Prof. Deepakraj M Divan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA)

Dr. Deepak Divan does research in power electronics, power systems, smart grids, and distributed control of power systems. He works closely with utilities and industry and is actively involved in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. He has over 250 published refereed papers and over 85 issued and pending patents. Dr. Divan has started and seeded several companies, including Varentec, GridBlock, GigaGrid, Soft Switching Technologies, Innovolt, Varentec and Smart Wires.

He is an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, member of the National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and a member of the National Academies (NASEM) Committee on The Future of Electric Power in the United States. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, is a recipient of the IEEE William E Newell Field Medal and IEEE Hingorani Custom Power Medal, and has led the IEEE Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) recurring global competition for energy access solutions.

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