University of Kentucky, Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power
Dan M. Ionel
Dan M. Ionel, PhD, FIEEE is Professor of Electrical Engineering and the L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power at University of Kentucky (UK), Lexington, KY. At UK he also serves as the Director of the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) and of the SPARK Laboratory. Previously, he worked in industry, most recently as Chief Engineer with Regal Beloit Corp and, before that, as Chief Scientist with Vestas Wind Turbines. Concurrently, he held academic appointments as Visiting and Research Professor with University of Wisconsin and Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Ionel has more than 25 years of engineering experience and has designed electric machines and drives with power ratings between 0.002 and 10,000hp, published more than 150 journal and conference papers, including 5 winners of IEEE awards, contributed to 3 books, and holds more than 30 patents, including a medal winner at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions. Dr. Ionel is an IEEE Fellow, is the Chair of the Working Group for the IEEE Std. 1812, was the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Electric Motor Subcommittee, and the General Chair of the 2017 anniversary edition of the IEEE IEMDC, the International Conference on Electric Machines and Drives.