Dr. R. Sarathi is a Professor of High voltage engineering with IIT Madras. He has rich and varied experience of over 20 years in research, teaching and consulting. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the state-of-the-art High Voltage Laboratory at IIT Madras.
He visited Akita University, Japan as a JSPS Fellow; visited Technical University, Munich as DAAD Fellow and served as visiting researcher in leading universities such as Nagaoka University, Japan, Kyushu University, Japan, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Waseda University, Japan.
He is currently associated with UKIERI project, an international collaboration initiative on Innovation in high voltage insulation for electrical energy networks.
He is Member, Indian Standards on High voltage testing techniques, CBIP distribution system, International Reference Group for SweGRIDS, Sweden and a collaborative member of green Asia project of Kyushu university funded by Japanese government.
He is senior IEEE member and IEEE Madras Section PES Chair.