Dr. Shakthi Prasad D

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Electrical Engineering

Email : shakthi{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490-110

Address : Plasma research lab. PG Block, GEC Campus

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Philosophy - Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Completion: March 2018, Thesis: Investigations on corona degradation of polymeric insulating samples
  2. Master of Technology (Research) - Power and Energy Systems, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal Completion: October 2013, Thesis: Concerning channel base current functions for lightning studies
  3. Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka Completion: June 2011

Areas of Research

High voltage engineering, Insulation engineering, Image processing for electrical discharges, Plasma physics, Electromagnetic transients in power systems, and other interesting areas in engineering.


Courses Taught

EE101 : Introduction to Electrical and Electronics
ME310 : Micro Controller and Automatic Control Lab
EE334 : Power System
EE606: Electromagnetic Compatibility
EE303: Electromagnetic waves
EE610: Power System Dynamics and Control
EE612: Insulation in Power Apparatus and System

EE102: Circuit Analysis


Professional Appointments

  1. Assistant Professor (September 2018-present) - School of Electrical Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Goa.
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate (May 2018-August 2018) - The Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  3. Research Associate (January 2018- April 2018) - High Voltage Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Recent Publications

  1. Srijib Banerjee and Shakthi Prasad D., “AC Corona Degradation of Silicone Rubber Nanocomposites at Low Air Pressure,” IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 800 - 807, June. 2022. 
  2. Shakthi Prasad D. and Prasoon Vishwakarma, “Impact of lightning channel base current (CBC) function modelling on computed lightning induced overvoltage waveshapesIEEE Transaction on Industry Applications , Vol. 58, Issue 3, pp. 3977 - 3984, Feb. 2022.
  3. Srijib Banerjee, Shelly Saini, and Shakthi Prasad D., “Electrical discharge resistance of polymeric nanocompositesIET Nanodielectrics, pp. 1-13, Mar. 2021.
  4. Shakthi Prasad D. and B. Subba Reddy, "Image Saturation as a Tool to Understand the Corona Induced Degradation of Polymeric Insulators" IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 1837-1844, Dec 2020.
  5. Shakthi Prasad D. and B. Subba Reddy,"Study on Corona Activity using Image Processing Approach," IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications , Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 4008-4014, August 2017.
  6. Shakthi Prasad D. and B. Subba Reddy, "Study of Corona Degradation of Polymeric Insulating Samples using High Dynamic Range Imaging Technique," IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 1169-1177, April 2017.
  7. Shakthi Prasad D. and B. Subba Reddy, "Digital Image Processing Tech- niques for Estimating Power Released from the Corona Discharges," IEEE  Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation , Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 75 - 82, Jan 2017.
  8. Shakthi Prasad D. and B. Subba Reddy,"Impact of Mist and Acidic Fog on Polymer Insulator Samples Exposed to Corona Discharges," IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol.23, No. 3, pp. 1546-1554, June 2016.
  9. Subba Reddy B. and Shakthi Prasad D., "Corona Degradation of the  Polymer Insulator Samples under Different Fog Condition," IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 359-367,  February-2016.
  10. Subba Reddy B. and Shakthi Prasad D.,"Effect of Coldfog on the Corona Induced Degradation of Silicone Rubber Samples," IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 1711-1718, June 2015.
  11. Shakthi Prasad D. and Gururaj S. Punekar, "Concerning Channel Base  Current Functions for Lightning Studies", IEEE Transaction on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 1318-1320, Dec. 2012.

Recognition and Awards

  1. Associate Editor, IET Nanodielectrics
  2. Student paper award in Electrostatics Joint Conference held at Purdue University, USA, June, 2016.
  3. IEEE Bangalore Publication Award for the paper titled "Effect of Cold-fog on the Corona Induced Degradation of Silicone Rubber Samples,"
  4. POSOCO Power system best MTech Thesis award (2014) conferred jointly by IIT-Delhi and Power grid corporation of India, in Master's study.
  5. Gold medal for the highest academic performance (2007-2011) in Bachelor's study.

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