Concordia University

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Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore, PhD

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: S-EV 5159 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4486
Email: akshay.rathore@concordia.ca
Website(s): http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~arathore/

Education and Academics

Postdoctoral Research Associate: University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (Sept 2009-Sept 2010)
Postdoctoral Research Scientist: University of Wuppertal, Germany (Sept 2008 to Sept Aug 2009)
Ph.D.: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada (2008)
M.Tech.: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi, India (2003)
B.E.: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Raj., India (2001)

Work Experience

Assistant Professor: National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (Nov 2010-March 2016)
Lecturer: University of Victoria, BC, Canada (May to Dec 2007)
Lecturer: Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh, Raj, India (2003-2004)


Research activities

Research Interests

Power Electronics, Pulsewidth Modulation Techniques, Soft-switching Techniques, Electrical Drives, Renewable Energy, Microgrid, Transportation Electrification, Marine Applications, Optimal Control of Medium Voltage Drives, Multilevel Inverters, Current-fed Circuit Topologies, Wireless Power Transfer, V2G and S2V systems, High-frequency Power Conversion


Current Services

Current Services

Distinguished Lecturer (DL): IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) 2017-18 DL Slate
Paper Review Chair: Industrial Automation and Control Category (IACC), IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2016-18)
Member-at-Large: IEEE IAS Society Executive Board (2017-18)
Chair: IEEE IAS Montreal Chapter (March 2016-)
Chair: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Technical Committee on Transportation Electrification (TCTE) (2016-17)
AdCom Member: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) (2016-17)
Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology News (iTeN)
Social Media Chair: IEEE Transportation Electrification Community; tec.ieee.org


Publications

Journal Publications

  1. R. S. Krishna Moorthy*, and A. K. Rathore, "Impulse commutatedhigh-frequency soft-switching modular current-fed three-phase dc/dc converterfor fuel cell applications," IEEETransactions on Industrial Electronics, in press, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2620423.

  2. A. Ghoshal, P. Xuewei, A. K. Rathore, “Analysis and design of closed loop control ofelectrolytic capacitor-less six-pulse DC link three-phase inverter, “IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, in press, Sept/Oct2017.

  3. S. Samanta, A. K. Rathore, and D. Thrimawithana, “Bidirectionalcurrent-fed-half-bridge (C)(LC) – (LC) configuration for inductive wirelesspower transfer system,” IEEE Transactions onIndustry Applications, in press, July/Aug 2017.

  4. S. Samanta, A. K. Rathore, and D. Thrimawithana, “Analysisand design of current-fed half-bridge (C)(LC)-(LC) resonant topology forinductive wireless power transfer application,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, in press, July/Aug2017.

  5. S. Pang, H. Yigeng, L. Guo, B. N. Mobarakeh, F. Gao and A. K. Rathore, “Stabilityanalysis and active stabilization of on-board DC power converter system withinput filter,” IEEE Transactions onIndustrial Electronics, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2703663.

  6. C. Buccella, C. Cecati, M. G. Simoroni, G. K. Kulothungan*, A. Edpuganti*,and A. K. Rathore, “ A selective harmonic elimination method for five-levelconverters for distributed generation,” IEEEJournal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol 5, no 2, June2017, pp. 775-783.

  7. G. K. Kulothungan, A. Edpuganti*, A. K. Rathore, and D. Srinivasan,“Modified synchronous pulse width modulation of current-fed five-level inverterfor solar integration,” IEEE Transactionson Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 3370-3381.

  8. G. K. Kulothungan, A. Edpuganti*, A. K. Rathore, and D. Srinivasan,“Current-fed multilevel converters: an overview of circuit topologies, modulationtechniques, and application,” IEEETransactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.32, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 3382-3401.

  9. R. S. Krishna Moorthy, and A. K. Rathore, "Analysis and design ofimpulse commutated zero current switching single inductor current-fed push-pullconverter," IEEE Transactions onIndustry Applications, vol 53, no 2, April 2017, pp 1517-1526.

  10. D. Chakraborty, E. Breaz, A. K. Rathore, and F. Gao, “Parasitics Assisted Soft-switching and Secondary Modulated Snubberless Clamping Current-fed Bidirectional Voltage Doubler for Fuel Cell Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol 66, no 2, Feb 2017, pp. 1053-1062.

  11. A. Anzalchi, A. Sarwat, and A. K. Rathore, “A new topology of higher orderpower filter for single-phase grid-tied voltage source inverters,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,vol 63, no 12, Dec 2016, pp. 7511-7522.

  12. R. K. Surapaneni, D. B. Yelaverthy, and A. K. Rathore, “Cycloconverter Based Double-ended Microinverter Topologies for Solar Photovoltaic AC (PVAC) Module,” IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 4, Dec 2016, pp. 1354-1361.

  13. G. K. Kulothungan, A. Edpuganti*, A. K. Rathore, D. Srinivasan, C. Cecati,and C. Buccella, “Optimal low switching frequency pulse width modulation ofcurrent-fed three-level converter for solar power integration,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,vol. 63, no. 11, Nov 2016, pp. 6877-6886.

  14. S. Bal, A. K. Rathore, and D. Srinivasan, “Naturally commutatedcurrent-fed three-phase bidirectional soft-switching dc-dc converter with 120omodulation technique,” IEEE Transactionson Industry Applications, vol 52, no 5, Oct 2016, pp 4354-4364.

  15. S. Samanta and A. K. Rathore, “Wireless power transfer (WPT) technologyusing full-bridge current-fed topology for medium power applications,” IET Power Electronics, vol 9, no. 9, 2016, pp.1903-1913.

  16. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, “Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation of Medium-Voltage Modular Multilevel Converter," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 4, Aug 2016, pp. 3435-3442.

  17. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, “Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation for Common-Mode Voltage Elimination of Medium-Voltage Modular Multilevel Converter fed Open-end Stator Winding Induction Motor Drives," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol 64, no 1, Jan 2017, pp 848-856.

  18. S. Bal, A. K. Rathore, D. Srinivasan, “Naturally Clamped Snubberless Soft-Switching Bidirectional Current-Fed Three-Phase Push-Pull DC/DC Converter for DC Micro-Grid Application,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 2, March/April 2016, pp. 1577-1587.

  19. S. K. Mishra, R. Adda, S. Sekhar, A. Joshi, and A. K. Rathore, “Power transfer using portable surfaces in capacitively coupled power transfert echnology,” IET Power Electronics, vol 9, no 5, April 2016, p. 997 – 1008.

  20. R. S. Krishna Moorthy, and A. K. Rathore, “Impulse Commutated Zero Current Switching Current-fed Three-phase DC/DC Converter,” in press, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 2, March/April 2016, pp. 1855-1864.

  21. R. S. Krishna Moorthy, and A. K. Rathore, “Soft switching Non-isolated Current-fed Inverter for PV/Fuel Cell Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 1, Jan 2016, pp. 351-359.

  22. S. Samanta, and A. K. Rathore, “A New Current-fed Topology with CLC Transmitter and LC Receiver for Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Application:Analysis, Design, and Experimental Results,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 4, Dec 2015, pp. 357-368.

  23. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, “A Survey of Low Switching Frequency Modulation Techniques for Medium-Voltage Multilevel Converters," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 51, no. 5, Sept 2015, pp.4212-4228.

  24. R. K. Surapaneni, and A. K. Rathore, " A Single Stage CCM Zeta Microinverter for Solar Photovoltaic AC Module," IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 3, no. 4, Dec 2015, pp. 892-900.

  25. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, “Fundamental Switching Frequency Optimal Pulse Width Modulation of Medium Voltage Cascaded Seven-Level Inverter," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 51, no. 4,July 2015, pp. 3485-3492.

  26. S.S. Williamson, F. Musavi, and A. K. Rathore, "Industrial Electronics for Electric Transportation: Current State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5,May 2015, pp. 3021-3032.

