Dr. Vinod Khadkikar
Dr. vinod khadkikar Professor IEEE Fellow Co-Editor-in-Chief - IEEE Trans on Industrial Electronics Distinguished Lecturer – IEEE IAS IEEE IAS Fellow Evaluation Committee Member Electrical Engineering And Computer Science

Contact Information
vinod.khadkikar@ku.ac.ae +97123124246


Dr. Khadkikar is an IEEE Fellow (Class of 2022, “for contributions to power quality solutions”). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He has been IEEE IAS Fellow Evaluation committee member.

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. he 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 75 IEEE Transactions papers. He was ranked 142 among 106,000 researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the list of world’s top 2% of career-long scientists as of September 2022 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 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IET Power Electronics.

  • B. E. (Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering) from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India in 2000
  • M. Tech. (Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India in 2002
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering (Specialization: Power Electronics) from École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montréal, Canada in 2008

  • Electric Circuits I (ECCE221)
  • Power Electronics (ECCE661)
  • Power Quality and FACTS Devices (ECCE706)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Power and Energy Center
  • Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Center
  • Masdar Institute

Research Interests
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Power Quality and Active Power Filters
  • Power Electronics Converters
  • Microgrids
  • Application of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Resources
  • Solid-state transformers
  • CubeSats

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Radha Kushwaha Research Scientist
Dr. Motiur Reza Mohammed Post Doctoral Fellow
Ahmed Amr Abdelghani Moustafa Saafan Research Engineer
Abass Afolabi Yahaya PhD Student (Main advisor)
Guanqun Qiu PhD Student (Main advisor)
Shahbaz Ahmad Khan PhD Student (Main advisor)
Babina Maliyekkal PhD Student (Main advisor)
Nasser Jamal Saeed Al-Saif PhD Student (Co-advisor)

Post-doctoral Fellow:

Candidates must have PhD in Electrical Engineering with an established track record evident by publication in top quality journals. Candidate should have minimum three IEEE Transcations papers (accepted or published). Hands on experimental prototyping experience is essential. Expertise/ strong background in one or more areas: power electronics, dc/dc converters, EV chargers, drone power system.