|Dr Praghnesh Bhatt
HoD & Associate Professor
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Praghnesh.Bhatt@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power System Analysis, Power System Stability and Control, Grid Integration of Wind Power Generation, Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Power System Protection, Power Quality, Optimal Power Flow
Brief Profile: Dr Praghnesh Bhatt is presently working as Associate Professor and Head in Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar. He completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and M.E. in Electrical Engineering from BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidhyanagar with specialization in Electrical Power Systems. He received his PhD from S V National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat. He has about 15 years of teaching experience at UG and PG level. He successfully guided 4 PhD research scholars and other 5 are pursuing their research under his supervision. He has published more than 50 research papers in globally reputed international journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE and IEEE Power & Energy Society. He is also a life member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE). He delivered many expert talks at international/national conferences/workshops/faculty training programs and also acted as session chair in national/international conferences. He has been awarded research funding projects from Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), AICTE and GUJCOST. He traveled to UK, Denmark and Hong Kong for academic and research works. He is a reviewer of international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Power System, IET GTD, IJEPES, Applied Energy, Electrical Power Components & Systems and Canadian Journal of Electric and Computer Engineering and more than 15 international conferences.
|Prof Vivek Jayantkumar Pandya
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Vivek.Pandya@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power System Protection, Power System Stability Studies, Power System Security Studies, Issues of Grid Integration for Renewable Generations, Cyber Security of Power System Grids / Networks, Data Analytics, Energy Efficiency.
Brief Profile: Dr. Vivek Pandya is presently working as Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar. He completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering (B.V.M.Engineering College) and M.E. in Electrical Engineering (with specialisation in Electrical Power Systems) from S.P. University, Vallabh Vidhya Nagar. He received his Ph.D. from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.He started his Professional career with Industries. He has an experience of working on Key Academic Positions in Premier Engineering institutes of over two decades.He has played a vital role in developing curriculum, State of the art laboratories & research Infrastructure @ EED-PDPU.
He has published more then thirty research papers in nationally-internationally reputed Journals and Conferences. He is serving on board of several reputed Journal as Reviewer. He has successfully guided Five Ph.D. research Scholars and presently he is guiding five research scholars.
He has been invited to deliver expert talks by leading academic Institutions. He is part of Board of Studies of Various Universities.
Result oriented Academic Administration, Designing and Implementation of Best Academic Practices, Handling and Resolving complex academic issues are the areas of his strength.
|Dr Amit V. Sant
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Amit.Sant@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Dr. Amit's research interests include (i) Power Electronics Converters, (ii) Power Quality Enhancement, (iii) Electric Drives, (iv) Electric Vehicles, (v) Renewable Energy Technology
Brief Profile: Prior to joining PDPU, Dr. Amit Sant was a Post Doctoral Researcher at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu (April 2012 - September 2014). He worked on projects related to shunt active filters, unified power quality conditioners, electric vehicles, grid connected solar inverters, and fault-ride-through. His research paper in the area of grid connected solar inverter was awarded the Best Paper Award at the 40th IEEE Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013. From March 2015 to March 2016, he served as an Assistant Professor & Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, BITS Edu Campus, Vadodara, Gujarat. His academic qualifications include a Ph.D. (Electrical Engg.) from IIT Delhi, New Delhi, M.Tech. (Electrical Engg.) from Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and B.E. from Manipal University (Electrical & Electronics Engg.), Manipal, Karnataka. The topic of his Ph.D. dissertation was "Novel Speed Control Techniques for Vector Controlled PMSM Drive. Dr. Amit Sant was awarded Gold Medal for Scholastic Achievements and Best Student Award. Also, during his Bachelor's, he was the recipient for I.S.L.E. scholarship. Dr. Amit is reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IET Power Electronics.