  27. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, "Small Signal Modeling of Snubberless Soft-switching Current-fed Bidirectional Converter and Control Implementation using PSoC,", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 11,Nov 2015, pp. 4996-5005.

  28. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, “Fundamental Switching Frequency Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation of Medium Voltage Nine level (9L) Inverter,"IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 7, July 2015, pp.4096-4104.

  29. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, "Naturally Clamped Soft-switching Current-fed Three-Phase Bidirectional DC/DC Converter," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, May 2015, pp. 316-3324.

  30. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, "New Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation for Single DC Link Dual Inverter-fed Open-end Stator Winding Induction Motor Drive,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 8, Aug 2015, pp.4386-4393.

  31. R. S. Krishna Moorthy, and A. K. Rathore, "Hybrid Modulated Extended Secondary Universal Current fed ZVS Converter for Wide Voltage Range:Analysis, Design, and Experimental Results," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 7, July 2015, pp. 4471-4480.

  32. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, "Naturally Clamped Zero Current Commutated Soft-switching Current fed Push-Pull DC/DC Converter: Analysis,Design, and Experimental Results," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,Vol. 30, no. 3, March 2015, pp. 1318-1327.

  33. B. Satarupa, A. K. Rathore, and D. Srinivasan, "Modular Snubberless Bidirectional Soft-switching Current-fed Dual 6-Pack (CFD6P) dc/dc Converter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, VOL. 30, NO. 2,FEBRUARY 2015.

  34. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, "Optimal Low Switching Frequency Pulsewidth Modulation of Nine Level (9L) Cascade Inverter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vo. 30, no. 1, Jan 2015, pp. 482-495.

  35. R. S. Krishna Moorthy, and A. K. Rathore, "Impulse Commutated Zero Current Switching Current-fed Push-pull (ICCPP) Converter: Analysis, Design and Experimental Results," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.62, no. 1, Jan 2015, pp. 363-370.

  36. U. R. Prasanna, P. Xuewei, A. K. Rathore, and K. Rajasekhara, “Propulsion System Architectures and Power Conditioning Topologies for Fuel Cell Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 51, no. 1, Jan 2015, pp. 640-650.

  37. A. Edpuganti and A. K. Rathore, "Optimal Low Switching Frequency Pulse Width Modulation of Medium Voltage Seven-Level (7L) Cascade-5/3H Inverter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 30, no. 1, Jan 2015, 496-503.

  38. P. Xuewei, A. K. Rathore, and U. R. Prasanna, "Novel Soft-Switching Snubberless Naturally Clamped Current-Fed Full-Bridge Front-End Converter Based Bidirectional Inverter for Renewables, Microgrid and UPS Applications," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 50, no. 6,Dec 2014, pp. 4132-4141.

  39. J. Adhikari, A. K. Rathore, and S. K. Panda, "Modular Interleaved Soft-switching DC-DC Converter for High Altitude Wind Energy Application,"IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Vol. 2, no. 4,Dec 2014, pp. 727-738.

  40. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, "Current-fed Soft-Switching Push-pull Front-end Converter Based Bidirectional Inverter for Residential Photovoltaic Power System," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 29, no. 11,Nov 2014, pp. 6041-6051.

  41. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Dual Three-Pulse-Modulation (DTPM) Based High-Frequency Pulsating DC Link Two-Stage Three-phase Inverter for Electric/Hybrid/FuelCell Vehicles Applications," IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 2, no. 3, Sep 2014, pp. 477-486.

  42. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, “Novel Bidirectional Snubberless Naturally Commutated Soft-switching Current-fed Full-bridge Isolated DC/DC Converter for Fuel Cell Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no.5, 2014, pp. 2307-2315.

  43. Prasanna UR and A. K. Rathore, “Small signal analysis of current-fed full-bridge isolated dc/dc converter with active-clamp and control system implementation using PSoC,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.61, no. 3, 2014, pp. 1253-1261.

