Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at IIT Palakkad offers a vibrant environment for under graduate, post graduate education and research in many areas of Electrical Engineering. We are a team of 17 faculty (16 fulltime + 1 visiting), 180 students and 4 staff members engaged in cutting edge research and teaching in several frontier areas of Electrical Engineering.

Electrical Engineering

Faculty

Prof. Vinod A Prasad, PhD (NTU Singapore)

Dr. Anirudh Guha, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Dr. Arun Rahul S, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Dr. Arvind Ajoy, PhD (IIT Madras)

Dr. Jobin Francis, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan T, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Dr. Mahesh R Panicker, PhD (NTU, Singapore)

Dr. Manas Kumar Jena, PhD (IIT Delhi)

Dr. Revathy P, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Dr. Shaikshavali Chitraganti, PhD (University of Lorraine, France)

Dr. Sneha Gajbhiye, PhD (IIT Bombay)

Dr. Sreenath Vijayakumar, PhD (IIT Madras)

Dr. Subrahmanyam Mula, PhD (IIT Kharagpur)

Dr. Sukomal Dey, PhD (IIT Delhi)

Dr. Swaroop Sahoo, PhD (Colorado State University, USA)

Dr. Vijay Muralidharan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Staff
Mr. Ananthu Sasikumar (JT)
Mr. Asish Chandran (JT)
Mr. Pinku Sebastian (JTS)
Mr. Sanil Sharahudeen (JTS)

 

Laboratories

 

  • Electronics Technology Laboratory

Electronics Technology Laboratory provides an integrated environment for students to understand the working of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and the interplay between computational tools and electronics hardware. Each desk is equipped digital storage oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators, power supplies and various prototyping boards (Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Microcontrollers, etc.) and a desktop PC. In addition, it houses set-ups for control systems experiments such as ball and beam, rotary inverted pendulum, magnetic levitation and closed loop temperature controller. Digital Circuits, Analog Electronics, Computer Aided Design and Control Systems lab courses are run in this laboratory.

  • Communications and Microwave Laboratory

Communications and Microwave Laboratory provide an environment for understanding and experiencing the signal chain of a typical analog and digital communication system and microwave systems. Typical facilities include optical fiber training kits that have a multi-channel multiplexing encoder and a corresponding decoder with demultiplexer, where one can perform various wired optical communication experiments. The laboratory also houses software defined radios - national instruments 2901 and 2920 which are very versatile and reconfigurable radios that can operate in the range 70MHz to 6GHz and can be used to prototype various communication systems and new technologies for applications such as 5G and IoT.

  • Electrical Machines Laboratory

Electrical Machines Laboratory provides students with an opportunity to understand the working of various AC and DC machinery. Some of the facilities include: 14 machine beds each consisting of 2 DC machines coupled with induction machine and synchronous machine, fully isolated voltage and current measurement units, data acquisition systems for capturing real time data, a unique make your own electrical machines by integrating various parts and its testing facility, bidirectional power DC power supply, special machines like BLDC, SRM, single phase and 5 phase machines, single phase and three phase and multi winding transformers.

  • Power Systems Laboratory

Power Systems Laboratory provides students with an environment to experiment on various aspects of power systems including safety and quality. Some of the facilities include: Fault simulator for studying and analyzing various power systems faults, facility for studying parallel operation of alternators, facility for studying earth fault protection, differential protection, over voltage and over current protection, solar simulator for studying PV array characteristics, air blast circuit breaker assembly with earth fault protection, earth resistance measurement unit, power quality analyzer, insulation testers, Mipower for power system analysis

  • Power Electronics Laboratory

Power Electronics Laboratory provides students with an exposure to latest trends in power electronics research and development. Facilities include: IGBT modules with isolated gate drive assembly45 kw Bidirectional DC power supply, TMS320f28379D controller boards, Spartan 6 FPGA cards, High end Oscilloscopes with differential probes for high voltage and high current measurement, Hall effect voltage and current sensors, Iron core and ferrite core inductors.

Specialization

  • Antennas, Microwave Engineering and Radar Systems
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Communication and Signal Processing
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Nanoelectronics, Plasmonics and Semiconductor Devices
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
  • Robotics and Control
  • VLSI Signal Processing

 

Research Facilities


Laboratories / Research Centers

  • Center for Computational Imaging (CCI)
  • Brain Machine Interface Systems Laboratory (BMISL)
  • Microwave monolithic integrated circuits lab (MMICL)