Dr. Apeksha Madhukar

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Electrical Engineering

Email : apeksha{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490-108

Address : Porta Cabin, Beside Academic Block B, IIT Goa

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Educational Qualifications

  1. PhD, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India (Aug 2016- Feb 2019).
  2. MTech, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India (July 2014- July 2016).
  3. B.E., Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus Bhilai, India (July 2010- June 2014).

Areas of Research

  • Electrical discharge based Non-thermal plasma Technique
  • Development of Printed Electronic based Plasma Reactors
  • Industrial application of High voltage in Environment, Semiconductor and Agro industries
  • Industrial Solid waste utilization & Management

Courses Taught

Introduction to Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EE101)

Power System (EE312)

Electrical Discharge & Plasma Technology- Basic Concepts and Applications (EE640)

Power System Dynamics & Control (EE610)
Power & Control Laboratory (EE603)


Professional Appointments

  1. Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Goa, India (July 2021- Present)
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, India (Dec 2019- June 2021).
  3. Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (Nov 2018- Nov 2019).

Recent Publications


  • Srikanth Allamsetty, Apeksha Madhukar, "Review of discharge plasma treatment of NOx in diesel engine exhaust: Progress in standalone and cascaded measures", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 1510-1526, May 2021, DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2021.3074604
  • Apeksha Madhukar and B. S. Rajanikanth, "Augmenting NOx reduction in diesel exhaust by combined plasma/ozone injection technique: A laboratory investigation," IET High Voltage, vol. 3. no. 1, pp. 60-66, Mar. 2018, ISSN: 2397-7264, DOI: 10.1049/hve.2017.0153
  • Apeksha Madhukar and B. S. Rajanikanth, ""Plasma/adsorbent system for NOx treatment in diesel exhaust: a case study on solid industrial wastes,"" International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Springer, vol 16, no. 7, pp. 2973-2988, July 2019, ISSN: 1735-2630, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762- 018-1776-x.
  • Apeksha Madhukar and B. S. Rajanikanth, "Waste foundry sand/Bauxite residue for enhanced NOx reduction in diesel exhaust pre-treated with plasma/O3 injection", IEEE transaction on plasma Science, vol. 47, issue 1, pp 376-386, Jan 2019, ISSN: 0093-3813, DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2018.2877824
  • Apeksha Madhukar and B. S. Rajanikanth, "Cascaded plasma-ozone injection system: a novel approach for mitigating total hydrocarbons in diesel exhaust," Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Springer, vol 39, no. 4, pp. 845-862, July 2019, ISSN: 1572-8986, DOI: 10.1007/s11090-019-09959-8
  • Sankarsan Mohapatro, Nikhil Kumar Sharma and Apeksha Madhukar, "Abatement of NOx using compact high voltage power supply: Towards retrofitting to automobile vehicle", IEEE trans. on Dielectric and electrical insulation, vol 24, issue 5, pp. 2738-2745, 2017, ISSN: 1070-9878, DOI:10.1109/TDEI.2017.006052
  • Sankarsan Mohapatro, Srikanth Allamsetty, Apeksha Madhukar and Nikhil Kumar Sharma "Study of nano-second pulse discharge-based nitrogen oxides treatment using different electrode configuration", IET high voltage, vol 2, issue 2, pp. 60-68, 2017, ISSN: 2397-7264, DOI: 10.1049/hve.2017.0011
  • Sankarsan Mohapatro, Srikanth Allamsetty, Apeksha Madhukar and Nikhil Kumar Sharma, "Study on the effect of electrode configurations on NOx removal from diesel engine exhaust", Journal of CPRI, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 79-84, 2017


  • Aishwarya G. Patil, Apeksha Madhukar*, “MOS based sensor technology for monitoring and controlling of gaseous pollutants”, International Conference on Pollution Control for Clean Environment (ICPCCE-2023), IIT Bhubaneswar, 15-16 Dec 2023
  • Sakshi Vijay, Apeksha Madhukar and BS Rajanikanth, "Catalyzing Diesel Exhaust through Discharge Plasma in a reactor packed with lignite ash/waste ceramic tiles: role of Pellet diameter on DeNOx efficiency," International Conference on Pollution Control for Clean Environment (ICPCCE-2023), IIT Bhubaneswar, 15-16 Dec 2023
  • A. Madhukar and B.S. Rajanikanth, “Electrical Discharge Based Non Catalytic Technique for controlling Total Hydrocarbon Emission in Diesel Exhaust, 25th International symposium of Plasma Chemistry (ISPC25), 21-26th May 2023, Kyoto, Japan
  • K. Nishanth, A. Madhukar and B. S. Rajanikanth, "Estimation of Ozone Generation in Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma using Response Surface Methodology and Fuzzy Logic," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON), Bangalore, India, 2020, pp. 1-5, DOI: 10.1109/POWERCON48463.2020.9230546.
  • Apeksha Madhukar, Pragati K.M, Janardhana M and Rajanikanth B.S, "Agricultural rice husk waste for cleaning diesel exhaust pre-treated by non- thermal direct/indirect Plasma," The 11th International Symposium on Non- Thermal/Thermal Plasma Pollution Control Technology and Sustainable Energy, ISNTP-11, Padova, Italy, P-39, July 2018.
  • Sankarsan Mohapatro, Srikanth Allamsetty, Apeksha Madhukar and Nikhil Kumar Sharma, "Study on the effect of electrode configurations on NOx removal from diesel engine exhaust", 18th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge (ACED), IIT Madras, Chennai, India, Dec. 8-10, 2016

Recognition and Awards

  • Best Paper Award at ICPCCE-2023 Conference
  • JSPS Kakehni Funding support by Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan for 2 months stay, July-August 2023
  • Kansai Research Foundation for technology Promotion, International exchange activity Grant Fellowship- May 2023
  • National Budding Innovations Award by National Research & Development Corporation, Govt. of India in Year 2018.
  • Young Women Researcher in Environmental Pollution control, 8th Venus International women Award, VIWA 2023
  • National Science Congress participants,2008

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