Ravi Gorur

Undergraduate Program Chair
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ERC 515 / GWC 214

Research expertise
Dielectrics and electrical insulating materials for outdoor power delivery, nanodielectrics, electric field calculations, HV testing techniques and computer aided design

Professor Ravi Gorur joined the faculty at ASU in 1987 as an assistant professor after graduating with a PhD from the University of Windsor, Canada, in 1986. Since 1995, he has held the position of professor, and presently he is the program chair in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Professor Gorur is a fellow of the IEEE and the U.S. representative to the CIGRE study committee D1, “Materials for Advanced Technologies.” He has authored a textbook on outdoor insulators and more than 150 papers in IEEE journals and conferences on the subject of outdoor insulators for electric power transmission and distribution. He works in other related areas such as liquid dielectrics, dielectrics for aircraft and communications systems. He teaches a short course on the subject of insulators that is offered to the industry annually.

Collaborations and industry affiliations
Heydt,Gerald * , Gorur,RaviS , Vittal,Vijay , . Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning: Education & System Studies in WECC Grid (Recovery Act-Resource Assessment and Interconnection-Level…). WECC (1/1/2010 – 12/31/2012).
Gorur,RaviS * . Delivery Order 0002: Semi-Conducting Glaze Insulator Study. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN (11/17/2006 – 6/30/2007).
Gorur,RaviS * . Task Order 0001: Dielertic Component Behavior at Very Low Frequency. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN (3/31/2006 – 3/30/2007).
Gorur,RaviS * . Dielectric Component Behavior at Very Low Frequency — Basic Agreement for IDIQ. DOD-NAVY-SPAWARSYSCEN (2/21/2006 – 5/16/2010).

Professional preparation
PhD, University of Windsor – Ontario – Canada, Electrical Engineering, 1986
MS, Indian Institute of Science – India, Electrical Engineering, 1983
BS, Bangalore University – India, Electrical Engineering, 1981

Recognition and awards
Outstanding technical contributor, IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, 2011
Claude de Tourreil Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Electrical Insulators, 2011
U.S. representative to CIGRE Study Committee D1 (materials for advanced technologies)

Professional associations
IEEE Fellow, 1999

Selected publications
G. Iyer, R. S. Gorur and A. Krivda, “Corona resistance of epoxy nanocomposites: experimental results and modeling”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 118-125, 2012.

A. Krivda, R. S. Gorur, et al, “Characterization of epoxy microcomposite and nanocomposite materials for power engineering applications”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp.38-51, 2012.

T. Doshi, R. S. Gorur and J. Hunt, “Electrical field calculations of composite insulators up to 1200 kV ac”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation”, Vol. 18, pp. 861-867, 2011.

G. Iyer, R. S. Gorur, R. Rickert and A. Krivda, “Performance of epoxy nanocomposites for HV insulation”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 18, pp, 659-666. 2011.

D. Rodriguez, R. S. Gorur and P. Hansen, “Prediction of breakdown of air for VLF/LF”, European Journal of Electric Power, Paper Number 117, 2011.

J. Han, R. S. Gorur and P. Hansen, “Breakdown characteristics of SF6 for VLF/LF”, European Journal of Electric Power, Paper Number, 111, 2011.

D. Rodriguez, R. S. Gorur and P. Hansen, “Effect of humidity on the breakdown characteristics of air in nonuniform fields at 30 kHz”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 45-52, 2010.