Linos Jacovides

Linos  Jacovides
  • Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • PhD, Imperial College, University of London, England
  • MSc, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • BSc, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 2120
  • Engineering Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.353.1980



Dr. Jacovide’s research focus has involved interactions between power electronics and electrical machines in electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and locomotives.  His innovations span more than 40 years and include the development of a 1,000-horsepower induction motor drive and a 4,000 horsepower generator for locomotives. He and his team also introduced automotive electronic systems including exhaust oxygen sensors, micromechanical accelerometers, fuel injectors, electric power steering and permanent magnet motors for propulsion. The design tools he developed during the 1970s are still in use for producing drives for today’s electric/hybrid vehicles.

He became the first recipient of the IEEE Transportation Technologies Award in 2014, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011.



  • electric propulsion
  • automotive electrical systems
  • alternative fuels and energy