Two FREEDM students among ECE graduate student winners

The Graduate Studies Committee in Electrical and Computer Engineering annually recognizes high performing students for leadership, research, scholarly achievement, and citizenship. Sagar Rastogi won the Research Award and Sneha Narasimhan was recognized for Scholarly Achievement. Profile photo of Sagar Rastogi

Sagar’s research seeks to improve the reliability of isolated DC-DC converters for heavy-duty electric vehicles. His analysis of magnetics behavior under fault conditions establishes a framework for transformer design. Other works include a new control architecture for paralleling resonant converters, design of a 3.3 kV SiC-based current source inverter, and multilevel DABs.

Profile photo of Sneha NarasimhanSneha is designing medium voltage SiC-based current source inverters for high-speed motor drive applications. This includes fault detection algorithms to enhance reliability. She collaborated on applications for Bi-directional FETs, HIL simulations for grid connected PV inverters, and testing metal amorphous nano-crystalline PMSMs for high-speed applications. Sneha is also Vice President and Treasurer of the ECE Graduate Student Association, a member of IEEE Women in Engineering, and a mentor for students in the Society of Women Engineers.