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Ravi Gorur

Biography: 

Dr. Ravi Gorur joined UAH in August 2015 as Professor and Department Chair. Prior to this he was at Arizona State University (ASU) from 1987-2015. He has supervised numerous research projects sponsored by the government, utilities and industry in the field of electrical insulation and has co-authored a textbook and over 200 papers in IEEE transactions and conferences. He served as the US Representative to CIGRE Study Committee D1 (advanced materials and systems), chaired various technical committees in the IEEE that was responsible for the development of technical standards and state-of-the-art papers in the field. During May 2013-May 2014, he was on an IPA (Intergovernment Personnel Act) assignment from ASU at the US Department of Energy where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Power Systems Engineering R&D division in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, where he was responsible for research in smart grid, energy storage and cybersecurity for energy delivery systems.. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 1998 for contributions in the field of polymeric materials for outdoor insulation. In 2011, he received the Claude de Tourreil lifetime achievement award for contributions to the field of outdoor insulators. He obtained the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from India, and the Ph.D. Degree from the University of Windsor, Canada, all in electrical engineering. He was a visiting professor (on sabbatical from ASU) at the National University of Singapore in 1995, and at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in 2002. At ASU, he created the Gorur Family Award to be awarded to the best undergraduate student in the Electric Power Systems Concentration.

