D Venkatramanan

Power Engineer || Researcher || Postdoc, Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

I am an electrical power engineer/researcher with a Ph.D. in Power Electronics technology from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; I was advised by Prof. Vinod John. 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 a demonstrated track record of 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 and currently a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, working with Prof. Sairaj Dhople. My current research interests are towards next-generation inverter-based resources (IBRs) for large-scale PV integration and grid modernization at large. I am deeply passionate about teaching, research, and academia.