

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 (61 journal papers, 14 discussions in the IEEE Transactions, 41 conference papers, a few other publications). My papers have been cited over 375 times in journals contained in the Science Citation Index and over 870 times in Google Scholar. I have graduated 6 Ph.D. and 21 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 49 journal papers (5 journal papers currently under review), 13 conference papers, made 6 patent applications, graduated 5 Ph.D. and 15 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.




Ph.D. Graduates
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Deepak Maragal, “Universal adaptive automatic reclosure technique on transmission line with shunt reactors”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, May 2013.
  4. Sujit Purushothaman, “Application and Design of Induction Machine Damping Unit (IMDU) for Eliminating Subsynchronous Resonance”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, December 2011.
  5. Resk Uosef, “The Impact of Distributed Generation on Secondary Networks”, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Poly), January 2011.
  6. Jose Cohen, “On the Definitions and the Calculation of Powers in Nonlinear Circuits”, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), April 1999.