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Name : Dr. Rajan Kumar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Electrical Engineering
Qualification : Ph.D.
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Email ID : rajan@nith.ac.in
Profile URL : https://portfolios.nith.ac.in/index.php?/nith/rajan-kumar
Date of Birth : 12-01-1987
Joining Date : 01-01-1970

Specialization

Power Electronics, Electrical Machines & Drives

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Educational Qualification

Name of the Degree Year of Passing Institute/University
B.E. 2009 Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology Durg, India
M.Tech. 2012 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India
Ph.D. 2017 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Teaching Experience

Position Held Department And Organization From To Total Experience
Assistant Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (H.P.), India 20/05/2019 -

Administrative Experience

Position Held Department And Organization From To
Assistant Faculty In-charge, Training & Placement National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 01/08/2019 02/08/2020
Assistant Faculty In-charge, Institute Magazine and News Bulletin National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 15/07/2019 02/08/2020
Member of Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell (IIEC) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 06/08/2019
Member of Effective Publicity Team National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 28/06/2019
Hindi Bhasha Adhikari (Departmental) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 16/06/2019
Office-in-Charge, Electrical Machine Lab National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 19/02/2020
Office-in-Charge, Examination (Departmental) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 19/02/2020
Office-in-Charge, NIRF & Accreditation (Departmental) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 19/02/2020

Research Experience

Research Interests : Electric Drives, Power Electronics Converters and Renewable Energy
Brief Research Profile : The water pumping has gained a broad attention as a crucial and cost effective application of solar PV array generated power. There is a large potential for solar water pumps in India. Despite a numerous investigations till date, the development of cost effective, simple and efficient water pumping system is still challenging to researchers and industrialists. My research has focused on addressing those challenges, with the focus of my Ph.D. thesis being “design and development of solar PV fed brushless DC motor drives for water pumping”. I have developed various grid-isolated and grid-interactive PV based topologies and their control techniques for solar water pumping. Both two stage and single stage PV fed water pumping systems with position sensorless BLDC motor drives, have been developed and implemented. Further a bidirectional power flow control has been proposed and demonstrated to utilize the PV power in case the water pumping is not required. The power generated is fed back to the utility grid, which leads to earning by sale of electricity in addition to a full utilization of PV array. As a Deputy Manager (R&D) in Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. Gurugram (India), I was involved with two different projects; single phase solar hybrid-grid-tie inverter and e-rickshaw development. I was targeting both control and power electronics parts of these projects.
Research Projects
Role Project Type Title Funding Agency From To Amount Status Co-Investigator Sanction Order Sanction Date
PI Seed Money / Research Grant Design and Development of Energy Efficient-Position Sensorless-Brushless DC Motor Drive for Solar Water Pumping National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 13/12/2019 12/12/2022 5 Lakh In progress NA NIT/HMR/R&C/Seed Money-71/2019/1265-98 10/12/2019

Journal Publications

Year Journal Author(s) Publication Indexing
2016 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh BLDC Motor-Driven Solar PV Array-Fed Water Pumping System Employing Zeta Converter, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 2315-2322. SCI
2017 IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Single Stage Solar PV Fed Brushless DC Motor Driven Water Pump, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1377-1385. SCI
2019 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Grid Interactive Solar PV-Based Water Pumping Using BLDC Motor Drive, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 5153-5165. SCI
2017 IET Electric Power Applications Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar PV Powered BLDC Motor Drive for Water Pumping Using Cuk Converter, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 222-232. SCI
2018 IET Power Electronics Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Brushless DC motor-driven grid-interfaced solar water pumping system, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 1875-1885. SCI
2019 IET Renewable Power Generation Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar PV Powered-Sensorless BLDC Motor Driven Water Pump, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 389-398. SCI
2016 IET Renewable Power Generation Bhim Singh and Rajan Kumar Solar photovoltaic array fed water pump driven by brushless DC motor using Landsman converter, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 474-484. SCI
2016 IET Power Electronics Bhim Singh and Rajan Kumar Simple brushless DC motor drive for solar photovoltaic array fed water pumping system, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1487-1495. SCI
2016 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Bhim Singh, Anjanee Kumar Mishra and Rajan Kumar Solar Powered Water Pumping System Employing Switched Reluctance Motor Drive, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 3949-3957. SCI

