Dr. Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Sciences
( Department of Electrical Engineering)

Research Interests

Power quality, Energy storage, DC-DC Converters for renewable energy sources, and power electronics applications in power systems.

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Contact Details

  • Room No 320 School of Electrical Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar Arugul Campus, Jatni - 752050 Odisha India
  • 0674-713-5746
  • skaranki@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
  Masters (Converted to PhD) Electrical Engineering 2009 Electrical Sciences IIT Madras
  B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2007 Bapatla Engineering College, AP India




1) Power Electronics and Drives 2) Electric Power Quality 3) Network Theory 4) Electrical Technology 5) Renewable and Distributed Energy Sources 6) Electrical Machine and Power Systems Laboratories 1) Electrical Technology 2) Power Electronics 3) Power Systems 4) Basic Electronics 5) Signal and Systems 6) Control Systems


1) Design and Development of Cost-Effective Floating-Solar Energy Generation Technologies and Infrastructure for Achieving Nearly Zero-Energy Villages; Role: PIDST Grant: 146.048 Lakhs; Status: Ongoing ( 3 years) Date of Start: June 2021, Co-PI: Dr. Manikandan, and Dr. Gokulnath, IIT Palakkad and Dr. B. Soundharajan, Amritha Viswa Vidya Peetham. (Consortium); Status: Ongoing
2) Renewable  Energy EMPOWERing European and InDian communities (RE-EMPOWERED)Role: Institute PI and Demo Site Coordinator (Keonjhar, Odisha)Grant: 158.154 Lakhs Status: Ongoing, Data of Start: July 2021; Lead PI: IIT KGP (Consortium); Status: Ongoing

3) Design and Implementation of High Speed Low Power Embedded Signal Processor Based Custom Devices for PQ Improvement.  Role: PI, DST-SERB, Grant: 32.99 Lakhs, Status: Ongoing (3 Years), Start Date: Jan 2017, Co-PI: Dr.Manikandan, Dr. Dipankar De; Status: Completed
4) UK India Clean Energy Research Institute (WP-4)  Role: Institute Lead PI,  DST, Grant: 54.73 Lakhs Status: Ongoing (4 Years ), Start Date: 9th May 2017; Status: Completed
 5) Design and Development of Affordable Movable Solar Photo-voltaic Water Pumping System Role: PI, RKVY, Odisha State Govt., Grant: 80.58 L, Status: Ongoing (2 Years) Start Date: Nov 2016, Co-PI: Dr. Manikandan, Dr. Satish; Status: Completed 
6) Brush Less DC Machine based solar pumping system ,Role: C0-PI, DST, Grant: 66.24 L, Status: Ongoing , PI: Dr. C N Bhende;  Status: Completed
 7) Power Quality Enhancement and Control of Distributed Generation in Grid Interactive Systems, Role: PI, SEED Grant IIT Bhubaneswar, Grant: 10 Lakhs, Status: Completed. 

 8) Grid-tied multilevel photovoltaic inverter with batteries power balancing, Role: Collaborator, Status: Ongoing (1 years), Funding Agency: JUICE Flexible Funding, United Kingdom; Status: Completed

