<PeopleN Athula Kulatunga, PhD, CEM, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has been performing energy assessment for industrial and commercial sectors as a Certified Energy Manger (Association of Energy Engineers, AEE) for last 12 years. He is the founder of two industry-sponsored applied research labs at Purdue: Power Electronics Development and Applications Lab (PEDAL) sponsored by International Rectifier and SMIL.

  • Awards:

    • 2010 and 2009 Purdue College of Technology Outstanding Tenured Faculty Member

    • 2010 and 2009 Purdue College of Technology Outstanding Faculty in Engagement

    • 2007 Legends in Energy award by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

  • Applied Research Areas

    • Energy and electrical power management

    • Power electronics applications in motor drives, super-capacitors, and power converters

    • Electrical demand management using alternative feedback methods

Affiliate faculty

PeopleJeff Evans, PhD, is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University. He received a BS in electrical engineering technology from Purdue, and his MS and PhD in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Before joining the ECET department in 2003 he worked for 20 years developing electronics hardware and embedded systems software as a design engineer, chief engineer, and manager of advanced development crosscutting the automotive, consumer and industrial warning and safety, medical diagnostic equipment, and telecommunications industries.

  • Awards

    • 2009 Purdue College of Technology Outstanding Non-tenured Faculty Member

    • 2008 Purdue College of Technology Outstanding Faculty in Discovery

  • Research Interests

    • Distributed computing system dynamics and adaptation

PeopleWilliam E. DeWitt, P.E., is a professor of electrical and computer engineering technology at Purdue University.

  • Co-author of Electrical Power and Controls published by Prentice-Hall in 2000 and 2004.

    • Electrical power distribution systems

    • Forensic engineering

PeopleKartik B. Ariyur is Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering in Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Prior to joining Purdue in 2008, he worked on a variety of problems while at the Honeywell Labs in Minneapolis. They range from guidance, navigation communications and control to health monitoring, surveillance, hybrid system verification and aerodynamic modeling. He has more than 25 US patent applications (9 issued).

  • Research Areas:

    • Stabilizing the Smart Grid: active demand management; consumer energy management

    • Autonomous navigation: GPS denied navigation; navigation with natural signals;

    • Health monitoring, adaptation, and real-time optimization: security systems, aircraft engines and actuators

  • Highlights:

    • Program committees of the American Control Conference (2008, 2009), and the Hybrid Systems Computation and Control Conference (2006)

    • Technical editor of the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing: 2005—present

    • SAE best paper award—2004.

    • Book: Real-time Optimization by Extremum Seeking Control, Kartik B. Ariyur and Miroslav Krstic, John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

    • Health monitoring algorithms used on 70% of aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs) worldwide, adaptive filtering algorithms implemented on Qualcomm CDMA chips worldwide, and thresholds for health monitoring of Local Area Augmentation Systems being implemented in various countries.

PeopleColby Davis – Undergraduate Research Assistant (RA),
Jeremiah Dole – Graduate RA,
Philip Duros – Undergraduate RA,
Sandun Kuruppu – Ph.D. Candidate,
Roman Loetscher – Bachelor Thesis Student from HTA Luzern, Switzerland,
Nick Jackson - Undergraduate RA