Haran Karmaker has driven the development of internationally accepted standards invaluable to advancing the state of the art in electrical machines. The IEEE 1812-2014 standard on testing permanent magnet machines developed under his leadership is used to validate the performance of permanent magnet electrical machines. Here he validated a test method to separate the friction and windage losses from core losses by designing, manufacturing, and testing a large permanent magnet wind turbine generator. IEEE 115-2019, for testing wound rotor synchronous machines, was revised under his leadership, addressing losses in large synchronous machines to improve their energy efficiency. For IEEE 112-2017, he included a test method for large induction machines using superposition principles to test in the factory where facilities for loading large machines are not available.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Karmaker is a principal R&D engineer with TECO Westinghouse Motor Company, Round Rock, TX, USA.