Kaushik Rajashekara

Kaushik Rajashekara

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University of Texas at Dallas
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Kaushik Rajashekara received his B.Eng., M.Eng, and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He also holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, USA. From 1977 to 198, he worked as an assistant professor/senior scientific officer at the Indian Institute of Science. From 1985 to 1987, he was a visiting associate professor at the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Canada working on Photovoltaic utility interactive systems. From 1987 to 1989, he worked at Viteq Corporation in the area of uninterrupted power supplies for computers. In July 1989, he joined Delphi Corporation, which was a division of General Motors (GM). At Delphi and GM, he held various technical and managerial positions, and managed a team of engineers that was responsible for developing electric machines, controllers, and power electronics systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. He was also Technical Fellow and Chief Scientist for propulsion and advanced drive systems. In May 2006 he joined Rolls-Royce Corporation, USA as the chief technologist for electric power and control systems. His work at Rolls-Royce focused on More Electric Aircraft architectures and power conversion/control technologies for gas turbines in Aero, Marine, Defense, and Energy applications. Since August 1, 2012 he is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Endowed Chair in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Rajashekara is a Fellow of IEEE and of SAE. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2006 Gerald Kliman Innovator award for contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies, 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement award , and 2013 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann award for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering . He was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 1999 and was elected as Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2007) of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012 for his contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He has published more than 100 papers and has 28 patents on power conversion related to electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. He has given more than 100 invited presentations in various international conferences and local IEEE chapters.