Fuat Kucuk received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He worked as a Research Assistant for five years at the same institution. After receiving his PhD in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Tohoku University in 2010, he remained there as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in a NEDO project for a year. In 2011, Dr. Kucuk returned to Istanbul Technical University and worked as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering for six years, giving courses on Electromechanical Energy Conversion, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics Circuits, Digital Circuits and Programming Languages (C and Python). From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a Guest Researcher and then a Program-Specific Researcher at Kyoto University. Recently, Dr. Kucuk joined the Faculty of Engineering at Kyoto University of Advanced Science in 2019 as a Junior Associate Professor while continuing cooperative research activities at Kyoto University.
Dr. Kucuk’s main research interests are design and control of special electrical machines and power electronic circuits, and wind energy conversion systems. In his earlier research projects, he introduced a soft computing method for quantifying the power quality of a grid according to load types. After his PhD, Dr. Kucuk focused on designing low-cost, high-efficiency generators for wind energy conversion systems. Recently, he proposed a Variable Magnet Switched Reluctance Motor (VM-SRM) drive for EVs characterized by adjustable performance and low-cost.
Dr. Kucuk is currently a member of the IEEE, and has served as a technical committee member in conferences and as an editor/reviewer of journal papers.
Dr. Kucuk is fluent in Japanese and is looking forward to meeting students who are eager to work in a team and contribute to science and technology.