Project 15: Black start and islanding operation capabilities of offshore wind power plants – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – DTU
My foray into the world of electrical engineering (EE) began with reading about electricity and circuits in school and since then, my growing interest in the phenomenon of electricity led me to pursue undergraduate studies in EE at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. At IIT Delhi, my fascination for EE turned into a genuine intellectual engagement through courses on power electronics, electrical machines and drives (PEEMD) and power systems (PS).
I believe that the need for more electrical power to meet the ever-increasing critical demands and sustainability concerns have made Renewable Energy Systems (RES) one of the most significant areas of research. Since power electronics is an integral part of RES control and integration, I felt it quite appropriate for me to pursue graduate studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, with a focus on Energy and Power Electronics.
RES is an ideal research area for pursuing my interests in PEEMD & PS while contributing towards green solutions for tackling one of the most critical concerns today. Wind energy systems (WES) show great promise as the fastest growing RES and having done a bachelor thesis on solar PV, I now aim to gain expertise in WES as this would help give me a wholesome perspective for future RES research. Being wedded to this ideal and goal, I intend to do doctoral research in this area and evidently, InnoDC is the ideal platform for me to acquire the expertise and maturity adequate for becoming an advanced researcher.
InnoDC can provide me with an academic-research environment closely coupled with industry-expertise. This would not only help me advance my technical knowledge but also help develop my communication and management skills, allowing me to innovate by learning from the best in the field. Seeing such support from the European Commission for RES development and integration, I look forward to a diverse exposure for learning and am motivated to work in a collaborative environment towards a greener power system.
When not working towards trying to help solve the energy crisis, I enjoy experiments with cooking food and like to read up on ancient world history. Having recently learnt swimming, I spend my spare time in water or trying some martial arts and yoga when it’s too cold.