BiographySanjeevikumar Padmanaban (Member’12–Senior Member'15, IEEE) received the bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, in 2002, the master's degree (Hons.) in electrical engineering from Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India, in 2006, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 2012. He was an Associate Professor with VIT University from 2012 to 2013. In 2013, he joined the National Institute of Technology, India, as a Faculty Member. In 2014, he was invited as a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, funded by the Qatar National Research Foundation (Government of Qatar). He continued his research activities with the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, in 2014. Further, he served an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2016 to 2018. Since 2018, he has been a Faculty Member with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark. He has authored over 300 scientific papers.
S. Padmanaban was the recipient of the Best Paper cum Most Excellence Research Paper Award from IET-SEISCON'13, IET-CEAT'16, IEEE-EECSI'19, IEEE-CENCON'19 and five best paper awards from ETAEERE'16 sponsored Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer book. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K. He is an Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial Board for refereed journals, in particular the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications, IEEE ACCESS, IET Power Electronics, IET Electronics Letters, and Wiley-International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Subject Editorial Board Member—Energy Sources—Energies Journal, MDPI, and the Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and FACTS journal (Canada).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Areas of Focus :
Power Electronics Application to Smart Energy System (Renewable Energy Integration: Wind Energy, Photo Voltaic, Fuel Cell, etc.).
Power Electronics Application to Electric Vehicles Applications and Control Scheme, Battery Management System with Renewable Energy System Integration.
Design of HVDC (bi-polar, uni-Polar) transmission systems and Multiterminal HVDC transmission networks.
Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Power Electronics &, Drives, with Renewable Energy system.
Development of Novel converter configurations of HVDC transmission systems, Fault Identification, Monitoring and Control Strategies includes PWM modulation.
Analysis of PI, Fuzzy and Neural controlling techniques for converters. Power Electronics applications towards AC and DC drives, FACTS and Renewable Energy Systems (Photo-voltaic/Wind Generation systems).
Investigation for novel topologies for asynchronous, synchronous and special purpose motor drives, focusing on space vector techniques for modelling and dynamic control.
Investigation for novel topologies for multiphase motor drives, multiphase inverter, multiphase-multilevel inverter with focusing on space vector techniques for modelling, and dynamic control.
Controlling aspect of AC drives in particular, synchronous reference frame, stationary reference frame, direct torque controlling techniques and sensor-fewer controlling techniques.
Design and analysis of conventional inverter, multilevel inverters, stacked multi-cell inverter and alternative topologies for a multilevel inverter for reduction of harmonics and fundamental improvement with PWM techniques.
Design and analysis of AC/DC converter and high voltage DC/DC converter topologies. Power factor correction techniques for AC/DC converters, Alternative topologies for matrix converter, switch reduction techniques.
Design and analysis of resonant converter topologies with PWM techniques.
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