Rakesh Dhawan founded Strategic Technology Group LLC in 2009. He has developed
critical understanding and published on a wide range of Motors, Motor Drives, High
Frequency Electromagnetic Components, Electric Vehicles and Switch Mode Power
Systems. He has co-authored over 25 publications in various refereed journals and
conference proceedings and is an inventor on 6 issued or pending US patents. He has
served on the Technical committee of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).
He received the B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) degree from Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He received his MS degrees from University of
Minnesota under the tutelage of Power Electronics pioneer Prof. Ned Mohan. He received
his MBA from Old Dominion University.
Rakesh is a high energy individual with a difference; he combines technology excellence,
leadership and professional management skills with his inborn entrepreneurial instincts.
Over the years, Rakesh has successfully handled several leadership, management and
corporate functions with hands-on experience in managing the growth and operational
challenges associated with early stage companies.
Rakesh is a member of the Entrepreneurial Organization (Washington-DC Chapter) and is
very keen on nurturing entrepreneurial talent in the field of Technology Development and
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Strategic Technology Group LLC
Design, Development and Manufacturing of Brushless
Permanent Magnet Motors, Motor Control & Motor Drives
Strategic Technology Group (STG) designs, develops and manufactures brushless permanent magnet
motors and motor drives for customer specific applications. STG also offers comprehensive analysis of
motors, motion control and drive products and systems. STG helps customers with optimal selection, sizing
and configuration of Motion Control Systems.
STG has developed critical understanding and published on a wide range of Permanent Magnet Motors,
Motor Control, Motor Drives, High Frequency Electromagnetic Components, Electric Vehicles and Switch
Mode Power Systems. STG’s staff has co-authored over 30 publications in various refereed journals and
conference proceedings and filed for several issued or pending US patents.
STG has significant skills in the field of Motor Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Electronics,
Analog and Digital Electronics, Software Engineering, Test Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and
System Simulation, Design and Integration.
STG has successfully delivered Permanent Magnet motors, motor drives and battery management systems
in the areas of Electric Vehicles, Electric Bicycles, Electric Scooters, Power Wheelchairs and Washing
Machines. STG has in-depth understanding of the requirements for consumer, medical, automotive and
STG and STG’s staff has extensively pursued technology beyond the traditional three-phase motors by
engaging in the design of seven and five-phase radial as well as axial flux permanent magnet brushless
STG is head-quartered in the metro Washington DC area with significant research, development and
manufacturing capability in the areas of permanent magnet brushless motors, motor control and motor drive
systems. Currently, STG has offices in the US, UK and India. STG’s research, development and
manufacturing are located in Pune, India.
STG is headed by Rakesh Dhawan, a twenty two years veteran of Motors, Motor Drives and Power
Electronics. Rakesh has degrees in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and University of
Minnesota, and an MBA from Old Dominion University. Rakesh has been an entrepreneur who has built
several high quality technology businesses in the past. Rakesh has seven approved and filed patents and
twenty five conference and journal publications to his credit. Rakesh founded STG to further his passion in
brushless permanent magnet motors, motor control, motor drives and successful development and launch of
STG has developed a unique and highly successful approach called CARE™ to product development and
project management for complex technology products involving embedded systems, electro-magnetic and
electro-mechanical components and power electronics. Our CARE™ approach has four main elements –
- Clearly defined customer requirements
- Ample focus on analysis, simulation and modeling
- Rapid prototyping
- Effective project management techniques
We bring products to fruition in short time. We combine the best practical, technical and academic
knowledge to bring our clients unique competitive advantages.
STG has a strong and talented engineering team of
- Motor engineers specializing in the design of motors and high frequency magnetic components
using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) as well as analytical methods;
- Electrical engineers specializing in power electronics, analog and digital circuit design;
- Mechanical engineers specializing in 3-D modeling and chassis design with die cast and CNC
machined components using SolidWorks;
- Software engineers specializing in algorithm and programming for TI, ST and Microchip DSPs and
- Embedded engineers specializing in digital circuit design, Network communication protocol
implementation (RS232, RS485, I2C, MODBUS, SERCOS, DeviceNet and Profibus), C and C++
- Layout engineers for designing printed circuit boards for harsh consumer, automotive, medical and
industrial applications using PADS;
- Test engineers for designing customer-specific test stands with National Instrument’s LABVIEW
- Project engineers to ensure performance, schedule and cost objectives;
- Research & Simulation engineers to further the understanding in PWM techniques, fuzzy logic,
field-oriented, space vector and sensorless control methods;
- Manufacturing engineers specializing in shorter time to production with minimum risk;
To bring remarkable and extraordinary value to our customers by helping them, create cutting edge
technology products in the field of Permanent Magnet Motors, Motor Control and Motor Drives and Systems.
We are committed to the acquisition and application of state of the art knowledge, tools, methods and
processes to deliver greatest value to our customers. We are committed to protecting our customers’
interests with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
Our Core Values
Truth: Commitment to facts.
Promise: Commitment to promises made.
Honesty and Integrity: Commitment to honesty and truth by promoting transparency in all dealings.
Fairness and Justice: Commitment to fairness and justice inside and outside the company.
Excellence: Commitment of excellence to our customers.