Dr. Damodharan P

Assistant Professor

E-mail: damodharan@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476356


IIT Madras


Ph.D in Electrical Engineering


College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University


M.E in Electrical Engineering


Bharathidasan University


B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering



  1. Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)

Research Interests

  1. Power Electronics and Drives

  2. Permanent magnet Brushless DC and AC Drives

Work Experience


  1. Worked as Lecturer in Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode for about 3 Years

  2. Worked as a Professor in KSR College of Engineering for 5 months after Ph.D.

  3. Working as Assistant Professor in IIITD&M Kancheepuram from July 2009 onwards


  1. 7 Years


  1. Worked as Assistant Chief Engineer in the Advanced Engineering Division of M/s. Lucas-TVS Limited, Padi, Chennai for one year and one month after Ph.D

Professional Membership

  1. IEEE Member

Journal Publications

  1. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan, “Maximum Power Point Tracking Method using a Modified Perturb and Observe Algorithm for Grid Connected Wind Energy Conversion Systems”, IET Renewable Power Generation, 9,6, 2015, 682-689.

  2. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan, “Wind Velocity Sensorless Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm in Grid Connected Wind Energy Conversion System”, Electric Power Components and Systems, 43, 15, 2015, 1761-1770.

  3. R. Karthik, N. Harish, B. Raja and P. Damodharan "Measurement of thermal conductivity of fluids using 3-omega method in a suspended micro wire", Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer Publication), Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 60-68, March 2012.

  4. R. Karthik, N.Harish, B.Raja and P.Damodharan "Thermal Conductivity of CuO-DI Water Nanofluids using 3-Omega Measurement Technique in a Suspended Micro-wire", in Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, 40, 2012, 1-9

  5. P. Damodharan and Krishna Vasudevan "Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Drive Based on the Zero crossing Detection of Back-EMF from the Line Voltage Difference", in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion., 25, 2010, 661-668

  6. P. Damodharan and Krishna Vasudevan "Line Voltage Based Indirect Back-EMF Zero Crossing Detection of BLDC Motor for Sensorless Operation", in International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 28, 2008, 91-98

  7. P. Damodharan, R. Sandeep and Krishna Vasudevan "Simple Position Sensorless Starting Method for Brushless DC Motor", in IET Electric Power Applications, 2, 2008, 49-55

  8. P. Damodharan and Krishna Vasudevan "Modeling and Simulation of BLDC Motor Drive System using SABER", in IEEMA Journal, 65, 2004, 45-47

  9. Siddharth K.B, K.S. Praveen, B. Raja, and P. Damodharan, “Measurement of thermal conductivity of fluid using single and dual wire transient techniques”, Measurement, Vol. 46(8), 2746-2752, 2013

Conference Publications

  1. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan, “Maximum Power Point Tracking of PMSG Based Grid Connected WECS using Quadrature Axis Current”, 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications ICRERA 2015, Palermo, Italy, 22-25, Nov 2015.

  2. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan, "Performance of Buck and PWM Rectifier in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator Based Wind Energy Conversion System", International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability (ICEETS’ 14), April 2014.

  3. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan, “Performance Analysis of Field Oriented Controlled Grid Side Inverter for Grid Synchronization of Wind Energy Conversion System Under Different Loaded Conditions”, IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10 HTC) 2014, August 2014.

  4. Rajin M. Linus and P. Damodharan “Maximum power point tracking and grid feeding of permanent magnet synchronous generator based wind energy conversion system using modified hill climb searching algorithm,” in Proc. of IEEE 5th India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE), New Delhi, pp. 1-6, Dec 2012.

  5. P. Damodharan and Krishna Vasudevan "Indirect Back-EMF Zero Crossing Detection for Sensorless BLDC Motor Operation", in the proceedings of The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Malaysia, 2005

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