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Prof Kaushik Rajashekara Appointed Qiushi Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University

Edited byzx Date:2014-07-03 11:11

The appointment ceremony of Prof Kaushik Rajashekara to Qiushi Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University was held at Yuquan campus on July 1, 2014. Prof Song Yonghua, the executive vice president of Zhejiang University presented him the letter of appointment. Also attending the meeting there was Prof Ma Hao, the vice dean of EE college. After the ceremony, Prof Rajashekara took the opportunity to present EE students an impressive speech about his research experience, together with a detailed introduction of the latest progress in area of hybrid electric vehicle propulsion.

Song Yonghua, vice president of ZJU presented Prof Rajashekara the letter of appointment for Qiushi Distinguished Professor.  

Prof Rajashekara was elected to National Academy of Engineering in USA in 2012. He is currently a fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and SAE International. He is an expert in area of electric automobiles, used to work as chief technologist for electric power and control systems in Rolls-Royce, and joined Delphi and General Motors afterwards. He has applied his knowledge of power electronics and technical expertise to create propulsion systems in automobiles, airplanes and industrial applications that run more efficiently, producing fewer emissions and using fewer natural resources. "Power electronics is the enabling technology for propulsion that can make any system more efficient," he said, "It is the key technology for development of renewable energy-based electric power generation." His contributions have earned numerous awards, including induction into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame, the 2006 Gerald Kliman Innovator Award, 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award and 2013 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award.



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