Pragasen Pillay, Ph.D, FIEEE

Professor and NSERC/Hydro-Québec Senior Industrial Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West SGW-EV05.139
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3G 1M8
Telephone: 514-848-2424 Ext. 3108
Fax: 514-848-2802


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A. (1987)
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1983)
B.Eng. Electrical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1981)

Teaching Interests

I have taught the following courses: Energy Conversion, Electric Machines & Drives, Advanced Machines & Drives, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Senior Design, Capstone, Electric Circuits, Renewable Energy Systems, Electric Machine Design.

Research Interests

Modeling, Analysis, Design and Control of Electrical Machines, Electric Motor Drive Systems, Traction Motors for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy including Wind, Biomass and Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Sustainability issues in Power and Energy Engineering.