Kiruba S. Haran
- IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
Kiruba S. Haran’s research has brought fundamental yet practical breakthroughs in high-performance electrical machines. Significantly, he helped build a collaborative effort to make low-carbon propulsion for aviation a reality and has driven progress along this path with lightweight machines for electrified propulsion. He has also developed a high-speed superconducting generator for defense applications. He led a project that culminated in a successful load test by the US Air Force after three decades of effort in superconducting machines. Haran’s work has brought the electrification of aircraft closer to practical application, which is revolutionary not only for transportation but for our climate as well.
An IEEE Fellow, Haran is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA, and serves as Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS).