Apurv Kumar Yadav

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Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Room No: 310
Electrical Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Uttrakhand, INDIA, 247667

Phone: +91-9480559015
email: apurv@ee.iitr.ac.in


I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, INDIA. I received the B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, INDIA, in 2011, and the M.Tech degree with Distinction in Electronic design and technology (with the final project on high-frequency transformer-isolated grid-connected inverter) and Ph.D. degree (focused on multilevel inverter based induction motor drives) from the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (formerly CEDT), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA, in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

My broad area of research interest includes motor drives with wide-bandgap (WBG) devices, multilevel converters, and wireless power transfer (static and dynamic). Presently, I am also serving as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.

Before joining IIT Roorkee, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Some of the specific research projects in which I was involved are: a 900W SiC-based wireless power transfer system for the low voltage batteries, 5kW GaN-based regulated transformer rectifier unit for aircraft applications, capacitor connection point voltage balancing in the stacked multilevel inverters, topology to generate highly dense 12-sided voltage space vector structures, a new 7-level multilevel inverter topology, 250W grid-connected inverter and 7kWh, 400V lithium-ion battery pack for the formula student racing electric car. More detailed information of my past research projects can be obtained from pastprojects.html.

Recent Updates

Apr. 2023: Coordination of an Advanced Certificate Program in Electric Vehicle offered by EICT, IIT Roorkee.
Mar. 2023: Congratulations to Shambhunath Dutta on recieving the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) award for 2023, his research area is GaN based Integarted Motor Drive.
Oct. 2022: Recieved the DST-SERB Start-up Research Grant of worth INR. 33,00,000 on a project titled “Multiphase Inductive Power Transfer System for Contactless Fast Charging of Electric Vehicles”.
Sept. 2022: Gave an lecture on “Design of WBG Devices-Based Power Electronics Converters” in the Electrical Engineering Department at NIT Puducherry.
Sept. 2022: Our work titled “A New Switching Scheme for H7 Current Source Inverter with Integrated Soft Switching Transitions”, is accepted for presentation in IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2022 to be held in Dec.2022 at MNIT Jaipur, INDIA.
August 2022: Recieved the Faculty Initiation Grant of worth INR. 20,00,000 from IIT, Roorkee on a project titled“ Investigations on SiC-based Current Source Inverter with Pre-stage Converter for NextGen EV Motor Drives”.
July 2022: Adarsh Dubey, joined my reserach team as the PhD student.
June 2022: Proposed a new core course on “Charging Infrastructure” for new proposed M.Tech Electric Vehicle Technology (EVT).
May 2022: Gursimran Singh, a third year Electrical Engineering student from Indian Institute of Technology, kharagpur, joined my reserach team as SPARK Intern for the period of 8 weeks.
April 2022: Became the member of project implementation group for the DST-FIST project on the development of Electrical vehicle charging reserach infrastructure facility worth INR 1.33Cr.
March 2022: Gave an lecture on “Principles and Design of Inductive Power Transfer based Contactless Charging” in the Electrical Engineering Department at MNIT Jaipur.
Jan. 2022: Sukumar Das and Ashish Kumar, joined my reserach team as the PhD students.
Sept. 2021: Joined the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification as an Associate Editor.
June 2021: Proposed a new elective course on “Design of Wideband-gap devices based power converter” for M.Tech and senior UG students.
May 2021: Joined IIT Roorkee as an Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering.