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Dr. Johnson Asumadu. PE

CONTACT: B-0224 Parkview Campus, ECE Dept, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA. TEL: +1 (269) 276-3147 FAX: +1 (269) 276-3151 EMAIL:


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 1987
    Specialization: Power Electronics, Control, and Embedded Systems
  • MEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 1983
    Specialization: Power Systems, Electric Drives, Control, and Embedded Systems
  • M.Sc., Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 1978
    Specialization: Control Engineering, Digital Electronics, and DSP
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1975
    With Honors

  • Rank

    Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Research Interests

    Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Power Systems, Embedded Systems, DSP, Control (including Fuzzy Logic)

    Patents Held, Disclosures, And Appeals

  • U.S. Patent Disclosure No. 62/368,722 July 2016
  • U.S. Patent No. RE44,791, issued, March 2014
  • U.S. Patent No. RE43,656 E, issued, September 2012
  • U.S. Patent No. RE41,543, issued, August 2010
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,822,216, issued, October 1998
  • U.S. Patent Appeal No. 12/765,205, April 2010
  • U.S. Patent Disclosure Case No. 5714.P0043US, June 2007
  • Sample Publications [Additional Selected Publications]

  • R. T. Toman and J. A. Asumadu, "Control Of An Islanded Microgrid Based On A Distributed Finite Control Set-Model Predictive Control: A Double Synchronous Reference Frame Approach," The IEEE 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics and Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG16) 2016, June 27 - 30 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • B. Krug and J. A. Asumadu, "Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Gyroscopic Sensor," IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol 15 Number 8 ISJEAZ, pp. 4174 - 4177, August 2015.