Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
तत्कर्म यन्न बन्धाय सा विद्या या विमुक्तये। आयासायापरं कर्म विद्यान्या शिल्पनैपुणम्॥
I completed my B. Tech from the erstwhile Department of Electronics and Instrumentation at VIT Vellore, after which I joined the M. Tech program at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (formerly CEDT) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. I then continued towards a Ph.D in Power Electronics and Drives in the same department. My doctoral research on open-end induction motor drives was supervised by Prof. L. Umanand, with the guidance from Prof. K. Gopakumar. During my M. Tech I developed a disributed Air Quality Monitoring System under the supervision of Prof. Jamadagani and funded by CiSTUP, IISc.
I then took up a Post-doctoral appointment in Prof. Ned Mohan's Lab at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where I worked on a number of research projects from matrix converters for open-end machines to modular converters for medium-voltage grid connected renewable energy conversion. I was also a part of a cross-disciplinary team researching energy management and LED controls for deep-winter greenhouses and warehouse-farms. During this time I was also involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing material for CUSP with support from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
I spent some time as an ORAU-ASTRO Research Fellow the National Transportation Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee where I worked converter topologies and controls for extremely fast charging medium and heavy duty electric vehicles, and on grid-interactive systems for renewable-rich grids.
In January 2020, I moved to IIT-Dharwad as an assistant Professor.