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Power electronics systems and electric drives for propulsion, energy management, and efficiency improvements in transportation, particularly for electric, hybrid (including plug-in hybrid) and fuel cell vehicle systems.
Advancing the technology of more electric aircraft with high power density and high temperature power conversion systems and electric machines leading to electric/more electric air transportation.
Power conversion and intelligent energy management for renewable electric energy delivery for an efficient electric power grid (micro grid/local) integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative power sources such as solar, wind, fuel cell, etc.
Hybrid power generation systems for transportation and stationary power generation: fuel Cell, solar and wind; solar and fuel cell; solid oxide fuel Cell and turbine generator. The use of hybrid fuel systems for on board-power generation in airplanes and ships will increase the efficiency of power generation and reduce the emissions.
My interest is to put many of the innovative technologies to greater use by direct/indirect application in practical systems and commercialize these technologies for practically reducing the emissions, improving the energy efficiency, and for the development of sustainable energy resources.
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B. Bhangu and K. Rajashekara,“Embedded Electric Starter Generators for Gas Turbine Engines,“ To be published in IEEE Industry Applications Society Magazine, March 2014.
K. Rajashekara, “Present Status and Future Trends in Electric Vehicle Propulsion Technologies,“ IEEE journal of Emerging and Selected topics in Power Electronics, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2013, PP. 3-10
R. Wang, Z.Chen, D.Boroyevich, K.Rajashekara, “A Novel Hybrid Packaging Structure for High-Temperature SiC Power Modules “, IEEE Trans. On Industry Applications, July/August 2013, PP.1609-1618
R. Wang, D. Boroyevich, P. Ning, Z.Wang, F. Wang, P. Mattavelli, K. Ngo, K. Rajashekara, ”A High-Temperature SiC Three-Phase AC-DC Converter Design for >100°C Ambient Temperature,” IEEE Trans. On Power Electronics, Vol. 28, Issue 1, January 2013, PP. 555-572
K. Rajashekara and B. Akin, „A review of cryogenic power electronics – status and applications, to be presented in ieee international electric machines and drives conference (IEMDC), Chicago, May 12-15, 2013.
Presentations and Projects
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Invited presentation in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, Current Trends and Converging Technologies for Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and More Electric Aircraft Systems, October 2011
Invited presentation in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University(SMVDU), Katra,India, Renewable Energy Technologies for Distributed Power Generation and Transportation, October 2011
IEEE Kolkata, India Chapter lecture, Current trends in EVs, HEVs, and Fuel Cell vehicles, October 2011
Key note speech in the 19th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits (ISPSD'07) on “Design Considerations for More Electric Aircraft Systems,” Jeju, Korea, May 27030, 2007
Key note speech in the 2007 IEEE Vehicle Power & Propulsion Conference on “Power Electronics for More Electric Engine and More Electric Aircraft,” Arlington, Texas, September 10-12, 2007
Seminar in IEEE chapter, Rockford, IL, USA
Seminar in Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
Key note speech in the conference Abastecimiento Energético Futuro de Chile on “Hybrid Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation and Stationary Power Generation,” March 27-28, Santiago, Chile
Seminar in IEEE Chapter/Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
Seminar in Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Seminar in New York city Chapter seminar, New York City, NY
Lectures in various IEEE sections of Australia and New Zealand, October 18- Nov. 1, 2007
Seminars in Puerto Rico and Trinidad on Technologies for Distributed Power Generation, Nov. 19-23, 2007
Keynote speech on “ Electric Machines and Power Electronics for More Electric Aircraft,“ in OPTIM 2012:13th International Conference on OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, Brasov, Romania, May 24-26, 2012
IEEE Chapter lecture “ Technologies for Electric/hybrid vehicles and More Electric Aircraft,” Missouri University of Science and Technology, May 2010
Special presentation on “More Electric Systems in Transportation,” Meiji University, Japan, August 2010.
