AKSHAY KUMAR RATHORE Office: Block E4, Level 8, Room 15

Assistant Professor 4 Engineering Drive 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering Singapore 117576.
National University of Singapore PH: (+65) 65166471
Singapore Email: eleakr@nus.edu.sg
Webpage: www.ece.nus.edu.sg/stfpage/akr

REREARCH INTERESTS
Soft-switching Techniques for High-frequency Power Conversion, DC-DC converters, Resonant Converters,
Inverters for Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Sources (Fuel cells, PV), Renewable Integration
Techniques, Control of Electric Drives, Optimal (PWM) Techniques, Rural Electrification, Smart Residential and
Micro-grid Energy System, Electric Vehicles

EDUCATION
Ph. D.: University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
Power Electronics; 2008, CGPA =8.8/9.0.
M. Tech.: Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi, India.
Electrical Machines and Drives; 2003; CGPA =8.8/10.
Gold Medal for highest academic standing.
B. E.: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India.
Electrical Engineering; 2001; First Class.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1 Postdoctoral Research Associate: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
Chicago Sept. 2009 – Sept 2010.
Supervisor: Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder, Associate Professor
1) Performance evaluation of hybrid modulation with respect to symmetrical V0-V7 space vector modulation
for three-phase inverter.
2) Performance evaluation of primary-side assisted ZVS of secondary side ac/ac HF cycloconverter.
3) Analysis and design of ZCS current-fed converter for fuel cells based inverters.
4) Impact of soft-switching/dc link pulse coding on THD/efficiency of hybrid modulated three-phase inverter.

2 Research Fellow: Electrical Machines and Drives Research Lab, Wuppertal University, Germany.
Sept. 2008 – Aug. 2009.
Supervisor: Dr. J oachim Holtz, Professor Emeritus
Sponsored by: WEG Brazil
‘Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation of Multilevel Inverter for Low Switching Frequency Control of Medium
Voltage High Power Industrial AC Drives’

3 Research Assistant: Power Electronics Research Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada. Sept. 2004 - Aug. 2008.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashoka K. S. Bhat
Sponsored by: NSERC Canada
‘High-Frequency Transformer Isolated Power Conditioning System for Fuel Cells to Utility Interface’
1) Classification of interfacing schemes for connecting fuel cells to a single-phase utility line;
2) Comparison of soft-switched dc/dc converters for fuel cells to utility interface
3) Analysis, design, development and testing of full range soft-switching active-clamped L-L type
current-fed half-bridge dc/dc converter;
4) Small signal analysis and closed loop control design
5) Interfacing and testing high-frequency current-fed inverter to grid and off-grid modes.

