4 - 6 April, 2018 - Austin, TX
Kaushik Rajashekara received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, in 1984. In 1989, he joined the Delphi Division, General Motors Corporation, Indianapolis, IN, USA, as a Staff Project Engineer. At Delphi and General Motors, he held various lead technical and managerial positions, and was a Technical Fellow and the Chief Scientist for developing electric machines, controllers, and power electronics systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle systems. In 2006, he joined Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis, USA, as a Chief Technologist for more electric architectures and power conversion/control technologies for more electric and hybrid aircraft systems. In August 2012, he joined as a Distinguished Professor of engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA. Since September 2016, he has been a Distinguished Professor of Engineering with the University of Houston, Houston, TX. He has published more than 160 papers. He is the holder of 35 U.S. and 10 foreign patents . His research interests are in the area of power conversion and control in the areas of power electronics, electrification of transportation and renewable-energy systems. Dr. Rajashekara is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received the IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of electrical systems in transportation.