Kiruba Haran is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from OAU, Nigeria, in 1994, and a PhD in Electric Power Engineering from RPI, Troy, NY in 2000. He moved to Illinois in 2014 after 13 years at GE Research. At GE, Dr. Haran was the manager of the research group developing advanced electrical machine technology for all of GE’s industrial businesses, including Wind, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Transportation and Energy Services. Dr. Haran has 35 US patents, several more global patents, and has published 20 journal papers and given dozens of conference presentations. He is a registered PE in NY, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.