Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

People

Leadership

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

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Email kharan@nospam604617d8c4f28.illinois.edu
Department PhD 2000, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office Associate Director of the CEME. 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@nospam604617d8c5d87.illinois.edu
Department PhD 1982, University of Illinois
Office 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

Arijit Banerjee

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Email arijit@nospam604617d8c80f8.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@nospam604617d8c8b16.illinois.edu
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

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Email aledan@nospam604617d8c9b52.illinois.edu
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.

Paul Kenis

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Email kenis@nospam604617d8cabb8.illinois.edu
Department PhD 1997, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Office Paul Kenis of the Chemical Engineering Department collaborates with the CEME in the fabrication of fuel cells and microreactors for advanced energy applications.

Robert Pilawa-Podgurski

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Email pilawa@nospam604617d8cb96f.illinois.edu
Department PhD 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include power electronics and control techniques, power supply
on-a-chip, renewable energy systems (especially photovoltaics), and energy systems for the developing world.

Peter Sauer

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Email psauer@nospam604617d8cc696.illinois.edu
Department PhD 1977, Purdue University
Office Grainger Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research
interests include all aspects of electric machines and their interactions in power systems.

Graduate students

Olaoluwapo Ajala

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Office Post-Doc of Professor Domínguez-García

Aaron Anderson

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Office MS student of Professor Haran

Thanatheepan Balachandran

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Office PhD student of Professor Haran

Dipanjan Das

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Email ddas8@nospam604617d8d1a34.illinois.edu
Office PhD student of Professor Krein

Jason Galtieri

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Email galtier2@nospam604617d8d28aa.illinois.edu
Office PhD student of Professor Krein

Yovahn Hoole

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Office MS student of Professor Haran

Elie Libbos

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Office MS student of Professor Banerjee

Siddhartha Nigam

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Office PhD student of Professor Domínguez-García

Shivang

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Office MS student of Professor Banerjee

Samith Sirimanna

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Office MS student of Professor Haran

Patrick Wang

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Office MS student of Professor Banerjee

Yuan Yi (Melody)

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Email xuanyi2@nospam604617d8d9646.illinois.edu
Office PhD student of Professor Haran

Support Personnel

Skee Aldrich

Email saldrich@nospam604617d8db0ab.illinois.edu
Office Skee Aldrich is an ECE Laboratory Mechanic.

Gregg Bennett

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Email gbenntt@nospam604617d8dbd6c.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@nospam604617d8dcc6c.illinois.edu
Office Jim Hurst serves as Director of Engineering IT Shared Services.

Joyce Mast

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Email jmast@nospam604617d8de00a.illinois.edu
Office Staff Associate for the Center and serves as the primary point of contact for all CEME activities.

Mark Smart

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Email mwsmart@nospam604617d8dee39.illinois.edu
Office Mark Smart is a Technician with the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering Electronics Shop.

Casey Smith

Email cjsmith0@nospam604617d8def33.illinois.edu
Office Casey Smith is the ECE Instructional Lab Coordinator.

Robin Smith

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Email rsmth@nospam604617d8dff87.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@nospam604617d8e13b0.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@nospam604617d8e15a2.illinois.edu
Office Dave Switzer is an ECE Senior Laboratory Mechanic.

Stuart Turner

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Email slturne1@nospam604617d8e226b.illinois.edu
Office Stuart Turner is Senior IT Specialist.