Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran
Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

Administrative Titles

  • Grainger Chair and Director of CEME
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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 developed electrical machines for applications ranging from power generation to aviation and defense. At Illinois, his work has focused on high specific power machines for electrified transportation and renewable energy. Dr. Haran also serves as the Director of the NSF funded POETS Engineering Research Center. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Research Areas

Research Honors

  • IEEE Nikola Tesla Award (2023)
  • IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award (2019)
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (2017 -)

Recent Courses Taught

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