Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran
Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran
  • Professor
  • Grainger Chair and Director of CEME
(217) 244-1838
4048 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg

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  • Ph.D., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.Sc., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, OAU, Nigeria


Kiruba Haran is a Professor and the Grainger Endowed Director's Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Haran moved to Illinois after spending 13 years at GE Research in Niskayuna, NY. At GE, he led the research group working on advanced electrical machines for the various GE businesses. In this role he was responsible for a broad set of technology development activities, including projects on novel machines for aviation, renewable energy, defense, appliances, EV’s, locomotives, and mining equipment. At Illinois, Dr. Haran's research has focused on high specific power cryogenic and non-cryo machines for electrified transportation and renewable energy applications. He also serves as the Director of the NSF funded POETS Engineering Research Center, and the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics.

Dr. Haran obtained his BS in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from OAU in Nigeria, and his PhD in Electric Power Engineering from RPI in Troy, NY. He is a registered PE in New York and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Electric transportation
  • Energy
  • Solar and renewable technology
  • Storage and conversion

Journal Editorships

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Electrified Aircraft Technologies, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (2021/22)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on: Electric and Hybrid Electric Propulsion for Aviation, IET Electric Power Applications Journal
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2015 -2020

Research Honors

  • IEEE Nikola Tesla Award (Technical Field Award) (2023)
  • IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award (2019)
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (2017 -)
  • IEEE Fellow (2014)
  • Hull Award, GE Global Research (2006)
  • Allen B. Dumont Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2000)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 431 - Electric Machinery
  • ECE 445 - Senior Design Project Lab
  • ECE 598 KH (ECE 598 KSH) - Topics in Electromechanics