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Department of Avionics
     
Rajesh Joseph Abraham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
 
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Tel:+91-471-2568590
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Email:rja@iist.ac.in / rajeshja@gmail.com













Education
  • Ph. D (Electrical Engineering) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2008
  • M. Tech (Guidance & Navigational Control), University of Kerala, 2002
  • B. Tech (Electrical & Electronics Engineering), University of Calicut, 1998

Course Offered
Undergraduate:

Control Systems (2008), Electric Circuits(1999), Electromagnetic Field Theory(1999), Basic Electrical Engineering (2000), Electric Machines (2000), Mechatronics and Control Systems (2007), Optimisation Techniques (2007), Linear Control Theory (2009), Dynamics of Systems (2009), Instrumentation and Control Systems (2007, 2014),  Robust and Optimal Control (2010),  Basic Electrical Technology (2009, 2010, 2011), Control and Guidance Systems (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Advanced Control Theory (2010, 2011, 2014), Basic Electrical Engineering Lab (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016), 

Postgraduate:

Navigation, Guidance & Control (2008), Computational Techniques and Optimisation (2009), Principles of Feedback Control (2013), Optimal  Control (2014), Robust Control Theory (2015,2016,2017)


Experience
  • Associate Professor, Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, (January 2017 to Till date)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, (June 2009 to December 2016)
  • Reader, Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, (July 2008 to July 2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, (August 2007 to May 2008)
  •  A.I.C.T.E National Doctoral Fellow & Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, (July 2003 to July 2007)
  •  Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, (August 2002 to July 2003)
  •  Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, The Indian Engineering College, Vadakangulam, Tamil Nadu, (June 1999 to August 2000)

Research Work / Area
Control Systems and its Applications, Robust Control and Applications

Funded Project

AGC in Traditional and Deregulated Environments, All India Council for Technical Education (2003-2007), INR.10,00,000/-


Area of Interest
  • Control Systems and Applications
  • Guidance and Navigational Control
  • Robust Control and Applications

·     The GATE 2000 Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Government of India, for M. Tech Studies

·     The first National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF – 2003) from the All India Council for Technical Education (A. I. C. T. E), New Delhi, India, for Doctoral Research

·     The Best Library User Award (P. G. Student) 2004 – 2005 from the Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

·     The Early Faculty Induction Programme Fellowship (EFIP 2005) from the All India Council for Technical Education (A. I. C. T. E), New Delhi, India for Teaching Career

·    The Young Scientist Award 2005 from the National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, India

·    The IEEE CSS Developing Countries Travel Support 2009 from IEEE Control Systems Society for paper presentation in the Asian Control Conference 2009 (ASCC 09), Hong Kong, August 27 – 29, 2009.

·    The IEI Young Engineers Award 2011-2012 (Electrical Engineering) from Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata.

·    The Best Paper Award at the second International Conference on Emerging Technology Trends in Advanced Engineering Research, Kerala, February 20-21, 2012

·  The International Travel Support Award from Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for an invited paper presentation at the 2nd UK-India Bilateral Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Smart Grids, United Kingdom, July 14 - 15, 2016

·    The Prof. VKM John Award for the Best Engineering College Teacher of Kerala State 2018 from the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi    

·   The Honorary Visiting Research Fellowship through Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant Scheme, University of Bradford, UK,  June 2019

·   The Best Paper Award at the second International Conference on Intelligent Computing,  Instrumentation and Control Technologies, Kerala, July 05-06, 2019

·   The ISTE-Syed Sajid Ali National Award for Outstanding Research Work in the field of Renewable Energy 2019 from the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi   

To know about Citations, click here

  • Rachakonda Shri Rama Akshay & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2019): "Load Frequency Regulation with Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System", International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 10-16.

  • M Deepak & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2019): “Improving the dynamic frequency regulation of a multisource power system considering GRC and Deadband with TCSC and SMES”, International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 51-75.

