Bhattacharya Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Subhashish Bhattacharya was honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field and to power conversion systems and active power filters.

Subhashish Bhattacharya was honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering, and specifically for contributions to power conversion systems and active power filters.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon persons with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

“Becoming an IEEE Fellow is a particular honor since it is the result of peers recognizing the significance and impact of one’s contributions,” said Dr. Dan Stancil, the Department Head, “It also reflects well on the Department and University by demonstrating once again that our faculty and students are involved in innovative and cutting-edge research.”

Bhattacharya received his B.E. from IIT Roorkee, India, M.E. from IISc, India, and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in electrical engineering. He worked in the FACTS and Power Quality group at Westinghouse, which later became part of Siemens Power, from 1998 to 2005. He joined the ECE Department in August 2005, where he is Duke Energy Distinguished Professor and a founding faculty member of NSF ERC FREEDM Systems Center, Advanced Transportation Energy Center [ATEC] and the US DOE initiative on WBG based Manufacturing Innovation Institute – PowerAmerica – at NC State.

His research interests are Solid-State Transformers, Integration of renewable energy resources, MV power converters enabled by HV SiC devices, FACTS, Utility applications of power electronics and power quality issues; DC Microgrids, high-frequency magnetics, active filters, and application of new power semiconductor devices such as SiC and GaN for converter topologies. His research is funded by several industries, NSF, DoE, ARPA-E, US Navy, ONR, NASA. He has over 600 publications and 10 patents with several pending patent applications.

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Subhashish Bhattacharya

Duke Energy Distinguished Professor
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