  44. T. Boller, J. Holtz, and A. K. Rathore, “Neutral Point Potential Balancing Using Synchronous Optimal Pulsewidth Modulation of Multilevel in Medium Voltage High Power AC Drives,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 50, no. 1, 2014, pp. 549-557.

  45. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Current-Fed Interleaved Phase-Modulated Single-Phase Unfolding Inverter: Analysis, Design and Experimental Results,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61,no. 1, 2014, pp. 310-319.

  46. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Novel Single Reference Six-Pulse-Modulation (SRSPM) Technique Based Interleaved High-Frequency Three-phase inverter for Fuel Cell Vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, 2013, pp. 5547-5556.

  47. P. Xuewei and A. K. Rathore, "Novel Interleaved Bidirectional Snubberless Soft-switching Current-fed Full-bridge Voltage Doubler for Fuel Cell Vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12,2013, pp. 5535-5546.

  48. A. K. Rathore, J. Holtz, and T. Boller, “Generalized optimal pulsewidth modulation of multilevel inverters for low switching frequency control of medium voltage high power industrial ac drives,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 10, 2013, pp. 4215-4224.

  49. A. K. Rathore, and U. R. Prasanna, "Analysis, design, and experimental results of novel snubberless bi-directional naturally clamped ZCS/ZVS current-fed half-bridge dc/dc converter for fuel cell vehicles” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 10, 2013, pp. 4482-4491.

  50. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Novel zero-current switching current-fed half-bridge isolated dc/dc converter for fuel cell applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 49, no. 4, 2013, pp. 1658-1668.

  51. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Extended range ZVS active-clamped current-fed full-bridge isolated dc/dc converter for fuel cell applications:analysis, design and experimental results,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, issue 7, 2013, pp. 2661-2672.

  52. P. Xuewei, U. R. Prasanna, and A. K. Rathore, “Magnetizing inductance assisted wide range ZVS three-phase AC link current-fed dc/dc converter with active-clamp: analysis, design and experimental results,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, issue 7, 2013, pp. 3317-3328.

  53. U. R. Prasanna and A. K. Rathore, “Novel Soft-switching Snubberless Current-fed Half-bridge Front end Converter Based PV Inverter: Analysis, Design and Experimental Results,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28,issue 7, 2013, pp. 3219-3230.

  54. T. Boller, J. Holtz, and A. K. Rathore, “Optimal pulsewidth modulation of a dual three-level inverter system operated from a single dc link,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 48, issue 5, Sept/Oct 2012, pp.1610-1615.

  55. A. K. Rathore, A. K. S. Bhat and R. Oruganti “Analysis, design and experimental results of wide range ZVS active-clamped L-L type current-fed dc-dc converter for fuel cell to utility interface application,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol 59, issue 1, Jan 2012, pp 473-485.

  56. 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, vol. 58, issue 9, 2011, pp. 4161-4166.

  57. 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, July 2010, pp. 2374-2381.

  58. 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, no. 4, 2008, pp. 450-458.

  59. 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," International Journal on Power Electronics, vol. 3, no. 5,2011, pp. 469-495.

  60. 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," IET Power Electronics, vol. 4, 2011, pp. 51-62.

  61. 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.

  62. 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 2010, pp. 951-959.


Honors and Awards

2017 IEEE IES Early Career Award

2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award

2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2017 IEEE IES Early Career Award

2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award

2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award


Conference and Editorial Activities

Technical Program Chair

IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference-India (ITEC-INDIA) 2017, 13-15 Dec 2017, Pune, India.

Vice Chair-Renewable and Sustainable Energy Applications

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo 2017, 1-5 Oct 2017, Cincinnati, USA.

Technical Program Chair

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2017, 22-25 March 2017, Toronto, Canada

Technical Program Chair

IEEE Power, Energy, Drives and Energy Systems 2016, 14-17 Dec 2016, Trivandrum, India

Technical Program Committee Member

IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting 2014-17

Associate Editor

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Associate Editor and Paper Review Chair

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Associate Editor

IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

Associate Editor

IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

Editor

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Editor

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

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