Peter Lindahl
Peter Lindahl
Senior Associate
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Natick

Dr. Lindahl‘s education and training is in electrical engineering with expertise in power systems, sensors and instrumentation, electromechanical machinery (motors and generators), electrochemical systems (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, and their associated electronics), renewable and distributed energy systems, industrial controllers such as variable speed motor drives, and consumer appliances and electronics. His professional activities involve, amongst others, conducting complex investigations related to product safety, reliability, failures, and standards compliance; advising clients and providing technical and scientific services on matters concerning intellectual property; and developing condition monitoring and fault detection and isolation techniques.

Prior to Exponent, Dr. Lindahl was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there, he conducted research and oversaw graduate student projects related to smart grid power management and control, condition monitoring in electrical and mechanical systems, and smart building technology development including capacitive occupancy sensing and HVAC performance tracking via smart meter measurements. During his graduate studies at Montana State University, he received his PhD for his work devising sensing methods and power control management schemes for solid oxide fuel cell systems.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lindahl has provided technical and scientific services to companies in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction, electrical power, oil and gas, automotive and marine transportation, and defense including the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force. He’s co-authored over two dozen research articles in high-impact academic journals and conference proceedings. His research work has also been featured in news outlets and engineering society magazines including MIT News, the SNAME Marine Technology Magazine, and the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Engineering, Montana State University, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Montana State University, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

T. Kane, D. Green, G. Bredariol, P. Lindahl, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “Non-Intrusive Monitoring for Shipboard Log Generation”. American Society for Naval Engineers Intelligent Ships Symposium. April 2019.

M. Gutierrez, P. Lindahl, A. Banerjee, S. Leeb. “An Energy Buffer for Controllable Input Impedance of Constant Power Loads”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications. Available early access. Feb. 2019.

A. Aboulian, D. Green, J. Switzer, T. Kane, G. Bredariol, P. Lindahl, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “NILM Dashboard: A Power System Monitor for Electromechanical Equipment Diagnostics”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 15, no. 3, pp.1405-1414, Mar. 2019.

P. Lindahl, D. Green, G. Bredariol, A. Aboulian, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “Shipboard Fault Detection Through Nonintrusive Load Monitoring: A Case Study”. IEEE Sensors Journal. Vol. 18, no. 21, pp. 8986-8995, Nov. 2018.

S. Shabshab, J. Nowocin, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Microgrid Modeling and Fuel Savings Opportunities Through Direct Load Control”. IECON2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Oct. 2018.

P. Lindahl, S. Leeb, S. Shaw. “Fuel Cell Stack Emulation for Cell and Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies”. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement. Vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 2143-2152, Sept. 2018.

M. Gutierrez, P. Lindahl, A. Banerjee, S. Leeb. “Controlling the Input Impedance of Constant Power Loads”. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference. Mar. 2018.

T. Kane, D. Green, A. Aboulian, G. Bredariol, J. Donnal, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “NILM: Smarter Shipboard Monitoring for the Modern Fleet”. American Society for Naval Engineers Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium. Mar. 2018.

P. Lindahl, G. Bredariol, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “Noncontact Electrical System Monitoring on a US Coast Guard Cutter”. IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine. Vol. 20, no. 4,pp. 11-20, Aug. 2017.

J. Donnal, P. Lindahl, D. Lawrence, R. Zachar, S. Leeb. “Untangling Non-Contact Power Monitoring Puzzles”. IEEE Sensors Journal. Vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 3542-3550, June 2017.

A. Hanson, P. Lindahl, S. Strasser, A. Takemura, D. Englund, J. Goldstein. “Technical Communication Instruction for Graduate Students: The Communication Lab vs. A Course”. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. June 2017.

J. Nation, G. Bredariol, A. Aboulian, D. Green, K. Stevens, J. Donnal, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Nonintrusive Monitoring for Shipboard Fault Detection”. 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. Mar. 2017.

J. Donnal, C. Schantz, J. Moon, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Stethoscopes for Nonintrusive Monitoring”. 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. Mar. 2017.

G. Bredariol, K. Stevens, J. Nation, A. Aboulian, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “NILM: A Smarter Tactical Decision Aid”. American Society of Naval Engineers Technology, Systems & Ships Day. Feb. 2017.

P. Lindahl, A. Avestruz, W. Thompson, E. George, B. Sennett, S. Leeb. “A Transmitter-Receiver System for Long-Range Capacitive Sensing Applications”. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 2412-2423, Oct. 2016.

P. Lindahl, G. Bredariol, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “Non-contact Sensors and Nonintrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) Aboard the USCGC SPENCER”. IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016. Sept. 2016.

J. Moon, P. Lindahl, J. Donnal, R. Zachar, C. Schantz, W. Cotta, S. Leeb. “A Nonintrusive Magnetically Self-powered Vibration Sensor for Automated Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Machines”. IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016. Sept. 2016.

