Plenary Talk 1
Managing Global Research & Technology for the Development of a Low Carbon Future
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara and Dr. Phill Cartwright
Kaushik Rajashekara received his B.Eng., M.Eng, and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1974, 1977, and 1983, respectively. From 1977 to 1985, he worked as an Asst. Professor in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 1978 and 1984-85, he worked at Asea Brown Boveri, Switzerland, on power electronics systems. In 1982, he was a visiting scientist at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. In July 1989, he joined Delphi Corporation, which was a division of General Motors. In Delphi and GM, he held various technical and managerial positions, and has been the Technical Fellow and Chief Scientist for Propulsion, Fuel Cell & Advanced Energy Systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. In May 2006, he joined Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis as a Chief Technologist working on technologies related to More Electric Engine system architectures and electric power systems for the use of gas turbines in Aero, Marine, Defense, and Energy applications. He closely works with the universities in UK and in USA on Rolls-Royce sponsored projects related to more electrification of engines and to reduce the aircraft emissions.
Dr. Rajashekara has published more than 100 papers and has 25 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. He was awarded the 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement award and 2006 Gerald Kliman Innovator Award for contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies. He is a Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SAE. He was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 1999. He was the Technical Program Chairman of the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation. He was also the Chairman of the Power Electronics Devices and Components committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (1999-2000). He has been elected as Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2007) of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis.
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Propulsion & Power Systems Engineering
2001 South Tibbs Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46241