Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Dr. Sastry V Vedula

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering


  • December 1, 2019-Present, Distinguished Visiting Professor | SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh
  • April 2013-Present, Senior Professor | Department of EEE, GVPCE, Visakhapatnam
  • August 2005-2012 | Hamilton Sundstrand
  • September 2002-August 2005 | United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
  • August 1998-September 2002, Visiting / Adjunct Professor | Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA
  • 1980-1998, Professor | Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • 1968-1980 | Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Professional Accomplishments & Contributions

  • He was with the department of electrical engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA as Visiting / Adjunct Professor between August 1998 and September 2002, during which period he built a state-of-the-art Power Electronics laboratory along with developing a curriculum in this area.
  • He was associated with United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) between September of 2002 and August 2005 where he contributed to R & D in the areas of waste heat power generation, Fuel cells Freeze start, Elevators with energy storage devices and maintenance friendly door for elevators.
  • Since August 2005 till 2012, he was with the applied research group of Hamilton Sundstrand working on the system level model development for the electric systems for the Boeing 787 aircraft, as well as modeling of Li- Ion batteries.
  • Presently he has been a Senior Professor of EEE Department, GVPCE, Visakhapatnam since April 2013. His contributions for the last 7 years to GVPCE are briefly given here.

    • Build a state of the art, “Integrated Electrical Machines & Drive systems Lab”, while acquiring a campus wide license for the LabVIEW- Multisim software for all the GVP institutions at a cost of 1.25 crores.
    • Advised 23 graduate students M Tech with Power electronics & Drives stream in a span of 5 years, while about 14 of them had internships at various industries and 3 joined GVPCE
    • Project co-ordinator of a 200 kWp off grid (solar+ wind) hybrid power system built on the roof tops of 3 GVP institutions, with overall cost of 3.7 Crores, with a part subsidy from MNRE, Govt. of India.
    • Developed 2 new courses: Dynamics of Electrical machines & Modelling & Simulation of PE systems (at M Tech level)
    • Collaborated with HBL power systems Ltd for the last 1 and ½ years and retainer consultant and brought funding to GVPCE to the tune of Rs. 30 Lakhs and built a research-based consultancy centre for the EEE department having state of the art modelling & simulation facilities
    • Advised and helped in the establishment of an IEEE student chapter at GVPCE
    • Evaluator for a Ph.D. Thesis submitted to Nagpur university entitled and presently a Ph. D. student has registered with KL University, Vijayawada
    • Invited presentation at IEEE PEDS 2014 held at IIT- Bombay
    • Three of his students have presented at IEEE conferences held in India, with him as a co- author.

  • He is also a Project coordinator and an advisor for a two-year industry sponsored project related to Electric Vehicle research and Real- time Modeling of Power Electronic Systems from M/s HBL power systems Ltd, Hyderabad since January 2019.

University Visits

  • Technical Universities in Germany at Braunschweig and Munich
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Awards and Recognitions

  • Inventions awards of NRDC
  • VASVIK award
  • International recognition as a Humboldt Scholar from German Government


  • Fellow of National Academy of Engineers, New Delhi | 1994
  • Senior Member of IEEE (Life) | since 2007

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