Dr. Shelas Sathyan

Dr.Shelas Sathyan


  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.
  • M.Tech. (Power Electronics and Drives), Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.
  • B. Tech (Honors), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Government College of Engineering Kannur, Kannur University, Kerala.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT-Tiruchirappalli (2018 May - Till Date)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University (An Institution of Eminence), Greater Noida (2017 June - 2018 May)

Honors and Awards

  1. VNIT-Nagpur Academic excellence award (2012) for obtaining highest CGPA in M.Tech power electronics and drives programme.
  2. MHRD fellowship for PhD programme in VNIT Nagpur (2012-2017).
  3. MHRD fellowship for M.Tech programme in VNIT Nagpur (2010-2012).
  4. National Merit Scholarship (2002)

Areas of Interest

  • Power Electronics
  • Switched Mode Power Converters
  • Soft switching Techniques
  • Wide band gap Devices
  • Integration of renewable energy sources

Research Lab

Advanced Power Converters Lab (APCL)  

For Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest. I have an active research group and I am looking for exceptionally well-qualified candidates with very strong background in Electrical Engineering. Student should be self-motivated to work in power electronics area. Prospective student can join for Master’s thesis, internship, Post-Doc, Graduate programme in NITT. For Admission to graduate programme (MS/ M. Tech and PhD) please check admission portal in NITT website. Please check our research area. In case you are interested in joining us, you may send your CV to shelassathyan@nitt.edu. Please check our current research at

Advanced Power Converters Lab (APCL)

Graduate Students

PhD Students

Name Reserach Area Year of registration Current Status
Sugali Harinaik High Frequency Power Converters July-2018 Ongoing
Merlin Mary NJ Power Converter Design July 2019 Ongoing

M. Tech Students

Name Project Title Duration Current Status & Placement (First job)
Mohd Shahnawaz Khan Design and Development of On-board Battery Charger using Interleaved Boost type PFC and Phase Shifted Full Bridge Converter 2019-2020 Completed,(Soon joining with John Deere India)
Sachin Chandelker Design and Hardware Implementation of Isolated Y-Source DC – DC Boost Converter with Zero Current Switching 2019-2020 Completed, (Soon joining with Valeo)
S Satish Chandra Bommagani Power Flow Control in a Single-Stage Single-Phase Grid connected PV systems 2019-2020 Completed,(Joined with Vedantu)
Govad Mahesh Solar Powered EV smart charging with V2G capability to reduce peak demand on distribution network 2018-2019 Completed, (Joined KPIT Technologies)
Kumbha Veera Hanuamn Grid connected PV system with DC/DC Resonant Converter 2018-2019 Completed, (Joined Collins Aerospace)

Journal Publications

  1. Prashant Upadhyay, Rajneesh Kumar and Shelas Sathyan " A Coupled-Inductor Based High Gain Converter Utilizing Magnetizing Inductance to Achieve soft-switching with Low Voltage Stress on Devices" IET Power Electronics , vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 576-591, 2020.
  2. Shelas Sathyan, H. M. Suryawanshi, A. B. Shitole, M. S. Ballal and V. B. Borghate " Soft Switched Interleaved DC/DC Converter as front-end of Multi Inverter Structure for Micro-Grid Applications" IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 7645-7655, Sept. 2018.
  3. H. M. Suryawanshi, S. Pachpor, T. Ajmal, G. G. Talapur, Shelas Sathyan et al, " Hybrid Control of High Efficient Resonant Converter for Renewable Energy System", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.14, no.5, pp.1835-1845, May. 2018.
  4. A. B. Shitole, Shelas Sathyan, H. M. Suryawanshi, G. G. Talapur, and P. Chaturvedi "Soft Switched High Voltage Gain Boost Integrated Flyback Converter Interfaced Single Phase Grid Tied Inverter for SPV Integration", IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol.54, no.01, pp.482-493, Jan. 2018.
  5. A. B. Shitole, H. M. Suryawanshi, G. G. Talapur, Shelas Sathyan et al " Grid Interfaced Distributed Generation System with Modified Current Control Loop using Adaptive Synchronization Technique" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.13, no.5, pp.2634-2644, Oct. 2017.
  6. A. B. Shitole, H. M. Suryawanshi, Shelas Sathyan, G. G. Talapur, and M. S. Ballal "A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Extended AANF with Different Parameter Estimation Techniques for Renewable Energy Integration", Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 45, Issue 17, Aug. 2017
  7. Shelas Sathyan, H. M. Suryawanshi, M. S. Ballal and A. B. Shitole " Low switching stress DC-DC converter with capability of high voltage gain for low voltage energy sources" European Power Electronics and Drives Journal (EPE)-Taylor and Francis, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 74-84, April, 2017.
  8. Shelas Sathyan, H. M. Suryawanshi, Bhim singh, Chandan Chakraborty, Vishal Verma and M.S. Ballal " ZVS-ZCS High Voltage Gain Integrated Boost Converter For DC Microgrid" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , vol.63, no.11, pp.6898-6908, Nov. 2016.
  9. Shelas Sathyan, H. M. Suryawanshi, M. S. Ballal and A. B. Shitole " Soft Switching DC/DC Converter for Distributed Energy Sources With High Step Up Voltage Capability" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , vol.62, no.11, pp.7039-7050, Nov. 2015.


H. M. Suryawanshi, M. S. Ballal, R. K. Keshri, T. Ajmal, Shelas Sathyan "Hybrid control of resonant converter for DC grid applications"- Indian Patent, Application No: 201621001282, Journal No: 08/2016, Published on: 19/02/16.

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Contact Address

Dr.Shelas Sathyan
Assistant Professor,
Office: EEEA2 G1,
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli-620 015,
Phone : 9561450634