Kaushik Rajashekara


Kaushik Rajashekara is internationally known for his power conversion innovations in electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicle propulsion systems for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in automobiles, electric engine/aircraft systems, and marine systems. Credited with many firsts in the field, he has worked extensively on the innovative strategies, architectures, and implementation techniques for on-board electric power generation in airplanes including solid oxide fuel cell /gas turbine hybrid systems to reduce fuel consumption and thus increase overall efficiency and lower emissions. He developed various field orientation control methods, pulse width modulation strategies, and implementation techniques for torque control of ac machines for maximizing the efficiency under all operating conditions in electric and hybrid vehicle propulsion systems.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Rajashekara is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Endowed Chair at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas in Dallas.