Dr. Victor Veliadis is Executive Director and CTO of PowerAmerica, which is a U.S. Department of Energy wide bandgap power electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Dr. Veliadis manages a budget in excess of $30 million per year that he strategically allocates to over 35 industrial, University, and National-Laboratory projects, to enable U.S. leadership in WBG power electronics manufacturing, work force development, job creation, and energy savings.
Dr. Veliadis has given over 60 invited presentations/tutorials, and keynotes at major conferences in India, Korea, China, Europe and the U.S. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Veliadis has 25 issued U.S. patents, 6 book chapters, and over 120 peer-reviewed technical publications to his credit. He is also Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Veliadis received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1995. Prior to taking an executive position at Power America in 2016, Dr. Veliadis spent 21 years in the semiconductor industry where his work included design, fabrication, and testing of 1-12 kV SiC SITs, JFETs, MOSFETs, Thyristors, and JBS and PiN diodes, as well as financial and operations management of a commercial foundry. Dr. Veliadis has taught at Johns Hopkins University, St. Joseph University, and Ursinus College. He has received military training in the Army Infantry, and is a third degree black belt in Shotokan karate.
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