2010 IEEE Energy Conversion & Exposition rap session, Atlanta. Future of Personal Electric Transportation, September 2010
Keynote speech on “Managing Global Research & Technology for the Development of a Low Carbon Future,” IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 6-9, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA: Seminar on Fuel Cells for Transportation, April 2004
Tsinghua University, China: Seminar on Power conversion Strategies for Fuel Cell Vehicles (UNDP scholar and at the invitation of Beijing power supply association). Also gave a keynote speech in IFPST’04 (International Forum for Power Supply Technology), May 2004
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Seminar on Distributed Power Generation of Hybrid power systems, May 2004
Technical University of Budapest, Hungary: One-day course on Hybrid Vehicles – Heavy duty vehicles (Buses and Trucks), June 2004
Technical University of Vienna, Austria: Two-day course on Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles, June 2004
Technical University of Warsaw, Poland: Two-day course on Power Electronics for Transportation – Hybrid and Fuel cell vehicles, June 2004
Technical University of Dresden, Germany: Seminar on Power Electronics for Transportation, June 2004
Technical University of Berlin, Germany: Two day course on Hybrid Vehicles and Fuel cells for Transportation, June 2004
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Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas
Electric Power & Control Systems
Technical Fellow and Chief Scientist
Delphi Corporation/ General Motors
Senior Project Engineer
Visiting Associate Professor
University of Quebec
Visiting R&D Engineer
Asea Brown Boveri Company
Senior Scientific Officer/Assistant Professor
Center for Electronics Design Technology
Indian Insitute of Science
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Keynote speaker in several IEEE sponsored and other international conferences. Given more than 100 invited presentations (in over 40 countries) in international conferences, workshops, and universities on Renewable Energy Technologies; Power Electronics & Energy Conversion Technologies; Distributed Power Generation; Energy Storage, Fuel Cell systems for Transportation & Stationary Power Generation; and Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell vehicles.
Published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences in the areas of Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion, Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel cell vehicles, Distributed Power Generation Systems, etc. Have 28 patents and several more are pending. Have 10 defensive publications. Written six monographs and co-authored one IEEE Press book, and contributed individual chapters to five published books.
Chair, IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished lecturer program (2011-12)
Plenary Session Chair, 2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE), Phoenix, AZ
Past Chairman of the IEEE IAS Power Electronics Devices and Components Committee in 2000 and in 2001.
Organizer and Technical Program Chairman of the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation in 1996, 1998, and 2000, Dearborn, Michigan
Co-editor of the special section on Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, May 2005.
Co-editor of the special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics on Automotive Electronics and Drive Systems, June 2008.
Chair, IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award selection committee
Member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Fellows selection committee
Member of the Editorial board of “Advanced Technology of Electrical Engineering and Energy” published by Academia, Sinica, China.
Global steering committee member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference
Member of the team that developed the technology roadmap for the DOE 21st century hybrid truck program
Member of the SAE AE-7, Aerospace electrical standards committee
Adjunct professor in Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, Indianapolis (Taught courses in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems) (1996-2012)
Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board, Purdue University School of Engineering & Technology, Indianapolis, IN (1994-2006)
Chairman of the Electric Vehicle Technology Institute Advisory Board, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, Indianapolis, IN ( 1993-1996)
Advisory Board member of the Power Conversion & Intelligent Motion (PCIM-Europe) conference.
Guest professor in Meiji University, Japan.
Prof Hopes Efficiency Research Saves Energy and Resources
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara was an advocate of energy efficiency in vehicles before the concepts of renewable energy and lower emissions were popular. So while spending most of his career in industry, he made time to teach by giving more than 100 invited presentations in more than 40 countries.
After years of working with companies such as Asea Brown Boveri, General Motors Corp., Delphi and Rolls-Royce Corp, Rajashekara has joined the faculty of UT Dallas as a professor of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering in theErik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also holder of the Distinguished Chair of Engineering.
