Professor Pragneshkumar Natvarlal Tekwani (Prof. Dr. P. N. Tekwani)

Director (i/c) and Dean - Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Professor and Head of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University


Areas of Interest:

Power Electronics, Power Quality, Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies, Induction Motor Drives, Solar Power Converters, Inverters, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Rectifiers, Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), Active Power Filters, Front-End Power Converters, Battery Chargers.

Specialization:

Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Consultancy Areas:

Solidstate Power Semiconductor Devices, Drivers, Design of Magnetic components for Power Electronic Applications, Power Electronics, Power Quality, Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies, Induction Motor Drives, Solar Power Converters, Inverters, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Rectifiers, Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), Active Power Filters, Front-End Power Converters, Battery Chargers, Multilevel Inverters.

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

He was with Amtech Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Gandhinagar, India from 1995 to 1996 as Junior Engineer. From 1996 to 2001, he served at Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Baroda, India, as Assistant Engineer, Engineer and Senior Engineer, subsequently. Since 2001, he has been working with Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, at various positions as; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Professor, Section Head, and Head of the Department. Presently Dr. Tekwani works as Head of the Electrical Engineering Department (which encompasses Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation & Control, as well as Electrical Engineering Sections), Section Head of Electrical Engineering Programme, Professor and Coordinator of the PG Electrical Engineering Programme of Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Since 1st July, 2015 he has also been given the charge of Director – Institute of Technology and Dean – Faculty o f Technology and Engineering (FoTE), Nirma University. He is also the Chairman of Board of Studies for degree programmes on Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Instrumentation & Control Engineering under the Faculty of Technology & Engineering of Nirma University. He is the member of Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research and a member of Academic Council at Nirma University. He also works as a Senior Administrative Officer in the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Institute of Technology, Nirma University. He works as a chairman of interdisciplinary research committee of Institute of Technology, Nirma University. He is also member of Joint Board of Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, and Joint Board of Studies in Mathematics and Sciences under Faculties of Technology & Engineering and Pharmacy, Nirma University.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Engineer,
  • Engineer,
  • Senior Engineer,
  • Assistant Professor,
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor,
  • Head of the Department,
  • Director and Dean.

Keywords:

Solidstate Power Semiconductor Devices, Drivers, Design of Magnetic components for Power Electronic Applications, Power Electronics, Power Quality, Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies, Induction Motor Drives, Solar Power Converters, Inverters, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Rectifiers, Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), Active Power Filters, Front-End Power Converters, Battery Chargers, Multilevel Inverters.

 

Contact Information

Office

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Institute of Technology, Nirma University,
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
AHMEDABAD – 382 481, GUJARAT, INDIA
Mobile: 0091-9327071751
Phone (office): 0091-2717-241911-15 (Extn.: 401), Direct: 0091-79-30642401
Fax: 0091-2717-241917

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Education

  • Ph.D. (Power Electronics), CEDT, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore - 2006
    "Tag Corporation Medal" Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis
  • M.E. Electrical Engineering (Industrial Electronics), M. S. University of Baroda, First Rank - 2000
  • B.E. Power Electronics, Saurashtra University, University First, Gold Medalist - 1995

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Prof. Dr. P. N. Tekwani is the in-charge Director of Institute of Technology and Dean of Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Nirma University. He is also the Professor and Head of the Electrical Engineering with particular area of interest as Power Electronics, Machines, Drives, and Power Quality. He is Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, with Tag Corporation Medal Award for the best Ph.D. thesis. Also, he is First Rank holder in M.Tech. and University First (Gold Medallist) in B.Tech. He is the recipient of ISTE-CVM Award for the Best Engineering College Teacher in Gujarat State in 2014, Young Engineer National Award 2010-11 from Institution of Engineers (India), ISTE – SGSITS National Award for Best Research By Young Faculty-2009, Young Engineer National Award-2008 from Indian National Academy of Engineering, and Best Engineer "Mylavaram" Award - 2001 for Excellence in Work at Electrical Research and Development Association. He has more than 20 year s of professional experience and has authored more than 70 national and international research papers. He is senior member of IEEE, and IEEE-Industrial Electronics Society, and life member of ISTE and Society of Power Engineers (India). He is "Young Associate" of INAE. He also works as Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics. Recently his outstanding accomplishments have earned him a position of his name in the 33rd Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World-2016.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated V: Electrical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013 as Young Associate


Year of Birth: 1975