Bruno Lequesne (M’85-SM’89-F’97) received the Certified-Engineer degree from Centrale-Supélec, France, in 1978, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA, in 1984. He worked for 30 years in the automotive industry on transportation electrification research and industrial drives before starting his own consultancy, E-Motors Consulting, LLC, in 2014.
His automotive involvement includes working at General Motors Research Laboratories (1984-1999) and Delphi Research Laboratories (1999-2006). In September 2006, he moved to the Delphi Powertrain Division to manage a group within the Advanced Powertrain Engineering organization (2006-2009). After a year at the University of Alabama, he joined Eaton Corporate Research & Technology group to focus on the electrification of commercial vehicles and advanced industrial drives (2010-2014). Since starting his consultancy, he has contributed to the automotive, aerospace and renewable energy industries, working on motors, actuators, and systems. He is also an expert witness with courtroom experience.
Dr. Lequesne holds 53 patents, primarily on sensors, linear actuators, and automotive applications. He is the recipient of eleven Best Paper Awards, eight from the IEEE- Industry Applications Society (IAS), including two Transactions Paper Awards, and three from the Society of Automotive Engineers, including the Colwell (2000) and the Bendix (2007) awards. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1997, and received the IAS Kliman Innovator Award in 2007 and the IEEE Nikola Tesla Award in 2016.
He is also past president (2011-2012) of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, and currently serves on the board of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community where he chairs the Long Range Planning Committee.