Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering Trivandrum


Faculty Profile


Dr. Dinesh Gopinath

Associate Professor

Phone: 8547550783(M)
Email: dinesh@cet.ac.in

 

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Qualifications

 

B.Tech – Electrical and Electronics Engg. (College of Engineering Trivandrum, University of Kerala, 1996)
M. Tech – Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics),  Systems (Regional Engineering College Calicut, University of Calicut, 1999)
Ph.D – (Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics, (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2010)

Area of Interest

 

Power Conversion

Professional Experience

 

Teaching: From July, 2000 (19 Years)

Other: 1 Year as Research Associate at Power Electronics Group, C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram,

Recently taught courses

 

Design of Power Electronic Systems (M.Tech)
Switched Mode Power Conversion (M.Tech/B.Tech)
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (B.Tech)

Introduction to Electrical Engineering (B.Tech)

Other Responsibilities

 

Faculty-in-charge, Power Electronics Lab

Technical Member, Testing Lab

Important Publications

 

Publications: International Conferences:

  1. Saudimol, T.V., Sabu, N., Gopinath, D., "An energy-efficient testing scheme for AC rotating machines and power converters including field weakening mode of operation," India Conference (INDICON), 2012 Annual IEEE , pp.410,415, 7-9 Dec. 2012, doi: 10.1109/INDCON.2012.6420653: available at http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org
  2. Sabu, N., Saudimol, T.V., Gopinath, D., "A general purpose regenerative test-rig using DC drive based load torque emulator," India Conference (INDICON), 2012 Annual IEEE , pp.753,758, 7-9 Dec. 2012 doi: 10.1109/INDCON.2012.6420717: available at http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org.
  3. Asok Kumar, A., Bindu, G. R.,  Dinesh Gopinath, “Performance Analysis of Single Phase Induction Motor and Switched Reluctance Motor used in Domestic Appliances with a view of Energy Conservation,” Conference: Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), 2014 11th International Conference on, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Volume: 11, DOI: 10.1109/ECTICon.2014.6839718
  4. R. Hari Kumar, Dinesh Gopinath, S. Ushakumari, “Analysis of feed forward phase locked loop and its tuning using PSO,” Conference: Power Electronics, Machines and  Drives (PEMD), 2016, 8th International Conference on, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Publications: National Conferences:

  1. Dinesh Gopinath and V. Ramanarayanan , "Implementation of Bi-Directional Switch Commutation Scheme For Matrix Converters ," National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC 2007), IISc Bangalore. Dec 2007.
  2. Veerandra T., Mridula Jain, Dinesh Gopinath and V. Ramanarayanan , "FPGA Based Digital Platform for Real Time Simulation of Power Electronics Systems ," National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC 2007), IISc Bangalore. Dec 2007.

 

Lectures Delivered

 

1. “Phase Locked Loops for Grid Connected Converters,” at TKM College of
Engineering, 20 August, 2009.
2. “Overview of switching Power Electronics devices,” at Mar Baselios College of
Engineering and Technology, Short Term Course on “POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS – PESA'11,” 16 March, 2011.
3. “Design of firing circuits,” at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Short Term Course on “POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS – PESA'11,” 16 March, 2011.
4. “Inverters and closed loop speed control of dc drives,” at Mar Baselios College
of Engineering and Technology, Short Term Course on “POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS – PESA'11,” 18 March, 2011.
5. “Power Electronics,” Classes for fifth semester B.Tech Avionics students at Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST), Valiyamala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2011.
6. “Basics of Electrical Engineering”, At College of Engineering Trivandrum, Training programme for VHSE teachers, 2012.
7. “Role of Power Electronics in Energy Conservation”, Short term course on
Energy Conservation and Management, organised by Department of Electrical
Engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum, 2012.
8. “Fundamentals of Power Conversion” at College of Engineering Trivandrum,
Thiruvananthapuram, STTP on “Modern Trends in Power Electronics and Drives,” 29 October, 2012.
9. “Matrix Converters: Modelling and Space Vector Modulation,” At Short Term
Training Programme on “Recent Advancements on Power Electronics”, Organised by Government Engineering College, Thrissur, 28 November, 2012,
10. “Matrix Converters,” at RIT Kottayam, 2012.
11. “Electric Drives,” For M. Tech students at RIT Kottayam, 2012.
12. “Projects in Power Electronics,” For IEEE Student chapter, TKM College of
Engineering, 2012
13. “Power Electronic Topologies and Drives,” at Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Kadiyiruppu, Ernakulam, 2 January, 2013.

14. “Analysis, Design and Implementation of Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) for Grid-
Connected Inverters,” at Government Engineering College Idukki, 21 November,

2011.
15. “Modelling of Power Converters,” at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and
Technology, STTP on “Power Electronics and Drives: Technology Advances, Trends and Applications,” 10 June, 2013.
16. “Power Converters,” at College of Engineering Perumon, (TEQIP Phase-II funded Faculty Development Programme on “Grid Integration of Distributed Energy Sources,” 28 June, 2013.
17. “Research Trends in Power Electronics,” at Jyothi Engineering College,
Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur, August 21, 2013.
18. “Power Electronics in Smart Grid,” At College of Engineering Kidangoor, STTP on “Smart Grid: Applications and Challenges,” 17 November, 2014.
19. “Power Electronics in Distributed Generation,” At College of Engineering
Trivandrum, STTP on “Protection Issues in Distributed Generation,” 18 November, 2014.
20. Invited talk at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Short Term Course on “Power Electronics, Drives and Control,” 7 January, 2015.
21. “Power Electronics: Evolution, Fundamentals and Future Trends”, Keynote
address at GECiAN 2015, A conference organised by Government Engineering
College, Idukki, Kerala, September 29, 2015.
22. Invited talk at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, STTP on “Machine Modelling & Application of Power Electronics to Renewable Energy Systems,” 8 December, 2015.
23. “Fundamentals of Switch-Mode Power Conversion,” At Government
Engineering College, Idukki, TEQIP Faculty Development Programme on “Power
Electronics and Applications,” 9 December, 2015.
24. “Control of DC Drives,” At College of Engineering Kidangoor, FDP on “Control Systems and its Applications,” 28 December, 2015 to 1 January, 2016.
25. “Matrix Converter,” At Government Engineering College Idukki, Painavu, STTP on “Recent Trends in Conrtol of Drives,” 19 January, 2016.
26. Invited talk at College of Engineering Trikkarippur, STTP on “Power Quality
Issues,Challenges and Solutions,” 16 March, 2016.
27. Invited talk at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, STTP on “Power Electronics in Grid Connected Renewable Energy System,” 9 January 2017 to14 January 2017.
28. “Execution of Successful Projects For B.Tech,” At College of Engineering,
Chengannur, IEEE PES Kerala Chapter Student workshop, 23 September, 2017.

29. “Fundamentals of Simulation,” At College of Engineering Perumon, Kollam, TEQIP- II FDP on “High Speed Reconfigurable Power Electronic Controllers,” 24 April, 2018.

30. “Developing FPGA Controllers for Control of Power Converters,” at College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, STTP on “Embedded Systems Design for Power Electronic Converters,” 3 December, 2018)
31. “Modeling of Power Electronic Circuits and Design of Controllers,” At
Saintgits College of Engineering, STTP on “Design and Development of Power
Converters for Renewable Energy Applications,” 7 December, 2018.
32. “Modeling and Simulation of Power Converters,” At Government Engineering
College Thrissur, Faculty Development Program on “Recent Trends in Power

Electronics and Control,” 12 December, 2018.