Arun Sankar

Arun Sankar U is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum, India in 2009 and M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 2013.

He is a currently working on the Design and control of an Integrated On-board Charger for Electric Vehicles. Prior to UMD, he was working as a research assistant in IIT Kanpur where he worked on design of a high step-up hybrid converter for solar applications.

Arun’s master’s thesis was focused on Novel usages of boost converter in battery powered applications. His main research interests are topology design and control of AC/DC and DC/DC converters.