Welcome to EDEC

mahesh krishnamurthy

Welcome to website of the laboratory for Electric Drives and Energy Conversion at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Our group specializes in the design, analysis and application of power electronics, electric machines and adjustable speed drives. New and emerging technologies have made energy conversion an extremely exciting and challenging area, resulting in increased demands for advanced research. At EDEC, we strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and active research.

Over the years, our research group has focused on the development of modern control techniques and hardware for renewable energy systems; power electronics and motor drives in electric and hybrid vehicular applications; design, control & analysis of adjustable speed electronic drive systems; fault detection & just-in-time maintenance in adjustable speed drives and numerical analysis of energy conversion in electromechanical devices; thermal management in electric machines and energy storage systems to name a few areas. Results from our research have been published in several papers, patent disclosures and tutorials. We have an excellent facility and a highly motivated team that focuses on the application of state-of-the-art technology to modern applications. This website presents a summary of research areas, and current interests of our group. I invite you to explore our website and appreciate your interest. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

- Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Mailing Address

3301 S Dearborn St,
Chicago, IL 60616.

Phone: (312) 567 7232
Fax: (312) 567 7995
Email: kmahesh@ece.iit.edu

Highlighted Research Project

• “Building Smarter Wheelchairs: Making life a little easier for people who cannot walk,” IEEE The Institute (June 2013) Read more
• Citizen Science and Electronic Aids for Daily Living @ EDEC. (Read more)
• How the Wheelchair Works... (Read more)

Video: Testing Functionality of the Power Assisted Wheelchair

News and Recognition

• Article "Comparative Study of Interior Permanent Magnet, Induction, and Switched Reluctance Motor Drives for EV and HEV Applications" identified as top downloaded paper in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification in January 2016. (Download paper)
• Prof. Mahesh Krishnamurthy delivers keynote speech at 2015 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo- India.
• Prof. Mahesh Krishnamurthy nominated to serve as the General Chair of the 2014 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo.
• Prof. Mahesh Krishnamurthy selected to serve as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE- Vehicular Technology Society. (Read more)
• “An industry re-invented at Chicago Auto Show,” Chicago Sun Times (Mar. 13, 2011) (Read more)

Related Links

• IIT Formula SAE Race Team (Read More).
• Into the Engine-less Future: WISER Tomahawk @ EDEC. (Read more)