Dr. Tarakanat Kobaku

Designation : DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow

Broad Area of Expertise : Electrical Engineering

Email : taraknath{at}iitgoa.ac.in

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Address : F18, Mining building

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Ph.D, Jan 2011 - May 2018, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Supervisors: Prof. Vivek Agarwal and Prof. Sachin C. Patwardhan Thesis: Application of Model-Based Control Strategies to Non-minimum Phase Power Electronic Systems
  2. ME, Jul 2007 - June 2009, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Mohanta
  3. B.Tech, 2003 - 2007, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SKIT, Srikalahasti Affiliated to JNTU, Hyderabad.

Areas of Research

Control Systems Design, Robust Control, Fault-Tolerant Control. 

Application areas: Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage Systems (Batteries, Ultra-capacitors), and Power Systems

Courses Taught

EE 601: Linear Systems Theory

EE 602: System Identification and Adaptive Control

EE 614: Power Electronics Lab

EE 324: Control Systems Lab

Professional Appointments

  1. INSPIRE Faculty, School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Goa (Present)
  2. INSPIRE Faculty, Electrical Engineering department, NIT Calicut (Jan 2019 - Nov 2020)
  3. Research Associate, IIT Bombay (Oct 2017 - April 2018)

Recent Publications


  1. Tarakanath Kobaku, S. C. Patwardhan and V. Agarwal, "Experimental Evaluation of Internal Model Control Scheme on a DC-DC Boost Converter Exhibiting Nonminimum Phase Behavior," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 8880-8891, Nov. 2017.
  2. Tarakanath Kobaku.; Rao, V., Patwardhan, S.; Agarwal, V., “Improved Set-point tracking and Disturbance Rejection of DC-DC Converters using Voltage-Mode Digital Control” IEEE Journal of Emerging Trends and Selected Topics in Power  Electronics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 3276-3286, June 2021.
  3. Tarakanath Kobaku, R. Jeyasenthil, Subham Sahoo, Tomislav Dragicevic, “Experimental verification of robust PID controller under feedforward framework for a Non-minimum phase DC-DC Boost converter”, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 3373-3383, June 2021.
  4. Tarakanath Kobaku, Jeyasenthil R, Sahoo, Subham, Rijil Ramchand and Dragicevic, Tomislav " Quantitative Feedback Design Based Robust PID Control of Voltage Mode Controlled DC-DC Boost Converter " in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems -IIvol. 68, no. 1, pp. 286-290, Jan. 2021.
  5. V. S. Murthy, Tarakanath Kobaku, D. K. Mohanta and S. Gupta, "Insulator condition analysis for overhead distribution lines using combined wavelet support vector machine (SVM)," in IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 89-99, February 2010.
  6. R. Jeyasenthil, Tarakanath Kobaku, “Quantitative synthesis to tracking error problem based on nominal sensitivity formulation”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems –II, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 2483-2487, July 2021.
  7. Kiran Kumar, G, Tarakanath Kobaku, Subham Sahoo, Bidyadhar Subudhi, Devaraj Elangovan, and Frede Blaabjerg, "An Overview of Fully Integrated Switching Power Converters Based on Switched-Capacitor versus Inductive Approach and Their Advanced Control Aspects" Energies 14, no. 11: 3250.
  8. Tarakanath Kobaku, Rajesh Poola, and Vivek Agarwal, "Design of Robust PID Controller using PSO based Automated QFT for Non-minimum Phase Boost Converter " IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems -II. (Accepted)

Book Chapters  

  1. R. Jeyasenthil, Tarakanath Kobaku, Bidyadhar Subudhi, Subham Sahoo, Tomislav Dragicevic, “Design and Experimental validation of Robust PID control for a Power Converter in DC Microgrid Application”, in a book entitled “Microgrid Cyberphysical Systems” Elsevier, 2022.


  1. Tarakanath Kobaku, Patwardhan S. and Agarwal, V., "Implementation of an internal model controller with anti-reset windup compensation for output voltage tracking of a non-minimum phase DC-DC boost converter using FPGA" 2nd IEEE Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, 5th -8th, Dec. 2016.
  2. Tarakanath Kobaku; Patwardhan, S.; Agarwal, V., "Internal model control of dc-dc boost converter exhibiting non-minimum phase behavior," IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), pp.1-7, Bombay, India, 16th -19th, Dec. 2014.
  3. Rao, V., Tarakanath Kobaku., Patwardhan, S., More, D. and Agarwal, V., "Comparative Evaluation of Digital Control Algorithms for DC-DC Boost Converter Exhibiting Inverse Response" 1st International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems (ICPEICES), Delhi, India, 2016.
  4. Tarakanath Kobaku, Yadav, P., and Agarwal, V, “Hardware in the Loop Simulation of Direct Synthesis Based Two Degree of Freedom PID (2DOF-PID) Control for DC-DC Boost Converter Using Real-Time Digital Simulation in FPGA”, IEEE PEDES-2014, Mumbai, India, Dec. 2014.
  5. Anudeep Pregada, Tarakanath Kobaku, R. Jeyasenthil, and D. K. Mohanta, “Improved Load Frequency Disturbance Rejection with Two Port Internal Model Control Structure”, IEEE INDISCON, Vizag, India, 25-26th July. 2020.
  6. Haritha B, Tarakanath Kobaku , M Nawaz and V. Agarwal, "Stability Enhancement of Cascaded Power Converters using Parallel Virtual Impedance via Shaping Output Impedance of Source Converter,“ IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Jaipur, India, 16th -19th, Dec. 2020.
  7. Anil Siddavatam, Tarakanath Kobaku, R. Jeyasenthil and V. Agarwal, "Application of internal model control to control the output voltage of isolated dual active bridge DC-DC converter,“ IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Jaipur, India, 16th -19th, Dec. 2020.
  8. Sheetal Cyriac, Haritha B, Tarakanath Kobaku, and Rijil Ramchand, “Virtual Impedance based Stabilization of Dual Active Bridge DC-DC Converter Cascaded with LC Filter”, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Jaipur, India, 16th -19th, Dec. 2020.
  9. Sheetal Cyriac, Tarakanath Kobaku, and Rijil Ramchand, “Comparative Analysis of Continuous-Time Small-Signal Models of Single Phase Shift Modulated Dual Active Bridge Converter,” IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Jaipur, India, 16th -19th, Dec. 2020.

Recognition and Awards

  1. DST INSPIRE Faculty award from the Indian National Sciences Academy (INSA), January-2018.
  2. Outstanding Teaching Performance at IIT Goa, Autumn 2021-22 and Spring 2021-22.
  3. Session chair for IEEE PEDES 2020 International Conference.
  4. Travel grant from the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) to attend the workshop on Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) at IIT Madras, India.

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