Photograph of Ernest Mendrela

Ernest A. Mendrela


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901


Tel: 225-578-5629
Fax: 225-578-5200

Research Interests

Analysis of electromagnetic field in electric machines; Electric machines for special purposes (linear and disc induction motors, motors with two degrees of mechanical freedom: X-Y motors, rotary-linear motors, and motors with spherical rotors); Permanent magnet brushless dc motors applied for electric vehicles; Switched reluctance motors; MAGLEV vehicles; electrodynamic and electromagnetic suspension systems; magnetic separators.

Short Biography

Ernest Mendrela received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Silesian Technical University, Poland, in 1968. In 1968 He joined the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland where he received Ph.D. degree in 1975 for his work on rotary-linear induction motors. In 1984 he received D.Sc. degree for the development of the theory and experimental research on induction motors with two degrees of mechanical freedom (X-Y motors, rotary-linear motors and machines with spherical rotors). Since 1989 to 1992 he worked at the Sydney University, Australia. In 1994 he joined the Opole University of Technology in Poland. Since 2001 he is with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Mendrela received two awards granted by the Polish Department of Education and one award granted by the Polish Academy of Science. He is a senior member of IEEE.


M.Sc.E.E., Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland, 1968
Ph.D.E.E., Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, 1975
D.Sc.E.E.(habilitation), Technical University of Lodz, Poland, 1984