mahesh krishnamurthy

Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy
Associate Professor, ECE Department
Phone: (312)567-7232
E-mail: kmahesh@ece.iit.edu

Director, Grainger Power Electronics and Motor Drives Lab
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Editor, IEEE Electrification Magazine
Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control

Visiting Research Professor

Saad Alam Prof. Saad Alam
Associate Professor, Aligarh Muslim University
E-mail: saad.alam@zhcet.ac.in

Interests: Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles, Microgrids and Smart Grid Systems.

Graduate Students

selin-yaman Selin Yaman
Ph.D. Student
E-mail: syaman@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Electric Machine design; Control of motor drives.

Mohamad Salameh Mohamad Salameh
Ph.D. student
Phone: (708)571-6245
E-mail: msalame1@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Electric Machine Design; Motor Control; Energy Storage in automotives.

Chengxiu Chen Chengxiu Chen
Ph.D. Student
Phone: (407)371-7691
E-mail: cchen112@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Power Electronics, Converter/Inverter Design; Ultra-Fast Charging in EVs.

Zichao Jin Zichao Jin
Ph.D. Student
E-mail: zjin10@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Electric Machine Design, Motor Control

Ziyan Zhang Ziyan Zhang
Ph.D. Student
Phone: (312)536-0815
E-mail: zzhan109@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Motor Control, Electric Vehicle Design

Carlos Santos Carlos Santos Rancano
M.S. Student
Phone: (773)364-0967
E-mail: carlos.santosr@ieee.org

Interests: Digital and analog electronic design, Vehicular powertrains and Control electronics.

Pablo Oliveros Pablo Oliveros Rubio
M.S. Student
E-mail: poliverosrubio@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Electric Motor Control, EV traction motors.

Adithya Subramanian Adithya Subramanian
M.S. Student (Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: (312)966-5523
E-mail: asubramanian2@hawk.iit.edu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adi3090/

Interests: CAD Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Analysis, Vehicle Aerodynamics, Computer Aided Engineering.

Suryadev Singh Suryadev Singh
M.S. Student (Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: (669)258-6460
E-mail: ssingh112@hawk.iit.edu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suryadev-singh/

Interests: Vehicle Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Computer Aided Designing, Computer Aided Engineering, Electric Powertrains, Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH), Suspension and Steering systems.

Tianqi Cheng Tianqi Cheng
BS student
E-mail: tcheng11@hawk.iit.edu
Resume: Click here

Interests: Electric Vehicle design; Battery management systems; Low voltage electronic systems.

Koushik Neogi Koushik Neogi
BS student (Mechanical Engineering)
E-mail: kneogi1@hawk.iit.edu

Interests: Propulsion Systems; Large-scale transportation systems; Hyperloop System.


PhD Graduates

  1. Dr. Berker Bilgin, Dissertation title: "A Novel Switched Reluctance Motor based Propulsion Drive for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles", June 2011.
    Currently with McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  2. Dr. Yao Da, Dissertation title: "Novel Fault Diagnostic Technique and universal sensor for permanent magnet electric machines using search coils", March 2012.
    Currently with Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

  3. Dr. Xiaodong Shi, Dissertation title: "Survivable operation of three-phase AC Drives in wind generator systems", April 2012.
    Currently with Mercedes Benz R&D, Redford, MI, USA.

  4. Dr. Yong Jiang, Dissertation title: "Optimal Design of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Based on Magnetic Field Distribution Assessment and Performance Analysis", February 2015.
    Currently with Electrocraft, Dover, NH, USA.

  5. Dr. Zhi Yang, Dissertation title: "Vibration Analysis in Traction Motors for HEVs and PHEVs", October 2014.
    Currently with General Electric, Florence, SC, USA.

  6. Dr. Fei Shang , Dissertation title: "High Gain High Efficiency Resonant DC-DC Converter for Low-voltage-high-current Applications", March 2017.
    Currently with Hatco Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

  7. Dr. Alejandro Pozo Arribas, Dissertation title: "Advanced Base Drivers for Silicon Carbide BJTs", July 2017.
    Currently with EPC Power Corporation, El Segundo, CA, USA.

  8. Dr. Geng Niu, Dissertation title: "Electric-Hydraulic Hybrid (EH2) Energy Storage System for Electrified Transportation", July 2017.
    Currently with Karma Automotives, Irvine, CA, USA.

