Paul Imbertson

Teaching Professor

Research Area: Engineering Education

5-109 Keller Hall
612-625-6529
imberts@umn.edu

Area of Expertise:

Engineering education, renewable energy, community empowerment

Faculty Affiliations:

UMN STEM Education Center

Education:

Ph.D., EE, 1997, University of Minnesota
M.S., EE, 1994, University of Minnesota
B.S., EE, 1983, University of Minnesota

Honors/Awards:

• IEEE Twin Cities Outstanding Member, 2016
• Outstanding Student Group Advisor, 2015
• Horace T. Morse – University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2014
• Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2014
• Award for Global Engagement; University of Minnesota, 2013
• Distinguished Global Professor, 2013
• Innovative Engineers student group listed on the Sustainia 100 list of the top 100 sustainable solutions world-wide. Recipients from 56 countries
• Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Carbon Buster Award, 2008
• Ten times awarded “Best Professor Award” from IT/CSE Student Board
• Most Inspirational Professor Award, Eta Kappa Nu, 2004
• Recognized by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for contributions to Community-University Partnerships. Noted for activity with communities throughout Minnesota on issues related to sources of renewable energy and hydroelectric power, 2002

Synopsis:

I worked in the area of power electronics for avionics before joining the University of Minnesota. I have experience in curriculum development both locally and internationally, student and community outreach, efforts to enhance the student learning experience, and renewable energy development in emerging nations. I worked on outreach, education, and implementation projects in inner-city schools, on Indian Reservations, and in rural communities both in the US and abroad.

Publications:

J. Ling, P. Imbertson, T. Moore, K. Gorman, “Adapting a Concept of Framing to Understand How Students Learn in Problem-Centered Group Learning in Flipped Engineering Classrooms”, Frontiers in Education 2015

J. Ling, P. Imbertson, T. Moore, “Introducing an Instructional Model in Undergraduate Electric Power Energy Systems Curriculum-Part (II): Authoritative vs. Dialogic Discourse in Problem-Centered Learning”, ASEE 2014

J. Ling, P. Imbertson, T. Moore, “Introducing an Instructional Model in Undergraduate Electric Power Energy Systems Curriculum-Part (I): Authoritative vs. Dialogic Discourse in Problem-Centered Learning”, ASEE 2013

Jia-Ling Lin, Paul Imbertson, and Tamara Moore, “Applying design-based research to investigate instructional strategies for problem-centered learning in undergraduate electric energy systems curriculum”, TRUES Conference, 2012

P. Imbertson, A. Sonnenburg, and M. Masoud “Connecting the Dots Between Engineering, Developing Nations, and Inner-City Youth with Sustainable Energy”, ASEE 2010

P. Imbertson, “Local/Community Aspects of Generation,” Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MIPSYCON), 2002

P. Imbertson, and N. Mohan, “New Directions in DC-DC Power Conversion Based on Idealized Concepts Leading Ultimately to the Asymmetrical Duty-Cycle Power Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 1997

P. Imbertson and N. Mohan, “Asymmetrical Duty Cycle Permits Zero Loss Switching in PWM Circuits With No Conduction Loss Penalty,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (IEEE/IAS), Jan/Feb 1993

P. Imbertson and N. Mohan, “Square-wave Resonant Power Converter,” International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC), Tokyo, Japan, 1990