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ABOUT DR. FOSTER

Shanelle N. Foster is an associate professor who develops electromechanical energy conversion technologies to reduce negative impacts on our environment. Her research interests include manufacturability, reliability, analysis, and control of linear and rotating electrical machines and drives. Dr. Foster’s research capitalizes on technological advances in materials and manufacturing technologies to promote cost-effective, efficient, reliable electric machines.

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Analysis, control, reliability & manufacturability of rotational and linear electric machines

2013

Doctor of Philosophy Electrical Engineering

Michigan State University

Additive manufacturing of electric machines

1998

Master of Science Electrical Engineering

Michigan State University

1996

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

Michigan State University

AWARDS & HONORS

February 2022

Excellence in Diversity Award - Emerging Accomplishments
Michigan State University College of Engineering

February 2021

NSF CAREER Award Recipient
National Science Foundation

September 2018

IEEE Women in Engineering Travel Grant Recipient
Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

July 2017

Office of Naval Research Chief of Naval Research Concept Challenge Finalist
Naval Future Force Science & Technology Expo

May 2017

Best Paper Poster Award - 3rd Place
IEEE Internation Electric Machine & Drives Conference

Alfred P. Sloan Scholar

Eta Kappa Nu
Gamma Zeta Chapter

SERVICE

2021- present

Associate Editor
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

2021- present

Organizing Committee Member - Logistics General co-Chair

2023 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

2021 - 2022

Chapter Officer - Secretary IEEE, Southeastern Michigan (SEM) Section, Chapter 9
IEEE, Southeastern Michigan (SEM) Section, Chapter 9

2020 - 2023

Organizing Committee Member - Finance Chair
2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

2019 - 2022

Organizing Committee Member - Finance Chair
2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

2014 - 2020

Associate Editor
SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems

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