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1S. K. Mitra and S. B. Karanki, "An SOC Based Adaptive Energy Management System for Hybrid Energy Storage System Integration to DC Grid," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1152-1161, Jan.-Feb. 2023, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2022.3211248. Link to the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BXoRmn7Yx6zTd54xZ1sBa8goBhSezEpc/view?usp=drive_link
2S. K. Mitra and S. B. Karanki, "A Droop-Based Adaptive Power Management System for Energy Storage Integration to DC Grid Using a Modified Dual Active Bridge Converter," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 1639-1649, April 2023, doi: 10.1109/JESTPE.2022.3225379. Link to the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Ga0EORis11cHrh9NffJId_wixOC-TSQ/view?usp=drive_link
3B. N. Kumar, S. B. Karanki and M. S. Manikandan, "Dynamic Mode Decomposition Based Approach for Accurate Measurement of Voltage Flicker Components," in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 72, pp. 1-10, 2023, Art no. 1501110, doi: 10.1109/TIM.2023.3241974.
4Buduru, N.K., Karanki, S.B. Real-Time Power Quality Event Monitoring System Using Digital Signal Processor for Smart Metering Applications. J. Electr. Eng. Technol. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42835-023-01413-2
5P. K. Kar, A. Priyadarshi and S. B. Karanki, "Control Strategy for Single-Phase Grid-Interfaced Modified Multilevel Inverter Topology for Distributed Power Generation," in IEEE Systems Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2021.3091486.
6Mitra, S.K.; Karanki, S.B.; King, M.; Li, D.; Dooner, M.; Kiselychnyk, O.; Wang, J. Application of Modern Non-Linear Control Techniques for the Integration of Compressed Air Energy Storage with Medium and Low Voltage Grid. Energies 2021, 14, 4097. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144097
7P. K. Kar, A. Priyadarshi, S. B. Karanki and A. Ruderman "Voltage and Current THD Minimization of a Single-phase Multilevel Inverter with an Arbitrary RL-load Using a Time-domain Approach" in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (accepted for future publication)
8Priyadarshi, A, Kar, P K, Karanki, S B. A wide load range ZVS high voltage gain hybrid DC‐DC boost converter based on diode‐capacitor voltage multiplier circuit. Int Trans Electr Energ Syst. 2020; 30:e12171. https://doi.org/10.1002/2050-7038.12171
9A. Priyadarshi, P. K. Kar and S. B. Karanki, "A Single Source Transformer-Less Boost Multilevel Inverter Topology With Self-Voltage Balancing," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 3954-3965, July-Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2020.2988012.
10Bhende, C. N., Hota, S. K., Nayak, K. R., & Karanki, S. B. (2020). Cooperative control of photovoltaic based water pumping system. IET Renewable Power Generation, 14(12), 2278-2286.
11Pratik Kumar Kar, Anurag Priyadarshi, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, "Development of an enhanced multilevel converter using an efficient fundamental switching technique", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 119, 2020, 105960, ISSN 0142-0615, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.105960.
12Pratik Kumar Kar, Anurag Priyadarshi, and Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, “ Selective Harmonics Elimination using Whale Optimization Algorithm for a Single Phase Modified Source Switched Multilevel Inverter", IET Power Electronics DOI: 10.1049/iet-pel.2019.0087 , Print ISSN 1755-4535, Online ISSN 1755-4543.
13Anurag Priyadarshi, Pratik Kumar Kar and Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, “ Switched Capacitor Based High Gain DC-DC Converter Topology for Multiple Voltage Conversion Ratios with Reduced Output Impedance”, Accepted in Journal of Power Electronics (JPE).
14Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Nagesh Geddada, Mahesh K. Mishra, and B. Kalyan Kumar, "A Modified Three-phase Four Wire UPQC Topology with Reduced DC-link Voltage Rating," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. No. 60, Issue No. 9, Sept. 2013, pp. 3555-3566. (NC: 7, IF : 5.16) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6226856
15Nagesh Geddada, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and Mahesh K. Mishra, "Modified DSTATCOM Topology with Reduced DC Link Voltage for Reactive and Harmonic Power Compensation of unbalanced Nonlinear Load I\in Distribution System" International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol. No. 15, Issue No. 3, 2014, pp. 263-277.
16Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Nagesh Geddada, Mahesh K. Mishra, and B. Kalyan Kumar, "A DSTATCOM Topology with reduced DC link voltage rating for load compensation with Non-stiff source," IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, Vol.no.27, Issue no.3, 2012, pp. 1201-1211. (NC: 19, IF: 4.08 ) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5978222
17Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Mahesh K. Mishra, and B. Kalyan Kumar, "Particle Swarm Optimization based feedback controller design of Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC)," IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, Vol.no.25, Issue no.4, 2010, pp. 2814 – 2824. (NC: 9, IF:1.519 ) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5560705
18B. Kalyan Kumar, Mahesh K. Mishra, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and P. Harsha vardhana, "PSO based feedback controller design of DSTATCOM for load compensation with non-stiff sources," International Journal of Power Electronics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008, pp. 191-205. (NC: 1, IF:1.9) http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/7r555l96u0473jp0/

Conferences (International)