PhD Graduates (as Co-advisor)

  1. Dr. Anand Sathyan, Dissertation title: "Digital Control of BLDC Motors, December 2008.
    Currently with LG Electronics, Troy, MI, USA

  2. Dr. Piyush Desai, Dissertation title: "Novel Switched Reluctance Motor with Higher Number of Rotor Poles", May 2009.
    Currently with Software Motor Company, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

  3. Dr. Nikola Milivojevic, Dissertation title: "Digital Control of BLDC Generators", May 2010.
    Currently with SunTech Drive, LLC, Boulder, CO, USA

  4. Dr. Igor Stamenkovic, Dissertation title: "Modular Ironless PM Machines", June 2011.
    Currently with Eaton Corporation, Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

MS Graduates

  1. Jiazheng Wang, Thesis title: "An efficient energy harvesting system from wastewater in buildings and city sewer systems", June 2010.
    Currently with BMW, China

  2. Yong Jiang, Thesis title: "Electromagnetic assessment of force distribution for vector controlled strategy in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors", June 2010.
    Currently with Electrocraft, Inc., USA

  3. Emilio Dal Santo, Thesis title: "Controller design for a Universal Input Bi-directional Battery Charger for Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles", June 2010.
    Currently with Boston Consulting Group, USA

  4. Yizhe Liu, Thesis title: "Development of an embedded controller for BLDC Drive control in HEVs and PHEVs", June 2011.
    Currently with Jabil Circuits, USA

  5. Ruoyu Hou, Thesis title: "Design and development of a Novel Power-assist wheelchair", April 2012.
    Currently with GaN Systems, USA

  6. Matthew Bloom, Thesis title: "Wireless power transmission for Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles", April 2012.
    Currently with S&C Electric Company, USA

  7. Yijiang Jia, Thesis title: "Numerical modeling of a 6/10 switched reluctance machine", April 2012.
    Currently with Ansys, Inc.

  8. Ran Gu, Thesis title: "Evaluation of a novel hydro-generator for microgrid applications", April 2012.
    Currently with McMaster University, Canada

  9. Jing Guo, Thesis title: "Doubly-Fed Induction Machines for Wind Turbine Applications", July 2012.
    Currently with McMaster University, Canada

  10. Yanwen Mao, Thesis title: "Power electronic interface for off-grid solar powered energy storage", October 2012.
    Currently with Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.

  11. Aishwarya Ray, Thesis title: "Investigating the use of Switched Reluctance Machines for e-bike applications", May 2013.
    Currently with IAV Automotive Engineering, USA

  12. Yingguang Sun, Thesis title: "Design and Modeling of a Hydrostatic drivetrain for Automotive Applications", July 2013.
    Currently with Rockwell Automation, USA

  13. Geng Niu, Thesis title: "Design and Development of a Drivetrain Test Bench for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles", November 2013.
    Currently with Karma Automotive, USA

  14. Dimitrios Thiakos, Thesis title: "Battery/Ultra-Capacitors for Hybrid Electric Vehicles", March 2014.
    Currently with Leco Corporation

  15. Markus Bender, Thesis title: "Design and Implementation of a Digitally Controlled DC/DC Resonant Converter", May 2014.
    Currently with Continental Automotives, Germany

  16. Mohamad Salameh, Thesis title: "Estimation of Thermal State of Charge for PCC-Based Lithium-ion Battery Packs", July 2016.
    Currently with Illinois Tech, Chicago, USA

  17. Frank La Marca, Thesis title: "Thermal Analysis of Traction Motor for High-Performance Applications, July 2016.
    Currently with LG Chemicals, USA

  18. Haowen Wu, Thesis title: "Power Analysis and Control Optimization of a high-gain Resonant DC/DC Converter", May 2017.
    Currently with Electric Power Research Institute, China Southern Power Grid(CSG), China

Visiting Scholars

  1. Dr. Ali Mohammadi, Topic: Fault Diagnosis in PEM Fuel Cells, 2015.

  2. Dr. Shaobo Wen, Topic: Mechanical Energy Storage in EVs, 2016.

  3. Mr. Daming Zhou, Topic: Modeling and Analysis of Automotive ESS", 2017.

Mailing Address

3301 S Dearborn St,
Chicago, IL 60616.

Phone: (312) 567 7232
Fax: (312) 567 7995
Email: kmahesh@iit.edu