Ashish Arora
Ashish Arora, P.E., CFEI
Principal Engineer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Phoenix

Mr. Arora’s expertise is in electrical, electronic and computer systems. His professional activities focus on solving complex technical problems involving electronics and software controls in the consumer products, automotive, aviation and medical device industries. Mr. Arora’s work focuses on design reviews, targeted electrical testing of new systems, field failure analysis, recall-related investigations and product liability issues.

Mr. Arora works extensively on projects involving energy storage systems in the consumer products, aviation, automobile and utility industries. In addition to performing root cause analysis of battery system failures, he assists clients by performing design reviews and risk analyses of battery systems to evaluate the potential for field failure and safety issues. He has also assisted his clients in evaluating and choosing battery vendors that can produce battery systems with the required quality and safety on an ongoing basis. 

In computing systems, Mr. Arora works on projects involving embedded control systems for automotive applications. He has performed both hardware and software design reviews and failure analysis of automotive embedded systems such as electronic throttle control systems, adaptive cruise control systems, airbag control systems, electronic parking brake systems etc. He has also performed extensive testing on electric vehicle control systems.

As a research engineer with CATQER at the University of Canberra, Mr. Arora designed and implemented an experimental 4.2 km University of Canberra-Telstra Tower Free-Space Quantum Cryptographic Key Distribution Test-Bed (optical and RF communications link).

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Indiana University, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
  • B.S., Engineering, University of Canberra, Australia, 2001, First Class Honors
  • University Medal for outstanding academic excellence in the bachelor’s degree from the University of Canberra, Australia, 2001

    The 2001 W E Samsun Medal Prize for the most outstanding graduate in the fourth year of the undergraduate degree course in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Division of Management and Technology, University of Canberra, 2001

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers Prize in the area of signal processing and Telecommunications awarded by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, UK, 2000

    The Australian Institute of Physics Prize in the area of radio and optical communications awarded by the Institute of Physics, Australia, 2000

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Electrical Engineer, Arizona, #47547

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) National Certification Board

LANGUAGES

  • Hindi

Publications

Book Chapters

Medora NK, Kusko A, Arora A. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems. In: On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power. Fifth Edition, Chapter 20, pp. 205–219, Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA), 2015.

Arora A, Medora NK, et al. Safety of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles. In: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market, Elsevier B.V., UK, 2010, pp. 463–491.

Publications

Arora A, Pinnangudi B, Harris J. Lithium ion batteries for stationary applications: A safety perspective. Battcon 2011, Orlando, FL, 2011.

Medora NK, Yamaguchi G, Arora A. Conducting high frequency electrical measurements—Case study using a TASER M18 device. 2010 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Boston, MA, 2010. 

Pinnangudi B, Arora A, et al. Thermal shutdown characteristics of separator materials used in lithium-ion batteries. 2010 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Boston, MA, 2010. 

Medora NK, Arora A, Livernois T. Series arcing faults in electrical transportation systems. SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2010. 

Medora NK, Yamaguchi G, Arora A. Conducting high frequency electrical measurements - case study using a TASER M18 device., 2010 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES), Boston MA, October 18–20, 2010. 

Arora A, Medora NK, et al. Evaluation of resistive faults in high current starter cables. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Toronto, Canada, 2009. 

Arora A, Medora N, Swart J. Failures of electrical/electronic components: Selected case studies. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Longmont, CO, 2007. 

Swart J, Edmonds J, et al. Case studies of electrical motor and generator failures. Failures 2007, South Africa, 2007. 

Swart J, Arora A, et al. Methods for measuring the mechanical safety vent pressure of lithium ion cells. IEEE Symposium on Product Safety and Compliance Engineering, Irvine, CA, 2006. 

Swart J, Arora A, et al. Case studies of electrical component failures. Failures 2006, South Africa, 2006. 

Swart J, Arora A, Nilsson S. Characterizing the performance of battery chemistries used to power a single-person vehicle. 6th International Advanced Automotive Battery (and Ultracapacitor) Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2006. 

Swart J, Arora A, et al. Going beyond industry standards in critically evaluating lithium-ion batteries. Advancements in Battery Charging, Monitoring and Testing, Vancouver, Canada, 2005. 

Arora A, Swart J, et al. Characterizing the vent operation of lithium-ion cells and battery packs. 5th International Advanced Automotive Battery (and Ultracapacitor) Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005. 

Arora A, Swart J, et al. Lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles: A safety perspective. 5th International Advanced Automotive Battery (and Ultracapacitor) Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005. 

Arora A, Edwards P. Software-based photon counting telemetry receiver for an infrared communications satellite. International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, CA, August 2003. 

Selected Presentations

Arora A, Martens J. Energy storage for BEV’s: An engineering perspective. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC’ 13), Dearborn, MI, June 16–19, 2013. (Half-day tutorial).

Arora A, Martens J, Babic D. AC & DC adapters safety considerations. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, San Diego, CA, 2011. 

Arora A, Harris J. Designing with lithium-ion batteries: An engineering perspective. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, 2011 (4 hour tutorial). 

Arora A, Medora NK, Pinnangudi B. Accessible hot surfaces and burn hazards. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Boston, MA, 2010. 

Arora A, Medora NK, et al. Arc faults in hybrid and high voltage automotive electrical systems. 9th International Advanced Automotive Battery & EC Capacitor Conference (AABC) and Symposia, Long Beach, CA, 2009. 

Arora A, Medora N, Livernois T. Circuit protection devices and arc fault detection schemes for electrical automotive systems. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Austin, TX, 2008. 

Arora A. Electrical/system component failures. ASM International Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, 2008. 

BenKinney M., Arora A, Swart J. The influence of regulatory changes on unique product designs. IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Longmont, CO, 2007.

Patents

Patent US 2010/0065637: Testing Protocols for Extended Functionality Cards, March 18, 2010 (with M. Top, E. Kurtek, S. Phillips and J. Swart)

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (member)

Society of Automotive Engineers (member)

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Indiana University, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
  • B.S., Engineering, University of Canberra, Australia, 2001, First Class Honors
  • University Medal for outstanding academic excellence in the bachelor’s degree from the University of Canberra, Australia, 2001

    The 2001 W E Samsun Medal Prize for the most outstanding graduate in the fourth year of the undergraduate degree course in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Division of Management and Technology, University of Canberra, 2001

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers Prize in the area of signal processing and Telecommunications awarded by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, UK, 2000

    The Australian Institute of Physics Prize in the area of radio and optical communications awarded by the Institute of Physics, Australia, 2000

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Electrical Engineer, Arizona, #47547

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) National Certification Board

LANGUAGES

  • Hindi