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Dr. Arun Rahul S
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Biosketch

Vision

To use my skills and knowledge for the benefit of the society.

Academic Qualifications

PhD (2013-2016, with Gold Medal) - Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India

URL: http://www.dese.iisc.ac.in/

PhD Supervisor: Prof. K Gopakumar

Thesis: Investigations on Hybrid Multilevel Inverter's with a Single DC Supply for Zero and Reduced Common Mode Voltage Operation and Extending the Linear Modulation Range

M.Tech (2009-2011) - Machine Drives and Power Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India,

URL: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/department/EE

Thesis: Sensor-less Speed Control of Regenerative Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive with Rotor Initial Position Detection

M. Tech Project Supervisor: Dr. Gautam Poddar, EE IIT KGP

GATE 2009 - 99.98 Percentile

B.Tech (2004-2008) - Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala, India,

URL : http://rit.ac.in/

Experience

Assistant Professor (June 2017 - Present) - Electrical Engineering, IIT Palakkad

Scientist (July 2016 - April 2017) - ABB GISPL, Chennai, Area of research was modular multilevel converters for HVDC applications

Executive Technology (July 2011-July 2013) - Crompton Greaves Special Research Team, Area of research was solar battery chargers, converters and power supply designs

Research

Sponsored Projects

1. Design and Fabrication of an LED-based solar simulator with integrated electrical and optical measurement capability,

Funding Agency: SERB,

PI:  Dr. Arvind Ajoy,

Co PI:  Dr. Revathy P,

Co PI:  Dr. Arun RahulS

Publications

International Journal Publications

[1] Greeshma Nadh, Arun RahulS, "A Stacked Multilevel Inverter with Single DC Link for Open End Winding Induction Motor Drive with Zero Voltage Switching and Common Mode Voltage Elimination," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2021, early access. 

URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9617153

[2] Arun Rahul. S, S. Pramanick, M. Boby, K. Gopakumar and L. G. Franquelo, "Extended Linear Modulation Operation of a Common-Mode-Voltage-Eliminated Cascaded Multilevel Inverter With a Single DC Supply," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 7372-7380, Dec. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2586441

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7502086&isnumber=7738477

[3] S. Arun Rahul, R. S. Kaarthik, K. Gopakumar, L. G. Franquelo and J. I. Leon, "A Predictive Capacitor Voltage Control of a Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter With a Single DC-Link and Reduced Common-Mode Voltage Operation," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 5285-5292, Aug. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2541635

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7433426&isnumber=7508400

[4] Arun Rahul Sanjeevan, R. S. Kaarthik, K. Gopakumar, P. P. Rajeevan, J. I. Leon and L. G. Franquelo, "Reduced common-mode voltage operation of a new seven-level hybrid multilevel inverter topology with a single DC voltage source," in IET Power Electronics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 519-528, 3 9 2016, doi: 10.1049/iet-pel.2015.0130

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7435397&isnumber=7435395

[5] Viju Nair R, Arun Rahul S, S. Pramanick, K. Gopakumar; L. Franquelo, "Novel Symmetric 6-Phase Induction Motor Drive Using Stacked Multilevel Inverters with a Single DC Link and and Neutral Point Voltage Balancing," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2637884.

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7779117&isnumber=4387790

[6] M. Boby, S. Pramanick, R. S. Kaarthik, S. Arun Rahul, K. Gopakumar and L. Umanand, "Multilevel Dodecagonal Voltage Space Vector Structure Generation for Open-End Winding IM Using a Single DC Source," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 2757-2765, May 2016, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2015.2511162

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7362204&isnumber=7450218

 

International Conference Publications

2020

[1] Greeshma Nadh, Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S, Modulation scheme with common mode and
differential mode voltage elimination for a five level inverter fed open end winding induction motor drive, accepted for presentation at 22nd European Power electronics Conference  (EPE 2020), Paris.

[2] Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S “Clamping Modulation Scheme for Low Speed Operation of Dual Inverter fed Drives”, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur

[3] Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S, “Interleaved PWM for Parallel Converters with Single DC Link for Zero Circulating Current”, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur
 
[4] Arghadeep Hazra, Arun Rahul S, “Space Vector Modulation Technique with Improved Harmonic Performance for a Five Phase Induction Motor Drive in the Over-Modulation Region”, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur

[5] Durga Nair S., Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S, "Predictive Control of Parallel AC/DC Converter with Interleaved  Generalised Discontinuous PWM", PESGRE 2020, Kochi, India

2019

[1] Durga Nair S., Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S, “Constant Switching Frequency Virtual Vector Based Predictive Control of a Three-Level Flying Capacitor Active Front End Converter”  31st International technical conference of IEEE Region 10 (TENCON 2019, Kochi, India) 

[2] Durga Nair S., Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S, “A Novel Predictive Control for an Active Front End Rectifier using Lyapunov Stability Criteria” 45th Annual international Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) (IECON 2019, Lisbon Portugal)

[3] Greeshma Nadh, Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S,  ”Carrier Based Hybrid Modulation Scheme for Dual Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive with Reduced Switching Loss” in IEEE National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), 2019  

[4] Greeshma Nadh, Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S, “Evaluation of Modulation Methods on Switching Loss, Common  Mode Voltage and Current Ripple for an Open End Winding Induction Motor Drive” IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems (ICSETS 2019) (2019) Bhuvaneswar, India

2018

[1] Greeshma Nadh, Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S, “Hybrid Space Vector Modulation Scheme for Dual Inverter Fed  Open End Winding Induction Motor Drive for Improved Harmonic Distortion” 8th IEEE India International conference  on Power Electronics (IICPE- 2018), Jaipur India.

Before 2017

[1] S. Arun Rahul et al., "A hybrid seven level inverter topology with a single DC supply and reduced switch count," Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'15 ECCE-Europe), 2015 17th European Conference on, Geneva, 2015, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/EPE.2015.7309051

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7309051&isnumber=7309048

[2] Viju Nair. R, Arun Rahul. S, K. Gopakumar, B. Basak and L. G. Franquelo, "A novel forty nine level stacked inverter topology using low voltage devices for drives," IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, 2016, pp. 3178-3183, doi: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7794119

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7794119&isnumber=7792929

[3] Viju Nair R., Arun Rahul S., S. Pramanick, K. Gopakumar and L. G. Franquelo, "A new nine level stacked inverter topology for a symmetric six phase induction motor with low voltage devices and using a single DC link," 2016 IEEE 25th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Santa Clara, CA, 2016, pp. 116-121,doi: 10.1109/ISIE.2016.7744876

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7744876&isnumber=7744853

[4] Abhijit Kshirsagar ; R. Sudharshan Kaarthik ; Arun Rahul S ; K. Gopakumar ; L. Umanand ; Sujit Biswas ; Carlo Cecati,. "Reduced switch count seventeen level inverter topology for open-end induction motor drives," IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, 2016, pp. 3582-3587, doi: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793014

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7793014&isnumber=7792929

[5] M. Boby, S. Pramanick, S. Arun Rahul, K. Gopakumar and L. Umanand, "A multilevel inverter fed IM drive with dodecagonal voltage space vector structure using a single DC source with linear modulation range near to base speed," 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe), Karlsruhe, 2016, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/EPE.2016.7695255

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7695255&isnumber=7695111

[6] Mathews Boby, Arun Rahul .S, Sumit Pramanick, K. Gopakumar and L Umanand, "A Multilevel Nine-Concentric Octadecagonal Space Vector Structure for Induction Motor Drives Using a Single DC Source" PEDES2016, IEEE International Conference On Power Electronics, Drives And Energy Systems , 14-17 December 2016, Trivandrum, India.

[7] Viju Nair. R, Arun Rahul. S, K. Gopakumar, Leopoldo G. Franquelo, Sheldon Williamson “Stacked Multilevel Inverter fed Six Phase Induction Motor with Reduced DC Link and Lower Voltage Devices”. IEEE 18th Annual International Conference on Industrial Technology, 22-23 March 2017, Toronto, Canada.

Poster Presentations

[1] Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S," Evaluation of a Hybrid Bus Clamping Pulse Width Modulation Technique for Induction Motor Drives", Second National Power Engineering Research Scholars’ Conference (NPERSC) at IIT Madras, during 24-25 February, 2018.

Teaching

UG Courses

1. Power System Analysis

2. Electrical Machines

3. Pulse width modulated power electronic converters

UG Lab

1. Digital circuits Lab

2. Electrical Machines Lab

3. Power Systems Lab

PG Courses

1. Electrical Machines Analysis and Modelling

2. Power Converter Design Lab

Research Group

Students

PhD.

1. Greeshma Nadh (Pulse width modulation techniques for induction motor drives)

2. Durga Nair S (Advanced predictive controllers for grid connected Active front end Converters)

M.S

3. Arghadeep Hazra (Overmodulation techniques for five phase induction machine)

M.Tech

1. Saikrishna Vollala (Drive cycle analysis of traction induction motor drives for EV applications)

2. Diwakar (Development of BLDC motor drives for EV applications)

Research Area
Power Electronics
Motor Drives
Power converter topology and control
Multilevel power converters
Advanced Control Systems
Pulse Width Modulation and switching techniques
Power Electronics and Power Systems
Additional Information

Recent Publications

Durga Nair S., Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S
PESGRE 2020, Kochi, India (2020)
Arghadeep Hazra, Arun Rahul S
IEEE Power Electronics Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur (2020)
Durga Nair S, Arun Rahul S
IEEE Power Electronics Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur (2020)
Greeshma Nadh, Arun Rahul S
IEEE Power Electronics Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2020, MNIT Jaipur (2020)