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Giri Venkataramanan
December 11, 2023

Giri Venkataramanan named an IEEE Fellow

Written By: Jason Daley


Giri Venkataramanan, the Keith and Jane Morgan Nosbusch Engineering Education Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the control of energy resources in microgrids.

The IEEE is the world’s foremost professional association for advancing technology for humanity. With more than 400,000 members from 160 countries, the association is a leading authority in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

IEEE fellows comprise the top one-tenth of one-percent of the total membership, an honor bestowed by the Board of Directors only to researchers with outstanding records of accomplishment.

Venkataramanan is also the director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC), an industry-partnered technology center that researches and develops the newest technologies and techniques in electric machines, power electronics, actuators, sensors, drives, motion control and drive applications. His research focuses on electrical power conversion systems in different application areas including solar energy, wind energy, battery energy storage, transportation systems, industrial drives and processes, microgrids and utility power distribution.

Venkataramanan’s Fellow distinction will become effective on January 1, 2024. With the addition of Venkataramanan, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UW–Madison will have 17 faculty members who are IEEE Fellows.