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Suvendu Samanta

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur

  • PhD: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2018 (partly from NUS Singapore)
  • M. Tech: IIT Kanpur, 2013
  • B.E: Bengal Engineering and Science University (now IIEST Shibpur), 2009

Work Experience:

  • IIT Kanpur, Assistant Professor, Jul. 2020 - Present
  • NC State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA, Post Doctoral Fellow, Jun. 2018 - Jul. 2020
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Research Associate, Apr. 2014 - Apr. 2016
  • Coal India Ltd, Sep. 2009 - Jul. 2011


Postdoctoral Fellow/ Ph.D. and M.Tech Students / Research Associates (BTech, MTech): Applicants with a Power Electronics background interested in modeling and designing converters for various applications such as EV, Renewable, Consumer Electronics, Robotics, Biomedical Devices, etc., can email me with latest CV.

Research interests:
  • Power Electronics,
  • Electric Vehicles,
  • Renewable Integration
  • Wireless Power Transfer,
  • Application of WBG Devices (SiC, GaN)

Contact: suvendus@iitk.ac.in,
+91-512-259-6467 (Lab/landline)
+91-512-679-2130 (office)
+91-6386245647 (Lab/mobile)

Office: 101, ACES Building,
             IIT Kanpur, Kanpur,
             Uttar Pradesh-208016

Lab:     101, ACES Building,

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01 Oct. 2023
Journal papers accepted
1) "Harmonic Inclusion and Accurate Modeling and Performance Analysis of the IPT Topologies under Varying Operating Conditions" IEEE Trans. Ind. Electronics
2) "Threshold Voltage Instability Measurement Circuit for Power GaN HEMTs Devices" IEEE Trans. Power Electron.
24 July 2023
Papers accepted in IECON 2023: 1) Contactless Magnetic Plug for Convenient EV Charging with Closed-Loop Control 2) Modeling and Optimal Control of Modified Pulse Width Modulation on Series Resonant-based Dual Active Bridge
16 May 2023
Paper accepted in IEEE ECCE 2023: A Smart Three-Port Converter for Interconnecting Grid, EV, and Solar-PV for Enhancing System Performance
17 July 2022:
Approved RITES Project: "Artificial Intelligent Based Cost Optimization Indian Railways & Minimizing Overall Carbon Emission" Role: Co-PI
27 Mar. 2023
Approved two projects by TMEIC Industrial Systems India Pvt Ltd: 1) New Gen Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for Indian Market (Role: PI)  2) New Gen Photo Voltaic Inverter for Indian Market (Role: Co-PI)
22 Sep. 2022
Papers accepted in PEDES 2022: 1) Design and Control of Three-Phase Single-Stage Bi-Directional High-Frequency Current Source Converter for EV Charging  2)  An On-Board Integrated Fast Charger Based on Multiphase Machine
11 July 2022
Papers accepted in IECON 2022: 1) Threshold Voltage Instability Measurement Circuit for GaN-HEMTs Devices 2) Comprehensive Study on Dynamic on-resistance Evaluation Circuit for Power GaN HEMTs Devices
01 May 2022
Paper accepted: J. Kumar, S. Samanta, "Modeling, Design, and Control of a Single-Stage AC-AC Converter based Inductive Power Transfer System with V2G Capability" IEEE ECCE 2022, Detroit, MI, USA.
15 Mar 2022:
Approved SERB Project: "Development of a Low Cost and Robust Wireless Power Transfer System for Convenient EV Charging" Role: PI
11 Nov 2021:
Approved SERB Project: "Centre for Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems for Augmenting Transportation and Electrification" Role: Co-PI
26 Oct. 2021:
Paper accepted: J. Kumar and S. Samanta, "Harmonic Modeling and Performance Analysis of the Basic IPT Topologies under Varying Operating Conditions," 2021 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Smart Technologies for Power, Energy and Control (STPEC), 2021.
15 Oct. 2021:
Paper accepted: M. Singh, S. Samanta and S. P. Das, "A Generalized Method of Determining Coil and Compensation Circuit Parameters of Basic WPT Topologies," 2021 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), 2021,
19 Sep 2021:
Paper accepted: M. P. Korukonda, R. Prakash, S. Samanta and L. Behera, "Model Free Adaptive Neural Controller for Standalone Photovoltaic Distributed Generation Systems With Disturbances," in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy