M.S. JAMIL ASGHAR, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in power electronics. He has published a number of research papers in inter-national journals and proceedings, including several single-authored papers in IEEE Transactions. A member of IEEE and fellow of IETE, Dr. Jamil Asghar has contributed a chapter (Gate Drive Circuits) to Power Electronics Handbook, edited by M.H. Rashid, Academic Press, San Diego (CA), 2001.