AMU faculty receives best paper award

Aligarh: Professor Imtiaz Ashraf (Department of Electrical Engineering, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University), along with his researchers’ team got the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on “Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development [ICSTEESD 2020]”, organized by G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur.

The team presented a research paper on double stage voltage lift switched capacitor converter for high voltage applications in DC microgrids. This novel DC-DC converter topology can be used for high voltage applications having the characteristics of low switch count, low voltage stress across semiconductor devices, giving the highest gain factor.

Professor Ashraf also delivered a lecture at QIS College of Engineering and Technology, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh describing in detail various aspects of recent R&D and importance of electric vehicles in India at an AICTE-sponsored six-day short term training programme on “Advanced Power Electronic Converters for Electric Vehicle Powertrain and Smart-Grid Phase–II”.