DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
PONDICHERRY ENGINEERING COLLEGE

PONDICHERRY




Dr.M.Sudhakaran, B.E.,M.E.,Ph.D.,
Professor
Phone: 0413-2655281-288, Extn.:513
E-mail: sudhakaran@pec.edu




Educational Profile:
Ph.D.(2004)
Research Supervisor : Dr.(Mrs) S.Mary Raja Slochanal
Department :Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Institution : Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai-625015
University : Madurai kamaraj University,madurai-625021,India
 
M.E(1998)
Course : Power Systems
Institution : Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai-625015
University : Madurai kamaraj University,madurai-625021,India
 
B.E(1997)
Course : Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Institution : Government College of Engineering,Thirunelveli-627007
University :Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Tirunelveli-627007
 
 
Honors and Awards
  1. "Young Engineer of the Year - 2007" from Energy Society of India, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  2. "Best paper of merit" for the Research paper entitled " Integrating Genetic Algorithms and Tabu Search for the Emission and Economic Dispatch Problems" from the Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkatta, West Bengal in the year 2005.
  3. "Best paper of merit" for the Research paper entitled "Application of Computational Intelligence to Economic Load Dispatch" from the Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkatta, West Bengal in the year 2001.
  4. Received the "Best outgoing M.E student award" for the year 1999 from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai - 625 015, Tamil Nadu.
  5. Received a Prize and Certificate for "Best M.E Project work" in the year 1999 from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai - 625 015, Tamil Nadu.
  6. Received a prize from Thiagarajar College of Engineering for the "I rank student of M.E" Power System Engineering.
  7. Received an award for "University fourth rank" in B.E degree Examinations from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli - 627 007, Tamil Nadu in the year 1997.
  8. Received an award for "School second Rank" in HSC Examinations of the Tamil Nadu State Board from Mangayarkarasi Higher Secondary School, Madurai-625 010, Tamil Nadu.
  9. Received an award for "School first Rank" in SSLC Examinations of the Tamil Nadu State Board from Mangayarkarasi Higher Secondary School, Madurai-625 010, Tamil Nadu.

Experience:
Professional Experience:
  1. Associate Professor in Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (January, 2011- present)
  2. Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (January, 2008- January, 2011)
  3. Senior Lecturer in Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (January, 2005- January, 2008)
  4. Lecturer in Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (January, 2001- January, 2005)
  5. Lecturer in Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (January, 1999- January, 2001)

Publications:
National Journals:
  1. M.Sudhakaran, P.Sivakumar, M.Venkatachalapathy, K.Latchumi, "Particle swarm optimization for economic and emission dispatch problems", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.88, pp.1-7, June 2007.
  2. M.Sudhakaran, S.Mary Raja Slochanal, "Integrating Genetic algorithms and Tabu search for emission and economic dispatch", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.86, pp.22-27, June 2005.
  3. M.Sudhakaran, S.Mary Raja Slochanal, R.Sreeram, N. Chandrasekar, "Application of Refined Genetic algorithm Combined economic and emission dispatch problem", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.85, pp.115-119, September 2004.
  4. M.Sudhakaran, S.Mary Raja Slochanal, S. Jeyadevi, "An Evolutionary computing technique to Combined heat and power economic dispatch", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.84, pp.104-108, September 2003.
  5. M.Sudhakaran, S.Mary Raja Slochanal, K.B.Praba, "Application of Fuzzy logic to unit commitment problem", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.84, pp.100-103, September 2003.
  6. P.Venkatesh, P.S.Kannan, M.Sudhakaran, "Application of computational intelligence to economic load dispatch", Journal of Institution of Engineers(India), Electrical division, Vol.81, pp.39-43, September 2000.

International Journals:
  1. R.Vanitha, M.Sudhakaran, "Optimal location and control parameter settings of UPFC using Differential Evolution algorithm", International Journal of Computer applications, Vol.31, No.4, pp.20-26, October. 2011.
  2. S.Harikrishnan, M.Sudhakaran, M.Rathina Kumar, "Short term hydrothermal power plant scheduling using Evolutionary Programming", International journal of Electrical Systems and Control, Vol.3, No.1, pp.21-26, July 2011.
  3. P. Hemachander, P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, "Analysis, Design and Implementation of soft single switched boost converter", International Journal of Computer applications, Vol.26, No.11, pp.38-46, July 2011.
  4. R.Akila, M. Sudhakaran, K.Manimala, "FW_SFS: A Novel feature Selection Method for Power Quality Data Mining", International Journal of Power & Energy Systems, ACTA PRESS, Vol.30, No.2, pp.139-147, 2010.
  5. T. Suresh Padmanabhan, S. Jeevananthan, M. Sudhakaran, "Solving Harmonic Elimination constrained voltage control problems with Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization in AC-AC Converters", International Journal of Electrical Engineering & Embedded Systems, Vol.2, No.1, pp.125-130, June 2010.
  6. P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, "Optimum Load Shedding in Power System Strategies with Voltage Stability Indicators", Journal of Scientific Research Publications, Vol.2, pp.12-21, 2010.
  7. M.Sudhakaran, P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, "Integrating Genetic Algorithms and Tabu Search for Unit Commitment Problem", International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol.2, No.1, pp.57-69, 2010.
  8. P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, P. Philomon, "Estimation of standby power consumption for typical appliances", Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, Vol.2, No.1, pp.71-75, 2009.
  9. P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, T.G.Palanivelu, "Integrated GA-PSO based unit commitment", International Journal of Engineering research and industrial applications, Vol.1, No.4, pp.27-44, July 2008.
  10. P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, T.G.Palanivelu, M. Senthilkumar, "Swarm Intelligence for Voltage stability analysis considering voltage -VAR compensation", Journal of electrical engineering, Elektrika, Vol.10, No.1, pp.43-48, 2008.
  11. P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, M.Sudhakaran, T.G.Palanivelu, M. Senthilkumar, "Swarm intelligence for voltage - var compensation problem", International Journal of computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice. Vol.2, No.2, pp.125-133, 2007.
  12. M.Sudhakaran, P.Ajay-D-Vimalraj, T.G.Palanivelu, "GA and PSO culled hybrid technique for economic dispatch problem with prohibited operating zones", Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, Vol.8, No.6, pp.896-903, June 2007.

