Professor Vivek Narendra Agarwal

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, Power Quality, Electronic Systems.


Power Electronics, advanced control schemes for power electronics systems, DSP control of power electronics systems, including drives, Renewable Energy Conversion, Distributed Generation, AC/DC Microgrids architecture and control, Maximum power point tracking, Electronic Systems for medical applications, Electromagnetic Interference.

Consultancy Areas:


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions
Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs)  
R&D Organizations
Government (including funding agencies)
Venture Capitalists
Law Enforcement Agencies
Consultancy Firms
Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Vivek Agarwal has done excellent work on high frequency link resonant power conversion leading to compact and efficient power supplies. His work on power quality has focused on new control schemes and topologies for power factor corrected SMPS and control of active filters under non-sinusoidal grid voltage conditions. He has made significant contributions to renewable energy conversion, MPPT, distributed generation and microgrid technology. He also works on electronic systems for medical applications. One of his noteworthy contributions is the concept of "remote clinics" using webserver based bio-medical devices, which enables remotely located patients to be diagnosed by specialist doctor.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay. Feb-2005 onwards,
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay. Feb-2001 to Feb 2005
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay.1995 to Feb 2001
  • Research Engineer, 0Statpower Technologies Corp., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. 1994 - 1995.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.1990-1994


High frequency link power conversion, Renewable energy, solar PV, wind, hydrogen energy, power conversion, MPPT, distributed generation, Microgrids, Power quality, Power factor correction, EMI/EMC.

Contact Information


Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
Phone:  022-25767422
Mobile: 09004552983
Fax: 022-25723707

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  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, 1994, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • M.E, Electrical Engineering, 1990, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • B.Sc (Hons.), Physics, 1985, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Vikram award, System Society of India. 2008
  • Bimal Bose Award, IETE. 2010
  • Award for excellence, Teaching Assistantship, Univ. of Victoria. 1991
  • Biman Behari Sen Award, IETE. 2013
  • IEEE Fellow, effective 1st Jan, 2015.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated V: Electrical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2011

Year of Birth: 1964