Chief Research Scientist


Office: Room 211
Phone: +91 80 2293 2550
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Current Research areas

Ultra-High Voltage Transmission, Insulation Engg
Pollution & Multi stress aging Studies
Condition monitoring & Failure analysis
Applications of Numerical techniques to HV Engg
Lightning protection, Earthing, safety issues
Renewables, Smart grids, Smart metering, Electric Vehicles.

Educational History


  • Ph.D IISc, Bangalore   2011
  • M.Sc.(Engg) IISc, Bangalore    2003
  • M.B.A IGNOU, New-Delhi  1999      
  • B.E(Electrical)   Karnatak Univ, Dharwad 1989

Courses offered in the last five years


  • E5 201: Production, Measurement and Application of High Voltage (2:1)  (Core)      
  • E5 232: Advances in Electric Power Transmission (2:1)  (Elective)
  • E5 231: Outdoor Insulation (2:1) (Elective)
  • NPTEL/MOOC on-line: Advances in UHV Transmission and Distribution
  • NPTEL/MOOC on-line: Recent Advances in Transmission Insulators

Awards / Honours / Affiliations

· IEEE-IAS Global Research Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to Research and the Society, IEEE-IAS GlobeConHT Conference, Maldives National University, March 2023.

· Erasmus Teaching Mobility Fellowship, EUROPEAN Commission, Lublin University of Technology, Poland, June 2022

· POWERGRID-IEEE India Council Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Power sector, Dec 2021

· Appreciation certificate for fostering an ecosystem bridging Government, Industry and Academia, by TEXAS INSTRUMENTS -2019

· Outstanding Service Award to Indian Insulator Industry, M/s Aditya Birla Insulators, Kolkatta, India, 2013

· National Research Development Council: Meritorious Societal Invention Award, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, 2013

· Distinguished Alumnus Award: K L E Society’s College of Engg & Technology, Belgaum, India, 2013

· INAE-Innovative Project National Award for best PhD Thesis, INAE New-Delhi, 2012

· ISTE-L&T National Award (First prize) for best Master’s Thesis in Electrical/Electronic Engg, 2003

· Several best paper presentation awards at International/National conferences

· Appreciation Certificate: Bangalore Association for Science Education, J N Planetarium.

· Member: Governing Council, Board of studies, Advisory board for Several Engineering Institutes.

· Member Governing Council, Skill Development unit, HAL Management academy.

· Fellow, Society of Power Engineers, CBIP, New-Delhi

· Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)

· Senior Member, IEEE and Member IEEE Eta-Kappa Nu, USA

· Distinguished Member, Engineers welfare forum, West-Bengal Power Development Corpn limited.

· Member, CIGRE National Study Committee -B4: “HVDC System & Power Electronics“.

· Member, CIGRE National Study Committee -B2: “Overhead Transmission Lines”.

· Member, National committee to formulate Safety standards for Electric Vehicles, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.