BOLINGBROOK, Ill -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Harvard Law Society of Illinois has honored S. Raja Krishnamoorthi, President of Sivananthan Laboratories, as a 2014 Role Model for his distinguished career. Krishnamoorthi received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University with degrees in mechanical engineering and public policy.
Krishnamoorthi clerked for Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and then joined the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he practiced commercial litigation and became a partner. Krishnamoorthi was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start its Public Integrity Unit. He also served on the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, becoming Chairman of its Audit Committee. Later, Krishnamoorthi became Deputy Treasurer for Illinois before joining Sivananthan Laboratories. In 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed Krishnamoorthi as Vice-Chair of the Illinois Innovation Council, which is charged with jump-starting technological innovation in Illinois.
Sivananthan Laboratories is a high tech business incubator focused on promoting economic growth in Illinois and the United States through fostering cutting-edge, fundamental research and development. Krishnamoorthi is helping develop and implement Sivananthan Laboratories' strategic vision as a world-class incubator providing next generation innovative technologies and growing exceptionally effective and relevant businesses through continued guidance beyond spin-off.
"Raja is a wonderful role model. He inspires confidence in all of us to work hard and achieve our goals, and strive to maximize our potential. His vision for Sivananthan Laboratories and InSPIRE makes him a strong leader, whose discipline and compassion I truly admire,” stated Mr. Kevin Berliner, Executive Director of the Institute for Solar Photovoltaic Innovation, Research, and Edu-training ("InSPIRE" or "InSPIRE Illinois).
One of the successful ventures under Sivananthan Laboratories is Episensors, Inc. Episensors’ mission is to develop and manufacture high tech imaging systems pertaining to defense and security, with a focus on extended short wavelength infrared (eSWIR) cameras. Episensors is currently developing and productizing the “Night SWEEP” suite of low-cost, high-performance infrared cameras.
Additionally, Krishnamoorthi serves as President and Director of the nonprofit organization founded by Sivananthan Laboratories, InSPIRE. This 501c3 organization’s mission is to promote research, development, workforce training, and technology commercialization within the solar and renewable energy industry. InSPIRE’s vision is to create a solar and renewable energy industry in Illinois where scientists and inventors create and commercialize cutting-edge technology. The companies manufacture the systems and modules that incorporate this technology for use in the U.S. and worldwide.
Krishnamoorthi’s distinguished training in the areas of engineering and law is among the many factors that make him an exceptionally effective leader in technology-driven businesses and enterprises. He is among the most valued leaders in the Sivananthan Laboratories group of companies.