Dr. Victor Veliadis is Deputy Executive Director and CTO of Power America, which is a U.S Department of Energy wide bandgap power electronics public-private Manufacturing Institute. Dr. Veliadis manages a budget in excess of $30 million per year, strategically distributed to over 35 industrial, University, and National-Laboratory projects, to enable US leadership in WBG power electronics manufacturing, work force development, job creation, and energy savings.
Dr. Veliadis has given over 60 invited presentations/keynotes/tutorials, and is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer. He has 25 issued US patents, 3 book chapters, and 115 peer-reviewed technical publications to his credit. Dr. Veliadis is also Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received the five-year diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens Greece in 1990, and the Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and 1995, respectively, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to being named Deputy Executive Director and CTO of Power America, Dr. Veliadis spent 21 years in the semiconductor industry where his work included design, fabrication, and testing of SiC SITs, JFETs, MOSFETs, Thyristors, and JBS, Schottky, and PiN diodes in the 1-12 kV range. Dr. Veliadis has worked for a small (12 employees) company, for Lucent Technologies, and for Northrop Grumman Corporation. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Ursinus College, and St. Joseph University, and has received military training in the Army Infantry.
1995 - PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1992 - MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1990 - MS in Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Awards & Honors
2007-2010 - "High Temperature Power Electronics" Contract #W911NF-06-2-0002, $3.348 million, US Army Research laboratory