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Prasad Kandula

Research Staff Scientist

Rajendra Prasad Kandula (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.E degree from NIT, Nagpur, India, in 2002, the M.E degree from IISC, Bangalore, India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA in 2014, all in electrical engineering. He worked for three years at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) R&D, Hyderabad, as a Design Engineer in the area of industrial drives and PV applications. He worked at Varentec, Santa Clara, as a Principal Engineer, working in the area of development of power flow controllers and hybrid transformers for meshed transmission systems. He worked as a Chief Engineer at Center for Distributed Energy, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA, from 2015 to 2021. He is currently working as R&D Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His main research interests include applications of power electronics for utility applications such as hybrid transformers, solid state transformers, fast EV chargers, grid-forming converters, etc.

2022 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) Prize Paper Award “7.2 kV Three-Port SiC Single-Stage Current-Source Solid-State Transformer With 90 kV Lightning Protection”, Liran Zheng, Rajendra Prasad Kandula ,, Vol. 37, No. 10, Oct. 2022, pp. 12080-12094

Senior member, IEEE

Member of Power Electronics Society