Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
तत्कर्म यन्न बन्धाय सा विद्या या विमुक्तये। आयासायापरं कर्म विद्यान्या शिल्पनैपुणम्॥
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 modular converter topologies. I am also working on the development of a wide-bandgap converter for grid-connected applications. Simultaneously I am also working on development of open source software tools and firmware for power electronic applications (specifically gEDA/gaf, pcb-rnd, ngspice and associated packages).
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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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.