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Dr. Anirudh Guha
Assistant Professor
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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

Work Experience

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 their control spanning across motor drives, HVDC and FACTS, electric traction systems, and  renewable integration.

Currently I am working on modular energy storage systems for grid connected applications with Mr Aby Joseph, CDAC Thiruvananthapuram. I am also  collaborating with Dr Vijay, IIT Palakkad on switched reluctance motors, and on power conversion systems of a low altitude glider. I also work with PV inverter fed motor drives.

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.
I currently teach / have taught the following courses 

1) Power Converter Analysis and Design

2) Power Converters Modulation Control and Applications

3) Power Electronics Simulation Lab

4) Power Systems and Renewable Energy Lab









Research Area
Power Electronics
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