Giri Venkataramanan

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
M.S. Caltech, 1987;
B.E., Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Giri Venkataramanan studied electrical engineering degree at the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Madras, India, the M.S. degree from Caltech, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in 1992. He began his academic career at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, before joining the faculty at UW-Madison in 1999. He is currently the Director (WEMPEC at UW-Madison and Keith and Jane Nosbusch Professor of Engineering. He has been actively conducting research in the areas of power converter topologies, microgrids, wind power systems, and utility-scale power electronic systems. Dr. Venkataramanan is the recipient of several major awards recognizing his preeminence as an engineering educator at the department, college and university level, including the Chancellor’s Award.