Overview

I am an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. I was a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2010. I received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2009. My focused research interests include electricity market, smart distribution grid/microgrids and grid integration of distributed energy resources (DER) and energy management. I am currently a PI/Co-PI for national/international collaborative research projectsI am a recipient of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Gujarat Chapter Outstanding Engineer award in 2017. I have received Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship by India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in 2016 for carrying out short-term research in building energy management at Virginia Tech University – Advanced Research Institute (ARI), VA USA. I am the co-author/author of 80+ research papers (list of publications) in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and 6 book chapters. I am a senior member of IEEE, member of IEEE PES and IAS, Fellow of IETE and member of the Institution of Engineers (India). 

Research Interests
  • Power Systems and Electricity Market
  • Smart Distribution Grid and Renewable Energy Integration
  • Demand Side Energy Management

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
  • M.E., Electrical Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Gujarat University, Gujarat.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (April 2018– Till date), Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Assistant Professor (Nov. 2010 – April 2018), Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Research Fellow (Jan. 2010 – Nov. 2010), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Sr. Project Engineer (Oct. 2009 – Dec. 2009), Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Professional Affiliations and Services

  • Associate Editor, IET Smart Grid
  • Senior member of the IEEE and member of IEEE PES and IAS
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)

Power System and Smart Grid Lab @ IITGN

Power Systems and Smart Grid lab at IIT Gandhinagar focuses the research in smart distribution grids/microgrids and integration of distributed generations and energy management. Our research activities are supported through national/international research collaborations with academic institutions and industrial organizations. The key research findings offer: 1) energy management framework for renewable energy and battery storage integration and 2) technological tool for the peer-to-peer energy trading and aggregator level demand response participation. This contribution greatly leverages the benefits towards better distribution network efficiency, resiliency and reduced carbon footprint in energy sector.

collaborating organisations

Research Funding Agencies