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Department of Avionics
     
R. Sudharshan Kaarthik
Assistant Professor
 
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Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2015 to 2017) - Power converters for electric machine emulators.

Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2015) - Multilevel Dodecagonal Space Vector Structures and Modulation Schemes with Hybrid Topologies for Variable Speed AC Drives.

M. Tech in Electronics Design and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2012) - Three phase bi-directional AC-DC front-end converter.

B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha (2010).

 


Course Offered

Post Graduate Courses (M. Tech and Ph.D)

  1. Interface Electronics (AVP 866), Even Semester - 2020 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Power Electronics in Power Systems (AVP 861), Even Semester - 2020 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  3. Control of DC Drives and Special Machines (AVP 614), Odd Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. Power Electronics in Power Systems (AVP 861), Even Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  5. Control of DC Drives and Special Machines (AVP 614), Odd Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  6. Digital Control and Embedded Systems (AVC 613), Odd Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  7. Power Electronics in Power Systems (AVP 861), Even Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  8. Power Systems Operation and Control, Even Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  9. Control of DC Drives and Special Machines (AVP 614), Odd Semester - 2017 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  10. Power Electronics in Power Systems (AVP 861), Even Semester - 2017 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  11. Control of Electric Machines and Drives (ELEC 440), Winter 2016 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Under Graduate Courses (B.Tech)

  1. Control of Electric Drives (AV 491), Odd Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Basic Electronics Engineering (AV 121), Even Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  3. Control of Electric Drives (AV 491), Odd Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. Control of Electric Drives (AV 491), Odd Semester - 2017 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  5. Basic Electrical Engineering (AV 111), Odd Semester - 2017 at IIST Thiruvananthapuram.
  6. UG Capstone project (2015 and 2016) at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Laboratory

  1. Advanced Power Electronics Lab - II (AVP 631), Even Semester - 2020 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Digital Control and Embedded Systems Lab (AVC 631), Odd Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Advanced Power Electronics Lab - II (AVP 631), Even Semester - 2019 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. Digital Control and Embedded Systems Lab (AVC 631), Odd Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  5. Advanced Power Electronics Lab - II (AVP  631), Even Semester - 2018 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.
  6. Digital Control and Embedded Systems Lab (AVC 631), Odd Semester - 2017 at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram

Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (Feb. 2017 - Current)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (Oct. 2015 to Feb. 2017) - Power converters for electric machine emulators

Research Associate, Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


Research Work / Area

Power Electronics, Multilevel Converters, Electric Drives, Modulation and Switching Techniques, Power Hardware in-the-loop Emulation, Grid Connected Systems, Analog and Digital Circuit Design


Funded Project

Ongoing

  1. Retarding Potential Analyser for Electron and Ion concentration measurement in Martian Atmosphere (Co PI).
  2. Retarding Potential Analyser for Electron and Ion concentration measurement in Venusian Atmosphere (Co PI).
  3. ExoWorlds - A mission for study of Exo-planets (System Engineer and Electronics team lead)
  4. Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS 201F) - A scientific payload on PS4 orbital platform onboard PSLV C52 (Ongoing)
  5. Electrical Power System for Small-Spacecrafts - PI.

Completed

  1. Decoupled Control Scheme for Dual Permanent Magnet Machine Actuators (Completed) - IIST project (PI), May 2017 to March 2019.
  2. Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS 101F) - A scientific payload on PS4 orbital platform onboard PSLV C45 (Completed), Feb-April 1, 2019.
  3. Electrical Power System for Inspiresat-1 student satellite.

Publications

Peer Reviewed International Journal Publications

J22. Athira Suresh, Archana C M, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik and Rajeevan P P, "An Induction Generator Scheme with Series-Compensation for Frequency Insensitive Loads," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2020.3013520.

J21. Ranjith S, Vidya V and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "An Integrated EV Battery Charger with Retrofit Capability," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (Accepted - Feb 2020)
doi: 10.1109/TTE.2020.2980147

J20. N. Gupta, G. T. G. and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Modeling and Decoupled Control of Series-Connected Split-Phase Synchronous Machines With Open-Circuit Fault," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 325-334, Jan.-Feb. 2020. 

