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Research Project Staffs

Dr. Shivashankar Sukumar (Postdoc Fellow)

shivashankar.s@iitgn.ac.in

PhD: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 2017

Research Interests:  Demand response and active customers, Data-driven AC load modeling and control, Optimization theory and applications to smart grid issues.

Dr. S Hari Charan Cherukuri (Research Associate)

h.cherukuri@iitgn.ac.in 

PhD: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, 2019 

Research Interests: Energy management in grid interactive micro grids, Electric springs and Demand Side Management, Home Energy Management, Application of optimization techniques to power system problems.

Dr. Bablesh Kumar Jha (Research Associate)

bablesh.j@iitgn.ac.in

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, 2019

Research Interests:  Distribution System Operation and Planning, Demand Side Management, P2P Energy Trading, Integration of Electric Vehicles in Distribution System, Power System Optimization

Ravindra B. Kuhada (JRF)

ravindra.k@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: L. E. College Morbi, GTU

Research Interests: Grid Integration of Renewable Energy, Power electronic interface for non conventional sources, Coordination and control of Smart Grid, Power Quality, Solar powered electric vehicle.​

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PhD Scholars

Rishabh Abhinav

rishabh.abhinav@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

Research Interests: Short-term wind power forecasting, Grid integration of wind energy and battery energy storage system, Wind energy trading in Indian electricity market

P Bala Sai Kiran

bala.sai@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: Indian Institute of Technology Hydrabad

Research Interests: Demand side management, electricity markets, and restructured power system issues.

Poornachandratejasvi Laxman Bhattar 

pooranchandra.tejasi@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 

Research Interests: Coordination and control of smart grids, smart grid security and vulnerability assessment, co-simulation platform for smart grid.

Sachinkumar B Suthar

Sachinkumar.suthar@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Research Interests: Peer-to-peer energy trading, Blockchain technology, Impacts of EV on grid, Microgrid Control, Applications of power electronics.

Abhishek Tiwari

tiwari_abhishek@iitgn.ac.in

MTech: Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

Research Interests:  Auto Demand response, Modelling and control of AC, Battery energy storage system and Lighting system, smart grid technology.

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MTech Students

Jainendra Jain

jain_jainendra@iitgn.ac.in

BTech: Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya Engineering College, Gujarat

Research Interests: Smart grid technology, P2P energy trading and block chain.

Devesh Kumar

kumar_devesh@iitgn.ac.in

BTech: L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Research Interests: Energy management of cooling systems, Optimization techniques, Smart grid communication, Machine learning for data-driven smart grid applications.

Satish Kumar Singh

singh_satish@iitgn.ac.in

BTech: Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur

Research Interests: Smart grid technology, P2P energy trading, distributed optimization and forecasting.

Priyanka Sharma

sharma_priyanka@iitgn.ac.in

BTech: Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat

Research Interests: Smart grid technology, Automated Demand response

Syed Nafiz Hasan

hasan_syed@iitgn.ac.in

BTech: North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests: Ancillary services in Microgrid operation.

Alumni

PhD Students

Dr. Batchu Rajasekhar (Digital Solution Applications (DSA) Power System and Controls Modeler at GE, Hydrabad) || Thesis – Distributed Demand Response in Smart Grid: A Game-Theoretic and Machine Learning Approach, June 2020

Dr. Kalpesh A. Joshi (Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Saskatchewan, Canada) || Thesis – Analysis and Optimization of Distribution Networks with PV Generation and Battery Energy Storage System, Dec 2016

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MTech Students

      • Anandsingh Chauhan (Joined TCS as a System Engineer) ||  Thesis – Peer to Peer Energy Trading Platform: Hardware and Software Integration, 2020
      • Sachinkumar B Suthar  (pursuing PhD at IIT Gandhinagar) || Thesis – Optimal Operation of Grid-Tied Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System: A Case Study, 2019
      • Payal V Dahiwale  (pursuing PhD at IIT Bombay) || Thesis- Fault Management Scheme for DC Microgrid, 2019
      • Vishal Kushwaha  (pursuing PhD at IISC Bangalore) || Thesis- Comparative Study of Forecast Models for Very Short-Term Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Forecasting, 2018
      • Biswajeet Rout  (working as a Field Application Engineer at OPAL-RT, India) || Thesis- Analysis of Distribution Network with Solar PV and Electric Vehicle Integration, 2018
      • Shweta Dahale  (pursuing PhD at Kansas State University, USA) ||  Thesis- Adaptive Droop Control Strategy using Fuzzy Logic in DC Microgrid, 2018
      • Dhanapala Prudhviraj  (working as Post-graduation Engineer Trainee, L&T, Chennai) ||   Thesis- Energy Management of AC Microgrid: Deterministic and Stochastic Framework, 2018
      • Balveer Singh  (with Banas Dairy, Gujarat) ||      Thesis- Impact assessment of distributed solar PV integration in Low voltage unbalanced distribution network: A case study, 2018
      • G. Rakesh  (Scientific Officer – C at Kudankulam Nuclear power project, NPCIL, India) ||  Thesis- Simulation and experimental study of bidirectional AC-DC converter for hybrid microgrid application, 2016
      • Puchalapalli Sambasivaiah (pursuing PhD at IIT Delhi)  ||  Thesis- Harmonics assessment of domestic and commercial loads and evaluation of control techniques for shunt active power filter, 2016 [Received the Director’s Gold Medal in MTech Electrical Engineering (2016)].
      • Arun Nair (project engineer at Al Mostajed Technologies Co. LLC, UAE) ||  Thesis- Demand Response Algorithm Incorporating Electricity Market Prices for Residential Energy Management, 2014
      • Rohith Varier (Senior Executive Engineer at Siemens, Mumbai) ||  Thesis- A Novel Active Anti-Islanding Protection Scheme for Grid-Interactive Roof-Top Solar PV Systems, 2014
      • Sreejith R. (pursuing PhD at IIT Delhi) || Thesis- Finite Control Set MPC based Distribution Static Synchronous Compensator (DSTATCOM) for Load Compensation, 2014
      • Rahul Anand Kaushik (Engineer, Asset Management at Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), India) ||  Thesis- Power Flow Management in Hybrid AC-DC Microgrid using Master-Slave Control Technique, 2014
      • Gaurav Kumar (Assistant Electrical Engineer, North Bihar power distribution company) ||  Thesis – Outage Management System for Power Distribution System, 2014
      • Sherry Jain , Thesis – Least Distance Predictor Model for Short Term Load Forecasting, 2014

BTech Students

  • Aparna Tumkur , 2019  (Pursuing MS at Stanford University, USA)
  • Tejas Mehta , 2019  (Pursuing MS at Carnegie Mellon University, USA)