Ramesh "Rudy" Shankar

Director, Energy Systems Engineering Institute; Professor of Practice

Dr. Shankar was named director of Lehigh University's Energy Systems Engineering Institute on July 1, 2016.

His previous appointments include his work as assistant director of UNC's Electric Power Infrastructure Center, helping to expand it's research in grid modernization, smart grid, renewable energy and energy utilization. This included industry and utility partnerships, development of agency funding and technology demonstrations to constituents and stakeholders.
Shankar also served as VP and CTO to the Tennessee Valley Authority, where his duties included management of renewable energy technologies, electric transportation and infrastructure, and technologies for power generation delivery; as President and CEO of Signatech Systems, where he led efforts to develop asset management and fleet-wide monitoring for a large Asian utility; and as program manager and market director for the Electric Power Research Institute.