Awards and Achievements


1.     2019 Editor-at-Large, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

2.     2018 Our paper on GaN-FET based differential-mode inverter selected as 1 of the 2 best papers for May 2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Issue. (Paper Link)

3.     2016 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)

3.     2016 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

4.     2015, 2012, 2003 Best Paper Presentation, respectively, at IEEE APEC, IEEE IECON, and IEEE IECON

5.     2014 Inventor of the Year Award, University of Illinois, Chicago (awarded to only 1 recipient each year ) (award ceremony pictures) (UIC News)

6.     2013 University Scholar Award (highest award of the university), University of Illinois (sole engineering recipient in all 3 campuses) (letter) (award ceremony picture)

7.     2013 Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics and Distributed Generation

8.     2011 Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) Award, Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois, Chicago

9.     2009 Certificate of Recognition from the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics for Outstanding Contribution as an Associate Editor to elevate the ranking of the transaction to number one in terms of impact factor

10. 2008, 2006 Faculty Research Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activities at University of Illinois, Chicago

11. 2007 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking

12. 2005 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award - first among U.S. universities

13. 2005 Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research

14. 2003 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

15. 2002 Prize Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

16. 2001-to date Received about 50 sponsored projects - PI in majority of them

17. 1984 Olympiad Award for outstanding performance in mathematics, Mathematical Society of India

18. 1983 National Merit Scholar (ranked 9th out of 250,000 students), India