Dr. N. N. V. Surendra Babu

Ph. D

Associate Professor

[email protected]


Dr. N. N. V. Surendra Babu received B. E in Electrical and Electronics engineering, from College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 1998 and M. Tech from NIT Suratkal with specialization of power and energy systems in 2000. He obtained his Ph. D from IIT Bombay in 2013 and worked in the area cascaded two-level inverter based multilevel STATCOM for high power application. His expertise is in the control of power electronic converters, and power electronics and drives.

Research Interests

  1. Cascaded H-bridge PV inverter for utility scale application
  2. Wind energy conversion systems
  3. Electric vehicles

Teaching Interests

  • Power Electronics,
  • Electrical machines,
  • Power electronics and drives,
  • Electric vehicles,
  • Special machines

Selected Publications

  1. N. N. V. Surendra Babu, “Simplified control of Cascade H-bridge multilevel STATCOM under unbalanced grid,” in Proc. IEEE IECON-2022, Brussels, Belgium Oct. 2022.
  2. N. N. V. Surendra Babu and B. G. Fernandes, “Cascaded two level inverter based multilevel STATCOM for high power applications,” IEEE Trans. on Power Del ., vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 993-1001, Jun. 2014
  3. B. B. Pimple and N. N. V. Surendra Babu, “Understanding rotor flux behavior of a multi-MegaWatt DFIG in Wind Energy Conversion,” Accepted for publication in International Journal of Power Electronics, Inderscience Publishers .

Selected Awards and Honors

  1. Recipient of IEEE IES SYPA award along with $ 1500 at IECON-2022, Brussels, Belgium
  2. Received full travel grant of Rs. 1, 42, 000 from University Grants Commission, New Delhi for attending IECON-2015, Yokohama, Japan.
  3. Received one of two travel grants of $750 for paper presentation at POWERNG 2011, Malaga, Spain sponsored by IEEE Industrial electronics society

External Profile Links

  • Ph. D in Power Electronics & power systems from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, Jul. 2013
  • M. Tech. in Power & Energy Systems from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal, India,
    Jul. 2000
  • B. E in Electrical & Electronics from College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
    India, April. 1998.
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