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Research Project Staffs

Dr. Shivashankar Sukumar (Postdoc Fellow)

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. Joice G Philip (Research Associate)

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Indore, 2019

Research Interests:  Oscillation monitoring in power system, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) based Wide Area Measurement Systems (WAMS), Power system stability, Smart Grid

Dr. S Hari Charan Cherukuri (Research Associate) 

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.

Ravindra B. Kuhada (JRF)

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.​


Vishal M. Kachhad (JRF)

MTech: Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

Research Interests: Power system protection, HVDC, Transient stability analysis, micro grid, Energy monitoring and management, Distribution system


Jayant Mahavar (JRF)

MTech: Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara

Research Interests: Pattern Recognition, Data Analytics, Image and Video Analysis, Theoretical Computer Science system


PhD Scholars

Rishabh Abhinav

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

MTech: Indian Institute of Technology Hydrabad

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

Poornachandratejasvi Laxman Bhattar

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

MTech: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Research Interests: Impacts of EV on grid, Microgrid Control, Applications of power electronics.

Abhishek Tiwari

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.


MTech Students

Jainendra Jain

BTech: Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya Engineering College, Gujarat

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

Devesh Kumar

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

BTech: Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur

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

Priyanka Sharma

BTech: Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat

Research Interests: Smart grid technology, Automated Demand response

Syed Nafiz Hasan

BTech: North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests: Ancillary services in Microgrid operation.


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


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)