Prof. Satish Kumar Peddapelli


Education: M.Tech., Ph.D., FIE, SMIEEE, MISTE, MSSI

Prof. Satish Kumar Peddapelli is the Director, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, IIIT-Basara and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was born on the 28th October 1974 in Karimnagar. He has completed his B.Tech in EEE from JNTU, obtained his M.Tech. in Power Electronics from JNTUH and his Doctorate in the area of Multilevel Inverters from JNTUH. His areas of interests are Power Electronics, Drives, Multi-level Inverters, Special Machines and Renewable Energy Systems.

He is the Fellow of Institute of Engineers India, Senior Member IEEE, Life Member ISTE and Life Member System Society of India. He is an active member of many professional bodies and an Editorial member of various International Journals and reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Access Journal, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, International Journal of Ambient Energy, and IETE Journal of Research etc.

Prof. Satish Kumar completed four Major Research Projects as Principal Investigator funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Telangana State Council of Science & Technology (TSCOST) worth around 9 Lakhs, 21 Lakhs, 25 Lakhs and 4 Lakhs respectively. He has also completed Indo-Sri Lanka Joint research project worth of around 25 Lakhs from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. At present he implementing an International Project ‘India- Slovenia Joint Research Project’ funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi. Under his supervision, five research scholars were awarded and three scholars submitted their PhD degrees. He established “Research Lab for Multilevel Inverters” in the department of Electrical Engineering, Osmania University and research scholars are actively utilizing this lab.

He has more than 105 publications in International Journals and presented 34 papers in International Conferences. He has received a “Certificate of Merit” for his research paper which was presented in an International Conference at University of California, USA. He delivered Keynote address in International conferences held at Singapore and Paris. He has authored four text books entitled “Pulse Width Modulation - Analysis and Performance in Multilevel Inverters”, a text book entitled “Electrical Machines – A Practical Approach” published by De-Gruyter Oldenbourg, Germany, a text book “Computer Methods in Power Systems - Analysis with MATLAB and another edited book “Wind and Solar Energy Applications – Technological Challenges and Advances” published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. He received one Australian Patent and two Indian Patents and applied for two patents on Cascaded multilevel inverters, Neutral point Clamped Multilevel inverters and Power Conditioners.

  • He received the "Engineer of the Year Award-2022"from the Institute of Engineers India (IEI) on 15th September 2022.
  • He received the “Best Teacher Award” from the State Government of Telangana on 5th Sept.2014.
  • He also received the “Award for Research Excellence” in the year 2014.
  • He also received the “Global Teacher Role Model Award" in the year 2015.
  • He also received the “Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist Award” from SERB in 2013.
  • He received Four Certificates of Appreciation under the ‘Osmania University Vice-Chancellor Award 2022’ for his Research Excellence.

With more than 27 years of teaching and research experience, he is guiding 8 PhD scholars in the area of Power Electronics at present. He has served in the Osmania University as Chairman, Board of Studies, OU, Additional Controller of Examinations (Confidential), Joint Director of Evaluation, Coordinator, NBA, UCE, Faculty Advisor, Hostel Warden, Regional Coordinator – PGECET (2012, 2013 and 2014) etc.

Prof. Satish Kumar delivered expert lectures, keynote addresses, presented research papers and actively engaged in collaborative research activities in various countries like United States of America, France, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Sri Lanka.