D Venkatramanan

Power Engineer || Researcher || Educator || Assistant Professor,  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Science & Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai. I received my Ph.D. in Power Electronics technology from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; I was advised by Prof. Vinod John. Before taking up the faculty position, I was a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Sairaj Dhople at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Broadly, I work in the area of distributed renewable energy and storage systems, in an endeavor to promote sustainable energy transition and address climate-change challenges gripping our society at large. I specialize in grid integration of solar PV resources and energy storage systems (e.g., batteries and ultracapacitors) using high-performance PWM power converters. I have strong expertise and domain knowledge---with contributions via relevant research publications---in converter modeling & control, simulations, hardware design & integration, as well as experimental validation. I have four years of professional work experience in industrial R&D pertaining to commercial-scale power conversion applications. I am a Senior Member of IEEE. My current research interests are towards next-generation inverter-based resources (IBRs) for large-scale PV integration, infrastructure development for Electric vehicle charging, grid modernization & transportation electrification at large. I am deeply passionate about teaching, research, and academia. 


If you are interested in working with me for a higher degree and making scientific research contributions by solving exciting problems in the broad areas of Grid Decarbonization and/or Transportation Electrification using Power Electronics technology and Control, I welcome you to get in touch by emailing me your résumé. See here for admission information. If you are affiliated with the industry and are looking for advancing technological solutions in the said broad areas via industry-academia collaborations, I welcome you to reach out to me for further discussion.