|Dr Jitendra G. Jamnani
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : JG.Jamnani@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Electrical Machines and Design,
Advanced Electrical Machines,
Power System Protection and Switchgear,
Power System Operation and Control,
High Voltage Engineering,
EHV AC and HVDC Transmission,
Energy Management and Audit,
Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities
Brief Profile: Dr. Jitendra Jamnani has been working with the Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU since October-2013. His Educational Qualifications include M.Tech. Electrical with specialization in Power Systems from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from M.S.University, Vadodara. He has over 25 years of teaching experience at both UG and PG levels and one and half years Industrial experience. He has published more than 50 papers in National/International conferences/Journals and completed 4 consultancy projects for Industry. He has authored 4 popular books on "DC Machines &Transformers", "AC Machines", "Elements of Electrical Design" and "Switchgear". He has also presented research papers at IEEE/IET International conferences held in India and Abroad. He is a life member of ISTE and member of IEEE.
|Dr ALOK JAIN
B.Tech., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Alok.Jain@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power Systems, smart grid, smart metering, micro grid, power quality, distributed generation, and renewable energy.
Brief Profile: I did B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from UPTU, Lucknow, India in 2010 and Master of Engineering degree in Power Systems from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India and I did my Ph.D. in Power Systems- Smart grid from IIT BHU Varanasi.
|Dr Anilkumar Trikambhai Markana
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Anil.Markana@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Control systems, process control, multi-objective optimization based Model Predictive Control (MPC).
Brief Profile: Dr Anilkumar Markana is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India. Dr Markana holds PhD and M.Tech degree from Systems and Control Engineering department, IIT Bombay. His research interests are in the area of control systems, process control and multi-objective optimization based model predictive control. Prior to working at PDPU, he worked with Honeywell Automation India Ltd. Pune. He has 16years of teaching and 03 years of industrial experience. He is also the recipient of Director General NCC baton from DG NCC, New Delhi, in the year 2014-15 for securing first rank during Pre-commission course at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Kamptee and commissioned as Lieutenant in 9 Gujarat NCC Batallion, Ahmadabad. Currently Lt. Anilikumar Markana is also serving as Associate NCC officer for senior wing boys NCC unit at PDPU.
|Dr Bhinal Bakulbhai Mehta
Diploma, B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Bhinal.Mehta@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Electrical Machines, Electrical Power System, Modeling and Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power System Dynamics & Stability, Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources (Wind turbine generating systems), Micro grid, Electrical Machine Design
Brief Profile: Dr. Bhinal Mehta is presently working with the Department of Electrical Engineering, SOT, PDPU since July 2018. Prior to joining he was working as Associate Professor in EE Dept, CSPIT, CHARUSAT, Anand since August 2004. He has teaching experience of 16 Years at UG and PG level. He has guided 13 post graduate students and 2 research scholars are currently pursing PhD. He has received research project funding from Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) under Newton Bhabha Fund and GUJCOST. He has been a reviewer of various international journals and delivered several expert talks. He has published several research papers in highly reputed international journals and international conferences. He possesses a distinguished academic carrier. He completed PhD in 2015 from CHARUSAT in area of impacts of wind turbine generators on power system stability. He completed M.E and B.E with distinction in the year 2005 and 2003 from Sardar Patel University and Saurashtra University,respectively.
|Dr Leena Santosh
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Leena.Santosh@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power system economics; Applications of conventional and artificial intelligence based optimization techniques in power system domain; Time-series based deterministic and probabilistic forecasting applications.
Brief Profile: Dr. Leena Santosh graduated in 2002 from Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad. She worked as an engineer in Torrent Power Limited from the period of 2002 to 2008. Thereafter, she completed her post-graduation from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, in 2012. Since 2014, Dr. Leena Santosh has been working as a faculty, with Electrical Engineering Department, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, She completed her doctoral studies in the domain of power system economics from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in the year 2020.
|Dr MEERA KARAMTA
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Meera.Karamta@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power system operation and control, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), ML applications to Power Systems, Power system modeling, FACTS, Power system analysis, Project management.
