Professor Venkat R. Subramanian received his B.Tech. degree in chemical and electrochemical engineering from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, India, in 1997 and his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, in 2001. He is currently a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor of Chemical Engineering & Clean Energy and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. He holds a joint appointment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Chief Scientist.
Dr. Subramanian is an elected ECS Fellow, is a past elected chair of IEEE division of the Electrochemical Society. He is also an elected technical editor of the Electrochemical Society. He is a co-founder and CTO of a battery startup that is trying to commercialize his group’s BMS technology.
His research interests include: energy systems engineering, electrochemical engineering, state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH) estimation of lithium-ion batteries, model-based battery management systems for electric transportation, and renewable microgrids and application of nonlinear model predictive control methods. Venkat was awarded the Dean’s award for excellence in graduate study in 2001 for his doctoral research.
To read more about Dr. Subramanian’s research, visit his research page here.