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Pritam Das

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Background

Pritam Das received a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from the University of Burdwan in India. He also received a master's of applied science degree and a PhD, both in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

From 2010 to 2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) at Queen's University. As a post-doctoral researcher he was involved in projects for developing single stage resonant multi-level high power, high efficiency converters for network servers and micro-inverters for PV applications. During his stay at Queen's University, he was also involved as a consulting Power Electronics Engineer with PE Consultants Inc. on a Freescale sponsored project for plug-in electric vehicles. He also worked for Murata Power Solutions where he was involved in research and development of high power AC-DC and DC-DC Converters conforming to 80Plus.Org Platinum efficiency standards for IT and telecom applications. Prior to joining Binghamton University, Das was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and adjunct researcher at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).

His present research is on Wide Band Gap device based single stage high power resonant converters for behind-the-meter grid-connected energy storage systems, AC fast chargers for electric vehicles, reliable modular multi-level converters for off-shore wind power and energy storage systems, high power centralized multi-channel LED driver with selective dimming capabilities, etc.

He has two applied U.S. patents and he has published over 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is also a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He also founded PowerEff, a power solutions company.

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Research Interests

  • Reliable and high efficiency high-power LED drives for smart commercial lighting
  • Wide-band gap devices-based power converters for E-actuation in more electric aircraft
  • Electrified transportation
  • Data centers
  • Energy storage in smart grid

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Publications in peer-reviewed IEEE journals

