August 2011 - March 2017 PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
August 2009 - December 2010 MSE, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
August 2005 - May 2009 BE, SSN College of Engineering, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, India
June 1990 - May 2005 School, Padma Seshadhri Bala Bhavan (P.S.B.B), Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
October 2019 - Present Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Palakkad, India
August 2017 - September 2019 Scientist / R&D Engineer, ABB GISPL, Chennai, India
August 2016 - June 2017 Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
I broadly work in the area of Power Electronics
Over the course of my PhD, I have worked extensively with voltage source inverters, induction motors, and their control. More specifically, I worked with the inverter dead-time effect (a system non-ideality) and dead-time induced instability issues in Volts-per-Hertz induction motor drives. Such motor drives are commonplace in fans, pumps and compressors used for various industrial applications. The work involved all aspects of research - extensive analysis, simulations and experiments. Further, me and my advisor Prof G. Narayanan also collaborated with L&T technology services, Bangalore and Integrated Electric, Bangalore, in studying and mitigating instability observed in certain inverter-fed motor drives.
At ABB, I worked with an international R&D team on the control development and fault studies of a new Modular Multilevel Converter topology for high power HVDC power transmission. I also worked briefly on power electronic systems for FACTS and DC Traction applications.
I am interested in research on power electronic converters and systems, their modelling, control, modulation, and fault studies, for applications spanning across motor drives, HVDC and FACTS, electric traction systems, and renewable integration.
More information about me and my work can be found in my CV link provided above in this page.
I aspire to bring in aspects of practical utility, design and implementation to supplement theory in the courses which I would be offering