Dr. Prem Ponnusamy

Associate Professor, HOD

Electrical Engineering | EE

Academic Information


Ph.D.: Anna University, Chennai, 2018

M.E. Anna University, Chennai, 2008.

B.E.: Anna University, Chennai, 2006.


Area of Specialization


Multilevel Power Converters, Industrial Power System Analysis





Date of Joining


Date of Assign as Prof. / A.P


Industrial Electrical Systems

Electrical Energy Conservation and Auditing

Basic Electrical Engineering


  1. Algadair, Badr Saleh A., Mahmoud F. Elmorshedy, Jagabar Sathik Mohamed Ali, Dhafer Almakhles, and Ponnusamy Prem. “High Step-Up Thirteen Level Switched-Capacitor Inverter Topology for HFAC Power System.” Processes 11, no. 3 (2023): 848.


  1. Rawa, Muhyaddin, Prem P, Jagabar Sathik Mohamed Ali, Marif Daula Siddique, Saad Mekhilef, Addy Wahyudie, Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, and Alex Stojcevski. “A new multilevel inverter topology with reduced dc sources.” Energies 14, no. 15 (2021): 4709.


  1. Prem, P., Jagabar Sathik, and V. Suresh. “A new generalized cross-connected switched capacitor multilevel inverter topology with the high gain output voltage for single phase solar PV unit.” Journal of Engineering Research 9, no. 4A (2021).


  1. Suresh V, Senthil Kumar R, Prem P & Jagabar Sathik M “Design of Nine Step Switched Capacitor Multilevel Inverter and Its Cascaded Extension”. International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 2021; 1– 20. https://doi.org/10.1002/cta.2926


  1. Alagu, M, Ponnusamy Prem, Pandarinathan, S, Mohamed Ali, JS. Performance improvement of solar PV power conversion system through low duty cycle DC‐DC converter. International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 2020; 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1002/cta.2918.


  1. Maheswari K.T l, Bharani Kumar R & Prem Ponnusamy (2020) Performance Analysis of Dual Space Vector Modulation Technique-Based Quasi Z-Source Direct Matrix Converter, Electric Power Components and Systems, 48:11, 1185-1196, DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2020.1834018


  1. Prem P. et al. “A New Multilevel Inverter Topology With Reduced Power Components for Domestic Solar PV Applications,” in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 187483-187497, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3030721.


  1. Prem Ponnusamy, Suresh Velliangiri & Jagabar Sathik Mohamed Ali (2020) A Hybrid Switched Capacitor Multi-Level Inverter with High Voltage Gain and Self-Voltage Balancing Ability, Electric Power Components and Systems, 48:8, 755-768, DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2020.1821832


  1. Prem, P.Sivaraman, J.S.Sakthi Suriya Raj, M.Jagabar Sathik, Dhafer Almakhles “Fast charging converter and control algorithms for Solar PV battery and electrical grid integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Station”, Automatika: Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications. DOI:10.1080/00051144.2020.1810506


  1. Bhuvaneswari, P. Sivaraman, A.Matheswaran, P.Prem, “Performance Analysis of Radial Flux and Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators for Low- Speed Wind Turbine Applications”, International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 1 Jan. 2020 : 1 – 19.


  1. Prem, Vidyasagar Sugavanam,  Ahamed Ibrahim Abubakar,  Jagabar Sathik Mohamed Ali,  Boopathi C Sengodan,  Vijayakumar Krishnasamy  Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban,” A novel cross‐connected multilevel inverter topology for higher number of voltage levels with reduced switch count”, International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems, Vol.30, Issue:6, e12381.


  1. Prem, Jagabar Sathik, Sivaraman P., Matheswaran A. & Shady H. E. Abdel Aleem “A New Asymmetric Dual Source Multilevel Inverter Topology With
    Reduced Power Switches”, The Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers, Vol.42, Issue:5, April 2019, pp.460-472.


  1. Sivaraman, P.Prem “PR controller design and stability analysis of single stage T- source inverter based solar PV system”, The Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers,Vol.40, Issue:3, March 2017, pp.235-24


Book Chapters published


  1. Matheswaran, A., P. Prem, C. Ganesh Babu, and K. Lakshmi. “Opportunities of Translating Mobile Base Transceiver Station (BTS) for EV Charging Through Energy Management Systems in DC Microgrid.” Smart Grids for Smart Cities Volume 1 (2023): 15-40


  1. Maheswari, K. T., P. Prem, and Jagabar Sathik. “Power Electronics: Technology for Wind Turbines.” Power Electronics for Green Energy Conversion (2022): 91-113.


  1. Prem, P., Jagabar Sathik, and K. T. Maheswari. “Multilevel Converters and Applications.” DC Microgrids: Advances, Challenges, and Applications (2022): 229-324.


