Dr. SheilaaHaran is a Professor and presently Head of theDepartment of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Velammal EngineeringCollege, Chennai. She has graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Collegeof Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram in 1976. She obtained her M.Sc. (Engg.)degree from the same College securing First Rank in 1979 specialising inElectrical Machines. She obtained Ph.D degree in 2006 from InternationalUniversity, Washington D.C, USA.
She is in the teaching profession for thepast 35 years. She has published over 36 research papers in National andInternational Conference Proceedings and authored two text books titles`Synchronous, Induction and Special Machines’ and ‘Electrical Machines – II’published by Scitech Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd. She is a Fellow Member ofthe Institution of Engineers (India), Senior Member of the Institute ofElectrical and Electronics Engineering Inc (USA) and Member of Indian Societyfor Technical Education. She is also a Chartered Engineer.
She is recipient of the “Distinguished WomenEngineers Award” awarded by the Institution of Engineers (India) Tamil NaduState Centre in the year 2001. She has been included as a biographee in the 25thAnniversary Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World for her outstandingachievements in the education field. Her areas of interest include ElectricalMachines, Electrical Machine Design, Electric Drives and High VoltageEngineering.