Brief Profile: Dr. Meera Karamta is associated with the Electrical Engineering Department since December 2015. She had been a PhD. Research Scholar with the department prior to 2015 and was involved as Teaching Assistant in the department for various courses. She has completed her PhD. in the area of power system dynamic state estimation. Her research paper on dynamic modelling and state estimation of power system with UPFC received best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering at Kitakyushu, Japan in 2016. She has presented her work at reputed IEEE sponsored international conferences and also authored research papers in reputed journals. She has been actively involved with various University level as well as Departmental activities. She is a school level nominated member of the PDEU Women's Cell. She has coordinated several workshops under the umbrella of Women's Cell. She is also a nominated member of departmental Board of Studies.
|Dr Siddharth Sanjaykumar Joshi
B.Tech., M.E, Ph.D
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Areas of Interest: Renewable energy system, Modeling and simulation of grid tied energy sources, Standalone energy systems with maximum power point extraction, and Electrical Machines.
Brief Profile: Dr. Siddharth Joshi is working as a faculty member in department of Electrical Engineering SoT PDPU since December 2012. He did his Bachelor of engineering in Electrical branch 2007, master of engineering in Power System in 2011 and completed PhD in electrical engineering in 2018 under the guidance of Dr Vivek Pandya. He has more than 13 years of teaching experience. He has published more than 43 research papers in various national and international conferences and journals as well. He won young scientist award in January 2012 during national conference at Visnagar. He has guided nine M.Tech. students till date. He is also a life time member of IETE, ISTE and IE. He is promoted to senior member of IEEE - the world's largest technical professional organization on August 2020. He holds a chair professional membership for CIS IEEE chapter.
|Dr Vipin S. Shukla
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Vipin.Shukla@pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Signal and Image Processing, Power Plant Dynamics and Control
Brief Profile: Dr. Vipin Shukla is currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, SOT, PDEU. His main area of interest lies in the application of Artifical Neural Network in varied fields of engineering such as electrical engineering, plasma devices modelling and control, agriculture etc. He is currently working on collaborative projects with Institute for plasma research, gandhinagar.
|Mr Nirav D. Karelia
Email : Nirav.Karelia@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power Quality and active filters, FACT controllers and Custom Power Devices, UPQC, Distributed Generation, Renewable energy sources, Smart grid, Energy efficiency, Energy audit and management.
Brief Profile: Mr. Nirav Karelia possesses ideally blended career profile having more than twenty years of experience in industry as well as academia.
|Mr T VENKATA PAVAN KUMAR
M.Tech., B.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Pavan.Venkata@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power system Protection, Microgrid protection, Machine Learning Applications in Electrical Engineering, FACTS Devices,
Brief Profile: Mr.T.V.Pavan Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department since July 2015. He is currently working on Machine Learning-based microgrid Protection for his PhD. He completed his M.Tech degree in Power Systems Engineering from NIT Warangal, Telangana, India in 2014. He completed his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Koneru Lakshmaiah college of engineering (Now, KL University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh in 2011. His native place is Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
M.Tech in Power Systems Engineering from NIT Warangal in 2014.
B.Tech in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering in 2011
|Ms VAIDEHI PURUDHOTTAM DESHPANDE
Email : Vaidehi.Deshpande@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power Quality, Power Electronics & Drives, Renewable energy generation
|Mrs Vima Mali
B.E., Ph.D(Pursuing), M.Tech.
Email : Vima.Mali@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Electric vehicles and its range estimation, supercapacitors, thermal study on the integrated energy storage devices,
Brief Profile: Ms. Vima Mali has been working in the School of Technology since 18th January 2016. Before joining to PDPU she was working in the Jain Institute of Technology, Davangere, Karnataka. She is pursing her Ph.D from the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
|Mr Sreejith R.
Assistant Professor – On Contract
Email : Sreejith.R@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: