Keynote Speakers


Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara



Kaushik Rajashekara is presently a Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Houston. Prior to this, he was a Distinguished Professor in University of Texas at Dallas, Chief Technologist in Rolls-Royce Corporation, and Chief Scientist in Delphi, a division of General Motors. In General Motors, he worked on developing propulsion and power electronics systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle systems. In Rolls-Royce Corporation, his focus was on electric systems for electric and hybrid aircraft systems. He has authored/coauthored over 300 papers in international journals and conferences, has 37 US and 15 foreign patents, and has written one book. He has given over 200 invited presentations in international conferences and universities.  He has received a number of awards including the 2022 Global Energy Prize and 2021 IEEE Medal on Environment & Safety Technologies. He was elected as a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2012, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015, a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2013, a Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2021. His research interests include power/energy conversion, transportation electrification, renewable energy, microgrid systems, and Subsea electrification