Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

People

Leadership

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

Photograph Kiruba Haran
Email kharan@nospam66932c562162a.illinois.edu
Title Professor
Department PhD 2000, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office Director of the CEME and Grainger Endowed Director's Chair Professor. His research focus is electric machines applied to cost-effective off-shore wind turbines and electric airplanes.

Philip Krein

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Email krein@nospam66932c5622235.illinois.edu
Title Professor Emeritus
Department PhD 1982, University of Illinois
Office Associate Director of the Center and Grainger Endowed Director’s Chair Professor. His research interests include dynamic performance, control, and design of high-performance electric machines and large-signal analysis and control of power electronic systems.

Faculty and Academic Staff

Andrew Stillwell

Photograph Andrew Stillwell
Email stllwll22illinois.edu@nospam66932c56243b6.
Title Assistant Professor
Department PhD 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include power electronics, alternative and renewable energy systems, transportation electrification, wide-bandgap power devices, and design optimization.

Arijit Banerjee

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Email arijit@nospam66932c5624f4e.illinois.edu
Title Assistant Professor
Department PhD 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include creating inexpensive, clean, reliable, and efficient energy-conversion systems through applying electromechanics, power electronics, electromagnetics, and control.

Kevin Colravy

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Email colravy@nospam66932c562570f.illinois.edu
Title Research Engineer
Department BSEE 1995, University of Illinois
Office Kevin Colravy is CEME’s research engineer. He has worked at the University of Illinois as a research engineer in areas of electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and micro/ nanofabrication. He now manages all the Grainger CEME labs and assists with student projects.

Alejandro Domínguez-García

Photograph 2023 Alejandro
Email aledan@nospam66932c56262a7.illinois.edu
Title Professor
Department PhD 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office His research interests lie at the interface of system reliability theory and control theory, with special emphasis on applications to power electronics, electric power systems, and safety-critical/fault-tolerant aircraft,
aerospace and automotive systems.

Peter Sauer

Photograph Pete Sauer In Memoriam
Title Joined the faculty in 1977, retired as Grainger Chair Emeritus Professor
Department In Memoriam: September 20,1946 – December 27, 2022
Office Awards include: IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator - 1997; National Academy of Engineering - 2003; IEEE Power and Energy Lifetime Achievement Award - 2020; Tesla Award - 2022

Graduate students

Shivang Agrawal

Photograph Shivang Agrawal
Office PhD student of Professor Banerjee

Temitope Amuda

Photograph Temitope Amuda
Title PhD student of Professor Domínguez-García

Thanatheepan Balachandran

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Office PhD student of Professor Haran

Arjit Bali

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Title MS student of Professor Stillwell

Anubhav Bose

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Title PhD student of Professor Haran

Joshua Feldman

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Title PhD student of Professor Haran

Bonhyun Ku

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Title PhD student of Professor Banerjee

Maxwell Lewis

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Title MS student of Professor Haran

Elie Libbos

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Office PhD student of Professor Banerjee

Debranjan Mukherjee

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Title Post-Doc of Professor Banerjee

T.G. Roberts

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Title PhD student of Professor Domínguez-García

Anjana Samarakoon

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Title MS student of Professor Haran

Samith Sirimanna

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Title PhD student of Professor Haran

Xiaolong Zhang

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Title Post-Doc of Professor Haran

Mingrui Zhu,

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Title MS student of Professor Stillwell

Support Personnel

Skee Aldrich

Email saldrich@nospam66932c56381ee.illinois.edu
Office Skee Aldrich is an ECE Laboratory Mechanic.

Gregg Bennett

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Email gbenntt@nospam66932c5638db3.illinois.edu
Office Gregg Bennett manages the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Machine Shop. He has assisted with many of the test beds and special hardware in use in our laboratories.

Jim Hurst

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Email jhurst@nospam66932c563b56c.illinois.edu
Office Jim Hurst serves as Director of Engineering IT Shared Services.

Joyce Mast

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Email jmast@nospam66932c563c174.illinois.edu
Office Staff Associate for the Center and serves as the primary point of contact for all CEME activities.

Casey Smith

Email cjsmith0@nospam66932c563c27c.illinois.edu
Office Casey Smith is the ECE Instructional Lab Coordinator.

Robin Smith

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Email rsmth@nospam66932c563cf17.illinois.edu
Office Robin Smith provides administrative and operational support to faculty
members, visiting scholars and fellows, research associates, and research
assistants in the Power and Energy Systems Area of the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Wally Smith

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Email wlsmith@nospam66932c563daf1.uiuc.edu
Office Wally Smith is the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Electronics Shop Manager. He and
Mark Smart provide support services for all laboratory equipment and instrumentation. They also prepare special hardware for use in laboratory classes.

Dave Switzer

Email dswitzer@nospam66932c563dbb8.illinois.edu
Office Dave Switzer is an ECE Senior Laboratory Mechanic.