Victor Veliadis

Professor Executive Director and CTO, PowerAmerica
 Venture Place 200
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Victor Veliadis is Executive Director and CTO of PowerAmerica, which is a U.S. Department of Energy wide bandgap power electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Dr. Veliadis manages a budget in excess of $30 million per year that he strategically allocates to over 35 industrial, University, and National-Laboratory projects, to enable U.S. leadership in WBG power electronics manufacturing, work force development, job creation, and energy savings.

Dr. Veliadis has given over 60 invited presentations/tutorials, and keynotes at major conferences in India, Korea, China, Europe and the U.S. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Veliadis has 25 issued U.S. patents, 6 book chapters, and over 120 peer-reviewed technical publications to his credit. He is also Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Veliadis received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1995. Prior to taking an executive position at Power America in 2016, Dr. Veliadis spent 21 years in the semiconductor industry where his work included design, fabrication, and testing of 1-12 kV SiC SITs, JFETs, MOSFETs, Thyristors, and JBS and PiN diodes, as well as financial and operations management of a commercial foundry. Dr. Veliadis has taught at Johns Hopkins University, St. Joseph University, and Ursinus College. He has received military training in the Army Infantry, and is a third degree black belt in Shotokan karate.


  • Ph.D. 1995
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Master's 1992
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Master's 1990
    Electrical Engineering
    National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Awards & Honors

  • 2007-2010 - "High Temperature Power Electronics" Contract #W911NF-06-2-0002, $3.348 million, US Army Research laboratory

Recent News

Solihin and Veliadis Elevated to IEEE Fellows

Posted on January 26, 2018 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty

Two NC State ECE professors were honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Victor Veliadis Becomes IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer

Posted on June 21, 2017 | Filed Under: Faculty and News

Victor Veliadis, the Deputy Executive Director and CTO of the PowerAmerica Institute, based in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State have been honored as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Electron Devices Soc …

ECE Welcomes New Faculty

Posted on September 2, 2016 | Filed Under: Faculty and News

NC State ECE is proud announce the addition of five members to the faculty. A variety of scholars from all over the country, and various parts of the world, having joined the Wolfpack to lend their experience and expertise to our students a …

Media Mentions

Can U.S. remain competitive in SiC chip industry?

December 1, 2021

While silicon chips for power electronics are an American innovation, their production slipped away from manufacturers in the United States to those in East Asia. Victor Veliadis is doing his best to keep that from happening with silicon carbide (SiC) chips, which outperform silicon. Veliadis, executive director, chief technology officer and principal investigator at PowerAmerica, has a stake in where the superior SiC chips are made.


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