Faculty Profile

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran
Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran
Associate Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
4048 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-1838


  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Primary Research Area

  • Power and Energy Systems - Electrical machines and drive systems


  • Ph.D., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2000)
  • B.Sc., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (1994)

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Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Autonomous vehicular technology, UAVs
  • Electric transportation
  • Energy
  • Solar and renewable technology
  • Storage and conversion

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Loder, D., Feddersen, M., Sanchez, R., Haran, K., Sumption, M., Kovacs, C., Majoros, M., Collings, E.W., Doll, D., Peng, X. and Yue, J., "Demonstration of a Practical Nb3Sn Coil for an Actively Shielded Generator", IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27(4), pp.1-7. (2017)
  • Harmukh, Sajal Kumar, Kiruba S. Haran, S. Salon, and Jan Stein. "Root Cause Analysis Of Arcing In Retaining Rings Of Turbogenerators." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2016).
  • K. S. Haran, D. Loder, T. O. Deppen and L. Zheng, "Actively Shielded High-Field Air-Core Superconducting Machines," in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 98-105, (2016).
  • Bray, J. W., R. Fair, and K. Haran. "Wind and Ocean Power Generators." Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on 24.3: 1-7. (2014)
  • Stautner, W; Mine, S.; Sivasubramaniam, K.; Amm, K., ￿A Cryo-Free 10 T High-Field Magnet System for a Novel Superconducting Application￿Experimental Results￿, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 22, no. 3, June 2012
  • Sivasubramaniam, K.; Zhang, T.; Lokhandwalla, M.; Laskaris, E.T.; Bray, J.W.; Gerstler, B.; Shah, M.R.; Alexander, J.P., ￿Development of a High Speed HTS Generator for Airborne Applications￿, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Volume 19, Issue 3, Part 2, June 2009.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Sanchez, Reed; Yi, Xuan; Chen, Yuanshan; Zheng, Lijun; Haran, Kiruba, "Mechanical Validation of High Power Density Rotor", IEMDC 2017
  • Renner, Nathaniel James; Lenz, Jackson David; Haran, Kiruba Sivasubramaniam, "Development of Form-Wound Air-Core Armature Windings for High Frequency Electric Machines", IEMDC 2017
  • Yi, Xuan; Yoon, Andy; Haran, Kiruba, "Multi-Physics Optimization for High-Frequency Air-Core Permanent-Magnet Motor of Aircraft Application", IEMDC 2017
  • X. Zhang, K. Haran, "High-Specific-Power Electrical Machines ￿ Challenges and Technologies", ECCE 2016
  • D. Loder, R. Sanchez, M. Feddersen, K. Haran, "Optimal Configuration for a High Specific Power Superconducting Machine", ASC 2016
  • David Loder, K. S. Haran, "Novel Superconducting Machine with Auxiliary Field Windings", IEMDC 2015

Invited Lectures

  • High Frequency Aircore Machine & Drive. Special Session on Hybrid Propulsion Concept Development for Transport Class Aircraft at AIAA SciTech, 2017.
  • Keynote: Electric Propulsion for Commercial Transport Aircraft. IEEE ICIAfS, 2016.
  • High specific power machines and drives for electric propulsion. AIAA Aircraft Electric/Hybrid-Electric Power & Propulsion Workshop, 2016.
  • Superconducting machines for future electric aircraft. More Electric Aircraft USA, 2016.
  • Key Electrical Technologies: Design and Test of Superconducting Electric Machines for Airborne Application. 2nd Bauhaus Luftfahrt Symposium ￿Aviation 2050 ￿ Shaping the Future￿, 2015.
  • 1MW Non-cryogenic Motor. AFRL, Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Journal Editorships

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on: Electric and Hybrid Electric Propulsion for Aviation, IET Electric Power Applications Journal
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2015 -

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - ECE 330 Electromechanics and Power Circuits (2016)

Research Honors

  • AIAA Associate Fellow (2019)
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (2017)
  • Grainger Associate (2016)
  • Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA Award (2015)
  • IEEE Fellow (2014)
  • GE Gold Medallion Patent Award (2013)
  • GE Power Conversion Systems Technical Achievement Award (2010)
  • GE Chief Engineers Award (2008)
  • Asian Pacific American Researcher of the Year (2007)
  • Hull Award, GE Global Research (2006)
  • National Academy of Engineers' Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2005)
  • GE Power Systems Engineering Award (2002)
  • Allen B. Dumont Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2000)