J19. S. K. Dash and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Independent Speed Control of Two Parallel Connected Split-Phase IM With a Common DC Link and Inverter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 9957-9965, Oct. 2019.

J18. K. S. Amitkumar, R. S. Kaarthik and P. Pillay, "A Versatile Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop-Based Emulator for Rapid Testing of Transportation Electric Drives," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 901-911, Dec. 2018.

J17. J. C. Akiror, R. S. Kaarthik, J. Wanjiku, P. Pillay and A. Merkhouf, "Closed-Loop Control for a Rotational Core Loss Tester," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 5888-5896, Nov.-Dec. 2018.

J16. Kshirsagar. A, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Umanand L, Gopakumar. K et. al, "17-level inverter with low component count for open-end induction motor drives," in IET Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 922-929, 5 1 2018.

J15. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , K. S. Amitkumar and P. Pillay, "Emulation of a Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Generator in Real-Time Using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 474-482, June 2018.

J14. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , J. Maisonneuve and P. Pillay, Real-Time Emulation of a Pressure-Retarded Osmotic Power Generation System," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 5768-5776, Nov.-Dec. 2017.

J13. Arun Rahul S, S. Pramanick, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , K. Gopakumar and F. Blaabjerg, "Extending the Linear Modulation Range to the Full Base Speed Using a Single DC-Link Multilevel Inverter With Capacitor-Fed H-Bridges for IM Drives," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 5450-5458, July 2017.

J12. Sumit Pramanick, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Najath Abdul Azeez, K. Gopakumar , Sheldon Williamson, K.S. Rajashekara, “A Harmonic Suppression Scheme for Full Speed Range of a Two Level Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive using Switched Capacitive Filter”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 2064-2071, March 2017.

J11. Mathews Boby, Pramanick.S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Arun Rahul.S, Gopakumar.K, “Fifth and seventh order harmonic elimination with multilevel dodecagonal voltage space vector structure for IM drive using a single DC source for the full speed range" IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 60-68, Jan. 2017.

J10. Kshirsagar A, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Umanand L, K. Gopakumar, K.S. Raja, “Low Switch Count Nine-Level Inverter Topology for Open-End Induction Motor Drives," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 1009-1017, Feb. 2017.

J9. Viju Nair, Arun Rahul.S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Kshirsagar.A, Gopakumar.K, “Generation of higher number of voltage levels by stacking inverters of lower multilevel structures with low voltage devices for drives" IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics , vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 52-59, Jan. 2017.

J8. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Carlo Cecati, I. Nagy, “Timing Calculations for a General N-level Dodecagonal Space Vector Structure Using Only Reference Phase Voltages”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume:63, Issue: 3, 2016, pp:1395-1403.

J7. Arun Rahul S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, J.I.Leon, L.G. Franquelo,“A Predictive Capacitor Voltage Control of a Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter With a Single DC link and With Reduced Common Mode Voltage Operation” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 5285-5292, Aug. 2016.

J6. Mathews Boby, Pramanick.S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Arun Rahul.S, Gopakumar.K, Umanand.L “Multilevel dodecagonal voltage space vector structure generation for open-end winding IM using a single DC source" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 2757-2765, May 2016.

J5. Arun Rahul S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, Gopakumar.K, Rajeevan.PP, J.I.Leon, L.G. Franquelo, “Reduced common mode voltage operation of a new seven level hybrid multilevel inverter topology with a single DC Voltage source", in IET Power Electronics , vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 519-528, 3 9 2016.

J4. Pramanick.S, N.A. Azeez, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Carlo Cecati, “Low Order Harmonic Suppression for Open-end Winding IM with Dodecagonal Space Vector using a Single DC-link Supply" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , Volume: 62, Issue: 9, 2015, pp: 5340-5347.

