Dr. Manjula G. Nair
Dr. Manjula G. Nair did her B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and M.Tech in Power Systems from the University of Calicut, in 1992 and 2000 respectively. Her M.Tech thesis was on ‘Fuzzy based Control of FACTS devices’. She did her PhD in Power Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 2007. Her dissertation was on ‘Shunt Active Power Filtering for Power Quality Improvement’.
Dr. Manjula G. Nair joined Amrita Institutions in the year 1992 as faculty in Amrita Institute of Computer Technology (AICT), Cochin, Kerala, where she served for a period of two years (1992-93). She joined the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore in 1995 and was with the department till 2008, undertaking teaching and research for B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D students. From 2008-2012, she served in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore campus, as Professor and later as Chairperson of the department. In October 2012, she moved to Amritapuri campus as Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
Manjula Nair has guided several B.Tech and M.Tech research projects. She has also guided two Ph.D students in the area of Electric Power Quality Improvement and Renewable Energy sources. She has to her credit, a three year funded research project under the Young Scientist Fast Track Scheme sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST-SERC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, which she completed in 2012 and another project funded by Amrita, Ettimadai campus, completed in 2008.
She has served as reviewer for research papers in IEEE Transactions in Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions in Power Delivery since 2005. She has also served as technical committee member and reviewer for many IEEE international conferences and other international conferences.
Her research interests include Electric Power Quality Analysis & Improvement, Renewable Energy Systems, Grid interconnection Issues of Renewable Energy Systems, Flexible AC Transmission Systems, Fuzzy & ANN controllers, Digital Signal Processing, Signal Processing & analysis of Hindustani and Carnatic musical ragas for Music therapy.