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Kevin D. Bachovchin is currently a PhD student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of Professors James Hoburg and Marija Ilic.  Kevin received his B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering in May of 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering in December of 2011 from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include electromagnetics and electric power systems. Specifically Kevin’s research involves modeling magnetic fields and forces from permanent magnets and achieving stable levitation in passive magnetic bearings for flywheel energy storage systems. Additionally his research includes exploring the integration of flywheels in power grids for applications such as frequency stabilization.  Kevin's research also involves automated modelling of power system dynamics and control design for flywheels using sliding mode control and energy based control.