Faculty

Kaushik Rajashekara
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Professor
Office Location: W312 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-8589 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: ksraja [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
B.S., Science & Maths, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Professional Experience: 

Distinguished Professor and Professor of subsea power systems, University of Houston, Sept. 2016-Present
Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, August 2012- August 2016
Chief Technologist for Electric Power & Control Systems, Rolls-Royce Corporation, May 2006-August 2012
Chief Scientist and Technical Fellow for Advanced Propulsion and Energy Systems, Delphi, 2001-2006.
Senior Project Engineer and Staff project Engineer, Delphi/General Motors Corporation, 1989-2000.
Senior Project Engineer, Viteq Corporatrion, MD. March 1987-July 1989
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Quebec Trois-Rivieres, Canda. November 1985-March 1987
Senior Scientific Officer/Asst. Professor, Indian Institute of Science, India. June 1977- October1985

Awards & Honors: 

Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation (2012) [Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engin
Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI), 2015
Elected as Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2012
IEEE Technical field award: Richard Harold Kaufmann award (2012) for outstanding contributions to the advancement of electrical systems in transportation for higher efficiency and lower emissions
2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Science, Banglaore, India
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)
2012 SAE Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal for outstanding technical paper.
Fellow of IEEE (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)
Inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Delphi President’s Award
Selected as Qiushi Honorary Chair professor in Zhejiang University, China for the years 2014-17
IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2006 and 2007 and prominent lecturer from 2008-2011 [Propulsion Systems and Power Electronics]
IEEE Vehiclular Technology Society Distinguished lecturer
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 U
Guest professor in Meiji University, Japan; Harbin Institute of Technology, China; and Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research Interests: 

• Subsea electrical and power electronics systems
• Power conversion and drives for industrial and transportation applications
• Fuel cell based power generation systems
• High temperature and high power converters
• Power conversion and intelligent energy management for renewable electric energy delivery for an efficient electric power grid/micro grid integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative power sources.

Selected Publications: 

A. Hintz; U.R. Prasanna; K. Rajashekara, „Comparative Study of Three-phase Grid Connected Inverter Sharing Unbalanced Three-phase and/or Single-phase systems,“ IEEE Trans. On Industry Applications, To bne published in 2016 (Early access)

Xiong Li, Serkan Dusmez, Bilal Akin, K. Rajashekara, „A New SVPWM for the Phase Current Reconstruction of Three-Phase Three-level T-type Converters,“ IEEE Trans. On Power Electronics, Vol. 31, No. 3, March 2016, PP. 2627-2637

X. Li, B. Akin, and K. Rajashekara, „Vector based Dead-Time Compensation for Three-level T-Type Converters,“ IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, March April 2016, Issue 2, PP. 1597-1607

K. Rajashekara, Q. Wang, and K. Matsuse, „Flying Cars – Challenges and Propulsion Strategies IEEE Electrification Magazine, March 2016, PP. 46-57

K. Rajashekara and Akshay Rathore, „Power Conversion and Control of Fuel Cell Systems in Transportation and Stationary Power Generation,“ Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor & Francis, July 12, 2015

X. Li, S.Dusmez, B. Akin, K. Rajashekara, „A New Active Fault-Tolerant SVPWM Strategy for Single-Phase Faults in Three-Phase Multilevel Converters,“ IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 62, N0. 6, June 2015, PP. 3955-3965

A.Hintz, R. Prasanna, R. and K. Rajashekara, “Novel Modular Multiple-Input Bidirectional DC-DC Power Converter (MIPC) for HEV/FCV Application, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 62, N0. 5, May 2015, PP. 3163-3172

S.Ito, T. Moroi, Y. Kubo, K. Matsuse, and K. Rajashekara, „Independent Control of Two Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors Fed by a Four-Leg Inverter,“ IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, January/February 2105, PP.753-760.

Xiong Li, Serkan Dusmez, U. R. Prasanna, Bilal Akin, K. Rajashekara, „A New SVPWM Modulated Input Switched Multilevel Converter for Grid-Connected PV Energy Generation Systems,“ To be published in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2015

U. R. Prasanna, P. Xuewei, A. Rathore, and K. Rajashekara, „Propulsion System Architecture and Power Conditioning Topologies for Fuel Cell Vehicles,“ IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, January/February 2015, PP. 640-650

U.R. Prasanna and K. Rajashekara, „Fuel Cell based Hybrid Power Generation Strategies for Microgrid Applications,“ IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, October 18-21, 2015

B. Zhu, K. Rajashekara, H. Kubo, „Predictive Torque Control with Zero-Sequence Current Suppression for Open-End Winding Induction Machine, „IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, October 18-21, 2015

Y. Jia and K. Rajashekara, „An Induction Generator based AC/DC Hybrid Electric Power Generation System for More Electric Aircraft,“ IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, October 18-21, 2015

K. Rajashekara, „Power Conversion Technologies for Automotive and Aircraft Systems,“ IEEE Electrification Magazine, June 2014, PP. 50-60

B. Bhangu and K. Rajashekara,“ Electric Starter Generators: their integration into gas gurbine engines,“ IEEE Industry Applications Society Magazine, March/April 2014, PP.14-22

K. Rajashekara and B. Akin, „Cryogenic Power Conversion Systems: The next step in the evolution of power electronics technology,“ IEEE Electrification Magazine, December 2013, PP. 64-73

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