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
1 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria,
BC, Canada. May 2007 – Dec. 2007.
2 Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, India.
July 2003 – Aug. 2004.
3 Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur,
India. Feb. – July 2003.
4 Lab Instructor and Tutor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Victoria,
Victoria, BC, Canada. Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2008.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
1 Marquis “Who’s Who in the World”, Listed in October 2008 Edition.
2 Marquis “Who’s Who in America”, Listed in November 2008 Edition.
3 Marquis “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering”, Listed in September 2006 Edition.
4 Awarded “Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship” by University of Victoria, 2006-2007.
5 Awarded “University of Victoria Full Fellowship (Ph D Level)” for 2004-2005.
6 Awarded Student Travel Grant from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for IEEE International
Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) 2004 held in France.
7 Awarded Student Travel Grant from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for IEEE International
Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) 2003, Maribor, Slovenia.
8 Awarded GOLD MEDAL for standing first in M. Tech. (Electrical Engineering) in 2003.
9 Certificate of Merit in National Level Paper Presentation Contest 2001, by IEEE India Council.
10 Awarded scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) and University Grants
Commission (UGC) for M. Tech. (Electrical Engg.) for 2001-2003.
11 Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2001 with 94 percentile.
Patent (2009). EP09171698.5, MERH Ref.: 200621EP, Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation for Multilevel Inverter
Systems. Filed by WEG Brazil Innovators: Akshay Rathore, T. Boller and. J . Holtz.
PUBLICATIONS
Journals
1. A. K. Rathore, J . Holtz, and T. Boller, "Synchronous optimal pulsewidth modulation for low switching
frequency control of medium voltage multilevel inverters," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,
vol. 57, issue 7, J uly 2010, pp. 2374-2381.
2. A. K. Rathore, "Interleaved soft-switched active-clamped L-L type current-fed half-bridge dc-dc
converter," International Journal on Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), vol. 34, issue 24, Dec 2009, pp.
9802-9815.
3. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti, “A comparison of soft switched dc-dc converters for fuel cell
to utility interface application,” IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 128, pp. 450-458, 2008.
4. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti “Small signal modeling and closed loop control design of
ZVS current-fed half-bridge L-L type dc/dc converter with active-clamp," International Journal on
Computer and Electrical Engineering, vol. 2, no. 6, Dec 2008, pp. 951-959.
5. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat, S. Nandi and R. Oruganti, “Small signal analysis and closed loop control
design of active-clamped ZVS two-inductor current-fed isolated dc-dc converter," in press, IET Power
Electronics.
6. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti “Classification and comparison of interfacing schemes for
connecting fuel cells to a single-phase utility line," in press, International Journal on Power Electronics
(Inderscience).
7. A. K. Rathore, J . Holtz, and T. Boller, "Optimal pulsewidth modulation of multilevel inverters for low
switching frequency control of medium voltage high power industrial ac drives," Under Review IEEE
Transactions on Industry Applications,.
8. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti “Analysis, sesign and experimental results of wide range
ZVS active-clamped L-L type current-fed dc-dc converter for fuel cell to utility interface application,”
Under review, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
9. S. K. Mazumder and A. K. Rathore, “Primary-side-converter assisted soft-switching scheme for an ac/ac
converter in a cycloconverter-type high-frequency-link inverter,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial
Electronics.
Conferences
1. A. K. Rathore, J . Holtz, and T. Boller, "Optimal pulsewidth modulation of multilevel inverters for low
switching frequency control of medium voltage high power industrial ac drives," IEEE Energy Conversion
Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Atlanta, USA, 12-16 Sept 2010, pp. 4569-4574.
2. S. Mazumder and A. K. Rathore, "Performance evaluation of a new hybrid modulation scheme for high
frequency ac link inverter: Applications for PV, wind, fuel cell, and DER/storage applications," IEEE
Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Atlanta, USA, 12-16 Sept 2010, pp. 2529-2534.
3. S. Mazumder and A. K. Rathore, "Novel zero-current switching current-fed half-bridge isolated dc/ dc
converter for fuel cell based applications," IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE),
Atlanta, USA, 12-16 Sept 2010, pp. 3523-3529.
4. S. Mazumder and A. K. Rathore, "Impact of dc link pulse coding on the harmonic distortion of the
high-frequency ac link inverter," IEEE Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON),
Phoenix, USA, 7-10 Nov 2010.
5. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat, and R. Oruganti, "High-frequency current-fed fuel cell inverter for residential
use," IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy System (PEDES) Conference, India, 21-23 Dec 2010.
6. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and Ramesh Oruganti “Wide Range ZVS Active-Clamped L-L Type
Current-Fed DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell to Utility Interface Application,” IEEE Energy Conversion
Congress and Exposition (ECCE), San J ose, California, USA, Sept. 2009.
7. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and Ramesh Oruganti “Small Signal Analysis and Closed Loop Control
Design of L-L Type Active-Clamped ZVS Current-Fed Isolated DC-DC Converter,” IEEE Canadian
Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Canada, May 2009.
8. A. K. Rathore and A. K. S. Bhat, “Comparison and Selection of Interfacing Schemes for Fuel Cells to a
Single-Phase Utility Line” International Conference on Energy Engineering, Pondicherry, India, J an. 2009.
9. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat, S. Nandi and Ramesh Oruganti “Closed Loop Control Design of
Two-Inductor Current-fed Isolated DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cells to Utility Interface Application,” IEEE
Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS), Edmonton, Canada, 2008.
10. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti, "Analysis and Design of Active Clamped ZVS Current-Fed
DC-DC Converter for Fuel-Cell to Utility-Interface Application," International Conference on Industrial
and Information Systems (ICIIS), Sri Lanka, 8-11 August 2007.
11. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti, "A Comparison of Soft-Switched DC-DC Converters for
Fuel Cell to Utility Interface Application," IEEE Power Conversion Conference (PCC), J apan, April 2007.
12. A. K. Rathore and S. N. Mahendra, "Direct Secondary Flux Oriented Control of Linear Induction Motor
Drive," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Mumbai, India, 15-17 December 2006.
13. A. K. Rathore and S. N. Mahendra, "Simulation of Secondary Flux Oriented Control of Linear Induction
Motor Considering Attraction Force & Transverse Edge Effect," IEEE International Power Electronics
Congress (CIEP), Celaya, Mexico, 17-22 October 2004, pp. 158-163.
14. A. K. Rathore, "Improved Performance of Fuzzy Logic Based Direct Field Oriented Controlled Induction
Motor," IEEE International Power Electronics Congress (CIEP), Mexico, October 2004, pp. 152-157.
15. A. K. Rathore and S. N. Mahendra, "Decoupled Control of Attraction Force & Propulsion Force in Linear
Induction Motor Drive," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Maribor,
Slovenia, Vol. 1, 10-12 December 2003, pp. 524-529.
16. A. K. Rathore and S. N. Mahendra, "Modelling and Simulation of Linear Induction Motor Transients Using
MATLAB/SIMULINK," International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong, 6-10 June 2003.

