Prajof P.

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Professional Experience: 

6 years (as on 1st June 2022)
Industry experience : 1 year
Teaching experience : 5 years

Contact Details
Faculty (author) Identifiers

ORCID iD: 

0000-0001-7035-3432

Scopus Author ID: 

57193628939

WoS/Publon Researcher ID: 

G-4535-2018
Academic Background

• PhD Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 2019.

• M.Tech. Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, 2011.

• B.Tech. Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, 2009.

Areas of Interest

•   Power Electronics Application to Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Systems.

•   Power Converter Topologies

•   Smart grids and Microgrids

•   Control of Power Electronic Systems

Significant Publications

Patents:

1. Prajof Prabhakaran and Nithin Raj, “Reconfiguration of EV Battery Pack with Voltage Balancing Features,” Indian Patent, IPR Application No. 202241008785 (E-106/836/2022/CHE), 19 Feb. 2022. [Status: Filed]

2.  Prajof Prabhakaran and B. Dastagiri Reddy, “Method, System and Apparatus  for Universal Motor Drive Cum Charging of an Electric Vehicle,” Indian Patent, IPR Application No. 202241004255, 25 Jan. 2022. [Status: FER Issued, Reply under Filing process].

 

Journals:

1.   F. John Lionel, J. Jayan, M. Srinivasan, and P. Prabhakaran, " DC-link Current Based Position Estimation and Speed Sensorless Control of a BLDC Motor Used for Electric Vehicle Applications," in International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Early Access paper, Published online: February 25, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2020-0235

2.  F. J. Lionel, J. Dias, M. K. Srinivasan, B. Parandhaman, and P. Prabhakaran, " A Novel Non-isolated Dual-Input DC-DC Boost Converter for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application," in International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Early Access paper, Published online: February 5, 2021.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2020-0229.

3.  P. Prabhakaran and V. Agarwal, "Novel Boost-SEPIC Type Interleaved DC–DC Converter for Mitigation of Voltage Imbalance in a Low-Voltage Bipolar DC Microgrid," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 6494-6504, Aug. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/tie.2019.293999.

4.  P. Prabhakaran and V. Agarwal, "Novel Four-Port DC–DC Converter for Interfacing Solar PV–Fuel Cell Hybrid Sources With Low-Voltage Bipolar DC Microgrids," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1330-1340, June 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2018.2885613

5.  Prajof P., Y. Goyal and V. Agarwal, “Novel Communication Based Average Voltage Regulation Scheme for a Droop Controlled DC Microgrid”, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1250-1258, March 2019. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/tsg.2017.2761864

6.   P. Prabhakaran, Y. Goyal and V. Agarwal, "Novel Nonlinear Droop Control Techniques to Overcome the Load Sharing and Voltage Regulation Issues in DC Microgrid," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 4477-4487, May 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/tpel.2017.2723045

Book Chapters:

1.   Prajof Prabhakaran, S. Mohan Krishna, J. L. Febin Daya, Umashankar Subramaniam, and P. V. Brijesh, Smart Grids and Micro-Grids: Technology Evolution,Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2022.

2.   Mohan Krishna S., Sheila Mahapatra, Febin Daya J L, Thinagaran Perumal, Saurav Raj and Prajof Prabhakaran, “Economic Feasibility Studies of Simple and Discounted Payback Periods for 1 MWp Ground Mounted Solar PV Plant at Tirupati Airport,” in Smart Grids and Micro-Grids: Technology

Evolution, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2022, Ch. 3, pp. 59-71

Conferences:

1.   P. Prabhakaran, S. M. Krishna, D. J. L. Febin and T. Perumal, "A Novel PR Controller with Improved Performance for Single-Phase UPS Inverter," 2021 4th Biennial International Conference on Nascent Technologies in Engineering (ICNTE), Jan. 2021, pp. 1-6.DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNTE51185.2021.9487688

2.   P. Prabhakaran and V. Agarwal, "Mitigation of Voltage Unbalance in a Low Voltage Bipolar DC Microgrid using a Boost-SEPIC Type Interleaved DC-DC Compensator," 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Auckland, 2016, pp. 1-6.

3.   Prajof P. and V. Agarwal, "Novel Solar PV-Fuel Cell Fed Dual-input-Dual-output DC-DC Converter for DC Microgrid Applications," IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015, New Orleans, LA, 2015, pp. 1-6.

4.   Prajof P. and V. Agarwal, "Novel Boost-SEPIC Type Interleaved DC-DC Converter For Low-Voltage Bipolar DC Microgrid-tied Solar PV Applications," IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015, New Orleans, LA, 2015, pp. 1-6.

5.   A. V. Panikulam, Megha I P, A. V. N. Sai Teja, S. Pandey, Prajof P and S. K. Kottayil, "A Low-Cost Grid Interface for DFIG using SPWM Technique," Power and Energy Systems Conference: Towards Sustainable Energy, 2014, Bangalore, 2014, pp. 1-5.

6.   Jagadeeswaran S., Prajof P. and S. K. Kottayil, "A Grid Interfacing Scheme for Renewable Energy Sources," Power and Energy Systems Conference: Towards Sustainable Energy, 2014, Bangalore, 2014, pp. 1-4.

Achievements
  • Awarded Young Researcher and Best Paper for the paper titled “A Novel PR Controller with Improved Performance for Single Phase UPS Inverter” in ICNTE 2021 organized by Fr C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi in association with IEEE and IAS on January 15 to 16 2021.

  • Obtained two SPOT AWARDs from my immediate supervisor at L&T Technology Services, Bangalore, in capturing the show stopper issue in Suitcase model project and helping the EV team in developing BMS and power train for 10kW BLDC based EV.

  • Received a certificate of appreciation for excellence in teaching assistantship for assisting Prof. Vivek Agarwal, IIT-Bombay, in the course “Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Circuits” in the autumn semester of the academic year 2017-18.

  • Awarded Graduate Student Assistantship (with financial assistantship of $825.00) for Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, held in June 2015.

  • Awarded gold medal for achieving the first rank (at university level) in M.Tech (Power Electronics).

  • Secured third rank at the university level in B.Tech programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

  • Secured All India Rank 1089 with 99.3 percentile among 1,52,381 candidates in Electrical Engineering GATE-2013.

  • Won prizes for academic excellence at both B.Tech and M.Tech level.

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