I am always looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to join my group. Some existing opportunities are described below. I urge prospective students to email me a brief note about your interests and skills and why you might be a good fit for my group (more details below).
Admissions to the research programs (M.S and Ph.D) are highly competitive, on the basis or qualifying exams, GATE scores, written tests and/or interviews as determined by prevailing institute policy. I strongly recommend you to apply even if you do not hear back from me. Further, the pandemic has disrupted most academic programs. Please keep checking the institute webpages for official notifications.
There are a few short internship opportunities for students currently enrolled in a B. Tech program, typically for up to 6 months. Some of these may include a nominal stipend as well.
NOTE: I will not be able to offer any on-campus summer internships in 2021 due to Covid.
I intend to offer one or more B.Tech projects in the power-electronics, electric drives with some component of embedded/IoT/open-source-software each year. If you are a current B. Tech student at IIT-DH interested in these topics, please email me.
Currently, I cannot offer B. Tech / M. Tech projects to students not enrolled in IIT-DH.
IIT-Dharwad has research programs leading to the award of M.S. and Ph.D degrees. The M.S. program includes an excellent balance of coursework and research leading to a thesis, and is often a good stepping stone to the Ph.D program.
Currently, my research focus is on topologies and controls for interconnecting renewables to non-ideal grids, examining behavior during faults and under/over-voltage events. I also work on wide-bandgap based converters and topologies for domestic and low-voltage behind-the-meter applications including EV charging systems.
These research problems (like most complex engineering problems) require a strong grasp of fundamentals and the tenacity to work systematically. The work requires a combination of hardware skills(circuit design, analysis, PCB layout, mechanical and industrial design, etc) and software skills (embedded programming for DSPs and FPGA programming, scripting, simulation, optimization, etc). If you have experience with these please highlight this in your email with specific examples. Thank you for reading all the way to the end. Please do email me, and include the name of a book you read recently (fiction or non-fiction) and why you liked it.