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Hayrettin Karayaka

Hayrettin Karayaka


College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2472
Office: 339 Belk Building
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Bora Karayaka is an Electrical Engineering faculty at College of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University. He has worked as a Senior Engineer for smart grid and wireless communication industries for over ten years. Currently he is leading the efforts to establish electric power engineering as a discipline within the School of Engineering + Technology. This has involved outreach and recruiting activities as well as developing and delivering the curriculum.<br><br>Dr. Karayaka’s research interests include engineering education, ocean wave energy, identification, modeling and control for electrical machines and smart grid. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Istanbul Technical University in Control and Computer Engineering and his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.


  • Ph D, Ohio State University, Power Systems/Electrical Engineering
  • MS, Istanbul Technical University, Control Systems/Electrical Engineering
  • BS, Istanbul Technical University, Control Systems/Electrical Engineering

Teaching Interests

Power Electronics, Electric Power Systems, Energy Conversion and Electric Machines, Linear Control Theory, Instrumentation, AC/DC Circuit Theory.

Research Interests

Power Generation, Renewable and Clean Energies and Engineering Education.

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