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academic administrator , Engineering educator

Bantval Jayant Baliga, American Electrical engineering educator, research administrator. Recipient Dushman award General Electric, 1983; named among 100 Brightest Scientists in American, Science Digest, 1984, Distinguished Scientist, Asian Indians in North America, 1984.

Background

Baliga, Bantval Jayant was born on April 28, 1948 in Madras, India. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Bantval Vittal and Sanjivi (Rao) Baliga.

Education

Bachelor in Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1969. Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974.

Career

Member of staff, General Electric Research Center, Schenectady, New York, 1974-1978;program manager, General Electric Research Center, Schenectady, New York, 1979-1988;Coolidge fellow, General Electric Research Center, Schenectady, New York, 1983-1988;professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, since 1988;director power semiconductor research center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, since 1991. Consultant power semiconductor industry, since 1988, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, 1989-1992.

Works

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate editor Transactions on Electron Devices 1984-1989, William Newell award 1991, Morris Liebman award 1993, Josip Juraj Ebers award 1998, Lamme medal 1999). Member National Academy Engineering.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, stamp collecting, traveling.

Connections

Married Pratima Nayak, December 25, 1975. Children: Avinash, Vinay.

father:
Bantval Vittal Baliga

mother:
Sanjivi (Rao) Baliga

spouse:
Pratima Nayak

child:
Avinash Baliga

child:
Vinay Baliga