Sreenivasa Jaldanki, a researcher in the Grid Systems Modeling and Controls group at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recently elevated to senior membership in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. Only 8% of the organization’s members achieve this status; they are eligible after making significant contributions to the profession and spending at least a decade in the field.
Jaldanki came to ORNL in 2022 from industry, where he was most recently a senior research and development engineer for Hitachi Energy. He has been awarded three patents while pursuing research in power electronics, power converter modeling design and control, electric drives and high-voltage DC systems. His past projects have included developing scalable grid analysis methods for large-scale, hybrid AC and DC grids and designing a new semiconductor device for a high-voltage DC converter.
Jaldanki serves as a reviewer for IEEE publications and a judge for this year’s Department of Energy High-Voltage Direct Current Prize for new technology solutions that improve the performance and resilience of the U.S. energy grid. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
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