Chandan Sikder

Dr. Chandan Sikder is a former FREEDM student who graduated from NC State in 2016. He is currently working at Regal Beloit Corporation in Tipp City, Ohio as Design Engineer III – Software/Power Electronics. His primary responsibilities include developing Motor Control algorithm and Hardware-in-Loop (HIL) system for Commercial and Industrial Applications. He is part of the Enabling Technology group, which is responsible for both Research and New Product Development for Commercial and Industrial Systems.  His first position after graduating was with Rockwell Automation in Mequon, Wisconsin as a Sr. Firmware Engineer (June 2016 – January 2017). At Rockwell, he worked as a part of the Advanced Front End (AFE) Converter team to design, develop, implement and testing of AFE control algorithms and features for Rockwell’s PowerFlex Series AC Drives.

From 2010 to 2011, he was a Research Assistant at The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA, working on control of Switched Reluctance Machines. During his time at NSF FREEDM Systems Center, NC State University (2012-2016), he worked in close collaboration with ABB US Corporate Research Center on design, modeling and control of new and innovative electric machine topologies for general purpose, industrial application. He also worked as a Research Intern at ABB USCRC during fall 2013 on design and modeling of Synchronous Machines. His research interests are in the areas of electromagnetics, electromechanical energy conversion systems, design, modeling and control of electric machines, motor drives, model based control of power electronics converter, and renewable or alternative energy systems in general.

 

Work phone: 1-937-669-1059

 

Publications:

  1. C. Sikder; “Design and Controller Optimization of Switched Reluctance and Flux Switching PM Machines,” Ph.D Dissertation, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, May 2016.
  2. C. Sikder and I. Husain; “Stator Vibration and Acoustic Noise Analysis of FSPM for a Low-Noise Design,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2016 IEEE, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 18-22 Sept. 2016.
  3. C. Sikder, I. Husain and W. Ouyang; “Design, Control and Implementation of a Non Rare Earth Flux Switching Permanent Magnet Machine,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2016 IEEE, Milwaukee, WI, 18-22 Sept. 2016.
  4. C. Sikder, I. Husain and W. Ouyang; “Cogging Torque Reduction in Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machines by Rotor Pole Shaping.” September-October, 2015 issue of IEEE transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 3609-3619.
  5. C. Sikder, I. Husain and Y. Sozer; “Switched reluctance generator control for optimal power generation with current regulation,” January/February, 2014 issue of IEEE transactions on Industrial Applications, vol.50, no.1, pp.307-316.
  6. C. Sikder, I. Husain and W. Ouyang; “Cogging Torque Reduction in Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machines by Rotor Pole Shaping.” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2013 IEEE, Denver, Colorado, USA, vol., no., pp.1555-1562, 15-19 Sept. 2013.
  7. C. Sikder, I. Husain and Y. Sozer; “Switched reluctance generator controls for optimal power generation with current regulation,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012 IEEE, Raleigh, NC, USA, vol., no., pp.4322-4329, 15-20 Sept. 2012.

 

Skills/Software Knowledge and Proficiency:
• Matlab/Simulink, ClearCase, ClearQuest.
• VersionOne Scrum tools and Agile/Scrum environment using Matlab modeling tools.
• FEA tools: Flux, Comsol, Maxwell, Ansys Workbench.
• Modeling, design and simulation of motor-drives, controls and power electronic converter using Matlab/Simulink.
• Dynamic co-simulation of the motor-drive system using Simulink-Flux2D coupled simulation.
• Electric circuit design and analysis using Spice.
• Microcontroller programming using TI (C2000 family-F28xxx) and Microchip DSPs in C/C++.
• Standard laboratory equipment including oscilloscope, power analyzer, torque transducer and induction motor drive for dyno speed/torque control.

 

Major Course works:

  • Electric Motor Drives
  • Digital Signal Processing; System Simulation
  • Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Dynamics and Control of Electric Machines
  • Dynamics and Control of Power Electronic Circuits
  • Design of Electromechanical Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Systems
  • Power System Stability and Control.

Title

Design Engineer III, Software/Power Electronics at Regal Beloit Corporation

Phone

+1-330-256-2495

Office

Tipp City, Ohio

CV

CV Link

Type of Degree Degree Program School Year
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering North Carolina State University 2016
Ph.D. (Did not graduate and transferred to NC State) Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Akron
B.Sc. Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology 2006

Research Areas

  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems