DR. Slobodan Cuk
I am Yugoslav/Serbian who came to United States as an immigrant on flight from Belgrade, Yugoslavia on February 29, 1972 sponsored by NASA. NASA first supported at Santa Clara my MS thesis: “Stability Investigations of the Spinning Skylab” and my 2-year doctorate at Caltech from Sept. 1974 to Dec. 1976. This latter work is now part of the new Vol. 4: “State Space Averaging and Cuk converters”. Vol.1 and Vol. 4 are now combined into a 624-page 40-th anniversary paperback edition while Vol.2 and vol. 3 are combined into 631-page paperback. Kindle editions are also available now individually and as four volume bundle. 1. teslaco.com 2. YouTube.com/c/slobodancukTESLAco 3. Amazon.com/author/slobodancuk 4. linkedin.com/groups/7045487. 5. firstname.lastname@example.org; 6. Linkedin.com/in/slobodancuk. Many generations of engineers used these books to get into emerging Power Electronics field and more than 4,000 used them as textbooks in courses I presented. One of my 35 PhD students, now professor, endorsed these books on Amazon with: “This Power Electronics Series is a record of a Big Bang in the History of Power Electronics!” The combined vol.1 and vol.4 paperback and my past research work led me to conclude that a critical re-evaluation is badly needed of the conventional buck, boost, flyback, forward, bridge-type, LLC and other converters which dominated industry for the last 60 years! This is now addressed in the upcoming volume 5! The time has now also come for their replacement by new Power Electronics System Technology based on three new Resonant/PWM type switching methods, related host of novel converter topologies and new magnetics structures I introduced in last 6 years via patents, articles and presentations! They and my contemporary column with articles on teslaco.com home page are slated for upcoming Volume 6 of this series! A well respected Power Electronics expert recently commented to his LinkedIn group: “You should all read everything that Dr. Ćuk has ever written!”.