Dr. Chitra Venugopal’s academic and professional background combines science and engineering (BEng in Electronics, Communication and MEng in Power Electronics and Drives from Bharathidasan University and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Sastra University). Her professional experience includes researcher in power system and power electronics field and published many research articles. Dr. Chitra is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu (the international honor society for electrical engineers). She joined the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy (EERE) department at Oregon Tech in 2018 where is now a tenure track Assistant Professor. Dr. Chitra currently serves as the program director of the BS Renewable Energy Engineering Program, Portland – Metro Campus. Her areas of teaching include power system, power electronics, electric power conversion and grid integration. Her current research focuses on smart grid integration of renewable energies, demand response and grid oscillations, power converters for nano and micro power applications, smart drives including PLCs, intelligent converters for EVs.