Dr Victor Veliadis Named PowerAmerica Executive Director
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PowerAmerica is pleased to announce that Dr. Victor Veliadis has been named its Executive Director effective July 1, 2019.
Under Dr. Veliadis’ tenure as Deputy Director and CTO, PowerAmerica has grown into a world-class Manufacturing USA institute accelerating wide bandgap power electronics commercialization and creating jobs in advanced technology. We look forward to PowerAmerica’s continued growth and success under Dr. Veliadis’ leadership.
Dr. Victor Veliadis is Executive Director and CTO of PowerAmerica, which is a U.S. Department of Energy wide bandgap power electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Dr. Veliadis manages a budget in excess of $30 million per year that he strategically allocates to over 35 industrial, University, and National-Laboratory projects, to enable U.S. leadership in WBG power electronics manufacturing, work force development, job creation, and energy savings.
Dr. Veliadis has given over 60 invited presentations/tutorials and keynotes at major conferences in India, Korea, China, Europe and the U.S. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Veliadis has 25 issued U.S. patents, 6 book chapters, and 115 peer-reviewed technical publications to his credit. He is also Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Veliadis received the Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1995 in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to taking an executive position at Power America in 2016, Dr. Veliadis spent 21 years in the semiconductor industry where his work included design, fabrication, and testing of 1-12 kV SiC SITs, JFETs, MOSFETs, Thyristors, and JBS and PiN diodes, as well as operations and financial planning of a commercial foundry.
The PowerAmerica Institute at N.C. State University was founded in 2015 and is one of 14 Manufacturing US Institutes nationwide. Each institute is narrowly focused on growing a sector of advanced manufacturing, thus making the U.S. better poised to complete economically on a global scale. PowerAmerica is backed by $70 million in funding from the Department of energy, with matching funds from industry partners and the State of North Carolina.