Srikanthan Sridharan

Srikanthan Sridharan

Assistant Professor, IIT Madras

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About Me

I have been an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras since January 2020. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the supervision of Prof. Philip T Krein. I received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras where I was guided by Prof. Mahesh Kumar. My undergraduate years were spent at College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai.

Current research interests:

  • Power electronic converters and machine drives for electrified vehicles (EV)
  • EV Battery modeling and characterization

Industry Experience

Ford Motor Company, Michigan, U.S.A.

Power Electronics Research Engineer, August 2015 - January 2020

General Electric Global Research Center, Bangalore, India

Intellectual Property Analyst, March 2010 - July 2011

Siemens Corporate Technology, Bangalore, India

Research Engineer, February 2009 - October 2009

Select Publications

  • S. Srikanthan and P. T. Krein, System-level Loss Minimization of VSI-based induction motor drives, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2017.
  • S. Srikanthan and M. K. Mishra, DC Capacitor voltage equalization in neutral clamped inverters for DSTATCOM application, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2010.
  • S. Srikanthan and J. Kikuchi, DC-Link Capacitor Sizing in HEV/EV e-Drive Power Electronic System from Stability Viewpoint, SAE WCX 2020.
  • S. Srikanthan, J. Kimmel and J. Kikuchi, DC-Link Capacitor Sizing Considerations for HEV/EV e-Drive Systems, SAE WCX 2017.
  • S. Srikanthan and P. T. Krein, A Transfer Function Approach to Active Damping of an Induction Motor Drive with LC Filters, IEEE IEMDC 2015.
  • S. Srikanthan and P. T. Krein, Optimizing Variable DC-link Voltage for an Induction Motor Drive under Dynamic Conditions, IEEE IEMDC 2015.
  • S. Srikanthan and M. K. Mishra, Modeling of a Four-leg Inverter based DSTATCOM for Load Compensation, IEEE POWERCON 2010.
Patents awarded
  • S. Srikanthan and J. Kikuchi, US16386037 – Dynamic Carrier Waveform Modification to Avoid Concurrent Turn-on/Turn-off Switching, 2020.
  • M. K. Mishra, S. Srikanthan and J. Krishnan, US8294306 – DC Capacitor Balancing, 2012.


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ED5330 - Control of Automotive Systems

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