Power Electronics

As a distinct technology and as an academic discipline power electronics has grown tremendously over the last two decades. Power electronics technology is having impact on our national economy also. A number of industrial units for the manufacture of power electronic converters for applications in different sectors of electrical energy use has been established. These power electronics devices and equipment manufacturers still have to depend upon foreign collaboration. This is not very encouraging for the growth of power electronics technology as the foreign technology given to the developing countries is usually old and never the state of the art. Secondly, it creates a permanent dependency on foreign technology, particularly in the fast changing modern area of technology, to meet the challenges of the coming decades. Expertise in power electronics applications is being continuously developed in the department through advance teaching and research program as well as, through indigenous technology development in joint collaboration with industry.

Major Research activities currently on-going in this thrust area are:
  • Switched Reluctance Motor Converters
  • Slip Controlled Induction Motor Drives
  • Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)
  • Energy-system Management
  • Resonant Converter/Inverter
  • Resonant DC link PWM Inverter
  • Vector Controlled AC Drives
  • Power Quality Improvement, Active Filters
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Power Electronics Applications in Space based Solar Power
  • Hybrid Micro-grid
  • Power Electronics for Electrical Vehicles and Hybrid Electrical Vehicles
  • Optimal Bidirectional Battery Charger
  • Point of Coad’s
  • Power Converter Topologies and Control
  • Grid Integrated PV Systems
  • ANN Application in Power Electronics




Dr. Ranjit Mahanty

Dr. Kalpana Chaudhary

Dr. S.K.Singh

Dr. R. K. Singh

Dr. Vivek Nandan Lal

Dr. Naveen Yalla

Dr. Chinmaya K A

Dr. N. K. Swami Naidu