Dr. Debayan Sarkar

Debayan

Dr. Debayan Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Email: debayan@ee.nits.ac.in

Date of Joining: 15/11/2023

Academic/Industrial Experience: 1+ years

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AREA OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION (INCLUDING RESEARCH AREA)

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) & Photovoltaic (PV) Generation
  • Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
  • Solar Array Configurations & Reconfigurations
  • Global Maximum Power Point (GMPP) Enhancement & Extraction in Solar Arrays
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER) & Distributed Generation (DG)
  • Building to Grid (B2G) & Grid to Building (G2B)
  • Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) & Agrophotovoltaic (APV)
  • High Voltage (HV) & Insulation Engineering

SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Debayan Sarkar received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering & M.Tech degree in Power Systems from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in 2015 & 2017, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in 2023 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India. He has published his research work in 8 International Journals (7 SCIE + 1 ESCI), 6 IEEE International Conferences (Scopus), and 2 Book Chapters (Scopus), making a total of 16+ publications till date.

He renders his services voluntarily as a reviewer to SCIE indexed International Journals like IET Renewable Power Generation, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Solar Energy, Energy and Buildings, Electric Power Components and Systems, Scientific Reports, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Heliyon & Measurement and Control. ESCI indexed International Journal like Engineering, Technology and Applied Science Research (ETASR), and Scopus indexed International Journals like Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BEEI) and International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS). He reviewed over 100+ articles from various reputed International Conferences and Journals such as IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Springer Nature, Hindawi, etc. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at NIT Silchar.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT (INCLUDING SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING)

  • EE 460 Power Electronics Application to Wind and Solar Energy Systems (UG)
  • EE 385 Software-based System Design (UG)
  • EE 111 Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory (UG)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, IEEE (Member of The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
  • Member, IET (Member of The Institution of Engineering & Technology)
  • Associate Member, IE (I) (Associate Member of The Institution of Engineers (India))
  • Life Member, SESI (Life Membership in Solar Energy Society of India)

INVITED TALKS

  • Delivered a technical session on the topic entitled, “GMPP Enhancement in Building Integrated Photovoltaic based Off-grid System” on 26th March 2024 (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM) for the Five Days Hybrid Short Term Training Programme On Off-grid and Grid-tied Renewable Energy Systems: Technology, Control, and Applications (OGRES:TCA-2024) (25th – 29th March 2024) organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, SSN College of Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) Road, Kalavakkam – 603110, Tamil Nadu.
  • Delivered a technical session on the topic entitled, “Maximum Power Enhancement Approach from Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems” on 30th October 2023 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) for the One Week Online Short Term Course on Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Power System (RETSPS-2023) (30th Oct’ 2023 – 3rd Nov’ 2023) organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JALANDHAR, Punjab-144027.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Served as the Guest of Honour and delivered a technical session on 30th October 2023 for the One Week Online Short Term Course on Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Power System (RETSPS-2023) (30th Oct’ 2023 – 3rd Nov’ 2023) organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JALANDHAR, Punjab-144027.
  • Awarded ‘JRF’ & ‘SRF’ Fellowship from the Ministry of Education, New Delhi from 2017-2022.
  • Active reviewer in various reputed SCIE / ESCI / SCOPUS indexed journals and International conferences.
  • The SCIE journal article entitled, “A Novel Fixed BIPV Array for Improving Maximum Power with Low Mismatch Losses Under Partial Shading” was showcased among the most-read articles published in the IETE Journal of Research within the last 12 months (April 2022-March 2023).
  • The SCIE journal article entitled, “Critical Comprehensive Performance Analysis of Static BIPV Array Configurations to Reduce Mismatch Loss and Enhance Maximum Power Under Partial Shading” was showcased among the most-read articles published in the IETE Technical Review within the last 12 months (October 2022-March 2023).
  • Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2015 & 2016.
  • Qualified in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) (both Engineering & Architect) and West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) (both Engineering & Medical) in 2011.
  • Awarded Trophy of Proficiency in 2nd Language (Subject: Bengali) by Respected Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), S. E. Rly, Kharagpur, for scoring highest marks in Bengali from S. E. Rly Mixed Higher Secondary School (E.M.), Kharagpur in ICSE 2009.
  • Served as Joint Cultural Secretary of OITIJHYA (Bengali Cultural Association of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad) during PhD from March 2020 to August 2022.
  • Singing performance in various events of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad during PhD such as OITIJHYA, BTech induction program, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, International Conference, Hostel day, etc. from January 2018 to August 2022.
  • Awarded the certificate of Sangeet Bhushan Part III (Final) in Rabindra Sangeet (Vocal) by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh during Sept. 2008.
  • Awarded the certificate of Chitra Visharad Pratham Khand (IV Year) in Fine Arts (Painting) by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh during Sept. 2007.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

  • Doctoral Committee Member of Ph.D. Scholars in the EE Dept. since June 2024.
  • Session Coordinator of BTech Project Viva Exams (UG) in the EE Dept. since Mar 2024.
  • External Examiner for the end-semester exam of BTech Laboratory classes (UG) in the EE Dept. since Apr 2024.
  • Coordinator of MTech (Power and Energy Systems Engineering-PESE) Project Viva Exams (PG) in the EE Dept. since Mar 2024.
  • Convener for Document Verification committee for PhD Admission process in the EE Dept. for Jan-June 2024 Session.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. S. Bhattacharya, P. K. Sadhu and D. Sarkar (2023), “Performance evaluation of building integrated photovoltaic system arrays (SP, TT, QT, and TCT) to improve maximum power with low mismatch loss under partial shading”, Microsystem Technologies 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00542-023-05564-0 (SCIE).
  2. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2023), “Critical Comprehensive Performance Analysis of Static BIPV Array Configurations to Reduce Mismatch Loss and Enhance Maximum Power Under Partial Shading”, IETE Technical Review, 40:4, 465-497, DOI: 10.1080/02564602.2022.2127944 (SCIE).
  3. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2022), “A new hybrid BIPV array for enhancing maximum power with reduced mismatch losses under extreme partial shading scenarios”, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 44:2, 5172-5198, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2022.2083271 (SCIE).
  4. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2022), “A Novel Fixed BIPV Array for Improving Maximum Power with Low Mismatch Losses Under Partial Shading”, IETE Journal of Research, DOI: 10.1080/03772063.2022.2060871 (SCIE).
  5. D. Sarkar, A. Kumar and P. K. Sadhu (2021), “Different diode models comparison using Lambert W function for extracting maximum power from BIPV modules”, Int J Energy Res. 2021; 45: 691–702. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.5801 (SCIE).
  6. A. Kumar, D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2020), “Power Quality Improvement in Induction Heating System Using Vienna Rectifier Based on Hysteresis Controller”, Electric Power Components and Systems, 48:9-10, 892-905, DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2020.1821840 (SCIE).
  7. D. Sarkar, A. Kumar and P. K. Sadhu (2020), “A Survey on Development and Recent Trends of Renewable Energy Generation from BIPV Systems”, IETE Technical Review, 37:3, 258-280, DOI: 10.1080/02564602.2019.1598294 (SCIE).
  8. A. Kumar, D. Sarkar, and P. K. Sadhu (2018), “An Efficient Power Control Technique for High-Frequency Resonant Inverter in Induction Heating System”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 3530–3535, Dec. 2018. https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.2360 (ESCI).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2023), “GMPP Improvement with Fewer Power Peaks and Lower Mismatch Losses Using a New Hybrid BIPV Array Configuration,” 2023 5th International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment: Towards Flexible Green Energy Technologies (ICEPE), Shillong, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICEPE57949.2023.10201617.
  2. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2023), “Power Enhancement by Hybrid BIPV Arrays with Fewer Peaks and Reduced Mismatch Losses under Partial Shading,” 2023 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (CONIT), Hubli, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/CONIT59222.2023.10205941.
  3. D. Sarkar, R. K. Sahoo, A. Kumar, and P. K. Sadhu (2021), “Comprehensive performance analysis of different MPPT algorithms for Building Integrated Photovoltaic system,” in 2021 IEEE Mysore Sub Section International Conference (MysuruCon), 2021, pp. 1–6, doi: 10.1109/MysuruCon52639.2021.9641543.
  4. A. Kumar, D. Sarkar, and P. K. Sadhu (2019), “Boost Power Factor Correction Converter fed Domestic Induction Heating System,” 2019 20th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), pp. 6–11, 2019, doi: 10.1109/ISAP48318.2019.9065975.
  5. A. Kumar, R. Raman, D. Sarkar, P. K. Sadhu, and A. Banerjee (2019), “Improvement in Performance of Induction Heating System Using Direct AC-AC Boost Converter,” 2018 2nd International Conference on Power, Energy and Environment: Towards Smart Technology (ICEPE), pp. 3–7, 2019, doi: 10.1109/EPETSG.2018.8658690.
  6. D. Jasper, D. Sarkar, and N. K. Roy (2018), “Development of an automated break down voltage test set,” 2017 3rd International Conference on Condition Assessment Techniques in Electrical Systems (CATCON 2017), January 2018, pp. 279–282, 2018, doi: 10.1109/CATCON.2017.8280228.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. D. Sarkar and P. K. Sadhu (2022), “Performance Assessment of Hybrid Triple-Tied BIPV Array Configurations for Maximising Power Output Under Patterns of Partial Shading,” In: Mandal, J.K., Hsiung, PA., Sankar Dhar, R. (eds) Topical Drifts in Intelligent Computing. ICCTA 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 426. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0745-6_54.
  2. D. Sarkar, A. Kumar and P. K. Sadhu (2021), “Design and Analysis of a 1.1 kW BIPV-Based Residential Grid-Connected System,” In: Reddy M.J.B., Mohanta D.K., Kumar D., Ghosh D. (eds) Advances in Smart Grid Automation and Industry 4.0. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 693. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7675-1_68.

WORKSHOP ATTENDED

a) GIAN courses attended:

  • GIAN course on “SIC DEVICES ENABLED POWER CONVERTERS APPLICATIONS – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES” organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, during 25th June to 29th June, 2018.
  • GIAN course on “COMPUTATION EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES in FORWARD and INVERSE PROBLEMS” organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Durgapur, during 19th June to 23rd Dec, 2018.
  • GIAN course on “POWER ELECTRONICS for RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS” organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, during 18th Dec to 22nd Dec, 2017.
  • GIAN course on “HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS” organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, during 11th Dec to 15th Dec, 2017.

b). Short courses attended:

  • Five Days Online FDP On Advanced Technologies in Electrical Engineering (ATEE-2024) during February 13-17, 2024 organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, SSN College of Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) Road, Kalavakkam – 603110, Tamil Nadu.
  • Hybrid Mode One Week Short Term Course and Faculty Development Programme on “SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES & ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF HYBRID MICROGRID (STEMM-2023)” during July 12-16, 2023 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Rourkela.
  • One Week Online Short Term Course on “Machine Learning and its Applications in IoT, Computer Vision and Cloud Computing (MICC-2023)” during July 10-14, 2023 organized by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur.
  • NaMPET sponsored Five Days Online Short Term Course on “Power Electronics Converters’ Applications in Microgrid and Vehicular Technology (PECAMVT-2022)” during July 20-24, 2022 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Rourkela.
  • One Week Workshop on “Active Distribution Networks-Challenges And Solutions” during July 11-15, 2022 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engineering, BIT Sindri, Dhanbad.
  • TEQIP-III sponsored one week short term course on “IoT based Power Electronic Interface for Green Energy System” during May 20-24, 2019 organized by Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engg., BIT Mesra.
  • TEQIP-III (Centre of Excellence on Renewable Energy Systems) sponsored one week short term course on “Power Electronics And Control Aspects Of Microgrid Systems” during December 26-30, 2018 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Rourkela.
  • A Three-Day workshop under the aegis of TEQIP-III on “Design & Style of a PhD Thesis and Reference Management using Open Source Solutions” during April 06-08, 2018 organized by Dept. of Applied Geology, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.
  • TEQIP-II (CoE) sponsored one week short term course on “Recent Development in Insulation, Testing Technique and Monitoring of High Voltage Power Apparatus” (ITTMHV 2017) during March 07-11, 2017 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Durgapur.
  • TEQIP-II sponsored one week short term course on “Emerging Trends and Challenges of Modern Power Systems” (ETCMPS 2016) during July 05-09, 2016 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Durgapur.
  • TEQIP-II sponsored one week short term course on “Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems” (SSIS 2016) during June 14-18, 2016 organized by Dept. of Electrical Engg., NIT Durgapur.
  • TEQIP-II sponsored one week short term course on “Foundations in Photonics and Applications” (FiPA 2016) during May 16-20, 2016 organized by Dept. of Physics, NIT Durgapur.

