Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Electrical engineering, Information Technology and Cybernetics
Campus Porsgrunn (B-253)
Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban (Member’12–Senior Member’15, IEEE) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy 2012. He is a Full Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Cybernetics, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems Council on Power Electronics in Renewable Energy System & Electric Vehicles. S. Padmanaban has authored over 750+ scientific papers and received the Best Paper cum Most Excellence Research Paper Award from IET-SEISCON’13, IET-CEAT’16, IEEE-EECSI’19, IEEE-CENCON’19, and five best paper awards from ETAEERE’16 sponsored Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer book. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K. He received a lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who’s Who - USA 2017 for contributing to power electronics and renewable energy research. He is listed among the world’s top 2 scientists (from 2019) by Stanford University USA. He is an Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial Board for refereed journals, in particular the IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications, IET Electronics Letters, and Wiley-International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Subject Editorial Board Member—Energy Sources—Energies Journal, MDPI, and the Deputy/Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and FACETS Journal (Canada).


Course Lecturer:

  • Master Degree: EPE 2216 – Power System Operation and Smart Grid

Thesis Supervisor:

  • Master thesis project on Power Electronics, renewable energy systems and their application to Electric Vehicles, and Grid Connected Systems.


  • Power Electronics Application to Smart Energy System (Renewable Energy Integration: Wind Energy, Photo Voltaic, Fuel Cell, etc.).
  • Electric Vehicle s Applications and Control Scheme, Battery Management System with Renewable Energy Systems Integration.
  • Investigation for novel topologies for AC motor drives.
  • Multiphase AC drives focus on space vector techniques for modeling and dynamic controller.
  • Design and analysis of conventional inverters, multilevel inverters, and alternative configurations.
  • Design and analysis of AC/DC converter and high voltage DC/DC converter topologies, switching loss reduction techniques.


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