J3. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Carlo Cecati, I. Nagy, “A Voltage Space Vector Diagram formed by Nineteen Concentric Dodecagons for Medium Voltage Induction Motor Drive", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , Volume:62, Issue: 11, 2015, pp:6748-6755.

J2. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Mathew, J., Undeland.T, “Medium Voltage Drive for Induction Machine With Multilevel Dodecagonal Voltage Space Vectors With Symmetric Triangles", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , Volume:62, Issue: 1, 2015, pp:79-87.

J1. Roshan Kumar.P. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, J.I.Leon, L.G. Franquelo, “Seventeen-Level Inverter Formed by Cascading Flying Capacitor and Floating Capacitor H-Bridges", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics , Volume: 30, Issue: 7, 2015, pp:3471-3478.

 

Peer Reviewed International Conference Publications

C38. Siri Gadipudi, Rajeevan PP and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "A Grid Connected Open-end Winding Induction Generator System with Series Compensation," IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE-2020), Kochi, India, Jan 2020.

C37. Srikara Reddy and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, ``A 24-step Modulation Scheme for Dodecagonal Space Vector Structure with Six Concentric Dodecagons using Reference Phase Voltages," IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE-2020), Kochi, India, Jan 2020.

C36. Vidya V and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "A Control Scheme for Integrated Battery Charger With Split-Phase Machine," IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE-2020), Kochi, India, Jan 2020.

C35. Mallikarjun Kompella, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, Priyadarshnam and Harsh Simha ``Parallel Operation of Battery Chargers in
 Small Satellite Electrical Power Systems," IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON2019), Rajkot, India, Dec 2019. (Awarded First Prize in Student Paper Contest.)

C34. K. Sairam, Srikara Reddy G, and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, ``Decoupled Control of Series Connected Split-Phase Synchronous Motors with Open Circuit Fault with Eight-legged Inverter," IEEE International Conference on Transportation Electrification - 2019 (iTEC-2019), Bangalore, India, Dec 2019.

C33. Vidya V, and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Mathematical Modeling of Split Phase Machine based Integrated Battery Charger," IEEE International Conference on Transportation Electrification - 2019 (iTEC-2019), Bangalore, India, Dec 2019.

C32.Pragya Yadav, Vidya V, and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "A Voltage Sensor-less Single-Phase Unity Power Factor AC-DC Front-End Converter," IEEE International Conference on Transportation Electrification - 2019 (iTEC-2019), Bangalore, India, Dec 2019.

C31. Ranjith S and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Linearization of Over-Modulation in Dodecagonal Space Vector PWM," 2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019, pp. 215-220.

C30. G. S. Athira, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik and P. P. Rajeevan, "An Open End Winding Induction Generator System for Simultaneous Supply of Power to DC-link Loads and Frequency Insensitive AC Loads with Voltage Regulation," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C29. N. Gupta and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Decoupled Control of Two Series Connected Split-Phase Synchronous Machines From a Single Six-Phase Inverter," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C28. S. K. Dash, R. S and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Decoupled Control of Dual-Split-Phase IMs for Full Power Range Using Capacitive Filters," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C27. A. Hegde, G. S. Athira, P. P. Rajeevan and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Current Error SVPWM based Speed Sensorless IM Drive with Stator Resistance Estimation," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, 2018, pp. 1-5.

C26. Archana C M., Rajeevan. P. P. and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "A Series Compensated Open-end Winding Induction Generator System for DC loads and AC linear, Non-linear and Unbalanced loads," 2018 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE), JAIPUR, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C25. S. K. Dash and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Space Vector PWM Techniques for Parallel Connected Dual-Split-Phase IMs for Full Power Range Using Capacitive Filters," 2018 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE), JAIPUR, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C24. T. G. Gopika, N. Gupta and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of Series-Connected Split-Phase Synchronous Motor Drive," 2018 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE), JAIPUR, India, 2018, pp. 1-6.

C23. G. S. Athira, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik Kaarthik and P. P. Rajeevan, "An Induction Generator Scheme with Series Compensation for Frequency Insensitive Loads," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, DC, 2018, pp. 5015-5020.

C22. S. Ranjith and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, "An Integrated EV Battery Charger with Retrofit Capability," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, DC, 2018, pp. 5021-5026.

C21. Tamanwe Payarou, Kirankumar Kuruvinashetti, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, Pragasen Pillay, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, "Sensing Circuitry for Real-Time Power Studies of Micro-Photosynthetic Power Cells'', IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2018, Quebec City, Canada, 13-16 May 2018.

C20. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, and P. Pillay, "Real-time power hardware-in-the-loop emulation of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle drive train," 2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India), Pune, 2017, pp. 1-6.

C19. Athira G.S, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik, Rajeevan P.P, Dasgupta A, "Improved stator flux and stator resistance estimators for sensor-less control induction motor drives," 2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India), Pune, 2017, pp. 1-6.

C18. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik,  J. Mathew and K. Gopakumar, "Carrier based modulation technique for space vector PWM of dodecagonal voltage SV structures," 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017), Beijing, China, 2017, pp. 940-945

C17. K. S. Amitkumar, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik and P. Pillay, "A versatile power-hardware-in-the-loop based emulator for rapid testing of electric drives," 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Cincinnati, OH, 2017, pp. 5468-5474.

C16. J. C. Akiror, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , J. Wanjiku, P. Pillay and A. Merkhouf, "Closed loop control for a rotational core loss tester," 2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Miami, FL, 2017, pp. 1-6.

C15. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik and P. Pillay, "Emulation of a permanent magnet synchronous generator in real-time using power hardware-in-the-loop," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Trivandrum, 2016, pp.1-6.

C14. A. Kshirsagar, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , M. Boby, L. Umanand and K. Gopakumar, "Elimination of dead-time transients in a three-level flying capacitor inverter using a state machine for switching state sequence selection," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Trivandrum, 2016, pp. 1-6.

C13. S. Dey, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , P. Pillay and J. Maisonneuve, "Modeling and emulation of an osmotic power system," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Trivandrum, 2016, pp. 1-5.

C12. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Maisonneuve. J, Pillay. P, “Real-time Emulation of a Pressure Retarded Osmosis Power Generation System”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo, Milwaukee, (ECCE) 2016, pp. 1-6.

C11. Abhijit Kshirsagar, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Arun Rahul, Gopakumar K, Umanand L, Sujit Biswas, Carlo Cecati, “Reduced Switch Count Seventeen Level Inverter Topology for Open-End Induction Motor Drives”, 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON, Florence, 2016, pp. 3582-3587. ( Awarded for the Best Presentation).

C10. S. A. Rahul and R. Sudharshan Kaarthik and K. Gopakumar and P. P. Rajeevan and L. G. Franquelo and J. I. Leon and I. Nagy, "A hybrid seven level inverter topology with a single DC supply and reduced switch count," 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE’15 ECCE-Europe), 2015, Geneva, 2015, pp. 1-10.

C9. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Carlo Cecati, I. Nagy, “Timing Calculations for Three level Dodecagonal Space Vector Structures for Space Vector PWM from Reference Phase Voltages", 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society , IECON 2015, pp.19-24.

C8. Kshirsagar.A, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Umanand.L, Gopakumar.K, “Nine level inverter for open-end induction motor with eight switches per phase", 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society , IECON 2015, pp.1097-1102, ( Awarded for the Best Presentation).

C7. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Roshan Kumar.P, Gopakumar.K, J.I.Leon, L.G. Franquelo,"A hybrid multilevel inverter scheme for induction motor drives and grid-tied applications using a single DC-link," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) , Seville, 2015, pp. 3010-3015.

C6. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Carlo Cecati, I. Nagy, “A 19 level dodecagonal voltage space vector structure for medium voltage IM drive", 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society , IECON 2014, pp.988-994, ( Awarded for the Best Presentation).

C5. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Gopakumar.K, Mathew, J., Undeland.T, “An open-end winding IM drive with multilevel 12-sided polygonal vectors with symmetric triangles", 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Lappeenranta, 2014, pp. 1-9.

C4. P. Roshankumar, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , K. Gopakumar, P. P. Rajeevan, J. I. Leon and L. G. Franquelo, "A seventeen-level inverter with a single DC-link for motor drives," 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 , Vienna, 2013 -, pp. 6176-6181.

C3. T. M. Ladwa, S. M. Ladwa, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , A. R. Dhara and N. Dalei, "Control of remote domestic system using DTMF," International Conference on Instrumentation, Communication, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering 2009, Bandung, 2009, pp. 1-6.

C2. Chitti Babu B, R. Vigneshwaran, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Dalei N K, Das R N, “A Novel Technique for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photo-Voltaic Energy Conversion System,” 4th International Conference on Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering Recent Advances February 19-21, 2010.

C1. Chitti Babu B, R. Sudharshan Kaarthik , Dalei N K, R. Vigneshwaran, Das R N, “Photovoltaic Energy Conversion System for Water Pumping Applications – Modeling and Simulation,” International Symposium on Photovoltaic Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 13 January, 2010 (Best Poster).


Awards
  1. January 2020 - Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Team Award for contributions in Advanced Retarding Potential Analyzer for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) a scientific payload onboard PSLV-C45.
  2. December 2019 - Selected for Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award for Electrical Power Systems Satellites, Electronic Systems and Renewable Energy.
  3. December 2019 - Best Paper Award (MV Chauhan Paper Contest) at IEEE INDICON - 2019.
  4. September 2019 -  Awarded Space Science Technology Excellence Certificate for 2019 by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology for contributions in Advanced Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) a scientific payload onboard PSLV-C45.
  5. August 2019 - Elevated to Senior Member, IEEE
  6. February 2019 - Outstanding IEEE - Industry Applications Society Student Branch Chapter Award (Gold) for the year 2018.
  7. October 2018 - Granted International Travel Support from DST-SERB for attending 44th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON-2018) at Washington DC, USA.
  8. April 2017 - Granted merit scholarship by ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) du Québec - Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies.
  9. November 2016 - Montreal Summit on Innovation (SMI 2016 - QI-MEQ-ÉTS) – Winner for Scientific Poster competition - Machine Emulator for Rapid Testing and Commissioning of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems.
  10. December 2016 - Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award for IEEE PEDES 2016 conference, Trivandrum, India. Emulation of a permanent magnet synchronous generator in real-time using power hardware-in-the-loop.
  11. November 2016 - Best Presentation Award at Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2016 - Reduced Switch Count Seventeen Level Inverter Topology for Open-End Induction Motor Drives.
  12. November 2015 - Best Presentation Award at Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2015 - Nine level inverter for open-end induction motor with eight switches per phase.
  13. October 2014 - Best Presentation Award at Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2014 - A 19 level dodecagonal voltage space vector structure for medium voltage IM drive.
  14. August 2012 – Jul. 2015 Fellowship: Ph.D., MHRD, Govt. of India.
  15. August 2010 – Jul. 2012 Fellowship: M.Tech, MHRD, Govt. of India.
  16. May 2010 - All India Rank 139 of over 100,000 in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
  17. March 2010 Innovation Award for DTMF based control platform.
  18. January 2010 Best Poster award at International Symposium on PV Science and Tech., IIT Kanpur.
  19. 2007 – 2008 Secured third position in B.Tech. Electrical Engineering.
  20. June 2006 Outstanding academic performance – top 0.1% in Computer Science.

