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Victor Veliadis Becomes PowerAmerica Executive Director

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Previous deputy director and CTO takes up new role

PowerAmerica, a US Department of Energy wide bandgap power electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has named Victor Veliadis as its executive director effective July 1, 2019.

Veliadis' was previously deputy director and CTO.

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 US leadership in wide bandgap power electronics manufacturing, work force development, job creation, and energy savings.

Veliadis has given over 60 invited presentations/tutorials and keynotes at major conferences in India, Korea, China, Europe and the US He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer. Veliadis has 25 issued US patents, six book chapters, and 115 peer-reviewed technical publications to his credit.

He is also professor in electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

Veliadis received has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to taking an executive position at Power America in 2016, 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 operations and financial planning of a commercial foundry


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