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Windsor-Ontario, Canada 1986
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science 1983
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Bangalore University, India 1981
Research Activity: 
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Testing and Analysis of Insulator Performance Used in Southern California Edison. SOUTHERN CA EDISON CO(7/28/2014 - 12/31/2014).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. DOE IPA Assignment: Dr Ravi Gorur. DOE(5/12/2013 - 5/11/2014).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. HIGHLY MULTIPLEXED LOW COST FIBER-OPTIC SENSOR ARRAY FOR UNDERGROUND CABLES CONDITION MONITORING. (9/30/2011 - 9/30/2013).
  • Heydt,Gerald*, Gorur,Ravi S, Vittal,Vijay. Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning: Education System Studies in WECC Grid (Recovery Act-Resource Assessment and Interconnection-Level). WECC(1/1/2010 - 12/31/2013).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Delivery Order 0002: Semi-Conducting Glaze Insulator Study. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN(11/17/2006 - 6/30/2007).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Task Order 0001: Dielertic Component Behavior at Very Low Frequency. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN(3/31/2006 - 3/30/2007).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Dielectric Component Behavior at Very Low Frequency -- Basic Agreement for IDIQ. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN(2/21/2006 - 5/16/2010).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Comparative Evaluation of Composite Conductors - Phase 2. 3M Corporation(4/1/2005 - 10/30/2005).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Comparative Evaluation of Composite Conductors. 3M Corporation(3/1/2004 - 9/28/2004).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Evaluation of Materials and Arrester Designs. COOPER(1/4/2004 - 11/1/2004).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Evaluation of 500 kV Insulators. LAPP INSULATOR CO(12/1/2003 - 11/30/2007).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Evaluation of 500 kV Insulators. MACLEAN POWER SYSTEM(12/1/2003 - 11/30/2007).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Evaluation of 500 kV Insulators. HUBBELL POWER SYSTEMS(12/1/2003 - 11/30/2007).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. Evaluation of 500 kV Insulators. NGK INSULATORS(12/1/2003 - 11/30/2006).
  • Heydt,Gerald*, Gorur,Ravi S, Karady,George G, Kobayashi,Yoshihiro, Tylavsky,Daniel John, Vittal,Vijay. POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (PSERC) INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIP. CORNELL UNIV(11/9/2001 - 5/31/2008).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. BRITTLE FRACTURE IN NCI: STUDY OF RODS. NGK INSULATORS(9/1/2000 - 6/30/2002).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. APCC CENTER MEMBERSHIP RESEARCH WORK ON INSULATION. SAN DIEGO GAS(7/15/2000 - 6/20/2003).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. PERFORMANCE PREDICTION OF POLYMER INSULATORS FOR DISTRIBUTION. ELECTRIC POWER RSR INST (EPRI)(8/1/1999 - 3/31/2001).
  • Heydt,Gerald*, Gorur,Ravi S, Holbert,Keith Edwin, Hoppensteadt,Frank, Karady,George G, Si,Jennie, Tylavsky,Daniel John. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEFENSE AGAINST CATASTROPHIC FAILURES OF COMPLEX INTERACTIVE NETWORKS. UNIV OF WASHINGTON(1/1/1999 - 12/31/2001).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*, Hubele,Norma Faris. RELIABILITY ENHANCEMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS VIA CONDITION ASSESSMENT & EARLY FAILURE DETECTION OF POLYMERIC EQUIPMENT. NSF-ENG(9/1/1997 - 9/30/2001).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF EPOXY INSULATING MATERIALS & DEVICES. VANTICO(5/1/1997 - 3/14/2000).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POLYMERIC DITRIBUTION INSULATORS. ELECTRIC POWER RSR INST (EPRI)(11/15/1996 - 3/31/1999).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF EPOXY INSULATING MATERIALS & DEVICES. COOPER(11/15/1996 - 9/30/1999).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. MOLD GROWTH ON SILICONE RUBBER INSULATORS. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO(10/15/1996 - 12/31/2000).
  • Heydt,Gerald*, Ayyanar,Raja, Deviche,Pierre, Gorur,Ravi S, Holbert,Keith Edwin, Karady,George G, Tylavsky,Daniel John, Vittal,Vijay. ACEPS: Center for the Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT(7/1/1996 - 8/31/2016).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATING WEATHER CHANGES OF RELIABLE'S INSLATORS. RELIABLE POWER PRODUCTS, INC(8/16/1995 - 12/31/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. MATERIAL ANALYSIS OF NON-CERAMIC INSULATORS. ELECTRIC POWER RSR INST (EPRI)(6/1/1995 - 12/31/1996).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. FUNCTIONAL RANKING OF NON-CERAMIC INSULATORS. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO(1/15/1995 - 12/31/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. DEVELOPMENT OF "THE" ACCELERATED AGING TEST WITH CORRELATION. RAYCHEM CORPORATION(9/15/1994 - 9/14/1997).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. ININVESTIGATE FIELD ENERGIZED RTV COATED PROCELAIN INSULATOR. NGK INSULATORS(9/1/1994 - 3/31/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF FIELD AGED RTV COATED STATION POSTS. DOW CORNING CORP(9/1/1994 - 3/31/1999).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF POWER CONTROLLERS FOR AC MOTORS. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC(6/17/1994 - 9/30/1994).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. ANALYSIS OF CABLE INSULATION SAMPLES. GENERAL ELECTRIC(2/1/1994 - 12/13/1994).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF NON-CERAMIC INSULATORS. HOUSTON LIGHTING & POWER(12/1/1993 - 6/30/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF INSULATING MATERIALS USED FOR OUTDOOR HI VOL. WACKER SILICONES CORP(2/1/1993 - 12/31/1994).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. THE STUDY OF PROPERTIES OF SYNTHETIC INSULATION UNDER EX. SEDIVER(10/1/1992 - 9/30/1996).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. OUTDOOR AGING OF POLYMERIC CABLE TERMINATIONS. ELECTRIC POWER RSR INST (EPRI)(4/30/1992 - 6/30/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. CONTAMINATION RPOBLEM & COUNTER MEASURES AT BASIC SUBSTATION. DOE(1/8/1992 - 6/30/1993).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. OUTDOOR EVALUATIONS OF POLYMETRIC CABLE TERMINATIONS. GEORGIA POWER CO(1/1/1992 - 12/31/1994).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. CONTAMINATION MONITORING&SUITABILITY OF RTV COATIONS. APS-AZ PUBLIC SERVICE(8/19/1991 - 6/30/1995).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. OUTDOOR EVALUATION OF POLYMERIC CABLE TERMINATIONS. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT(3/4/1991 - 12/31/1992).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. POLYMERIC CABLE TERMINATION EVALUATION. 3M Corporation(9/1/1990 - 12/31/1991).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF NON-CERAMIC INSULATING MATERIAL. GENERAL ELECTRIC(6/8/1990 - 6/30/1992).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EFFECT OF UV HIGH TEMP OF POLYMERS FOR OUTDOOR INSULATION. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT(11/21/1989 - 12/31/1991).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. EVALUATION OF POTTING MATERIALS & CONNECTORS FOR SPACE APPL. PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC(10/1/1989 - 12/15/1990).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. RESEARCH INTIATION AWARD: FAILURE MECHANISMS OF POLYMERIC. NSF-ENG(8/15/1989 - 7/31/1992).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. CONTAMINATION PERFORMANCE OF POLYMERIC CABLE TERMINATORS. 3M Corporation(8/16/1988 - 8/15/1991).
  • Gorur,Ravi S*. COOP EVALU OF MAT & INSULATORS FOR OUTDOOR INSULATION APPLIC. RELIABLE POWER PRODUCTS, INC(3/28/1988 - 7/31/1989).
Fall 2017
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EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
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EEE 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
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Fall 2016
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EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
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