Dr.V.Prakash

vpeee@tce.edu

Educational Qualification

DEGREE BRANCH INSTITUTE YEAR
B.E. Electrical and Electronics Thiagarajar College of Engineering 1993
M.E. Power Systems Thiagarajar College of Engineering 2001
Ph.D Energy Efficiency, Electrical Machines Thiagarajar College of Engineering 2009

Experience

PERIOD NO OF YEARS DESIGNATION INSTITUTION
01-08-1995 to 05-07-2007 12 As Lecturer Thiagarajar College of Engineering
01-08-2007 to 27-09-2016 9 Senior Lecturer Thiagarajar College of Engineering
05-05-1993 to 17-12-1993 1 Management Trainee TVS SIRUBBER, Madurai
01-06-1994 to 28-07-1995 1 Project Expeditor Petrochemical, deputed to Reliance Industry,Vakola, Bombay

Journals

  1. "Novel Efficiency improvement measure in three phase induction motors, its conservation potential and economic analysis", Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. XII, No.2, June 2008
  2. "Noninvasive Procedure for Improving Efficiency of Three-Phase Induction Motors", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 44, NO. 4, APRIL 2008, pp. 505-515.

Conferences

  1. "Virtual Instrumentation System for Quality Assurance of Three Phase Electrical Machines", Conference on Virtual Instrumentation, 2005
  2. "Virtual Instrument system for Electrochemical Analysis", CECRI,

Industry Interactions

COMPANY NAME NATURE OF WORK PERIOD DETAILS
Virudhunagar Textile Mills Clarification on giving a different voltage and frequency than rated in the motors 20-04-2016 to 21-04-2018 Consultation on Safe operation of relocated Sulzer Looms

Sponsored Research

TITLE SPONSORING AGENCY AMOUNT RESPONSIBILITY
Achieving Energy Efficiency in Three Phase Induction Motors: Non-destructive Winding Quality Assurance Approach UGC Rs. 9 Lakhs Principal Co-ordinator
Comprehensive Instrumentation System for Diagnosis and Root cause analysis of reduced operational efficiency of in-field motors AICTE Rs. 8 Lakhs Principal Investigator
Modernisation of Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory AICTE Rs. 6 Lakhs Co-cordinator
Non-destructive Quality Assurance of Brushless DC Motor AICTE Rs. 5.18 Lakhs Principal Investigator

Consultancy

NAME OF INDUSTRY DETAILS PERIOD
Thiagarajar Group of Mills Root Cause analysis of motor bearing failure and solution 24-06-2016 to 26-12-2017
Thiagarajar Group of Mills Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Motors 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Attended