  1. J. Senthil Kumar, P. Prem, M. Jagabar Sathik, Chapter 7 – Evaluation of DG impacts on distribution networks, Editor(s): Ahmed F. Zobaa, Shady H.E. Abdel Aleem, Uncertainties in Modern Power Systems, Academic Press,2021, Pages 195-209,ISBN 9780128204917,https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820491-7.00007-4.


  1. N. Rishikesh, P. Prem, M. Jagabar Sathik, Dhafer Almakhles, Chapter 15 – A case study with power quality analysis on building integrated PV (BIPV) system, Editor(s): Ahmed F. Zobaa, Shady H.E. Abdel Aleem, Uncertainties in Modern Power Systems, Academic Press, 2021, Pages 541-562, ISBN 9780128204917, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820491-7.00015-3.


Other Publications

  1. Prem P, Bharanikumar R, “A New Multilevel Inverter Topology To Integrate Wind-Solar Hybrid System Without A Common DC Bus”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Romania, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp 1-8, JUN 2018.


  1. P.Sivaraman, A.Nirmal Kumar, P.Prem “Dynamic modeling of and analysis of T-source electronic inverter using state space technique” Journal of Scientific Research and  Essays, Vol.7(38),pp 3269-3280,September 2012.


  1. R.Senthilkumar, Jovitha Jerome,  P.Prem,  T.AlexStanelyRaja, “Implementation of ZVS  Concept  in  Four  Wire  Inverter  for  UPS  Fed  (Unbalanced)  Star  Connected  Load”  Journal of Electrical Engineering Romania, Volume 11, No.1,2011.


  1. Prem, P., and R. Bharanikumar. “A New Multilevel Inverter Topology with Reduced Switch Count for Domestic Solar PV Units.” (2018): IJITEEE, 127-131.


  1. Prem, P & Bharanikumar, R 2017, ‘Design and Mathematical Evaluation of a New Multilevel Inverter Topology with Less Circuit Components for Solar and Wind Energy Conversion Systems’, Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences, vol.11, no. 4, pp. 1115-1122.



  1. Antiviral respirator integrated helmet, Dated: 02/09/2020, Patent Number: 333454-001.
  2. Smart Coin Collecting Carom, Dated: 17/10/2020, Patent Number: 334397-001.


Member: IEEE

Life Member: ISTE


  1. FDP on “NEP 2020: Reforms in HE” organized by NITTTR Kolkata during 17.07.2023 to 21.07.2023
  2. A one day seminar on “Green Energy Conversion with Control in Power System with Power Electronics” organized by St.Thomas’ College of Engineering & Technology, Kolkata on 13.05.2022.
  3. A five day faculty development programme on “Data Security and IOT” organized by St.Thomas’ College of Engineering & Technology, Kolkata during 11-15, July 2022
  4. A “One Week FDP on Power System Analysis” held at College of Engineering, Guindy, during 27-31 May 2019.
  5. A “One Week ISTE STTP for Coordinators on Electric Power System” held at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during 1-5, May, 2017.
  6. A Conference on “Energizing South -2016: Smart-Reliable-Sustainable Power”organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), during 22-23, August,
  7. A one day workshop on “Grounding Practices” organized by Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru, during 28-29, January 2016
  8. Anna University, Chennai Sponsored FDTP on “Power Quality” held at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, during 18-24 December, 2013.
  9. CSIR Sponsored National Seminar on “Challenges of Power System Planning in Restructured Indian Electricity market” organized by Pondicherry Engineering College during13-14 December 2013.
  10. One day International workshop on “Current Issues and Potential Research in Power Industry” jointly organized by Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore and Victoria University, Melbourne on 15th of December 2012.
  11. “Coordinators’ workshop for Aakash coordinators” held at IIT Bombay on 05th of November 2012.
  12. AICTE Sponsored SDP on “Soft Computing Techniques in electrical systems and control” organized by Government college of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu during 09- 22 of May 2012
  13. “Power Quality & Energy Management – Challenges” organized by VIT University, Vellore on 18th of October 2011
  14. One day workshop on “Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy” organized by Confederation of Indian Industries & Tamilnadu Electricity Consumers
    Association on 08th of August 2011.




  1. Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Lighting and Small Power Systems at Chennai Airport Expansion Project, Project Done For:  Switchgear Electromechanical-India during 2020-2021
  1. Design and development of a TEG Module based Battery Charging system using LPG heat recovery. Project Done For: Robert Bosch


Funding received

  1. Received Rs. 1,00,000 /- from Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India): Tiltle: Aakash Equipment funding.
  2. Received Rs.2,80,000 /- from Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India): Title: Establishment of A-View infrastructure to facilitate students to interact with Professors from IITs.
  3. Received Rs.85,000 /- from Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India): A one-week STTP on “Electric Power Systems”
  4. Received Rs.13,88,000/-AICTE-MODROBS: Modernization of Electrical Machines Laboratory