Ayan Mallik is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees (under 5 years Dual Degree Program) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 2014.
He is currently working on the “Design and Control of a 3-Phase Active Boost Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter for Boeing Regulated Transformer Rectifier Unit (RTRU) in More-Electric-Aircraft (MEA)”. During his undergraduate studies, he performed research at Technical University of Munich, Germany, as a summer intern (May-July, 2012) sponsored by DAAD. There he worked on “Design and FPGA Implementation of Space Vector Modulation (SVM) in Two Level and Three Level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) inverters”. In the summer of 2013 (May-July), he interned in the department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, sponsored by MITACS-Globalink. There his work was on “Air-Fuel-Ratio Control Using Two Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors Based on an Adaptive State Feedback Control Technique”. Besides, he was exposed to research in several areas like ECU programming in Moto-Hawk, implementation of electronic throttle control in Arduino Uno board, and design of injector driver circuit.
Ayan’s Master’s thesis was focused on “Modeling and Control of DC-DC Buck and Boost Converter for Constant Power Load (CPL) Type Applications”. His Bachelor’s thesis was on “Control of Single Inductor Multiple Output (SIMO) DC-DC Converters for Reduction of Cross Regulation Effect”. His major research interests include modeling and control of power electronic converters (AC-DC, DC-DC), power electronic topologies for medium-high power applications, and non-linear control techniques in power converter applications.