Prof. Thanga Raj Chelliah

Principal Investigator


Educational Qualifications

Thanga Raj Chelliah received the Diploma from Government Polytechnic College, Nagercoil, India, in 1996, the B.Eng. degree from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India, in 2002, the M.Eng. degree from Anna University, Chennai, India, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India, in 2009, all in electrical engineering.

He is currently working as an Associate Professor with the Department of Water Resource Development and Management, IIT Roorkee, and an Officer-in-Charge with Hydropower Simulation, Power Electronics, and Hydroelectric Machines Laboratories. He has few years of industrial experience where has was involved in energy conservation activities in electrical equipment. He has developed Hydropower Simulation Laboratory, IIT Roorkee, in 2015, which is committed at present for the research funded by national agencies including THDC India Limited, Central Power Research Institute, National Mission on Power Electronics Technology, and Ministry of Shipping. He has authored or coauthored a number of research papers in various journals and conferences of national and international repute. His research interests include power electronics applications in large pumped storage plants, asynchronous generators, and marine propulsion systems.,Dr. Chelliah was the recipient of the Institute Research Fellowship for Outstanding Young Faculty Award 2018 at the IIT Roorkee.

  • Large Electric Drives and Power Electronics, Power Electronics Applications in Large Pumped Storage Plants.
  • Marine Propulsion Systems, Energy Management in Electric Tugs.