Dr. Nishant Kumar

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

About Me
Nishant Kumar

I am an Assistant Professor

at IIT Jodhpur. Before joining IIT Jodhpur, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Sept 2019 – Jul 2021). I have completed PhD from IIT Delhi, India, in the Department of Electrical Engineering (Jan 2015 – Jun 2019), where my PhD thesis has awarded to ‘the best thesis award’ at IIT Delhi. My PhD thesis has also awarded to ‘the 1st Prize in IEEE IAS (Industry Applications Society) Thesis Contest 2020’. I have completed my M.Tech from NIT Durgapur (Aug 2011 – Aug 2013), where the university had awarded my research work to the “Gold Medal” in front of president of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I had completed the bachelor's degree (B.Tech.) from Silicon Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar India (Jul 2007 – Aug 2011), where he was awarded to the best technical student award. Recently, I have felicitated by IEEE to the ‘IEEE Senior Member’, and by the DST, Govt. of India to Young Scientist Award, to represent India in 5th BRICS 2020 Young Scientist Conclave, which held in Russia. Moreover, I have received the ‘Outstanding Young Professional Volunteer Award’ by IEEE India Council. I am a Fellow member of ‘The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ (IETE) society, and ‘Editor’ in few IEEE Transactions. I have more than 60 publications, including 30 IEEE Transactions, and 8 Indian & US Patents. My areas of research interests include optimization algorithm development, renewable power generation, microgrid, smart grid, and application of adaptive control and optimization in power and energy sector.

Professional Affiliations
  • SMIEEE (Senior Member of IEEE, USA).
  • LM-ISTE (Life Member of ISTE Society, India).
  • LM-SSI (Life Member of SSI Society, India).
  • LM-ISCA (The Indian Science Congress Association).
  • FIETE (Fellow of IETE Society, India).
  • MIE(I) (Member of The Institution of Engineers (India)).
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers.