Kevin D. Bachovchin is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of Professor Marija Ilic. Kevin received his B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering in May of 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University, his M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering in December of 2011 from Carnegie Mellon University, and will receive his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering in August of 2015 from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include electric power systems and electromagnetics. Specifically, his research involves designing power electronic control for using flywheel energy storage systems for transient stabilization of power grids in response to wind power disturbances. In order to do this, a unified energy-based approach is used for both modelling power system dynamics using the Lagrangian formulation where the model is given in terms of the physical energies of the system and for designing passivity-based control from desired closed-loop energy functions. Additionally Kevin’s research includes modeling magnetic fields and forces from permanent magnets and achieving stable levitation in passive magnetic bearings for flywheels.