Sairaj Dhople

Biosketch

I received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in 2007, 2009, and 2012, respectively, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I am currently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota (UMN), where my primary affiliation is with the Power and Energy Systems research group. My research interests include modeling, analysis, and control of power electronics and power systems with a focus on renewable integration.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Thesis Topic: Renewable Electric Power Systems Energy Yield and Performance Estimation
Adviser: Prof. Alejandro D. Domínguez-García [web]
 
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Thesis Topic: Integrating Reliability into Performance-Oriented Design of Fault-Tolerant Dc-Dc Converters for Photovoltaic Applications
Adviser: Dr. Patrick L. Chapman
 
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
 

Awards and Distinctions

  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award 2019 [link]
  • McKnight Land-grant Professorship Award, UMN 2017-2019 [link]
  • Associate, Institute on the Environment, UMN 2017-2019 [link]
  • Residential Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, UMN 2017-2018 [link]
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Award 2015
  • M. E. VanValkenburg Graduate Research Award, UIUC 2012
  • University Honors, (Bronze Tablet), UIUC 2007
 

Service and Editorships

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, January 2018 - Present
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, December 2014 - Present
  • Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, December 2014 - Present
  • Vice President, University Education Subcommittee, Power and Energy Education Committee, IEEE Power and Energy Society, July 2015 - Present.
  • Secretary, University Education Subcommittee, Power and Energy Education Committee, IEEE Power and Energy Society, July 2014 - June 2015.
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Contact

5-115 Keller Hall
200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-8837