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 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. 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 Power Electronics and Control for Grid Modernization and/or Transportation Electrification, you may 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 these broad areas via industry-academia collaborations, I welcome you to reach out to me for further discussion.
[Oct '23] Delivered a technical seminar on Supercapacitor Energy Storage: Introduction, Challenges & Opportunities, as a part of the Continuing Education Program (CEP) on Electromagnetics: Principles and Applications, at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
[Aug '23] Paper on Large-signal Stability Analysis of Three-phase Grid-following Inverters accepted in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.
[Aug '23] Power group rechristened to Electrical Machines & Power Electronics Systems (EMPES) Lab. The group now consists of Prof. Pavan Hari, myself, and Prof. Ravi Prakash Reddy, at the Department of Energy Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay.
[Apr '23] Delivered a guest lecture on "Inverter-based Resources for Green Power Grids: Operation and Control ", for the course Advanced Power Electronics-EE5741, at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (UMN).
[Apr '23] Paper on control of grid-interfaced modular multi-level converter accepted in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.
[Mar '23] Delivered a guest lecture on "Introduction & Circuit Modeling of Solar PV Resources", for the course Advanced Power Electronics-EE5741, at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (UMN).
[Mar '23] Paper accepted in IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) 2023, to be held in San Juan, PR, USA.
[Jan '23] Paper accepted in IEEE PES General Meeting 2023, to be held in Orlando, FL, USA.
[Oct '22] Two papers were presented in IEEE IES IECON 2022, held in Brussels, Belgium.
[Oct '22] A paper was presented in IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2022, held in Novi Sad, Serbia.
[Sept'22] Paper on secondary control of networks with inverters & generators presented at the Allerton Conference. [pic]
[Sept'22] Paper on per-unit modeling of dynamical systems accepted in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.
[Aug '22] Paper on fault behavior of grid-forming inverters accepted in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.
[July '22] Presented a technical paper on Integrated system models for networks with generators and inverters at IREP 2022, held in Banff, Canada. [pic]
[July '22] Poster on Ultracapacitor modeling for designing energy-storage banks was presented in EE Summer School at the Dept of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.
[Feb'22] Elevated to Senior Member in IEEE.
[Nov '21] Presented (virtually) a technical paper on Dynamic modeling of 3L NPC inverter for examining neutral-point instability at IEEE COMPEL 2021, held in Colombia.
[Oct '21] Presented (virtually) a technical paper on Quantitative analysis of third-harmonic neutral-point current, its impacts, and mitigation in three-level NPC inverters at IEEE ECCE 2021, held in Vancouver, Canada.