In 2012 Rajashekara was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the nation’s most prestigious organization recognizing engineering achievement, for his contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. From 1996 to 2012, Rajashekara was also an adjunct professor at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis.
Rajashekara joined The University of Texas at Dallas this fall.
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Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation (2012)
IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann award for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering for 2013
IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award for outstanding contribution for the application of electricity to industry (2009)
IEEE Industry Applications Society Gerald Kliman award for “contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their applications to industry.” (2006)
Fellow of IEEE in 1999 for contributions to the advancement of power conversion and propulsion systems for Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell vehicle systems
Fellow of SAE International for contributions to the advancement of power conversion and propulsion systems for Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell vehicles, and for Solid Oxide fuel cell based hybrid power generation system (2006)
IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2006 and 2007 and prominent lecturerfrom 2008-2011
Inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Delphi President’s Award
Recognized as short term scholar under UNDP China program and China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange, 2004, for giving seminars in China on Energy & Environment and Renewable Energy technologies (Tsinghua and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities)
SAE sponsored industrial distinguished lecturer: Technologies for Reducing Emissions from Automobiles (2000-2001) and More Electric Aircraft and Reducing emissions from Aircraft (2008-2009)
US Patent 4,964,029 AC to DC Power Converter for UPS Applications, 1989
US. Patent 4,974,141 AC to DC Power Converter for UPS Applications, 1989
US Patent 5,491,370 Integrated AC Machine, February 1996
US Patent 5,592,371 DC Link Inverter, January 1997
US Patent 5,594,634 DC Link Inverter having Soft-Switched Auxiliary Devices, January 1997
US Patent 5,705,909 Control for AC Motor having Parallel Sets of Three Phase Windings with only one Current Sensor Per Set, January 1998.
US Patent 5,717,584 Quasi-Resonant Pole Inverter, February 1998
US Patent 5,751,069 Heat Engine Generator Control Systems, May 1998.
US Patent 5,811,957 Speed Sensorless Hybrid Vector Controlled Induction Motor with Zero speed Operation, September 1998
US Patent 6,008,618 Zero Speed Start-up for a Speed Sensorless Induction Motor Drive, December 1999
US Patent 6,005,783 Method of Synthesizing Poly-Phase AC Voltage, December 1999
US Patent 6,249,106 Apparatus and Method for maintaining a threshold value in a battery, June 2001
US Patent 6,321,145 Method and Apparatus for a Fuel Cell Propulsion System, November 2001
US Patent 6,362,599 Method and Apparatus for Sensing the Status of a Vehicle, March 2002
US Patent 6,411,534 Control Methods for Power Converter Circuit, June 2002
US Patent 6,456,031 Rotor Position Estimation for Switched Reluctance Machines, September 2002
US Patent 6,646,845 A Battery Protection Systems and Method, November 2003
EP 1 375 239 A3 Method and apparatus for controlling a fuel cell system, April 2005
US Patent 6,854,273 Apparatus and Method for Steam Engine and Thermionic Emission based Power Generation System, February 2005.
US Patent 6,989,211 Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Fuel Cell System, January 2006
US Patent, 7,084,525 Power system to transfer power between a plurality of power sources, August 1, 2006
US Patent 7,306,871 Hybrid power generating system combining a fuel cell and a gas turbine, December 11, 2007
US Patent 7,323,264 Fuel cell system having integrated central control function, January 29, 2008
US patent 7,470,477 Cascaded Fuel Cell Stacks for Fast start-up and Anode Coking Control, December 30, 2008
US Patent 7,648,784 Method and apparatus for controlling a fuel cell system having a variable number of parallel-connected modules, January 19, 2010
US Patent 7,674,538 Apparatus and method for high efficiency operation of a high temperature fuel cell system, March 9, 2010
U.S. Patent 7.968,237 PEM-SOFC hybrid power generation systems, June 2011
U.S. Patent 8,043,758 Method and apparatus for controlling fuel cell system, October 2011
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