Conference Publications

Year Conference Author(s) TitleIndexing
2012 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) Rajan Kumar, Asit Mohanty, Soumya R. Mohanty and Nand Kishor Power quality improvement in three phase grid connected photovoltaic system with battery storage Scopus
2014 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON) Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar photovoltaic array fed canonical switching cell converter based BLDC motor drive for water pumping system Scopus
2014 9th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar photovoltaic array fed Luo converter based BLDC motor driven water pumping system Scopus
2014 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Buck-boost converter fed BLDC motor drive for solar PV array based water pumping Scopus
2014 6th IEEE Power India International Conference (PIICON) Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar PV Array Fed Cuk Converter-VSI Controlled BLDC Motor Drive for Water Pumping Scopus
2014 6th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE) Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh BLDC Motor Driven Solar PV Array Fed Water Pumping System Employing Zeta Converter Scopus
2014 6th IEEE Power India International Conference (PIICON) Bhim Singh, Anjanee Kumar Mishra and Rajan Kumar Solar Powered Water Pumping System Employing Switched Reluctance Motor Drive Scopus
2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) Rajan Kumar, Bhim Singh, Ambrish Chandra and Kamal Al-Haddad Solar PV array fed water pumping using BLDC motor drive with boost-buck converter Scopus
2015 IEEE IAS Joint Industrial and Commercial Power Systems / Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference (ICPSPCIC), Hyderabad, India Bhim Singh, Anjanee Kumar Mishra and Rajan Kumar Buck-boost converter fed SRM drive for solar PV array based water pumping Scopus
2015 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON), New Delhi, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh BLDC motor driven water pump fed by solar photovoltaic array using boost converter Scopus
2016 IEEE 1st International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems (ICPEICES), Delhi, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar PV-battery based hybrid water pumping system using BLDC motor drive Scopus
2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), New Delhi, India Bhim Singh and Rajan Kumar Solar PV Array Fed Brushless DC Motor Driven Water Pump Scopus
2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Trivandrum Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Grid interfaced solar PV based water pumping using brushless DC motor drive Scopus
2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference (PIICON), Bikaner, Rajasthan, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Grid Interactive Solar PV Based Water Pumping Using BLDC Motor Drive Scopus
2016 IEEE 7th India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE), Patiala, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Grid Interfaced Solar PV Powered Brushless DC Motor Driven Water Pumping System Scopus
2014 Eighteenth National Power System Conference (NPSC), Guwahati, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Solar PV Array Fed Water Pumping System Using SEPIC Converter Based BLDC Motor Drive Scopus
2014 Eighteenth National Power System Conference (NPSC), Guwahati, India Bhim Singh, G. Bhuvaneswari, Kirti Mathuria, Arun Kumar Verma, Rajan Kumar, Ambrish Chandra and Kamal Al-Haddad Performance Analysis of a Common DC Link Series Active Compensator Integrated with Double Series Diode Rectifier Scopus
2020 IEEE 5th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Automation, Greater Noida, India Rajan Kumar and Bhim Singh Position Sensorless BLDC Motor Drive for Single Stage PV Based Water Pumping (Accepted for publication) Scopus

Book/Chapters Written

Type Title Publisher Author(s) ISBN/ISSN No. Year

Research Supervision

Programme Name Scholar Name Research Topic Status Year Co-Superivisor(s)
M.Tech Seema Chauhan Solar photovoltaic array powered-brushless DC motor drive of industrial applications In progress 2020
M.Tech Kirti Kumari Power quality improvement in distribution systems using active shunt compensation In progress 2020
M.Tech Ayush Purwar Design and analysis of power converters for battery charging of electric vehicles In progress 2020
Ph.D Vivek Kumar Control and implementation of multi-functional multi-phase-compensator for grid-tied solar PV energy conversion systems In progress 2019 Guiding as Co-Supervisor

Patents

Name Reg./Ref.No. Date of Award/Filling Organization Status
Water pumping system with solar photovoltaic array fed brushless DC motor and a method thereof 201611002791 25/01/2016 Indian Patent Office Filled
A grid interactive solar photovoltaic based water pumping system and method thereof 201611033785 03/10/2016 Indian Patent Office Filled
A Method and System for Single Stage Solar PV Fed Water Pumping Using Sensorless BLDC Motor 201811029383 04/08/2018 Indian Patent Office Filled

Conference/Workshop/Courses Organized

Category Type Title Venue From To Designation

Expert Talks

Title Place Year Description of Event
Development of Solar Water Pumping System Using Brushless DC Motor Drive Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India 2020 One-Week online Short-Term Course on “Emerging Trends in Power and Energy Systems”
Position Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Drive National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 2020 Online Short Term Training Program on "Sustainable Energy Systems Design for Remote Villages in India"
Single Stage-Standalone Solar Photovoltaic Generation System Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur, India 2020 One-Week Online Short Term Training Program on “Recent Advances in power Electronics and Its Applications”
Single Stage Solar Water Pumping Systems Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, India 2020 Online Short Term Course on “Research Trends in Energy and Power Systems (RTEPS)

Consultancy

Title of Consultancy Client Organization Faculty Involved Amount(INR) Status

International and National Exposure

Sr.No. Title Description
1 Young Scientist Awarded as Young Scientist by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to participate in 4th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave (2019) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Honors & Recognitions Achieved

Sr.No. Title Activity Given By Year
1 Dr. Ramamoorthy best paper award Presented a paper entitled, “Solar PV Array Fed Water Pumping System Using SEPIC Converter Based BLDC Motor Drive,” at Eighteenth National Power System Conference (NPSC), Guwahati (India) Eighteenth National Power System Conference (NPSC), Guwahati (India) 2014
2 Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2017 For an innovation entitled, “Grid Interactive Solar PV Based Water Pumping Using BLDC Motor Drive,” Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi 2017
3 Amit Garg Memorial Research Award For high impact publication in quality journal Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India 2017
4 Award for Best Industry Relevant Ph.D. Project in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi For Best Industry Relevant Ph.D. Project in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India 2018
5 Awarded as Star Performer For research & development on solar hybrid grid-tie-inverter Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. Gurugram, India 2017
6 Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) assistantship For pursuing M.Tech. (2010-2012) and Ph.D. (2013-2017) MHRD, Govt. of India 2010
7 Awarded for the first position in branch (B.E. second semester) For the first position in branch (B.E. second semester) Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology (CSIT) Durg, India 2006
8 Awarded as Young Scientist Participated in 4th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India 2019

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