IEEE-EAB/IEEE-SA Standards Education Award


For effectively integrating power systems and transformer standards into academic and professional development programs, and for his active encouragement of IEEE student membership

Over the past 29 years, Hemchandra Shertukde has been teaching courses in electrical engineering at the University of Hartford encompassing machines, power system analysis, transformer theory and design, control systems, and signal processing. He is a tenured professor and joined the faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in the fall of 1988.

Hemchandra obtained his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech – Honors) with high distinction from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1975 in Controls and Power. He graduated from the University of Connecticut obtaining his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and PhD in 1989 in Electrical and Systems Engineering with focus on passive target tracking. He was the chair of the ECE Department at the University of Hartford from 1994-1998 and director of graduate studies from 1983 to 1988, laying a foundation for the graduate program at the university.

Hemchandra’s stint in publishing started four years ago with Taylor and Francis Company (CRC Press). Since then, Hemchandra has published a book on distributed photovoltaic (DPV) grid transformers and a book on digital controls with CRC Press. The latter has been adopted by California State University for their graduate courses and the former will be translated into Chinese by the first quarter of 2017. In 2016 he published a solo book, Random Signals and Noise for Engineers, with Sentia Publishing, Texas, USA. Earlier he published two books with Verlag-Dr. Mueller on transformers and target tracking. He presently holds two commercialized patents and has published over 75 journal/proceedings articles in reputed IEEE journals, transactions, and conferences. Hemchandra is a member of ETA Kapa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies. He is also a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Recently, Hemchandra received the 2017 Outstanding Engineer Award from the IEEE-CT Chapter. In 2017 he was also nominated to be elevated to the rank of Fellow of IEEE.

Please read Hemchandra Shertukde’s article in this issue of the IEEE Standards Education E-Magazine, “My Efforts to Teach Standards in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at the University of Hartford.”