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Dr. Mohanrajan S. R.

Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Qualification: M.E, Ph.D
sr_mohanrajan@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: AI for Power Electronics, BLDC, DFIG, Electric Vehicle, Microgrid, MPPT, PMSM, Power Electronics, SiC, Solar Energy, Wind Energy

Bio

Dr. S. R. Mohanrajan currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus. Dr. S. R. Mohanrajan is with Amrita since 2006 and his research is focused on Power Electronics, Electric Vehicle, Solar and Wind Energy systems.

He received Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Madras in 2004 and Master’s degree in Power Electronics & Drives from Anna University, Chennai in 2006. He has completed his Ph. D. in the area of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy in 2021 from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore under Erasmus Mundus Fellowship (EURECA) as research exchange student at KTH, Sweden.

His current research project topics include model-based development of power converter control for Electric Vehicle, Control of Power converters in Wind, Solar powered microgrid, Development of AI based modulation strategies for bidirectional converters and High-frequency power electronic converters using wide bandgap semiconductors.

Professional Positions
March 2009 – April 2010 Visiting Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Expertise
MATLAB/Simulink-Power Electronics, PSpice/LTspice, PLECS, PSIM, PVsyst, WAsP, Homer Pro,
OPAL-RT- Power Electronics, Xilinx-System Generator, STM32 boards, TI C2000 boards

Courses Taught
Power Converters
Control of Power Converters and Electrical Machines
Power Converters for Automotive application
Modulation techniques for Power Electronic systems
Algorithms for Power Electronics Applications
Power Electronics for Renewable Energy
Wind Energy & Solar Energy

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Dynamic Frequency Tracking for Voltage and Frequency Regulation of Wind Driven Doubly Fed Induction Generator in Standalone mode

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., Vijayakumari A., and Sasi K. K., “Dynamic Frequency Tracking for Voltage and Frequency Regulation of Wind Driven Doubly Fed Induction Generator in Standalone mode”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, vol. 23, pp. 1927-1939, 2020.

Publisher : International Journal of Renewable Energy Research

Year : 2019

Speed control of brushless DC motor in electric vehicle with regenerative braking

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., Mahitha R., and Gowthaman B., “Speed Control of Brushless DC Motor in Electric Vehicle with Regenerative Braking”, (2019) International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 2980-2984, 2019.

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Year : 2019

Optimal photovoltaic capacity planning for windfarm expansion

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R. and Hamsadhwani V., “Optimal Photovoltaic Capacity Planning for Windfarm Expansion”, (2019) International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2126-2131, 2019

Publisher : International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Year : 2017

Virtual Inertia Control for Transient Active Power Support from DFIG based Wind lectric System

Cite this Research Publication : M. Deepak, Vijayakumari A., and Mohanrajan S. R., “Virtual Inertia Control for Transient Active Power Support from DFIG based Wind lectric System”, RTEICT 2017 - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology, Proceedings, pp. 809-814, 2017.

Publisher : RTEICT 2017 - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology, Proceedings,

Year : 2016

Power angle control of a single phase grid connected photovoltaic inverter for controlled power transfer

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vijayakumari A., A.T. Devarajan, and Mohanrajan S. R., “Power angle control of a single phase grid connected photovoltaic inverter for controlled power transfer”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 397, pp. 451-461, 2016.

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Year : 2015

Micro pumped hydro with wound rotor induction machine – A solution for load management in micro grids

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., Sivasuriyan K., Shanmugapriya N., Pratap R., and Subash V., “Micro Pumped hydro with Wound rotor Induction Machine - A Solution for Load Management in Micro Grids ”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, no. 55, pp. 3260-3265, 2015.

Publisher : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

Year : 2015

Control of Multiple Energy Sources’ converters Connected to a DC Micro-Grid

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., Aswathy S Kumar, and A. Vijayakumari, “Control of Multiple Energy Sources’ converters Connected to a DC Micro-Grid”, International Journal Of Recent Advances in Engineering & Technolog, pp. 52-57, 2015.

Publisher : International Journal Of Recent Advances in Engineering & Technolog, pp. 52-57, 2015.

