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Remembering George Karady, a power electronics leader

Remembering George Karady, a power electronics leader

George Karady, a professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and an expert in power electronics, high-voltage engineering and power systems, has passed away.

Throughout the course of his career, Karady has helped lead research on microgrids, specifically re-engineering infrastructure to effectively generate, transmit and distribute power from renewable energy sources to cities, towns and neighborhoods. In addition to exploring technical solutions for efficient microgrid systems, he sought out ways to make them economically feasible and to ensure their reliability and security.

Among his many contributions to the field, Karady invented a specialized type of instrumentation device — known to colleagues as a “Karady Cage” — used to measure minuscule electrical discharges even in the presence of up to a million volts.

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June 27, 2018