Hemchandra M. Shertukde

Hemchandra M. Shertukde
Editor of Electrical Power

Dr. Hemchandra M. Shertukde is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (since March 1995) in the Electrical Engineering Department at Hartford University. He is also a consulting fellow/chief technology officer, founder, member and board of director for Diagnostic Devices Inc. (DDI) since August 1992. Previously, he was president, founder, board member and CEO of MedScanSonics Inc., and raised and funded $4MM through Connecticut Venture Group and Cross Roads Competition in Yale, April 2004.

Shertukde has also worked for Crompton Greaves Ltd (CGL), Bombay, India (in collaboration with Westinghouse, USA), was a designer and production superintendent for the manufacture of EHV Transformers, Gapped-Core Shunt Reactors. He was the youngest Indian (28 years) to be sent to Westinghouse USA/Canada for training in the design and manufacture extra high voltage (EHV - 425kV) transformers and EHV gapped core shunt reactors. He revolutionized the entire design and manufacturing process as provided by Westinghouse, Canada from the torroidal gapped core to radially assembled laminations in pie-form packets and using slate as the material to provide gaps in the core structure instead of high priced fiberglass insulation to precise tolerances on surface finish. This radically improved the manufacturability of the core packets resulting in avoidance of hazardous material like HCL acid needed for removal of burr in the gaps of the torroidal core.

He is an expert and well versed in the design and manufacture of EHV (420 kV), large power, medium power, industrial transformers (up to 400 MVA, 525 kV) and EHV gapped-core shunt reactors (up to 25 MVAR, 525 kV). Awarded ‘Best Young Electrical Engineer’ at CGL and elevated to Senior Executive with Superintendent responsibilities of the Core-coil section of Kanjur Works in 1981.