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Regenerative Braking Control Methods of Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Electric Vehicles

Cite this Research Publication : A. P. R. and Mohanrajan S. R., “Regenerative Braking Control Methods of Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Electric Vehicles”, in Cognitive Informatics and Soft Computing, Singapore, 2021.

Publisher : Cognitive Informatics and Soft Computing

Year : 2020

Model Based Fault Classification Method for Electric Vehicle Pertained Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Multi Layer Perceptron

Cite this Research Publication : R. R. Suresh, Shanmughasundaram R., and Mohanrajan S. R., “Model Based Fault Classification Method for Electric Vehicle Pertained Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Multi Layer Perceptron”, in 2020 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Engineering (ic-ETITE), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Engineering (ic-ETITE)

Year : 2020

Electric Hover Board

Cite this Research Publication : Karthick M., Kumar K. S. Praveen, Nikile C.V. Pranish, Ramya R., and Mohanrajan S. R., “Electric Hover Board”, in 2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, 2020.

Publisher : 2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica (2020)

Year : 2016

Power Angle Control of a Single Phase Grid Connected Photovoltaic Inverter for Controlled Power Transfer

Cite this Research Publication : Vijayakumari A., Devarajan A.T., Mohanrajan S.R. (2016) Power Angle Control of a Single Phase Grid Connected Photovoltaic Inverter for Controlled Power Transfer. In: Suresh L., Panigrahi B. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Soft Computing Systems. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 397. Springer, New Delhi. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2671-0_43

Publisher : Springer

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2021

Enhanced Regenerative Braking System for Electric Vechile with High Power Density Storage

Cite this Research Publication : M. Naveen Kumar, Vijayakumari A., and Mohanrajan S. R., “Enhanced Regenerative Braking System for Electric Vechile with High Power Density Storage”, 2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking (ICSCAN). pp. 21-28, 2021.

Publisher : 2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking (ICSCAN)

Year : 2021

Instrument Cluster Design for an Electric Vehicle Based on CAN Communication

Cite this Research Publication : Manickavasagam L., Krishanth N., Atul Shrinath B., Subash G., Mohanrajan S. R., and Ranjith R., “Instrument Cluster Design for an Electric Vehicle Based on CAN Communication”, Inventive Computation and Information Technologies, vol. 173. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 271-284, 2021.

Publisher : Inventive Computation and Information Technologies

Year : 2021

Performance Comparison of Model Predictive Control and Direct Torque Control for Induction Motor Based Electric Vehicle

Cite this Research Publication : Asif P. N. and Mohanrajan S. R., “Performance Comparison of Model Predictive Control and Direct Torque Control for Induction Motor Based Electric Vehicle”, 2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking (ICSCAN). pp. 1-6, 2021.

Publisher : 2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking

Year : 2019

Effect of Partial Shading on Vehicle Integrated PV System

Cite this Research Publication : Arun P. S. and Mohanrajan S. R., “Effect of Partial Shading on Vehicle Integrated PV System”, 2019 3rd International conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA). pp. 1262-1267, 2019.

Publisher : 2019 3rd International conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA)

Year : 2018

Z-Source Dual Active Bridge Bidirectional AC-DC Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Srijeeth J., Thiagarajan Vignesh Chenni, and Mohanrajan S. R., “Z-Source Dual Active Bridge Bidirectional AC-DC Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications”, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES). 2018.

Publisher : 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems

Year : 2018

Power balancing in autonomous micro grid with variable speed pump

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., Vijayakumari A., and Kottayil S.K., “Power Balancing in Autonomous Micro grid with Variable Speed Pump”, IEEE International Conference on Power, Control, Signals and Instrumentation Engineering, ICPCSI 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2118-2121, 2018.

Publisher : IEEE International Conference on Power, Control, Signals and Instrumentation Engineering, ICPCSI 2017

Year : 2017

Renewable generators’ capacity optimization for a micro-grid in rural feeder using HOMER—A case study

Cite this Research Publication : Raghul N., Vijayakumari,, and Mohanrajan S. R., “Renewable Generators' Capacity Optimization for a Micro-grid in Rural Feeder using HOMER—A Case Study”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends in Computing, Communications and Electrical Engineering, ICETT 2016. 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends in Computing, Communications and Electrical Engineering,

Year : 2014

A Study of Motor-Generator Topologies for Pumped Storage Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Mohanrajan S. R., S Vamsi Krishna, L. Narayana Reddy, A. Surya Teja, and B. Vishal, “A Study of Motor-Generator Topologies for Pumped Storage Applications ”, International Conference on Advances in Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014. pp. 627-635, 2014.

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Engineering And Technology

List of Projects Guided
 Undergraduate Project
S.No Year Title of the Project Students
1 2020-2021 Predictive Control of Induction Motor Drive for Single stage solar power centrifugal pump Vignesh Kumar R C
Aditya S Sarma
Ganta Venkata Harun
Varri Sanjeev Kumar
2 2020-2021 Solar Powered Electric Vehicle C.H.Ramakrishna  Rahul​
Deepak.S​
Jai Balaje .S​
R.R.Thirumugilan
3 2019-2020 Instrument Cluster Design for an Electric Vehicle Based on CAN Communication L Manickavasagam
N Krishanth
B A Shrinath
G Subash
4 2019-2020 Electric Hover Board M. Karthick
C. V. Pranish Nikile
K. S. Praveen Kumar
R. Ramya
5 2018-2019 Speed Control of Brushless DC Motor in Electric Vehicle with Regenerative Braking Gowthaman B
Risheek S Kumar
Rommala Mahitha
6 2018-2019 Solar powered Single Stage Current Controlled Inverter fed agricultural pump with MPPT Rajasekar B S
Shaalini S
7 2017-2018 Z-Source Dual Active Bridge Bidirectional AC-DC Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications Deviprasad P
Prasanna R
Srijeeth J
Vignesh Thiagarajan
8 2016-2017 Load Angle Control of Permanent Magnet Wind Electric Generator Connected to the DC Grid K M Nethajhi
K Parthipan
B Rahul
V Vinitha
9 2014-2015 Solar Photovoltaics in DC Nano Grid with Battery Storage Abhijith P R
Saibarath V
Sri Elavarasan S
S R Varadharam
10 2014-2015 Micro pumped Hydro with Wound rotor Induction Machine in micro grids Sivasuriyan K
Pratap R
Subash V
Shanmugapriya N
11 2013-2014 Development of Variable speed pump using DFIM A.Surya Teja
B.Vishal
L.Narayana Reddy
S.Vamsi Krishna
12 2013-2014 Solar power DC pump Bh.Marthandavarma
B.V.Tharun Teja
R.Venkatesh
13 2011-2012 On-Site Efficiency Evaluation of a three Phase Induction Motor using Evolutionary Algorithms S. Mirudula Kumar
P. Shwetha
Sukanniya.G.Menon
T.Vaishna
14 2010-2011 Optimum power point tracking for Solar Photovoltaic system Vijaya Raghavan S

Vivek Chandar

Vivek Saravanan

Sabari Muthuram

Postgraduate Project
S.No Year Title of the Project Student
1 2020-2021 Signal Processing Approach to Recognise and Mitigate Harmonic Resonance in VFDs Siddarth Eswar M
2 2020-2021 Post Silicon Validation of a Battery Management System IC Janani Sunil
3 2020-2021 PMSM Torque Ripple Reduction in Electric Vehicle using Neural Network Suryakant Arvind Kuvalekar
4 2020-2021 Predictive Control of Induction Motor for System Efficiency Optimization in Electric Vehicles Asif P N
5 2020-2021 Enhanced Regenerative Braking System for Electric Vehicle with High Power Density Storage Naveen Kumar Mydham
6 2019-2020 Performance comparison of Si-IGBT and SiCMOSFET in an inverter application using DPT  Srijeeth J
7 2019-2020 REGENERATIVE BRAKING CONTROL OF INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES Abhijith P R
8 2018-2019 Design Optimization of MOTSIM – DC to Optimize Size and Cost Arun P S
9 2017-2018 Wind Power Management Using Battery Energy Storage Anirudh K
10 2016-2017 Virtual Inertia Control for Transient Active Power Support From DFIG Based Wind Electric System Deepak C M
11 2015-2016 Solar PV plotter M. Sangeetha
12 2015-2016 Capacity optimisation of Renewable energy sources for 5 bus micro grid Raghul N
13 2013-2014 Forecasting Wind Energy with neural networks Sakthivel M R
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