Former Lab Members

Name Role in the lab Where are they now?
Minghui Lu Postdoctoral Fellow Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Rahul Mallik PhD student HANWHA Q CELLS USA INC
Nimesh Vamanan Postdoctoral Fellow sonnen, Inc.

PhD Students

Weiqian Cai

Weiqian Cai

PhD Student

Weiqian received his B.E. and M.S. degrees, both in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2017 and 2020, respectively. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA. His research interests include modeling and control on grid-tied inverters, control and operation of grid-forming converters, and machine emulation control.

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Pranav Chandran

Pranav Chandran

PhD Student

Pranav completed his B.Tech and M.S degrees in Electrical engineering from SRM Institute of Science and Technology in 2019 and University of Washington, Seattle in 2021 respectively. His research interests include electric drives, dynamic load emulation, design of power electronic converters, classical control, robust control design. He is currently pursuing his PhD in power electronics and drives at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Debjyoti Chatterjee

Debjyoti Chatterjee

PhD Student

Debjyoti received his B.Tech and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli, India in 2020 and The University of Texas in Austin in 2022 respectively. His Master’s thesis was on short-circuit behavior and voltage balancing ability of Grid-forming inverters in islanded microgrids. His research interests include grid-forming inverter modeling and control, and power electronic interfaces for renewable integration.

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Soham Dutta

Soham Dutta

PhD Student

Soham obtained his B.E and M.E degrees, respectively, from Jadavpur University, India in 2015 and the Indian Institute of Science in 2017, both in Electrical Engineering. His Master’s thesis was on the emulation of AC transmission lines using back-to-back power electronic converters. His research interests include design and control of medium voltage cascaded dc-ac converters for ultra-fast Electric Vehicle charging stations.

 

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Kamakshi Tatkare

Kamakshi Tatkare

PhD Student

Kamakshi received her B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from V.J.T.I, Mumbai, in 2020 and joined The University of Texas at Austin to pursue her MS-PhD in 2021. During her Masters, she interned for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, to formulate Deep Learning based black-box models for Inverter based resources. Her current research interests include Modeling of Inverter Based Resources, Optimization, and Controls in Low Inertia Power Systems.


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