I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institite of Technology at Dharwad. I am a part of the Power and Energy group where I conduct research in power electronics, renewable energy systems and electric mobility.
Before moving to Dharwad, I was as a post-doctoral associate in Prof. Ned Mohan's group at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and an ASTRO Research Fellow at the National Transportation Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Lab, Tennessee.
My work aims to enable equitable, sustainable and economical use of clean energy. My current focus areas include power electronic converter topologies and controls, grid-integration of renewables, and converters for electric vehicles.
I am currently working on control schemes for two modular converter topologies for integration of utility-scale solar plants to a medium voltage (34.5kV) collection grid. Simultaneously I am also working on development of open source software tools and firmware for power electronic applications.
Prospective students interested in working with me please read this.
I work with industry partners on a wide variety of collaborative efforts. Please email me with your specific requirements for more information. Here are some additional details.
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This course will cover many of the design choices and decisions that product designers face. How much capacitance is needed on the DC bus? Will this design pass EMI testing? How will this op-amp drift with time? Are those gold-plated connectors really worth it? Is one 6.8k resistor better than two 3.3k resistors? Can it really be fixed later in software?
This will be a graduate topics course covering advanced topics in power conversion topologies, such as power semiconductor device characteristics and behaviour, advanced concepts in design of magnetics for power converters; resonant, soft switching and wireless power transer.
I have worked with grassroots organisations and non-profits in Bangalore and Minneapolis/St. Paul for public education on energy and renewables, and helping with community engagement. If you are involved with such efforts, especially in North Karnataka, I would love to know more and get involved.