Alan is a visiting PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) supported by a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. After VUB, he will resume his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York. He received his BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree from University College London in 2019 and joined Columbia later that year. He is from Germantown, Maryland.
Alan's research interests include power electronics and control techniques for optimizing energy storage technologies: battery management systems, battery diagnostics using machine learning, and the integration of renewable energy into the grid and islanded systems.