My primary research focus areas are interfacing renewable energy sources with the utility grid to increase their penetration; increasing energy-efficiency usage; making power systems more robust and reliable; energy storage.
Ph.D., EE, 1973, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States M.S., Nuclear Engineering, 1972, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States M.S., EE, 1969, University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada B.Tech., EE, 1967, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Sustainable energy systems, power electronics and drives
EE 5745 Wind Energy Essentials
EE 5741 Advanced Power Electronics
EE 5705 Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems
EE 4741 Power Electronics
EE 4721 Introduction to Power System Analysis
Publications & Awards
Honors and Awards
2022 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal for leadership in power engineering education by developing courses, textbooks, labs, and a faculty network 2019 Regents Professor – University of Minnesota 2019 Industrial Applications Society Educator/Mentor inaugural award 2014 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2014 IEEE Nari Hingorani FACTS Award - IEEE Power & Energy Society 2014 Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, Professional Education Award 2013 Innovative Program Award - U.S. ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) 2012 Ramakumar Renewable Energy Excellence Award - IEEE Power & Energy Society (inaugural) 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) 2010 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award 2010 Utility Wind Integration Group Achievement Award 2008 IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award 2007 Morse-Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award – Univ. of Minnesota 1998 The George Taylor I. T. Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota 1996 IEEE Fellow for contributions to power electronics education and applications in power systems 1993 Oscar A. Schott Professorship of Power Electronics and Systems – UMN 1991 Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 1982 Young Engineer of the Year – IEEE Twin Cities Section
Translated into a cumulative of 9 major languages. All of these are published by Wiley & Sons Advanced Electric Drives: Analysis, Control, and Modeling Using MATLAB / Simulink by Ned Mohan, August 2014 Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course by Ned Mohan, January 2012 Power Electronics: A First Course by Ned Mohan, October 2011 Electric Power Systems: A First Course by Ned Mohan, January 2012 Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 3rd Edition by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins; October 2002 Vector Control in Electric Drives with the subtitle Analysis, Simulation and Practical Implementation for Electric Vehicles, Wind Turbines and Robotics
Dibakar Das ; Nathan Weise ; Kaushik Basu ; Rohit Baranwal ; Ned Mohan A Bidirectional Soft-Switched DAB-Based Single-Stage Three-Phase AC–DC Converter for V2G Application, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification Year: 2019 | Volume: 5, Issue: 1
K. Srivastav, A. K. Sahoo, K. V. Iyer and N. Mohan, "Modulation, control, and performance analysis of asymmetric modular multilevel converter (A-MMC)," in IET Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 834-843, 1 5 2018.
R. Baranwal, K. V. Iyer, K. Basu, G. F. Castelino and N. Mohan, "A Reduced Switch Count Single- Stage Three-Phase Bidirectional Rectifier With High-Frequency Isolation," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 9520-9541, Nov. 2018.
S. Tewari and N. Mohan, "Matrix Converter Based Open-End Winding Drives With Common- Mode Elimination: Topologies, Analysis, and Comparison," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 8578-8595, Oct. 2018.
R. Baranwal, G. F. Castelino, K. Iyer, K. Basu and N. Mohan, "A Dual-Active-Bridge-Based Single- Phase AC to DC Power Electronic Transformer With Advanced Features," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 313-331, Jan. 2018.
E. L. Severson, R. Nilssen, T. Undeland and N. Mohan, "Design of Dual Purpose No-Voltage Combined Windings for Bearingless Motors," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 4368-4379, Sept.-Oct. 2017.
V. Padhee, A. K. Sahoo and N. Mohan, "Modulation Techniques for Enhanced Reduction in Common-Mode Voltage and Output Voltage Distortion in Indirect Matrix Converters," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 8655-8670, Nov. 2017.
S. Biswas, N. Mohan and W. P. Robbins, "A Systematic Design Method and Verification of a Zero Current Ripple Interface for PV-to-Battery Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 1177-1187, March-April 2017.
K. V. Iyer, R. Baranwal and N. Mohan, "A High-Frequency AC-Link Single-Stage Asymmetrical Multilevel Converter for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 5087-5108, July 2017.
K. V. Iyer and N. Mohan, "Modulation and Commutation of a Single Stage Isolated Asymmetrical Multilevel Converter for the Integration of Renewables and Battery Energy Storage System in Ships," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 580-596, Dec. 2016.
Biswas, S; Huang, L; Vaidya, V; Ravichandran, K; Mohan, N. and S. V. Dhople, "Universal Current- Mode Control Schemes to Charge Li-Ion Batteries Under DC/PV Source," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 1531-1542, Sept. 2016.
E. Severson, S. Gandikota, N. Mohan, “Practical implementation of dual purpose no voltage drives for bearingless motors,” IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 1509-1518, March-April 2016.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
J. D. Manian Deivanayagam, and N. Mohan 'A Review of GaN Based Inverters for Integration of Renewables with the Grid') 2019 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC)
T. Sreekanth, Abhijit Kshirsagar, Sanchit Mishra and Ned Mohan “A Single Phase Nine Level Multi Level Inverter for PV Applications”; presented at 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Baltimore.
Kshirsagar, A. Ramanath, J. D. Manian Deivanayagam, S. Thamballa and N. Mohan, "Analytical modeling of MMCs with asymmetric cell voltages for utility-scale renewable energy integration," 2019 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1109/COMPEL.2019.8769629
Ramanath, A. Kshirsagar, S. Thamballa and N. Mohan, “Analysis of Current Ripple in Integrated Magnetics Ćuk Converter – A Novel Approach”, accepted for IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2019.
Abhijit Kshirsagar, Anushree Ramanath, Jeyaram Durga Manian Deivanayagam, Sreekanth Thamballa and Ned Mohan, "Analytical modeling of MMCs with asymmetric cell voltages for utility-scale renewable energy integration," 2019 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019, pp. 1-7.doi: 10.1109/COMPEL.2019.8769629
Anushree Ramanath, Jeyaram Durga Manian Deivanayagam, Siddharth Raju and Ned Mohan, "An Extremely Low-Cost Wind Emulator," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, DC, 2018, pp. 1675-1680. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2018.8592727
Ramanath, J. D. Manian Deivanayagam, S. Raju and N. Mohan, "An Extremely Low-Cost Wind Emulator," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, DC, 2018, pp. 1675-1680. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2018.8592727
Ramanath, A. Kshirsagar and N. Mohan, "Analysis of Current Ripple in Ćuk Converter Topologies - A Novel Approach," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/PEDES.2018.8707913
V. N. Vipin et al.’’ Utility Scale Interface for Renewables and Storage using a Power Electronic Transformer with Back-to-Back MMCs: A Novel Proposal and Control Scheme for Virtual Inertia’’ accepted for presentation at ECCE 2018.
Sanchit et al.. “An extremely low-cost multi panel PV emulator for Research and education based on ‘workbench’” accepted for presentation at ECCE 2018.
Ansushree et al.. “An extremely low-cost wind emulator” has been accepted for presentation at IECON 2018.
Ansushree et al.. “Analysis of Current Ripple in Ćuk Converter Topologies – A Novel Approach” has been accepted for presentation at PEDES 2018