IEEE Central Illinois Section


November 9th Tech Talk with Dr. Kiruba Haran

Our November meeting will be a Tech Talk with Dr. Kiruba Haran on Wednesday, November 9th. Dr. Haran will discuss High-Specific-Power Machines and Drives for Aircraft Propulsion. Click here for the newsletter and here to register.

About the speaker:

Kiruba S. Haran obtained a PhD in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2000. He spent 13 years as a senior engineer and manager of the research group developing advanced electrical machine technology at GE Research. He moved to the University of Illinois in 2014 as an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics. His research focus in recent years has been on high specific power machines and drives for mobile applications, with both superconducting and non-cryogenic approaches. He serves on the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, is the current Chair of the Electric Machinery Committee of IEEE-PES, and is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and is a Fellow of the IEEE.