  • Cikai Ye, P. Das, Sahoo Sanjib Kumar, “Efficiency Improvement of Multi-Channel LED Driver with Selective Dimming”, Accepted for publication IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
  • K. Ali, S. K. Dube, P. Das, J. C. Peng and D. Rogers, "Improvement of ZVS Range and Current Quality of the Nine-Switch Single-Stage AC-DC Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
    doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2019.2947151.
  • Cikai Ye, P.Das and S. K. Sahoo, “Peak Current Control based Power Ripple Decoupling of AC-DC Multi-Channel LEDDriver” accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
  • Lan Dong Dong, P.Das and S. K. Sahoo,, “A Naturally Partial Soft Switched SiC MOSFET Based High Frequency Link Matrix Rectifier”, accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
  • C. Ye, P. Das and S. K. Sahoo, "Peak Current Control of Multi-Channel LED Driver with Selective Dimming," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2018.2856179
  • R. K. Surapaneni and P. Das, "A Z-Source-Derived Coupled-Inductor-Based High Voltage Gain Microinverter," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Z-Source Converters, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 5114-5124, June 2018. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2745477
  • K. Ali, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "A Special Application Criterion of the Nine-Switch Converter With Reduced Conduction Loss," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 2853-2862, April 2018. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2748044K.
  • K. Ali, R. K. Surapaneni, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "An SiC-MOSFET-Based Nine-Switch Single-Stage Three-Phase AC–DC Isolated Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Wide bandgap devices and power conversion systems, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 9083-9093, Nov. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2701764
  • A. K. Singh, E. Jeyasankar, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "A Single-Stage Matrix-Based Isolated Three-Phase AC–DC Converter With Novel Current Commutation," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Special Edition on More Electric Aircraft, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 814-830, Dec. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TTE.2016.2615811.
  • R. Kathiresan, P. Das, T. Reindl and S. K. Panda, "Novel High-Power Non-resonant Multichannel LED Driver," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on LED Lighting, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 5851-5864, July 2017.doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2652396
  • R. Kathiresan, P. Das, T. Reindl and S. K. Panda, "A Novel ZVS DC–DC Full-Bridge Converter With Hold-Up Time Operation," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 4491-4500, June 2017.
    doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2674583
  • S. S. Muthuraj, V. K. Kanakesh, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "Triple Phase Shift Control of an LLL Tank Based Bidirectional Dual Active Bridge Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 8035-8053, Oct. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2637506
  • K. Ali, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "Analysis and Design of APWM Half-Bridge Series Resonant Converter With Magnetizing Current Assisted ZVS," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1993-2003, March 2017.
  • A. K. Singh, E. Jeyasankar, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "A Matrix-Based Nonisolated Three-Phase AC–DC Rectifier With Large Step-Down Voltage Gain," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 4796-4811, June 2017.doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2596842
  • A. K. Singh, P. Das and S. K. Panda, "Analysis and Design of SQR-Based High-Voltage LLC Resonant DC–DC Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 4466-4481, June 2017.
  • P. Das, M. Pahlevaninezhad and A. Kumar Singh, "A Novel Load Adaptive ZVS Auxiliary Circuit for PWM Three-Level DC–DC Converters," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 2108-2126, April 2015.
  • P. Das, M. Pahlevaninezhad, J. Drobnik, G. Moschopoulos and P. K. Jain, "A Nonlinear Controller Based on a Discrete Energy Function for an AC/DC Boost PFC Converter", in Special Edition on electrification of transportation of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 5458-5476, Dec. 2013.
  • P. Das, M. Pahlevaninezhad and G. Moschopoulos, "Analysis and Design of a New AC–DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge PWM Converter With Two Controllers," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 4930-4946, Nov. 2013.
  • P. Das, S.A. Mousavi and Gerry Moschopoulos, “Analysis and Design of a Non-Isolated Bidirectional ZVS-PWM DC-DC Converter with Coupled Inductors”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.25, no.10, pp.2630-2641, Oct. 2010.
  • P. Das, B. Laan, S.A. Mousavi and Gerry Moschopoulos, “A Non-isolated Bidirectional ZVS-PWM Active Clamped DC–DC Converter”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.,vol. 24., no.2, pp. 553-558, Feb. 2009.
  • P. Das, S.Li and Gerry Moschopoulos, “An Improved AC-DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge Converter with Reduced DC Bus Voltage”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.56., no. 12, pp.4882-4893, Dec. 2009.
  • P. Das and Gerry Moschopoulos, “A Comparative Study of Zero-Current-Transition PWM Converters”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.54., no. 3, pp.1319-1328, June 2007.
  • P. Das and Gerry Moschopoulos, “A Zero-Current-Transition Converter with Reduced Auxiliary Circuit Losses”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.22., no. 4, pp.1464-1471, June 2007.
  • S.A. Mousavi, P. Das, and Gerry Moschopoulos, “A Comparative Study of a New ZCS DC-DC Full-Bridge Boost Converter with a ZVS Active-Clamp Converter”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.27., no. 3, pp.1347-1358, March 2012.
  • M. Pahlevaninezhad, P. Das, J. Drobnik, P. K. Jain and A. Bakhshai, "A New Control Approach Based on the Differential Flatness Theory for an AC/DC Converter Used in Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 2085-2103, April 2012.
  • M. Pahlevaninezhad, P. Das, J. Drobnik, P. K. Jain and A. Bakhshai, "A Novel ZVZCS Full-Bridge DC/DC Converter Used for Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 2752-2769, June 2012.
  • M. Pahlevaninezhad, P. Das, J. Drobnik, P. K. Jain and A. Bakhshai, "A ZVS Interleaved Boost AC/DC Converter Used in Plug-in Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 3513-3529, Aug. 2012.
  • M. Pahlevaninezhad, P. Das, J. Drobnik, G. Moschopoulos, P. K. Jain and A. Bakhshai, "A Nonlinear Optimal Control Approach Based on the Control-Lyapunov Function for an AC/DC Converter Used in Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 596-614, Aug. 2012.
  • Cikai Ye, P. Das, Sahoo Sanjib Kumar, “Inductive decoupling-based multi-channel LED driver without electrolytic capacitors”, in IET Power Electronics, Print ISSN 1755-4535, Online ISSN 1755-4543