R. Zachar, P. Lindahl, J. Donnal, W. Cotta, C. Schantz, S. Leeb. “Utilizing Spin-down Transients for Vibration-Based Diagnostics of Resiliently Mounted Machines”. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Vol. 65,no. 7,pp. 1641-1650. July 2016.

J. Cooley, P. Lindahl, C. Zimmerman, M. Cornachione, G. Jordan, S. Shaw, S. Leeb. “Multiconverter System Design for Fuel Cell Buffering and Diagnostics under UAV Load Profiles”. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 3232-3244. June 2014.

P. Lindahl, M. Cornachione, J. Wold, X. Hu, S. Shaw. “Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Degradation, Recovery, and Control Via the Electrical Terminals”. ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference. June 2014.

P. Lindahl, M. Cornachione, S. Shaw. “A Time-Domain Least Squares Approach to Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 3303-3311. Dec. 2012.

P. Lindahl, E. Moog, S. Shaw. “Simulation, Design, and Validation of a UAV SOFC Propulsion System”. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. Vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 2582-2593. July 2012.

P. Lindahl, M. Cornachione, S. Shaw. “A Reference Based Fuel Cell Stack Simulator”. ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference. July 2010.

P. Lindahl, E. Moog, S. Shaw. “Simulation, Design, and Validation of a UAV SOFC Propulsion System”. IEEE Aerospace Conference. Mar. 2009.

L. Hayden, A. Sinyukov, M. Leahy, P. Lindahl, J. French, W. Herman, M. He, R. Twieg. “New Materials for Optical Rectification and Electro-optic Sampling of Ultra-short Pulses in the THz Regime”. Journal of Polymer Science PartB: Polymer Physics. Vol. 41, pp. 2492-2500. Nov. 2003.

Unrefereed Publications

S. Leeb, P. Lindahl, D. Green, T. Kane, J. Donnal, S. Kidwell. “Power as Predictor and Protector”. Marine Technology. A publication of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. April 2019.

S. Sofie, S. Shaw, P. Lindahl, L. Spangler. “Propulsion and Power Rapid Response R&D Support. Support Delivery Orders 0002 & 0041. Power-Dense, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems: High-Performance, High-Power-Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Materials and Load Control”. Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate. 2008-2010.

Presentations

S. Shabshab, J. Nowocin, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Microgrid Modeling and Fuel Savings Opportunities Through Direct Load Control”. Oral Presentation. IECON2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Oct. 2018.

J. Nation, G. Bredariol, A. Aboulian, D. Green, K. Stevens, J. Donnal, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Nonintrusive Monitoring for Shipboard Fault Detection”. Oral Presentation. 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. Mar. 2017.

J. Donnal, C. Schantz, J. Moon, P. Lindahl, S. Leeb. “Stethoscopes for Nonintrusive Monitoring”. Oral Presentation. 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. Mar. 2017.

P. Lindahl, A. Aboulian, J. Nowocin, S. Shabshab, P. Armstrong, S. Leeb. “HVAC Efficiency Tracking with Nonintrusive Load Monitoring”. Poster Presentation. MIT Energy Initiative 2016 Annual Research Conference. Nov. 2016.

P. Lindahl, G. Bredariol, J. Donnal, S. Leeb. “Non-contact Sensors and Nonintrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) Aboard the USCGC SPENCER”. Oral Presentation. IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016. Sept. 2016.

J. Moon, P. Lindahl, J. Donnal, R. Zachar, C. Schantz, W. Cotta, S. Leeb. “A Nonintrusive Magnetically Self-powered Vibration Sensor for Automated Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Machines”. Oral Presentation. IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016. Sept. 2016.

P. Lindahl, M. Cornachione, J. Wold, X. Hu, S. Shaw. “Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Degradation, Recovery, and Control Via the Electrical Terminals”. Oral Presentation. ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference. June 2014.

P. Lindahl, M. Cornachione, S. Shaw. “A Reference Based Fuel Cell Stack Simulator”. Oral Presentation. ASME Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference. July 2010.

P. Lindahl, E. Moog, S. Shaw. “Simulation, Design, and Validation of a UAV SOFC Propulsion System”. Oral Presentation. IEEE Aerospace Conference. Mar. 2009.

Prior Experience

Assistant Project Engineer, Cianbro Corporation, Baltimore, MD 2006

Field Engineer & Electrical Estimator, Cianbro Corporation, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2006

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014 – 2019

Communication Lab Advisor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015 – 2018

Assistant Teaching Professor & Research Engineer, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2013 – 2014

Ph.D. Research Assistant, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2009 – 2013

M.S. Research Assistant, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2006 – 2009

Undergraduate Summer Researcher, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2000 – 2002

Professional Affiliations

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society

Additional Information

Editorships and Editorial Review Boards

Technical Session Chair, 2017 IEEE Sensors Application Symposium

Peer Reviewer

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 2009–Present

IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement 2010–Present

Energy Efficiency Oct. 2015–Present

IEEE Sensors Journal Jan. 2016–Present

IEEE Access March 2019–Present

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Engineering, Montana State University, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Montana State University, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2003