Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director, Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Lab
Director, Grainger Power Electronics

Director, Motor Drives Laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy (S’02-M’08-SM’13) received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri at Rolla) in 2004 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and the director of the Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Lab and Grainger Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before joining IIT, he worked as a Design Engineer at EF technologies in Arlington, Texas. His research primarily focuses on design, analysis and control of power electronics, electric machines and adjustable speed drives for automotive and renewable energy applications. 
Dr. Krishnamurthy was the recipient of the 2006-2007 IEEE VTS- Transportation Electronics Fellowship Award for his contributions. Since 2015, he has been serving as a Distinguished Speaker with the IEEE-Vehicular Technology Society after serving as a Distinguished Lecturer from 2011-2013 and 2013-2015. He has co-authored over 85 scientific articles, book chapters and technical reports and has two US patents and four pending. He is also the advisor for the Formula Electric racecar team at IIT, which won the prestigious Fiat Chrysler Innovation award at the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition. 

Dr. Krishnamurthy was the General Chair for the 2014 IEEE- Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition. In the past, he has served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2011 Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference and 2013 IEEE- Transportation Electrification Conference. Dr. Krishnamurthy has served as the Guest Editor or Associate Editor for several IEEE journals including the Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology on Sustainable Transportation Systems, Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification and Vehicle Systems and Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification. He is currently serving as the Deputy Editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and is on the steering committee of IEEE’s Transportation Electrification Community, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives & Energy Systems conference (PEDES) and IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC).