DHAFER J. ALMAKHLES (M’14) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 2006, and the master’s degree (Hons.) and Ph.D. degree from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2011 and 2016, respectively. Since 2016, he has been with Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia, where he is currently the Chairman of the Communications and Networks Engineering Department, and the Director of the Science and Technology Unit and Intellectual Property Office, Prince Sultan University. He is the leader of the Renewable Energy Research Team and Laboratory. His research interests include power electronics, control theory, crewless aerial vehicles, renewable energy systems, and FPGA applications. He is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics and the IEEE Control Society. He is a reviewer member of various international journals and conferences, including the IEEE and IET.



UMASHANKAR SUBRAMANIAM (M’09-SM’18) is with Renewable energy Lab, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia and has 15+ years of teaching, research and industrial R&D experience. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor and Head, VIT Vellore as well as Senior R&D and Senior Application Engineer in the field of Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and electrical drives. He is a Senior Member-IEEE, and Member of IACSIT, IDES and ISTE. He has taken charge as Vice-Chair - IEEE Madras Section and Chair - IEEE Student Activities from 2018 to 2019. He was an executive member (2014-16) and Vice-Chair of IEEE MAS Young Professional from 2017-19 by IEEE Madras Section. He has published more than 250+ research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He has also authored/co-authored/contributed 12 books/chapters and 12 technical articles on power electronics applications in renewable energy and allied areas. He is an Editor of Heliyon, an Elsevier journal. He received Danfoss Innovator Award-Mentor during 2014-15 & 2017-18, Research Award from VIT University during 2013-18. Also, he received the INAE Summer Research Fellowship for the year 2014. Under his guidance, 24 P.G students and more than 25 U.G Students completed the senior design project work. Also, 6 PhD scholars completed Doctoral thesis as Research Associate. He is also involved in collaborative research projects with various international and national level organizations and research institutions.



MAHAJAN SAGAR BHASKAR (M’15) received the bachelor degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India in 2011 and master degree in power electronics and drives from the Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT University, India in 2014, and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2019. Currently, he is with Renewable Energy Lab, Department of Communications and Networks Engineering, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He worked as a Researcher Assistant in Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar in 2018-2019. He worked as Research Student with Power Quality Research Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Private University, Kajang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Aug/Sept 2017. He has authored 100 plus scientific papers particular reference to X.Y. converter family, multilevel DC/DC and DC/AC converter, and high gain converter, and received the Best Paper Research Paper Awards from IEEE-CENCON’19, IEEE-ICCPCT’14, IET-CEAT’16, and ETAEERE’16 sponsored Lecture note in Electrical Engineering, Springer book series. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Industrial Application, and Power and Energy, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology Societies, Young Professionals, various IEEE Councils and Technical Communities. He is a reviewer member of various international journals and conferences including IEEE and IET. He received the IEEE ACCESS award “Reviewer of Month” in Jan 2019 for his valuable and thorough feedback on manuscripts, and for his quick turnaround on reviews.


JAGABAR SATHIK MOHAMED ALI (M-15, SM-19) was born in Thanjavur, India, in 1979. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Madurai Kamarajar University, Madurai, India, in 2002, and the M.E. and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, in 2004 and 2016, respectively. He is currently pursuing as Post-Doc fellow with the Renewable Energy Lab, College of Engineering Department, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is consultant of various power electronics companies for the design of power electronics converters in India. He has authored more than 30 articles publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research areas of interest include multilevel inverters, grid-connected inverters, and power electronics converters and its applications to renewable energy systems. He is serving as a regular reviewer for several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Transactions on Power Electronics, IET Power Electronics, and IEEE Access.


SIVAKUMAR SELVAM was born in Tamilnadu, India, in 1991. He received his B.E. degree in Electrial and Electronics Engineering and M.E. degree specialized in Power Electronics and Drives from Anna University, Chennai in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He is currently working as Research Assistant in Renewable Energy Laboratory, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. His research interest includes Grid interfaced Solar PV systems, Multilevel Inverters, DC-DC converters for Micro grid applications, and Digital Control of Power converters.