1P. N. Singh, R. Ranjan and S. B. Karanki, "Stabilization of DC Bus Voltage of an Isolated DC Microgrid," 2023 IEEE 8th Southern Power Electronics Conference and 17th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference (SPEC/COBEP), Florianopolis, Brazil, 2023, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/SPEC56436.2023.10408256. Link to the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fJ9HL-3_zyAYR0JOE_GSSHV7pWd0YhhW/view?usp=drive_link
2R. Ranjan, P. N. Singh and S. B. Karanki, "A Dual-Active-Bridge Based Four-Port Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Renewable Energy Integration," 2023 11th National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Guwahati, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/NPEC57805.2023.10384891. Link to the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/134vINr3pO49XGGxjO-U27V10X_u-avwy/view?usp=drive_link
3A. Priyadarshi, P. K. Kar and S. B. Karanki, "Single-Source Hybrid Boost Multilevel Inverter Topology with Zero-Voltage-Switching Operation," 2019 International Conference on Power Electronics, Control and Automation (ICPECA), New Delhi, India, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICPECA47973.2019.8975389.
4S. K. Mitra and S. B. Karanki, "A Grid Integrated Bi-Directional Dual Active Bridge Converter with Model Reference Adaptive Control Based Power Flow Controller," 2019 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Tiruchirappalli, India, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/NPEC47332.2019.9034820.
5P. K. Kar, A. Priyadarshi and S. B. Karanki, "Single Phase Reduced Switch Multilevel Inverter with Half Height Switching," 2019 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Tiruchirappalli, India, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/NPEC47332.2019.9034547.
6M. Mohapatra, A. Priyadarshi, P. K. Kar and S. B. Karanki, "Combination of Proportional Resonant and Hysteresis Controller with WFC for Single Stage Dual Boost Grid connected Inverter," 2019 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Tiruchirappalli, India, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/NPEC47332.2019.9034818.
7N. Kumar Buduru, S. Bhaskar Karanki and S. Manikandan, "DSP Implementation of Hilbert Transform for Voltage Variation Tracking," 2020 7th International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks (SPIN), Noida, India, 2020, pp. 1039-1043, doi: 10.1109/SPIN48934.2020.9071150.
8A. Priyadarshi , P. K. Kar, and Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki “A single input DC source boost multilevel inverter for renewable energy applications” Accepted for Poster presentation in 10th International Conference on Power Electronics –ECCE Aisa, 27th May to 30th May 2019.
9Ravi Teja and Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki "Renewable Energy Resources Integration To Grid With Improved Power Quality Capabilities And Optimal Power Flows", PEDES 2018, Dec 2018 held at IIT Madras, Chennai
10P. K. Kar, A. Priyadarshi and Srinivas Bhaskar. Karanki, "Harmonics Mitigation of Single-Phase Modified Source Switched Multilevel Inverter Topology Using OHSW-PWM Technique", PEDES 2018, Dec 2018, held at IIT Madras, Chennai.
11Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Sanjib Kumar Mitra, Mark Dooner, Oleh Kiselychnyk and Jihong Wang "Control Strategy for a Dual Active Bridge Converter for the Integration of Compressed Air Energy Storage System with a DC Micro Grid", Presented at UK-India Joint Virtual Clean Energy Conference on 18-20 September in Loughborough UK.
12A. Priyadarshi, P. K. Kar and S. B. Karanki, "An inductor-less bidirectional DC-DC converter topology for high voltage gain applications," TENCON 2017 - 2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Penang, 2017, pp. 303-308.
13M. B. Anurag, G. S. Thrinath, S. B. Karanki and R. Yallamili, "Design of ZVS based high gain DC-DC converter for PV applications," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Birmingham, 2016, pp. 584-589.
14Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, and David Xu, "Voltage Droop Control of Dual Active Bridge for Integrating Battery Energy Storage to Utility Grid," accepted for IEEE Energy Conversion congress and Expo (ECCE) 2014, Pittsburg, USA.
15Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and David Xu, "NPC Based Dual Active Bridge Topology for Integrating Battery Energy Storage to Utility Grid", presented at IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Conference (CCECE 2014), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
16Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, David Xu, Bala Venkatesh and Bob Singh, "Optimal Location of Battery Energy Storage Systems in Power Distribution Network for Integrating Renewable Energy Sources," in IEEE Energy Conversion congress and Expo (ECCE) 2013, Sep. 14-29, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA.
17Nagesh Geddada, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and Mahesh K. Mishra "Synchronous reference frame based current controller with SPWM switching strategy for DSTATCOM applications" in International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) 2012, Dec. 16-19, 2012, India
18Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Nagesh. G, B. Kalyan Kumar, and Mahesh K Mishra, "Comparison of Various Voltage Source Inverter Based UPQC Topologies," in International conference on power and energy systems (ICPS) 2011, Dec. 22-24, 2011, India.
19Nagesh. G, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Mahesh K. Mishra and B. Kalyan Kumar, "Modified Four Leg DSTATCOM Topology for Compensation of Unbalanced and Nonlinear Loads in Three Phase Four Wire System," in 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications 2011 (EPE 2011), Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 2011, London, United Kingdom. (NC-1)
20Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, Nagesh. G, B. Kalyan Kumar, and Mahesh K Mishra, "A Hybrid Topology for Reducing DC Link Voltage Rating in DSTATCOM Applications," in IEEE Energy Tech-2011, May 25-26, 2011, USA. (NC-1)
21Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, B. Kalyan Kumar and Mahesh K. Mishra, "Robust controller for unified power quality conditioner," in 7th R&D International Conf. on Development and Management of Water and Energy, Bhubneshwar, Orissa, Feb. 4-6, 2009.
22S. Srikanthan, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and Mahesh K. Mishra, "Capacitor voltage balancing in neutral clamped inverters for DSTATCOM application," in 2nd International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG 2009) Lisbon Portugal, held in March 18-20, 2009. (NC-5)
23N. Karthikeyan, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki and Mahesh K. Mishra "Power Quality Survey in a Technological Institute," in Third International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS 2009) held at IIT Kharagpur, India, 27-29 December 2009. (NC-1)

