Bachelor of Engineering, University Durban, South Africa, 1981; Master of Science in Engineering, University Natal, South Africa, 1983; Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytech & State University, 1987.
Lecturer, U. Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1982-1983; electrical engineer, Electricity Supply Commission, Durban, South Africa, 1984; graduate research teaching assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1984-1987; lecturer, U. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1988-1990; assistant professor, U. New Orleans, 1990-1993; associate professor, U. New Orleans, 1993-1995; Jean Newell distinguished professor engineering, Clarkson U., Potsdam, New York, since 1995. Consultant in field.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (vice chairman industrial doctorandus committee 1995-1997), Institute Elec. Engineers.
Married Raamitha Devi Pershad. Children: Kamentha, Surika.