Technical Activities/ Responsibilities

  1. General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE) - Jan 2022, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  2. Associate Editor, IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications (2019 onwards)
  3. Chair (Research) and ExeCom member - IEEE IAS/IES/PELS Chapter, IEEE Kerala Section.
  4. Technical Program Chair, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems Conference (PEDES) - 2020, Jaipur, India. 
  5. Technical Program Chair, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE) - Jan 2020, Cochin, India.
  6. Technical Program Chair, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, India - Dec, 2019, Bangalore, India.
  7. Member, Technical Program Committee, 2019 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA.
  8. Special Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Vancouver, Canada, June 2018 (SS: Advances in Battery Charging Techniques for Electric Vehicles).
  9. Member, IEEE-Industrial Electronics Society, Technical Committee on Transportation Electrification, IECON-2018, Washington DC, USA.
  10. Steering Committee Member, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems Conference (PEDES) - 2018, Chennai, India.
  11. Track Chair, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems Conference (PEDES) - 2018, Chennai, India.
  12. Topic Chair, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon, September, 2018.
  13. Advisor, IIST-IEEE Industry Applications Society Student Branch Chapter, IIST Thiruvananthapuram.
  14. Track Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics, Instrumentation, Control and Computing (PICC2018), Kerala, India during January, 2018.
  15. Track Chair, IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference, India, iTEC-India 2017, Pune.
  16. Track Chair, IEEE International conference on power electronics, drives and energy systems, IEEE PEDES 2016.
  17. Young Associate of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
  18. Senior Member (2019), Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE.
  19. Senior Member, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
  20. Senior Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society.
  21. Senior Member, IEEE Power and Energy Society.
  22. Senior Member, IEEE Industry Applications Society.
  23. Reviewer IEEE Transactions: Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Industry Applications, Energy Conversion, Transportation Electrification, Vehicular Technology, IET Power Electronics.
  24. Chair, IEEE IAS/IES Student Chapter Chair - (2014-2015) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  25. Treasurer, IEEE IAS/IES Student Chapter Treasurer - (2013-2014) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

 

Current Students

  1. Vidya V (PhD) - Integrated Battery Chargers for EV
  2. Sreehari B. Nair (PhD, Co-supervisor) - Precision Electronic Systems
  3. Harshith V (M.Tech) - Power decoupling for single phase grid connected systems
  4. Pavan G (M. Tech) - Parallel connected inverters
  5. Srirag (JPF) - Electronics for ARIS

Past Students

  1. Mallikarjun Kompella (B.Tech 2020) - Power decoupling of the single-phase grid connected systems and EPS for small satellites (Winner in Future Energy Challenge by IA/IE/PELS Kerala Chapter)
  2. Srikara G (M.Tech 2020, Delta Electronics) - Modulation Schemes for Dodecagonal Space Vector PWM
  3. Siri Gadipudi (B.Tech 2020) - Induction Generator with Series-Compensation 
  4. Pragya Yadav (M.Tech 2020, Delta Electronics) - Sensorless Single Phase Integrated Battery Chargers (Winner in Future Energy Challenge by IA/IE/PELS Kerala Chapter) 
  5. Ashutosh Saini (B.Tech 2020) - Charging profiles for battery chargers
  6. Ranjith S (M.Tech, 2019, Delta Electronics) - Dodecagonal Space Vector Structures with Virtual Vectors (Finalist - INAE Innovative Student Project Award)
  7. Dharani Moka (M.Tech, 2019, pursuing PhD in IISc) - Design of Flyback Converters
  8. Ramanan J (B.Tech, 2019, Mahindra Electric) - BLDC drives for autonomous vehicles
  9. Sairam K (B.Tech, 2019, Subex) - Series connected multi-phase motor drives
  10. Archana CM (B.Tech, 2019, ISRO) - Dodecagoanal Space Vector PWM Techniques (INAE Innovative Student Project Award - 2019)
  11. Naveen S (JRF, 2019, ISRO) - Advanced Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies
  12. Athira GS (M.Tech, 2018, Delta Electronics) - Induction Generator with Series Compensation (Finalist - INAE Innovative Student Project Award)
  13. Sagar Kumar Dash (M.Tech, 2018, pursuing PhD in IITKGP) - Multiphase parallel drives
  14. Nikunj Gupta (B.Tech, 2018, ISRO) - Multiphase series connected drives
  15. Gopika TG (SRF, 2018) - Multiphase series connected drives