Conferences (National)

1S. C. Ghosh and S. B. Karanki, "PV supported unified power quality conditioner using space vector pulse width modulation," 2017 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Pune, 2017, pp. 264-269.
2P. K. Kar, A. Priyadarshi and S. B. Karanki, "A modified single phase H-bridge multilevel inverter topology for photovoltaic applications," 2017 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC), Pune, 2017, pp. 340-345.
3S. B. Karanki and D. Xu, "Optimal capacity and placement of battery energy storage systems for integrating renewable energy sources in distribution system," 2016 National Power Systems Conference (NPSC), Bhubaneswar, 2016, pp. 1-6.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Certificate 2023
  • Director’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching Excellence for Large Class 2022 (Faculty Members)
  • Director’s Commendation for Outstanding Services 2020 (Faculty Members)- For Counselling Services
  • Best paper award for 1 st International Conference on Power Electronics and Energy for the paper title "Grid Integration of Single Phase a Reduced Switch Multilevel Inverter Topology" Authors: Pratik kumar Kar, Anurag Priyadashi, Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki.
  • JUICE Early stage Exchange Award to Visit University of Warwick UK, Joint UK India Clean Energy Centre 2018-2019
  • POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA 2013) for the PhD Thesis by power system Operation Corporation and Foundation for innovation and technology transfer, New Delhi, India.

Research Scholar

PhD: 6, (4 Institute Scholars + 2 Project Scholars)
1) Mr. Anurag Priyadharshi - Viva Voce Completed 
2) Mr. Pratik Kumar Kar - Viva Voce Completed 
3) Mr. Naveen Kumar - Continuing 
4) Mr. Sanjib Kumar Mitra - Continuing
5) Mr. Pragya Nand Singh - Continuing
6) Mr. Ravi Ranjan - Continuing 

Professional Experience

  Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada (July 2012- May 2014) Research Affairs Secretary for the academic year 2010-2011, IIT Madras, Chennai Senior Member IEEE (2020) IEEE PELS Bhubaneswar Chapter - Chair (2019-21) IEEE PELS Indian Country Liasion (2021- till date)  

Administrative Assignments

  1. President Gymkhana: 15th Nov 2021- Continuing
  2. PIC Counselling: 2016 - Nov 2021
  3. PIC Horticulture: 2016- Nov 2021
  4. Assistant Warden: 2015- Nov 2021
  5.  Coordinating Member, Open House - 2018 (Coordinator), 2019, 2020
  6.  Member, Technology Market Commitee, 2017- 2021
  7. Member Convocation Committee - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 (Coordinator for Electronic floor management)
  8. Incharge Help Desk for Online Examinations - 2020 - continuing
  9. School Time Table Coordinator 2014-2018
  10. Member, School purchase committee 2016-2018
  11. Coordinating Member, Inter IIT Sport Meet 2019
  12. Member, Womens Welfare Committee - 2016- 2021
  13. Member Alumini Meet Commitee - 2019, 2017
  14. Presiding Officer, Hostel Election - 2016 to 2020
  15. PhD Admission Coordinator (SES) -2014-2017
  16. PhD Coordinator (SES) - May 2023- Continuing

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