PEER REVIEW

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  • Solar Energy
  • International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields
  • Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks
  • Energy and Buildings
  • Electric Power Components and Systems
  • IET renewable power generation
  • International transactions on electrical energy systems
  • Scientific reports
  • Heliyon
  • Engineering technology & Applied science research
  • International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems
  • Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computation, Electronics, Power and Telecommunication (IConSCEPT 2024).
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE 2024).
  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Power Control and Renewable Energy (ICSPCRE 2024).
  • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing and Electrical Circuits and Electronics (ICDCECE 2024).
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ERCICAM 2024).
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing and Electrical Circuits and Electronics (ICDCECE 2023).
  • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME 2023).
  • 11th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2022).
  • 2nd Edition of IEEE Mysore Subsection Flagship Conference (IEEE MYSURUCON 2022).
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing and Electrical Circuits and Electronics (ICDCECE-2022).
  • IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer, and Energy Technologies (ICECET 2021).
  • 1st Edition of IEEE Mysore Subsection Flagship Conference (IEEE MYSURUCON 2021).

BTech INTERNS

a). S N BOSE Internship June-July 2024 (EE)

ON GOING INTERNSHIP UNDER MY MENTORSHIP

Sl. No Name of the Student Institute Research Broad Areas
1. Raja Das  IEM Kolkata Power System, Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle
2. Arpita Mondal  IEM Kolkata Power System, Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle
3. Suparba Chowdhury  IEM Kolkata Power System, Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle
4. Arnab Kar  IEM Kolkata Power System, Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle
5.  Lakshay Prakash   NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
6.  Sweety Kumari  NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
7.  Sandeep Kumar  NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
8.  Md Rebji Alam  NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
9.  Shrayam Sarmah  NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays
10.  Ashmita Sutradhar  NIT Silchar Partial Shading in BIPV, Building Applied PV (BAPV) & PV Arrays

b). IEEE Silchar Subsection Summer School Internship Program 2024 (CSE & ECE)

ON GOING INTERNSHIP UNDER MY MENTORSHIP

Sl. No Name of the Student Institute Research Broad Areas
1. Ganesh Kumar
Sardar (CSE) 
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CYBER SECURITY AND IOT APPLICATIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
2. Honey (ECE)  Supaul College Of Engineering, Supaul, Bihar COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CYBER SECURITY AND IOT APPLICATIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
3. Alok Sharan
Singh (ECE)
Supaul College Of Engineering, Supaul, Bihar COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CYBER SECURITY AND IOT APPLICATIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION

BTech STUDENTS (Final Year Project)

ON GOING (Batch of 2021-2025)

  • Lakshay Prakash (Sch. Id: 2113063)
  • Prakash Nandan (Sch. Id: 2113021)
  • Sandeep Kumar (Sch. Id: 2113026)
  • Sweety Kumari (Sch. Id: 2113110)
  • Md. Rebji Alam (Sch. Id: 2113116)

(Research Areas: Partial Shading in BIPV/PV/BAPV; DG/DER; B2G/G2B; HV & Insulation Engineering; Condition Monitoring of HV Assets; FSPV/APV; EVs ; V2G/G2V)

Note: The BTech student has the liberty to focus on any current topic, excluding the specified ones, based on its significance in either industry or academia.

MTech SCHOLARS

Looking for prospective MTech scholars.

(Research Areas: Partial Shading in BIPV/PV/BAPV; DG/DER; B2G/G2B; HV & Insulation Engineering; Condition Monitoring of HV Assets; FSPV/APV; EVs ; V2G/G2V)

Note: The MTech scholar has the liberty to focus on any current topic, excluding the specified ones, based on its significance in either industry or academia.

PhD SCHOLARS

Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Status Research Area Supervision Category
1. Nikhil Arunrao Bodkhe Ongoing Global Maximum Power Point (GMPP) Enhancement & Extraction in Solar Arrays Co- Supervisor Group B (Part Time)

Looking for prospective PhD scholars. (both Full Time & Part Time)

  • Group A (Regular)- Full Time with Fellowship for GATE qualified candidates.
  • Group B (Regular)- Full-time without fellowship for self-sponsored candidates.
  • Group B (Part Time)- Part-time opportunities available for employed candidates without fellowship support.

(Research Areas: Partial Shading in BIPV/PV/BAPV; DG/DER; B2G/G2B; HV & Insulation Engineering; Condition Monitoring of HV Assets; FSPV/APV; EVs ; V2G/G2V)

Note: The PhD scholar has the liberty to focus on any current topic, excluding the specified ones, based on its significance in either industry or academia.