Vinod Khadkikar

Dr. Khadkikar is currently a Professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is UAE’s youngest IEEE Fellow (Class of 2022, recognized for his “contributions to power quality solutions”). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). At Khalifa University, he is a Theme Lead at the following centers: Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC), Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Center (KUSTIC) and Virtual Research Institute (VRI) for Sustainable Energy Production, Storage, and Utilization (funded by ASPIRE). He received his M. Tech. degree in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives from the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD), New Delhi, India, in 2002 and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Montréal, Canada, in 2008. From April 2010 to December 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. From December 2008 to March 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.  He has contributed over 65 IEEE Transactions papers. He has attracted several external and internal research funds as PI/Co-PI with a total amount of 6.63 million US$. He was ranked 148 among 105,029 researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the list of world’s top 2% of career-long scientists as of November 2020 released by Stanford University. He received best paper awards (First Prize) from IEEE IAS IACC committee for the paper presented at IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2021 and from Power Electronics Technical Committee for the paper presented at IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON-2013). During his PhD studies, he received Exemption of School Fees from the Ministry of Education of Quebec, Canada for three semesters between 2014 and 2015. He was also a recipient of national level scholarship for graduate studies provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (July 2001 – Dec 2002).  He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IET Power Electronics Journal.

Most research interests for a scientist

Dr. Khadkikar’s research interests include Applications of Power Electronics in Distribution Systems and Renewable Energy Resources, Power Quality Enhancement, Active Power Filters, Solid State Transformers, Microgrids, CubeSats and Electric Vehicles.


  • Power Electronics
  • Power Quality Enhancement
  • CubeSats and Electric Vehicles