INVITED SESSION PAPERS AND PRESENTATION
1. A. K. Rathore, "High-frequency soft-switching power electronics systems for renewable energy based
power system," National University of Singapore, Singapore, 01 J uly 2010.
2. A. K. Rathore, "Optimal PWM control of medium voltage drives using multilevel inverters at low
switching frequency”, General Electric Research Centre, Bangalore, India, 2 J uly 2009.
3. A. K. Rathore, "Comparison of soft-switched dc-dc converters and design & control of wide range ZVS
dc-dc converter," ABB Corporate Research, Baden, Switzerland, 18 J une 2009.
4. A. K. S. Bhat and A. K. Rathore, "High-frequency transformer isolated power converters for fuel-cell to
utility interface," IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics, Madras, India, 2006.
5. A. K. Rathore, "MATLAB based analysis of linear induction motor based traction system," Short term
course on LIM based metro, organized by Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering (IRIEEN),
Nasik, India, 2003.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1 Editorial Board Member: IACSIT. 1) International J ournal on Computer and Electrical Engineering
2) International J ournal on Engineering and Technology.
2 Reviewer: 1) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (PEL)
2) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (IES)
3) IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (IAS)
4) IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems (I),
5) IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems
6) IET J ournals Renewable Power Generation
7) International Journal on Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier)
8) Journal of Electrical Power Components and Systems (Taylor and Francis)
9) International Journal on Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier)
3 Member of IEEE (USA), Member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (USA)

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
1 Committee member in Graduate Innovation Forum, Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria,
Victoria, BC, Canada, 2006.
2 Volunteered in IEEE International Pacific Rim Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2007.
3 Volunteered in organizing and judgment committee member in ‘Design Engineering Challenge’,
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2007.
4 Vice President of Engineering Student Association (E.S.A.) at College of Technology and Engineering
(Maharana Pratap University of Agri. and Tech.), Udaipur, India in 1999-2000.
5 Student Convener of Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp in 2000.
6 Student Convener of Inter-College and Intra-College cultural and literary events; 1999-2001.
7 Chairman of Electrical Engineering Society at College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap
University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India, 2000-2001.