Dr. Mahesh S. Illindala has been a faculty member since 2011 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, in 1995; the M.Sc. (Engg.) degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1999; and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, in 2005. Prior to joining OSU, he worked at Caterpillar Research and Development, Mossville, IL, USA for 6 years on photovoltaic (PV) inverters and distributed generators.
Dr. Illindala is a recipient of the 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award for the design of resilient microgrids. He also received the 2016 IEEE Industry Applications Society Prize Paper Award and the 2020 OSU Lumley Research Award.
Dr. Illindala's research interests include power system dynamics and control, protective relaying, microgrids, distributed energy resources, electrical energy conversion and storage systems.