Asokan T Earns IEEE Fellowship

Hi everybody, I wanted to take a moment to post a blog congratulating my colleague here at the Global Research in Bangalore for just being named an IEEE Fellow!  Asokan is being recognized by the IEEE for his contributions to the development of innovative technologies for electrical safety and protection.

Asokan has been with GE Global Research in Bangalore for 11 years, almost the entire existence of our center here!  He was actually the first Chief Scientist to be named by GE Global Research that resided outside of the United States.  Amongst his many contributions to the electrical engineering field, Asokan has advanced the state of technology in electrical protection with novel concepts for arc flash mitigation and arc interruption.  He has also led innovative research in micro-insulation systems for electrical machines.

With all of his contributions to science and engineering, this is actually not the first time that Asokan has been awarded for his technical excellence.  He previously has received an award for the best Ph.D. thesis from the Indian Institute of Science and GE India’s C.V. Raman Innovation Award.  In addition to all of this, Asokan never hesitates to continuously supervise numerous M.S. and Ph.D. students, build external relationships, and receive patents and publications.  In his career he has filed 27 U.S. patents and published more than 60 papers in journals and conference proceedings, as well as 25 classified reports.

For those of you who may not be aware, the IEEE or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest professional association (385,000 members in 160 countries!) dedicated to “advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”  The grade of Fellow is determined and given out by the IEEE Board of Directors to persons with an outstanding record of accomplishment in any of the IEEE fields of interest.  It is the highest grade of membership and the total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.  Wow!

Congratulations to Asokan T on this fantastic achievement!