Dr. Vinod Khadkikar
Dr. Vinod Khadkikar Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Vinod Khadkikar is an IEEE Fellow (Class of 2022) “for contributions to power quality solutions”. He received B.E. in Electrical, Electronics and Power from the Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, in 2000, M. Tech. from IIT Delhi in 2002 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the ETS, Montreal, Canada, in 2008. From December 2008 to March 2010, Dr. Vinod Khadkikar was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. From April 2010 to December 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Currently he is a Professor of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He joined Masdar Institute (now Khalifa University) in 2010 as an Assistant Professor. He has contributed over 60 IEEE Transactions papers. He was ranked 148 among 105,029 researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the list of world’s top 2% of career-long scientists as of November 2020 released by Stanford University.

He has been serving as Scientist Member in the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS) since 2018. At Khalifa University, he has been Power Electronics Theme Lead at the Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC), Space Power and Energy Storage Theme Lead at the Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Centre (KUSTIC) and Theme Lead at Virtual Research Institute (VRI) for Sustainable Energy Production, Storage, and Utilization (funded by ASPIRE).

Dr. Khadkikar is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IET Power Electronics. 

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering (specializing in Power Electronics), École de Technologie Supérieure, (Canada), 2008 
  • Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (India), 2002
  • BEng, Government College of Engineering Aurangabad (India), 2000
Teaching Areas
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Quality and FACTS Devices
  • Electric Circuits
Research Interests
  • Applications of power electronics in distribution systems
  • Power quality
  • Active power filters
  • Static reactive power compensation
  • Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS)
  • Application of power electronics in renewable energy resources
  • Grid interconnection issues
  • Wind and PV system control and applications
  • Micro-grids
  • Multilevel inverters
  • Solid-state transformers
  • Electric vehicles
  • Demand response and smart grid