Victor Veliadis Becomes IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer

June 21, 2017

Victor Veliadis 
Victor Veliadis

Victor Veliadis, the CTO of the PowerAmerica Institute, based in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State  have been honored as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

The purpose of the IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) is to have well-known educators, researchers and authors provide quality lectures and host technical meetings, which in turn helps each EDS Chapter improve member strength and develops them as a self-sustainable professional group. 

Veliadis received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1995. From 1996 to 2000, he was with Nanocrystals Imaging Corporation where he developed quantum-dot phosphors for imaging applications. From 2000 to 2003, he was with Lucent Technologies where he designed InP-based tunable photonic integrated circuits for telecommunication applications.

In 2003, Veliadis was Adjunct Physics Professor at Ursinus College and St. Joseph University. After a brief military service, Victor joined Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems in 2004 where he worked on wide bandgap semiconductor devices and circuits. He is currently CTO of Power America. Victor has authored over 100 peer-reviewed technical articles, 3 book chapters, and has 24 issued patents to his credit.

PowerAmerica, backed by $70 million from the U.S. Department of Energy over five years, is accelerating the adoption of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) into a wide range of products and systems.