Principal Research Scientist


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

EHV/UHV Transmission, Insulation Engg
Pollution & Multi stress aging Studies
Condition monitoring & Failure analysis
Numerical methods to HV Engg
Studies on HPC & HTLS Conductors
Lightning protection, Earthing
Renewables, Smart grids, Smart metering.

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

  • POWERGRID-IEEE India Council Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Power sector
  • Appreciation certificate for fostering an ecosystem bridging Government, Industry and Academia, by TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
  • Outstanding Service Award to Indian Insulator Industry, by M/s Aditya Birla Insulators, India.
  • NRDC-Meritorious Societal Invention Award: Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award: K L E Society’s College of Engg & Technology, Belgaum, India.
  • HERITAGE-Erasmus Mundas Fellowship, by EUROPEAN Commission.
  • INAE-Innovative Project National Award for best PhD Thesis, INAE New-Delhi
  • ISTE-L&T National Award (First prize) for best Master’s Thesis in Electrical/Electronic Engg
  • 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 many Engineering Institutes
  • 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 ltd