National / International Journals:
  1. There are 10 research papers published in National Conferences
  2. There are 21 research papers published in International Conferences
Projects and Research Guidance :
Areas Of Research
  1. Power System Operation and Control
  2. Reactive Power Management
  3. Application of FACTS controllers
  4. Power system restructuring and deregulation
  5. Soft computing techniques for Power system optimization
Funded Projects
  1. Role: Principal Investigator
  2. Topic: Congestion Management in deregulated Indian power market by FACTS controllers
  3. Agency: AICTE, New Delhi
  4. Amount: Rs. 10.50 lakhs
  5. Duration: 2011 - 2014 (Three Years)
M.Tech and Ph.D. Project Guidance
  1. There are 7 PG projects guided in the area of application of power electronics to power systems.
  2. One Ph.D scholar completed the research work and submitted his thesis.
  3. Currently supervising one full time Ph.D scholar and 6 part time research scholars in the area of power system engineering
Courses Attended / Organized:
  1. "Application of digital filters in digital signal processing problems-ADFDSPP-2012", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (03.05.2012 to 15.05.2012), Department of ECE, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur, May 2012.
  2. "Design of Embedded systems - Issues and Challenges", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (16.04.2012 to 27.04.2012), Department of CSE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, April 2012.
  3. "Computational Intelligence to Power System Analysis, Control and Optimization (CIPACO)", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (06.06.2011 to 10.06.2011), Department of EEE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, June 2011.
  4. "Application of wavelets and soft computing techniques for power quality analysis", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (15.11.2010 to 27.11.2010), Department of EEE, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, November 2010.
  5. "Recent advancement in virtual instrumentation and embedded system design", TEQIP co-ordinated Faculty development programme (16.06.2010 to 22.06.2010), Department of EEE, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, June 2010.
  6. "Recent trends in parallel and distributed systems- Architectures, Operating systems and Algorithms", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (16.11.2009 to 27.11.2009), Department of CSE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, November 2009.
  7. "Design and simulation in control system engineering", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (01.06.2007 to 15.06.2007), Department of EIE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, June 2007.
  8. "Broadband solutions for last mile connectivity", ISTE sponsored short term training programme (04.12.2006 to 08.12.2006), Department of ECE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, December 2006.
  9. "Recent trends in FACTS controllers and their applications in power system", AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme (13.11.2006 to 24.11.2006), Department of EEE, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, November 2006.
  10. "Present and future trends in Intelligent networks", AICTE-ISTE short term training programme (15.11.2004 to 28.11.2004), Department of EEE, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbtaore, November 2004.
  11. "Genetic algorithms in Engineering Applications", AICTE-ISTE short term training programme (15.11.2004 to 28.11.2004), Department of EEE, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbtaore, November 2004.
  12. "Intelligent System Applications to Future Challenges In Power Engineering (ISAPE-2009)", a National seminar Sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi, September 9-11, 2009.
Special Lectures Delivered:
  1. "Application of Genetic algorithms for power system engineering", AICTE FDP on "Recent trends in Power system Engineering", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur, June 2011.
  2. "Introduction to Evolutionary computing techniques", AICTE sponsored national Seminar "ISAPE-2009", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, September 2009.
  3. "Power System Operation and Control", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam, July 2009.
  4. "Transmission & Distribution in India", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Velammal Engineering College, Madurai, March 2009.
  5. "Energy scenario-2009", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam, March 2009.
  6. "Power System Analysis - An Overview", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mailam Engineering College, Mailam, Villupuram (Dist), March 2008.
  7. "Recent trends in energy management systems", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Muthayammal College of Engineering, Rasipuram, Feb 2008.
  8. "Introduction to Genetic Algorithms and its Applications", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, Jan 2008.
  9. "Conventional Energy Sources of India - A Glance", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mailam Engineering College, Mailam, Villupuram (Dist), Sep 2007.
  10. "Important concepts in Power system operation and Control", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mailam Engineering College, Mailam, Villupuram (Dist), Sep 2006.
  11. "Overview of Load flow solution Methods", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kanchi Pallavan College of Engineering, Kanchipuram, March 2006.
  12. "Genetic Algorithm to Optimization Problems", Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bharathiyar College of Engineering, Karaikal, February 2005.
Board of Studies:
  1. External subject expert, Board of Studies, Department of EEE, PRIST University, Thanjavore
  2. External subject expert, Board of Studies, Department of EEE, SCSVMV University, Kanchipuram
Countries Visited :
  1. Attented International Conferences and presented Research Papers at
  2. Germany
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Netherland
  6. Sri Lanka

Courses Taught:
  1. Transmission and Distribution
  2. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab
  3. Member of UG Project Review Committee

Other Activities :
  1. Member, Institution of Engineers(India)
  2. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  3. Reviewer of the following National/International Journals
  4. IEEE Power Engineering Society
  5. Journal of Electrical Engineering
  6. Journal of Institution of Engineers (India)