Prajof P

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Professional Experience: 

5 years (as on 01-06-2021)
Industry experience : 1 year
Teaching experience : 4 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 Applications in Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles
Power Conversion: New converter topologies, Design and Control of Power Electronic Converters (dc-dc, dc-ac, etc.)
DC Microgrids

Significant Publications

Journals:

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.

Conference Proceedings:

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.

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.
  • Received two SPOT AWARDs at L&T Technology Services 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 gold medal for achieving the first rank (at university level) in M.Tech (Power Electronics), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Secured third rank at the university level in B.Tech programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Secured All India Rank 1089 with 99.3 percentile among 1,52,381 candidates in Electrical Engineering GATE-2013.