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Dr. M. Nandakumar

Professor

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Education Summary

  1. B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur in 1985
  2. M. Tech in Industrial Electronics from NIT Surathkalin 1987
  3. PhD in Power electronics with major area as “ Control of Grid Interactive Inverter Systems” from IIT Madras in 2006

Employment History

  1. As Senior Research officer for a DST project at Bio-Medical Technology wing of Sree Chitra Institute of Medical sciences, Trivandrum for 1 ½ years from April 2018.
  2. As Research Engineer at Fluid Control Institute, Kanjikode. Palakkad from 30-09-1989 to 31-01-1990.
  3. As Assistant Professor, Associate professor, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at various Govt. Engineering Colleges under Department of Technical Education, Trivandrum from 02-02-1990 to 31-03-2019. Retired from Department of Electrical Engineering, Govt Engineering College, Thrissur as Professor and HOD on 31st. March, 2019.
  4. As Professor and HOD, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty, from 29-07-2019 to 28-07-2021.
  5. Presently working as Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Christ College of Engineering, Irinjalakuda from 30-07-2021 onwards.

Journal/Papers Published

  1. M.Nanda Kumar and Krishna Vasudevan “Bi-directional real and reactive power control using constant frequency hysteresis with reduced losses”, Electric Power System Research, Elsevier Publications (Science Direct), vol.76, sept.2005, pp.127-135
  2. M.Nanda Kumar and Krishna Vasudevan “ A novel hysteresis switching strategy for harmonic compensation”, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy(IJETP), Inderscience Publishers.UK Vol.4,No.3/4,pp. 379-393
  3. M.Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumarand Sheeba V.S” Energy Efficient MAC Protocol (D-MAC) for wireless Sensor Network”, International Journal of Computer Science, Systems engineering and Information Technology, July-December 2010, , pp 321-326
  4. M.Nanda Kumar and K.Aseem “Shunt Active Power Filter with a Novel Hysteresis Current Controller” Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India) Vol. 91, March 2011, pp 25-30
  5. M.Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumarand Sheeba V.S “Obstacle based Range free Localization-error estimation for WSN”International Journal of computer science Volume 8, issue 5, no.2, September 2011 pp- 31-39.
  6. M.Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumarand Sheeba V.S “Fuzzylogic based Energy Efficient Hierarchical Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks” International Journal of Research and Reviews in Wireless Sensor Networks, Vol.1No.4 December, 2011, pp 53-57.
  7. M.Nanda Kumar and K.Aseem “A Minimally Switched Shunt Active Power Filter for Harmonic Compensation” International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Control.ISSN 0974-2220 Volume 4, Number 1 (2012), pp. 1-14.
  8. M. Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumar, Sheeba V.S, “Cluster based routing algorithm using dual staged fuzzy logic in Wireless Sensor Networks”, ID:(20100769), has been accepted for publication in Journal of Information & Computational Science on May, 2012 in Issue 5 of JICS. IF=0.071.
  9. M. Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumar Sheeba V.S, “Power Management of Hybrid Scheduling Routing in Cluster based Wireless Sensor Networks”, ID:(20100798), has been accepted for publication in Journal of Information & Computational Science on June 2012 in Volume 9, Issue 6 of JICS. IF=0.071.
  10. M. Nanda Kumar, S. Swapna Kumar Sheeba V.S, “Evaluation of Hybrid Ad hoc Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network”, ID:( 20100876), has been accepted for publication in Journal of Information & Computational Science on June 2012 in Volume 9, Issue 6 of JICS. IF=0.071.
  11. Aravind Venukumar, Nandakumar M, Venkateswara Rao M and Shekhar Kumar M “Run-of-the-river micro hydroelectric power generation from artificially Induced vortices” The Journal of CPRI, Vol.11, No.4, December 2015, pp 741-750
  12. EM Suhara, M. Nandakumar“Analysis of Hysteresis Current Controlled Three Phase PWM Rectifier with Reduced Switching Loss”, IJCTA, Volume8, Issue3, pp 877-887
  13. C. Ismayil ,M.Nandakumar “Novel Scheme to Improve Power Factor of Slip Energy Recovery Drive by Selective Harmonic Elimination”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems 2014; 15(4): p-p 367–375
  14. LisyE.R, M.Nandakumar and Anasraj R “Super –twisting Control for Improved Performance of Dual Input Buck Boost Converter”, International Journal of Science and Research , volume 6, issue 5, May, 2017.
  15. LisyE.R, M.Nandakumar and Anasraj R and Rameshkumar P “Design of Robust Chattering free Integral Sliding Mode Controller for Dual Input Buck Boost Converter”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 13, issue 1, 2018, p-p 358-365.
  16. Suhara, E. M., M. Nandakumar, and K. Mathew. "Hardware Implementation Issues of FPGA based Prototyping for Hysteresis Current Controlled Three Phase PWM Rectifier." International Journal of Applied Engineering Research 13, no. 2 (2018): 830-839.
  17. Suhara E M,M Nandakumar and K Mathew, “An adaptive hysteresis based Novel Multi functional EV charger with a single feedback loop Controller’ IETJournal of Engineering 2018 (8), 714-720.
  18. Lisy E.R., M.Nandakumar, Anasraj R., “Design and Real time Implementation of non-linear sliding surface with the application of super-twisting algorithm in non-linear sliding mode control for Twin Rotor MIMO system ," Journal of Vibro Engineering, Vol.21, Issue 8, pp.2159-2179, 2019..
  19. Madhanmohan, Vishnu P, M. Nandakumar, and Abdul Saleem. "Enhanced performance of partially shaded photovoltaic arrays using diagonally dispersed total cross tied configuration." Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (2020): 1-19.
  20. Madhanmohan, Vishnu P, Abdul Saleem, and M. Nandakumar. "An Algorithm for Enhanced Performance of Photovoltaic Array under Partial Shading Condition." IEEE Access 8 (2020): 176947-176959.
  21. Vishnu P Madhanmohan, M. Nandakumar and Abdul Saleem “ Performance assessment of basic and hybrid photovoltaic array configurations under partially shaded conditions, Manipal Journal of Science and Technology, December. 2019, pp 17-25.
  22. Vishnu P Madhanmohan, Abdul Saleem, and NandakumarMadathil Kovilakam“Improved Performance of Partially shaded Photovoltaic array with reformed – total cross tied configuration”, Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems, August 2021
  23. M. Nanda Kumar and Krishna Vasudevan” Bidirectional power control using constant frequency hysteresis with reduced losses. IASTED Conference Proceeding on Power and Energy systems 2004, Florida, USA, pp 442-446.
  24. M.Nanda Kumar and Krishna Vasudevan “A novel hysteresis switching strategy, for reactive power compensation. IASTED Conference Proceeding on Power and Energy systems 2005, Krabi, Thailand, .p-p 300-305.
  25. M.Nanda Kumar and Krishna Vasudevan“ Bidirectional real and reactive power control using a novel PWM method, IEEE Power India Conference, New Delhi, April 2006.
  26. M. Nandakumar and Aseem K” A three phase shunt active power filter with novel hysteresis switching strategy” EPSICON 2010, International Conference for Power, Signal, Control and Computation, January ,2010
  27. M.Nanda Kumar and Jayasuriya, “Fuzzy Based Power System Stabilizer”, NET 2011 ,GEC, Kozhikode 25, 26 February, 2011
  28. M. Nanda Kumar and Jayasoorya.J, “Fuzzy Based Power System Stabilizer”, NET 2011 ,GEC, Kozhikode 25, 26 February, 2011
  29. M.Nandakumar, Rajesh K and A. Amar Dutt, “Modified Z-Source Single Phase two Switch Inverter” ICSCCN 2011, International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication, Computing and Networking Technologies.
  30. M.Nandakumar and Aseem K, “P-Q theory based shunt active power filter with minimum switch utilization”, COSMA 2011, 2nd International Conference on Simulation Modeling and Analysis, December 2011.
  31. M. Nandakumar and Aseem K” Comparison study of three different control strategies for shunt active power filters”., National technological Congress 2012, , GEC, Thrissur pp. 218-223.
  32. M. Nandakumar and JisiNalupurakkandiyil “A reduced switch multilevel inverter topology for PV based generation”, National technological Congress 2012, , GEC, Thrissur pp178-183
  33. M. Nandakumar and V. Aishwarya “Simulation and analysis of a gradationally controlled voltage inverter (GCVI)”, National technological Congress 2012, , GEC, Thrissur pp171-177
  34. M Nanda Kumar and Aseem K,“P-Q theory based shunt active power filter with minimum switch utilisation”, Cosma2011, second international conference on simulation,modelling and analysis Amrita School of Engineering, NIT Calicut,14 - 16 December, 2011.
  35. M.Nandakumar andAseem K Comparison study of three different control strategies for shunt active power filters., National technological Congress 2012, GEC, Thrissur pp. 218-223
  36. LisyE.R, M.Nandakumar,” Performance Comparison of Direct and PWM based Sliding Mode Controller for Boost Converter”, International conference of Emerging Trends in Electrical Engineering (ICETREE-14), Elsevier publications, 2014, P-P 66-70.
  37. Anoop K , M. Nandakumar, “DC-DC Converters control method with improved transient performance”, National Technological Congress, Kerala (NATCON 2014), p-p 282-287.
  38. Anoop K , M. Nandakumar “A Novel control strategy for power extraction from Photo Voltaic panels based on one cycle control”6th International conference on power Electronics.
  39. SuharaE.M.,M .Nandakumar “Analysis of Hysterisis current Control Techniques for Three Phase PWM rectifier”, International Conference SPICES 2015a, NIT Calicut.
  40. Lisy E.R.,M. Nandakumar, AnasrajR."Design of an sliding surface for Twin Rotor MIMO System" Proceedings of 10th Asian Control Conference 2015 ,Kota kinabalu 31 st May-3rd June 2015..
  41. Suhara E M, M Nandakumar, ‘Analysis of Hysteresis Current Control Techniques for Three Phase PWM Rectifiers’ , International Conference SPICES 2015.
  42. Suhara E M, M Nandakumar, ‘Voltage Oriented Control of Three Phase PWM Rectifier with Bus Clamped Space Vector PWM’ ,2015 IEEE International Conference on Power, Instrumentation, Control and Computing (PICC 2015).
  43. Suhara E M,M Nandakumar, K Mathew’ Novel Adaptive Hysteresis Current Control of Bidirectional Three Phase PWM Converter under Reduced Switching Scheme ’, IEEE PEDES2016
  44. Lisy E.R., M.Nandakumar, Anasraj R., “Sliding mode controller for Dual input Buck Boost Converter," Proceedings of IEEE International conference on Power Instrumentation control and computing (PICC-2015),Govt. Engineering College Thrissur, Kerala., DEC.2015. Publisher IEEE
  45. Madhanmohan, Vishnu P., M. Nandakumar, and Abdul Saleem. ``Durer’s Square Based Photovoltaic Configuration to Mitigate Partial Shading Losses" 2020 International conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications (PEREA) IEEE, 2020.
  46. Nayana J, M.Nandakumar and Ramesh Kumar P “Comparison of DC to DC Converters for PV Application using PSIM Model” 2020 International conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications (PEREA) IEEE, 2020.

Areas Of Interest

  1. Power Electronics and drives; power Quality, dc-dc converters, FACTS and Custom Power Devices

Achievements

  1. Prof. M.M. Ghani Award for Best College Teacher under University of Calicut for the year 2008-09. Kerala Technological University Guideship
  2. Kerala Technological University Guideship