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Linos Jacovides

Linos Jacovides

Linos Jacovides



Linos Jacovides joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a professor in January 2014.

His research expertise includes electric propulsion, automotive electrical systems, alternative fuels and energy.

His innovations span more than 40 years and include the development of a 1,000-horsepower induction motor drive and a 4,000 horsepower generator for locomotives. He and his team also introduced automotive electronic systems including exhaust oxygen sensors, micromechanical accelerometers, fuel injectors, electric power steering and permanent magnet motors for propulsion. The design tools he developed during the 1970s are still in use for producing drives for today’s electric/hybrid vehicles.

In June 2014, he became the first recipient of the IEEE Transportation Technologies Award. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association. Linos Jacovides: http://www.egr.msu.edu/news/2014/06/18/pioneering-vision-earns-inaugural-ieee-award.

He is a member of the Committee on “Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment”, National Academy of Engineering (ISBN 978-0-309-37217-6, 2015) and the Committee on “Cost, Effectiveness and Deployment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles. National Academy of Engineering (ISBN: 978-0-309-37388-3, 2015)

IEEE Transportation Technologies Award – Inaugural recipient (2014)
Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE (2011)
National Academy of Engineering (2011)
IEEE Millennium Medal (2000)
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic engineers - IEEE (1990)
Ph.D., Imperial College, University of London, England, 1965
M.Sc., University of Glasgow, 1962
B.Sc., University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1961
"A Critical Evaluation of AC Motor Drives for Traction," B.V. Murty and L.J. Jacovides. Presented at the 20th Intersociety Energ Conversion Engineering Conference, Miami, FL, Aug. 18-23, 1985.
"Brushless Motor Drive for In-Tank Fuel Pump," B.R. Patel, L.J. Jacovides, J.G. Neuman. Presented at the 1984 SAE Congress, Feb. 27 Mar. 2, 1984. SAE Paper No. 84445.
"A Cycloconverter-Synchronous Motor Drive for Traction Applications," L.J. Jacovides, M.F. Matouka and D.W. Shimer. IEEE Trans. Industry Applications Vol. IA-17 #4, pp. 407-418, (Jul/Aug. 1981).
"An Improved Triggering Method for a High-Power Cyhcloconverter-Induction Motor Drive," IEEE Trans. Industry Applications, Vol. IA-15 #5, pp. 472-481 (Sept./Oct. 1979).