Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Indian Institute of Science


Principal Research Scientist

  • Office: room 211 High Voltage Laboratory
  • Phone: +91 80 2293 2550
  • E-mail: ,
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Educational History

  • Ph.D.               IISc, Bangalore   2011
  • M.Sc.(Engg)      IISc, Bangalore    2003
  • M.B.A.              IGNOU, New-Delhi  1999      
  • B.E(Electrical)    Karnatak Univ, Dharwad 1989

Courses offered in the last five years

  • E5 201: Production, Measurement and Application of High Voltage (2:1)  (Core)      
  • E5 210: High Voltage Testing Techniques (2:1)
  • E5 232: Advances in Electric Power Transmission  (2:1)  (Elective)

Awards / Honours / Affiliations

  • HERITAGE-Erasmus Mundas Fellowship Award, funded by EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • NRDC - Meritorious Societal Invention Award -  Feb-2013
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award  Jan-2013
  • INAE-Innovative Project Award for best PhD Thesis Dec-2011
  • Appreciation certificate and cash award(INSULEC-09)   Feb-2009
  • Best Paper presentation Award(NSC, IIT, Roorkee)    Dec-2008
  • Diploma and Best paper presentation award (Czech Technical University, Prague) May-2007
  • ISTE-L&T National Award (First prize)for best Master's Thesis in Electrical/Electronic Engg   Dec-2003
  • Appreciation Certificate, Bangalore Association for Science Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium  Nov 1993

  • Fellow, Society of Power Engineers, CBIP, New-Delhi
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Senior Member, IEEE.




Current Research areas

  • long term Aging, Pollution and Multi stress studies on HV Transmission Insulators, 
  • Lightning arresters, lightning protection to substation and equipments
  • Condition monitoring, Diagnostics and failure analysis of HV equipment
  • Developmental studies on High Temperature High Current Low-sag Conductors
  • Renewable Energy Systems, SCADA, Smart grids, Smart metering.