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Suvendu Samanta

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur

Contact: suvendus@iitk.ac.in,
                suvendu@ieee.org                             +91-512-679-2130 (office)

Office: 401A, ACES Building


About me:

I received the B.E. degree from IIEST Shibpur (formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University), Howrah, India, in 2009, the M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2018, all in Electrical Engineering. I was with Coal India Ltd. as operation and maintenance engineer of the Electrical and Mechanical section from 2009-2011. From 2014 to 2016, I worked as a Research Engineer in the ECE department, National University of Singapore, Singapore. I also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in FREEDM Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA from 2018-2020. I received the prestigious Canadian Government General's Gold Medal award for my Ph.D. Thesis.

  • 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
Research interests:
  • Power Electronics,
  • Electric Vehicles,
  • Wireless Power Transfer,
  • Resonant Converters with WBG Devices

  • Looking for students with Power Electronics background interested in modeling and designing converters for EV Charging or Wireless Power Transfer

20 Jul 2020:
US Patent S. Samanta, I. Wong, S. Bhattacharya, "Single-Stage Power Architecture for Electric Vehicle On-board Charger using Novel BiDFET Devices" US patent file number 2021-015
11 May 2020:
Paper accepted in IEEE ECCE 2020: S. Samanta, I. Wong, S. Bhattacharya et. al., "Medium Voltage Supply Directly to Data-Center-Servers Using SiC-Based Single-Stage Converter with 20kW Experimental Results"  IEEE ECCE 2020, Detroit, MI, USA.
11 May 2020:
Paper accepted in IEEE ECCE 2020: I. Wong, S. Samanta, S. Bhattacharya et. al., "Medium Voltage Contactless Power Transfer for EV Fast Charging" IEEE ECCE 2020, Detroit, MI, USA
21 Mar 2020:
Paper published in IEEE APEC 2020: G. Zhu, B. Pahl, S. Samanta, S. Bhattacharya et. al., "Wireless Power Transformation for Data Centers and Medium Voltage Applications" IEEE APEC 2020, New Orleans, LA, USA.