Srikanth V. currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr) in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. He received his B.Tech Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 2009. During July 2009 to August 2010 he was with College of Engineering, Munnar. Srikanth received his M.Tech Degree from Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, with 2nd Rank in Industrial Drives and Control Specialization. From 2012 August onwards, he is with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri.

Srikanth is an active member of IEEE and a life member of ISTE. He has contributed his volunteering services in various levels of IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He is a Council Member of IEEE IAS from 2012 onwards. Currently he is an Executive Board Member of IEEE Industry Applications Society. Srikanth’s profile has been published in the IEEE IAS magazine July/August 2016 issue under the feature “Pathways”.

He was conferred with Certificate of Excellence and Certificate of Appreciation several times for his achievements from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Srikanth has also received international recognitions by IEEE Industry Applications Society being selected as “Outstanding  Student Branch Chapter Area Chair (2014 & 2015)”.  He is the advisor of IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter in Amritapuri campus. 

Srikanth's research interest include Model Predictive control of machines, Sensored and Sensor-less control of Machines, Power electronics converters, Special Electric machines and control, Electric Vehicles.

International Conferences Attended

  • IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2011 held at Orlando, Florida, USA, from 9th -13th October 2011.
  • IEEE International Electric Vehicles Conference (IEVC’12), Greenville, SC, USA from 4th -8th March 2012.
  • IEEE Power Electronics Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES ‘2012), Bangalore, December 2012.
  • IEEE APEC 2015, Charlotte Convention Centre, North Carolina, USA
  • IEEE PECI 2012, University of Illinois, Champagine- Urbana, IL, USA
  • IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • IEEE INTELLECT 2014, Mumbai, India
  • IEEE APEC 2015, Charlotte, North Caronila , USA
  • IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2015, Dallas, Texas USA
  • IEEE IAS ESW 2016, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  • IEEE ITEC 2016, 1st-4th June 2016, Busan, South Korea


Publication Type: Conference Paper

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Conference Paper

G. Satish and V. Srikanth, “High efficiency control algorithm for power factor correction in air-conditioners”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy, TAP Energy 2015, 2015, pp. 449-453.[Abstract]

The quality of power is degrading day by day due to heavy use of non-linear loads. Power factor is a measure of effectiveness of electricity usage. AC-DC converters are modified to operate as power factor correction circuit In this paper, a novel control algorithm is developed to provide power factor correction(PFC) of air condition loads so as to optimize its operation. Novel algorithm also aims at controlling the output voltage and speed of compressor motor. Proposed design provides a simple, compact and low cost converter with low voltage stresses. This paper presents the evaluation of a constant frequency active clamped flyback converter for PFC. The work is simulated and analyzed in MATLAB. © 2015 IEEE.

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Conference Paper

A. A, N, S. P., and V. Srikanth, “Variable step-size algorithm implemented two phase soft-switched interleaved boost converter”, in Computation of Power, Energy, Information and Communication (ICCPEIC), 2014 International Conference on, 2014.[Abstract]

This paper presents the study of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller implemented two phase soft-switched interleaved boost converter and focuses on the effectiveness of putting a solar panel instead of an ordinary dc source. The proposed system raises the overall efficiency by incorporating soft-switching technique in addition to MPPT. The algorithm used to track maximum possible power from the PV panel was variable step size algorithm, being superior over other methods due to its ability to change the step size according to the MPP. The above mentioned converter with MPPT is found to be highly efficient (around 96%) compared to other converters with MPPT because of reduced ripple and reduced switching losses. So it can be applied for high voltage as well as high power applications such as in space crafts, hybrid electric vehicles, dc back up energy systems, power factor correctors etc. It can also be used for grid connected and micro-grid applications because of low output voltage ripple. In this work, design and simulation has been done in MATLAB software to verify the performance of the converter with MPPT. More »»


Conference Paper

D. Vasanthakumar and V. Srikanth, “DC-DC converter control using IP controller”, in Computation of Power, Energy, Information and Communication (ICCPEIC), 2014 International Conference on, 2014.[Abstract]

Closed loop control strategy is indispensable in power converters to meet the desired load requirements. PI controller is one among the existing control schemes. This scheme has a single loop arrangement with proportional and integral gains in the forward path. A double loop control strategy having proportional gain in the feedback path and integral gain in the forward path called the Integral Proportional - IP controller is proposed in this paper for Buck converter control. The use of IP controller enhances system dynamic response and reduces undesirable peak overshoot compared to conventional PI controllers. IP controller also reduces system's sensitivity to controller gains. Responses of both controllers are analyzed by performing output voltage regulation of Buck Converter with the help of PSIM software. Simulation results show that the IP controller has better response than PI. Such a control arrangement is essential in applications, where a smooth power output is inevitable. More »»


Conference Paper

V. Surendran, V. Srikanth, and G, S. Joshi T., “Performance improvement of dynamic voltage restorer using proportional - Resonant controller”, in Power and Energy Systems Conference: Towards Sustainable Energy, 2014, 2014.[Abstract]

The tripping of drive systems in process industries are caused due to voltage sag or swell, which results in heavy economic losses. As a solution to this, DVR is reported. By using PI-controller for the control of DVR, a noticeable steady state error is found. But the analysis shows that there is a limitation in giving higher value of gain for the PI-controller, as it magnifies the resonant frequency components. This paper deals with the performance improvement in DVR operation by using PR-controller. Simulation results of the DVR output voltage with PI and PR controllers are depicted and experimental validation of the proposed PR controller is done. More »»


Conference Paper

V. Srikanth and Dutt, D. A. Amar, “A Comparative Study on the Effect of Switching Functions in SMO for PMSM Drives”, in IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, 2012.[Abstract]

This paper presents a comparative study on the performance of Sliding Mode Observer (SMO), for various switching functions. SMO is widely used to realize the sensorless control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). Chattering is a major drawback of Sliding Mode observers. Chattering creates oscillations, performance degradation and even instability to the system. Studies on the effect of chattering in PMSM drives with three control laws namely:- Signum function, Saturation function and Sigmoid function are carried out in this work. The complexity introduced by signum and saturation functions is avoided by the sigmoid function. MATLAB/SIMULINK is used as the tool for the stu More »»