Dr. R. Ramaprabha

Associate Professor


Dr. R. Ramaprabha B.E., M.E., PhD.

Email: ramaprabhar@ssn.edu.in

Extn: 451

Mobile No.: +91- 9444170660


Dr. R. Ramaprabha, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has 19 years of teaching experience including 13 years of research experience. She obtained her B.E (ECE) degree and M.E. (Power Electronics and Drives) degree from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and PhD from Anna University, Chennai.

Her area of specialization is solar photovoltaic systems. Other areas of research include power electronic interfaces for solar PV systems and control aspects in renewable energy interfaces. She is a recognized supervisor of Anna University. 5 scholars have completed their PhD under her guidance and she is currently guiding 7 PhD students including 4 full-time candidates. She is an approved research committee member in Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Dr. M. G. R. University-Chennai, SRM University-Chennai, Saveetha University-Chennai.

During her PhD, she developed “Solar Energy Research Lab” which is in the east wing of EEE department with internal funding titled “Efficient Energy Utilization of Solar PV Array under Partial Shadow” of Rs.9.19 lakhs (funded by SSN Trust).  She has published 96 research publications in international journals, 105 papers in the proceedings of refereed international conferences and 32 papers in National conferences.

She has delivered Lecture & Tutorial sessions on PSPICE in National level workshops and guest lectures. She delivered invited lectures, keynote addresses and chaired technical sessions in Indian/Foreign international conferences. She visited Singapore, Australia (Sydney) & USA (Hawaii) for paper presentation & chairing sessions. She coordinated 15 National level Workshops (1 CSIR sponsored worth of Rs. 30,000/-), 1 AICTE sponsored two weeks FDP worth of Rs. 3.55 lakhs, 11 Student level workshops, organized 2 National conferences and 1 International conference.

She received best teacher award for the academic years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. She also received CTS best faculty award for the academic year 2016-2017. She also received appreciation for best researcher (2013), guiding PhD students and motivating students towards research (2013, 2016) during the college Research day. She received “IET CLN Sir C. V. Raman Research Award 2014” in IET Chennai Network Achievements Awards 2014 function by IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology). She is recipient of “Outstanding Researcher Award 2016” by Venus International foundation, Aufau International Awards, “PEARL Foundation Best Women Researcher Award 2016” and “2018 Green9 Energy Contributor Award – KALAM VISION 2020 award”. Her name is included in the 30th, 32nd and 33rd Editions of Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA. She has been selected for 2017 & 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, USA.

She is a review board member for many reputed international journals include International journal on IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Power Electronics, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, International journal on Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (Elsevier Publications), International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier Publications), International journal on Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier Publications), International journal on Renewable Energy (Elsevier Publications), Journal of Green Engineering (River Publishers), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, etc.

She is Senior member of IEEE and Life member of ISTE. She is SSN-IEEE Student Branch Counselor from Oct 2014 to Jan 2017.

She has published the following books/book chapters:

  1. R Hemalatha , R Ramaprabha and S. Radha – Chapter contribution, “ Chapter 25 -Modeling of Photovoltaic Charging System for the Battery Powered Wireless Sensor Networks”, in the book “Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 150” Springer Science Business Media New York, Springer New york Heidelberg Dordrecht, London, 2013. [ISBN:978-1-4614-3362-0; ISBN (e-book):978-1-4614-3363-7; ISSN: 1876-1100; ISSN (electronic): 1876-111]
  2. Seyezhai and R. Ramaprabha “Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems” SCITECH Publications Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN: 978-81-8371-713-7), India, May 2015. (Book was included as reference book in Anna University PG regulations R-2017)
  3. Ramaprabha and R. Seyezhai “Solid State Drives: DC and AC” Scitech Publications Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN: 978-93-85983-81-8), India, April 2019.

She received international travel grant of Rs. 1.45 lakhs under DST-ITS for attending the conference at Hawaii during Dec 2017. She has completed two internal funded projects and one external funded (DST WOS A) project. Currently she is doing one internal funded project. The project details are:

Completed/Ongoing Funded Project details:

  1. Title: Efficient Energy Utilization of Solar PV Array under Partial Shadow
    Funding Agency: SSN Trust
    Investigators: Dr. B. L. Mathur & R. Ramaprabha
    Duration: 2009 – 2012; Amount: 9.19 lakhs 
  1. Title: Design and development of efficient Building integrated PV system under partial shaded conditions
    Funding Agency: SSN Trust
    Investigators: Dr. R. Ramaprabha and Ms. S. Malathy
    Duration: 2013 – 2016;   Amount: 3.5 lakhs 
  1. Title: Design and Development of Flywheel based Power Conditioning System for a Renewable energy fed Micro grid
    Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Women   
    Scientists Scheme (WOS-A)
    Investigators: Dr. R. Ramaprabha as Scientist Mentor for the full-time Research scholar Ms. M. Vijayalakshmi
    Duration: 2014 – 2017;    Amount: 20 lakhs 
  1. Title: Design, control and implementation of embedded switched inductor based Z-source inverter with high boost factor for photovoltaic interface
    Funding Agency: SSN Trust
    Investigators: Dr. R. Ramaprabha
    Duration: Jan 2019 – Jan 2021;   Amount: 2.2 lakhs 

Google Scholar Citations: h index – 18; i10 index – 25

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