  • M Deepak, Rajesh Joseph Abraham, Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt, David M. Greenwood & Haile-Selassie Rajamani (2017): “A novel approach to frequency support in a wind integrated power system”, Renewable Energy, vol. 108, August, pp. 194-206.

  • M Deepak, Dibyaranjan Senapati & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2017): “Damping of low frequency oscillations in a Hydrothermal Power system using Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator”, International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-19.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & A. Patra (2015): “AGC System after Deregulation considering TCPS in series with the tie-line”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, vol. 16, no. 3, June, pp. 281-295.

  • M Deepak & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2015): “Load following in a deregulated power system with Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 65, February, pp. 136-145.

  • M R Akhila, S.Gopika & R J Abraham (2013): “Application of a complex Lead Compensator for a Laser guided Missile, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) : Series C, vol. 94, no. 1, January, pp. 37-41.

  • Chavali Krishna Bharadwaj & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2012): “Optimised Automatic Generation Control of a Hydrothermal Power System with Capacitive Energy Storage”, Journal of Electrical Systems, vol. 8, no. 1, March, pp. 35-46.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2011): “Load following in a bilateral market with local controllers”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 33, no. 12, December, pp. 1648-1657.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2011): “Damping Oscillations in Tie-power and Area frequencies in a Thermal Power System with SMES-TCPS combination”, Journal of Electrical Systems, vol. 7, no. 1, March, pp. 71-80.

  • Chavali Krishna Bharadwaj & Rajesh Joseph Abraham (2010): “Genetic Algorithm application to Hydrothermal Power System AGC with Capacitive Energy Storage”, Electrical India, vol. 50, no. 7, July, pp. 64-70.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2010): “Automatic Generation Control of an Interconnected Power System with Capacitive Energy Storage”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Engineering, vol. 3, no. 1, January, pp. 41 – 46.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2009): “AGC Study of a Hydrothermal System with SMES and TCPS”,European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol. 19, no. 3, April, pp. 487 – 498.

  • S. Geetha & R. J. Abraham (2007): “Load relief autopilot design for a launch vehicle – Pole placement and LQG method”, Aerospace Engineering Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 88, November, pp. 28-30.

  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2007): “Automatic Generation Control of an Interconnected Hydrothermal Power System considering Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 29, no. 8, October, pp. 571 – 579.

  • R. J. Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra (2007): “Effect of TCPS on Oscillations in Tie-Power and Area Frequencies in an Interconnected Hydrothermal Power System”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 1, no. 4, July, pp. 632 – 639.

Text book:
  • Automatic Generation Control: Traditional and Deregulated Environments, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2010)
Book Chapter
  • "A Genetic Proportional Integral Derivative Controlled Hydrothermal Automatic Generation Control with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage", Rajesh Joseph Abraham & Aju Thomas, Electricity Distribution ,Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2016).DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-49434-9_11
  • Chavali Krishna Bharadwaj, Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2009
  • Arun P Parameswaran, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, 2010
  • Nikhil Abraham, Department of Electrical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2010
  • Mohammed Emaaduddin & Kaustav Sinha, Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, 2010-2011
  • Chaithanya K S, Integrated M S student, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, 2011
  • Basil Athirampuzhayil, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Palakkad Institute of Science & Technology, Palakkad, Kerala, 2011
  • Vijay Garg, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, 2012
  • Vikas Garg, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 2012
  • Gopika S & Akhila M R, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology,Calicut, Kerala, 2012
  • Rithu Krishna S, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology,Calicut, Kerala, 2013
  • Meerakrishna R, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology,Calicut, Kerala, 2013
  • M. Balaram, V. Tulsiram, Muhammad Basim, Kiran PVK, Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2013
  • Dakshesh Thacker, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka,Surathkal, Karnataka, 2014
Students with External scholarships / Funding interested in doing M. Tech project work, Ph D or Post Doctoral Fellowships are encouraged to get in touch with me. Please send me your biodata, copies of your publications and one-page write up of the projects that you have done on rajeshja@gmail.com  
Ph. D
(Ongoing)
  • Rachakonda Sri Rama Akshay, Control issues in Smart Grids 
(Graduated)
  • Deepak M, Frequency Regulation in Conventional, Deregulated and Wind integrated Power Systems, 2018
M. Tech
  • Emil Ninan Skariah, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala (2011: M G University, Kerala)
  • Aju Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mangalam College of Engineering, Ettumanoor, Kerala (2012: M G University, Kerala)
  •  Sherin Samuel, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Cochin College of Engineering & Technology, Malappuram, Kerala (2013: Calicut University, Kerala)
  • Sinju Sonny, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering, Kidangoor, Kerala (2013: Calicut University, Kerala)
B. Tech
  • Dibyuranjan Senapati, Scientist/Engineer, Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore (2012)
  • Rajesh Sankar K, Mohsin Ahmed, Scientist/Engineer, Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore (2013)
  1. External Examiner, Defence Institute for Advanced Technology, Pune, Maharashtra
  2. External Examiner, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  3. Question Paper Setter, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
  4. External Examiner, Kalasalingam University, Krishnancoil, Tamil Nadu
  5. Gave an invited lecture on “Automatic Generation Control of Power Systems” at the UK-India Bilateral Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Smart Grid held on 27-28 March 2014 at the University of Bradford, UK
Resource person for
  • National Workshop on “MATLAB and SIMULINK” , 23-24 November 2012, College of Engineering, Thalassery, Kerala
  • Workshop on “MATLAB application in Control System“, 10-12 December 2012, College of Engineering, Perumon, Kerala
  • Workshop on “Simulation of Control System using MATLAB“, 17-18 October 2013, College of Engineering, Kidangoor, Kerala
  • Faculty Development Programme on “MATLAB Applications in Control and Power Engineering“, 04-06 December 2013, College of Engineering, Perumon, Kerala
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Classical and Modern Control with MATLAB/SIMULINK“, 10-13 December 2013, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Workshop on “Engineering Applications of MATLAB“, 04-06 March 2014, T K M College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala
  • TEQIP- II sponsored Two-day Refresher Course on “Classical Control Theory and Design using MATLAB/SIMULINK“. 22-23 May 2014, B M S College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Short Term Course on “Classical and Digital Control Design with MATLAB/SIMULINK“, 17-20 June 2014, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Short Term Training Program on “Control System Design using MATLAB“. 22-23 August 2014, Amrita University, Amritapuri campus, Kollam, Kerala
  • Faculty Development Programme  on “DSP and Control Systems: Principles and Approaches“, 01-06 December 2014, College of Engineering, Vadakara, Kerala
  • TEQIP – II sponsored STTP  on “Control Engineering Theory and Applications“, 08-12 December 2014, College of Engineering, Trikaripur, Kerala
  • Workshop on "Control Systems and Automation using MATLAB and SIMULINK", 21 - 22 August 2015, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • National Workshop on "Control System Design and Analysis using MATLAB and SIMULINK", 14 - 15 September 2015, Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Ammu Prameela Nandakumar, Lalu Seban, Rajesh Joseph Abraham, MV Dhekane, "LQG Control for Load Relief Control of a Flexible Launch Vehicle", IEEE TENCON, Kochi, 17-20 October 2019
  • Vidya S, Gopal Jee & Rajesh Joseph Abraham, “Load Relief of a Launch Vehicle using Estimated Angle of Attack”, 7th Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD 2015),        Thiruvaanthapuram, 3-5 Dec. 2015
  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham, D. Das & Amit Patra, “Bilateral Load Following in a Restructured Power system with Local Controllers”, Proc. of the 7th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2009), Hong Kong, August 27-29, 2009.
  • Rajesh Joseph Abraham & S. Geetha, “Load Relief Autopilot Design – Pole Placement Based and LQG Based: A Comparison”, Proc. of the 28th National Systems Conference (NSC 2004), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, Dec. 16-18, 2004