Elias (Lee) Stefanakos
University of South Florida, USA
Elias (Lee) Stefanakos is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), University of South Florida (USF), in Tampa, Florida. Up to August 2003 and for 13 years he was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at USF. He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Solar Energy (Photovoltaics). He is co-editor of two handbooks (Solar Radiation and Hydrogen Energy), has published over 200 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences and has 15 patents in the areas of smart materials, renewable energy components and systems, hydrogen and fuel cells, and electric vehicles He has been a consultant to a number of companies and international organizations. CERC is an interdisciplinary center whose mission is the development of smart materials and clean energy systems with emphasis on technology development and technology transfer (http://cerc.eng.usf.edu/).