  1. TEQIP sponsored One day workshop on IPR and Innovations at TCE, Madurai, 06-10-2017 to 06-10-2017
  2. TEQIP sponsored Two days Workshop on Project management at TCE, Madurai, 16-03-2017 to 17-03-2017
  3. TEQIP sponsored Two days Workshop on "Programming of PIC Microcontrollers using MPLAB - IDE", 11-03-2017 to 12-03-2017
  4. TEQIP sponsored One day Workshop on White LEDs for 21st century Lighting systems at TCE, Madurai, 09-03-2017 to 09-03-2017
  5. TEQIP sponsored Two day colloquium on Industrial Instrumentation - Present and Furture Scenario at TCE, Madurai, 03-03-2017 to 04-03-2017
  6. TEQIP sponsored One day Workshop on "Standard operating procedures for TCE"at TCE, Madurai, 22-11-2016 to 22-11-2016
  7. Short-term Course on Application of Custom Power Devices for Power Quality Improvement, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur., 06-10-2016 to 08-10-2016
  8. Energy Management and Efficiency of Plant Utilities, 05-08-2016 to 05-08-2016
  9. TEQIP sponsered one day Workshop on Role of Thermal Imagers in Research, Operation and Maintenance, 24-03-2016 to 24-03-2016
  10. TEQIP II sponsored Three Days Workshop on "RECENT ADVANCES IN NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS", held at TCE, Madurai, 02-02-2015 to 04-02-2015
  11. Two days national Workshop on "Generators and Motors: Selection, Maintenance and Protection", 18-12-2014 to 19-12-2014
  12. TEQIP sponsored Two day Workshop on "Design of Electric Drives", held at TCE, Madurai, 31-01-2014 to 01-02-2014
  13. TEQIP Sponsored one week Faculty Development Programme on 'Power Quality Issues in Contemporary and Future Power Networks', 27-11-2013 to 03-12-2013
  14. TEQIP sponsored workshop on "Outcome Based Education", held at TCE, Madurai., 04-11-2013 to 05-11-2013
  15. National Seminar on "Renewable Energy Systems" held at PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore, 07-12-2012 to 08-12-2012
  16. Workshop on "CELL PHONE/TOWER RADIATION HAZARDS & SOLUTIONS", held at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay., 09-07-2012 to 09-07-2012
  17. Faculty Development Program on "INSTRUMENTATION & AUTOMATION", held at Sethu Institute of Technology, Virudhunagar, 05-05-2011 to 05-05-2011
  18. One day Pre-Conference Tutorial on "SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS - PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY", held at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, as a part of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Utilization (ICREU 2012) jointly with Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA., 19-03-2011 to 19-03-2011
  19. Vocational practical course on Electric motor rewinding, 14-08-2006 to 26-08-2006
  20. Short Term Course on "INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND DELIVERY'' Conducted by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING & RESEARCH, Chennai., 25-10-2004 to 30-10-2004
  21. DST Sponsored workshop on Sensors, Materials, Development and Application, 16-06-2004 to 30-06-2004
  22. AICTE sponsored Short term course on Virtual Instrumentation, 15-12-2003 to 31-12-2003
  23. AICTE - ISTE Short Term Training Programme on "VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION" , held at MADRAS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 24-11-2003 to 29-11-2003
  24. Workshop on "Recent Trends in Wireless Technologies", held at TCE, Madurai., 18-04-2003 to 18-04-2003
  25. Workshop on Virtual Instrumentation, 16-12-2002 to 21-12-2002
  26. AICTE sponsored workshop on Trends in Industrial Instrumentation , 19-08-2002 to 20-08-2002
  27. Workshop on "Trends in Industrial Instrumentation", Organized by ISA REC Student Section & ISA South India Section, conducted at Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli., 10-08-2002 to 11-08-2002
  28. Matlab and Toolboxes Software training course, 15-02-2001 to 14-03-2001

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Organised

  1. Workshop on Virtual Instrumentation, 12-07-2004 to 17-07-2004
  2. Workshop on Virtual Instrumentation, 07-07-2003 to 12-07-2003

Lectures Delivered

TOPIC DELIVERED AT PERIOD
Importance of Quality Assurance in manufacturing motors adhering to Energy Efficient Standards Lakshmi Hydraulics Private Limited, Solhapur 02-09-2017 to 02-09-2017
Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Motor Systems South Indian Manufacturers Association, Coimbatore 29-05-2015 to 29-05-2015
A Common-sense Approach to Addressing TN's Electricity Crisis Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering 19-09-2014 to 19-09-2014
Sources and Effects of Electromagnetic Fields Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology 12-06-2014 to 12-06-2014
Sensors & Transducers Sethu Institute of Technology 22-11-2013 to 22-11-2013
Energy Efficiency Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology 16-03-2013 to 16-03-2013
PLC KLN College of Engineering 08-09-2012 to 08-09-2012
ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY (EMT'2012) Sethu Institute of Technology 28-05-2012 to 28-05-2012
PLC & SCADA Sethu Institute of Technology 05-05-2011 to 05-05-2011
Research Methodology Sowdamiga Engineering College 25-08-2010 to 25-08-2010
Recent Trends and Research Issues in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Sree Sowdambika College of Engineering 25-08-2010 to 25-08-2010
Non-destructive determination of turns per coil in three phase rotating machines Kirloskar Electic Company Limited ,Bangalore 01-11-2001 to 01-11-2001

Awards / Recognition Received

  1. BEST PAPER AWARD - SCHOLAR SESSION - FIRST PRIZE for the paper "RE - Configurable instrument for electrochemical sensors", presented at 12th National Convention of Electrochemists (NCE-12) held at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST)
  2. Guide of the students who won the I Prize in National Level Student Project Contest VI MANTRA , National Instruments

Membership

NAME OF SOCIETY DETAILS PERIOD
ISTE Member in ISTE ---
Institution of Engineers Life Member

Other Achievements

  1. Developed a Product (Core Loss tester – for testing on fully formed stator core)
  2. Written extensively on Energy Efficiency Issues in various magazines (both in Tamil and English)
  3. Reviewer in Elsevier Journal
  4. Novel Method for Non-destructive testing of Electrical Machines which is put to practice