Dr Tomy Sebastian
Motor Drive Systems, Halla Mechatronics
President, IEEE Industry Applications Society
Tomy Sebastian received the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from Regional Engineering College Calicut (presently National Institute of Technology, Calicut), India, the M.S. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, MA.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently he is the Director of Motor Drive Systems at Halla Mechatronics. Dr Sebastian has done extensive research in the area of permanent magnet motor design and control issues and applications in steering systems. He has published over 50 technical articles and holds 31 US patents. In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow of IEEE. During 2008-2009, he served as a distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industry Applications Society. He was inducted in to the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society outstanding achievement award. He is currently the President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.