Dr. Abhisek Pal



Assistant Professor


Power Electronics and Machine Drives




Dr. Abhisek Pal is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. Apart from teaching regular courses on Electrical Machines and Drives, he is actively involved in Research and Development work. His current research interests include electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, power converters, industrial drives and other aspects of electrical machine drives. Presently, Dr. Pal is a Member of IEEE.


  1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad in 2021.
  2. M. Tech. in Power Electronics and Drives from Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in 2012.
  3. B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Birbhum Institute of Engineering & Technology in 2010.

Experience: Total Teaching Experience 4 years ongoing

  1. From Aug. 2021 – Till now: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.
  2. From Feb. 2021 – Aug. 2021: SRF (Project), Electrical Engineering Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.
  1. From July 2012 – Aug. 2014: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Bengal College of Engineering (Erstwhile BCETW), Durgapur, WB.

Research project:

  1. “Hardware Implementation of Efficiency Improvement Strategy for Induction Motor Drive” INR. 6.95 lacs, Seed Money Grant, TIET, Patiala, 2 years (Ongoing).

Research Guidance: Ph.D. - 01 (Ongoing)

Teaching Interests:

  1. Electrical Machines
  2. Advanced Power Electronics & Drives
  3. Electric Vehicles
  4. Special Machines
  5. Design of Electrical Machines

Research Interest:

  1. Electric Transportation
  2. High Performance Industrial Drives
  3. Brushless and Magnetless Machines
  4. Power converters 
  5. Renewable Energy Integration 



  1. Sukanta Das, Abhisek Pal and Urbesh Sarkar, “Low-Cost 10 kVA Intelligent-Power-Module Based Inverter for AC Machines,” Indian Patent No. 202131000212, Filed on Jan 04, 2021 and Published on July 08, 2022.


  1. Abhisek Paland Sukanta Das, “Search controller based online efficiency optimization strategy for induction motor drives using modified adaptive quadratic interpolation,” IET Power Electronics, 13, no. 18, pp. 4282-4290, Dec. 2020. ISSN: 1755-4535. (Impact Factor = 2.672)
  2. Abhisek Paland Sukanta Das, “Development of energy efficient scheme for speed sensorless induction motor drive,’’ International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 30, no. 8, pp. 1-14, Aug. 2020. ISSN: 2050-7038. (Impact Factor = 2.860)
  3. Sukanta Das, Rakesh Kumar, and Abhisek Pal, “MRAS based speed estimation of induction motor drive utilizing machine's d- and q- circuit impedances”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66, no. 6, pp. 4286 - 4295, June 2019. ISSN: 1557-9948. (Impact Factor = 8.236)
  4. Abhisek Pal, Sukanta Das, and Ajit K. Chattopadhyay, “An improved rotor flux space vector based MRAS for field oriented control of induction motor drives,’’ IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 33, no. 6, pp. 5131–5141, June 2018. ISSN: 1941-0107. (Impact Factor = 6.153)
  5. Abhisek Pal, Rakesh Kumar, and Sukanta Das, “Sensorless speed control of induction motor driven electric vehicle using model reference adaptive controller,’’ Energy Procedia, Elsevier, 90, pp. 540-551, 2016. ISSN: 1876-6102.

International Conferences:

  1. Saurabh Nandy, Sukanta Das, and Abhisek Pal, “Online golden section method based loss minimization scheme for direct torque controlled induction motor drive”, in  2018 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE),Jaipur, India, 13-15 December, 2018.
  2. Vishal Tiwari, Sukanta Das, and Abhisek Pal, “Sensorless speed control of induction motor drive using extended Kalman filter observer”, in  2017 9th IEEE Asia Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC),Bangalore, India, 8-10 November, 2017.
  3. Sukanta Das, Abhisek Pal, and Murli Manohar, “Adaptive quadratic interpolation for loss minimization of direct torque controlled induction motor driven electric vehicle”, in  2017 15th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN),Emden, Germany, 24-26 July, 2017.
  4. Abhisek Paland Sukanta Das, “A new sensorless speed estimation strategy for induction motor driven electric vehicle with energy optimization scheme”, in  1st IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems (ICPEICES 2016), Delhi, India, 4-6 July, 2016.
  5. Abhisek Pal, Rakesh Kumar, and Sukanta Das, “A new sensorless speed control technique for induction motor driven electric vehicle using model reference adaptive controller”, in  5th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER 2015),IIT Bombay, Powai, India, 15-17 December, 2015.
  6. Sukanta Das, Abhisek Pal, Rakesh Kumar, and A. K. Chattopadhyay, “An improved rotor flux based model reference adaptive controller for four-quadrant vector controlled induction motor drives”, in  2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2015), Macau,1-4 November, 2015.
  7. Arnab Ghosh, Abhisek Pal, Pradip K. Saha, and Gautam K. Panda, “Observation the nonlinear behaviour of PFC boost converter and control of bifurcation”, in  International Conference on Emerging Trends (ICET 2012),Durgapur, India, March, 2012.

National Conferences:

  1. Arnab Ghosh, Abhisek Pal, Pradip K. Saha, and Gautam K.  Panda, “Bifurcations and bifurcation control of PFC boost converter”, in Proc. All India Seminar on Computational Intelligence – The Next Generation Challenges, pp. 106-112, Institute of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India 23‐24 March, 2012.

Expert Lectures/Hands-On Training Delivered:

  1. Delivered an invited talk on “EV motors and their control topologies” organized by Electrical Department, SVSD in association with ISTE held on April 25, 2023.
  2. Session Chair: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Frontiers in Electrical and Electronic Technologies (ICEFEET 2022), NIT Patna, 24th-25th June, 2022.
  3. Technical Program Committee Member: 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Energy, Signal Processing & Cyber Security (iSSSC 2022), GIET University, 15th-17th December, 2022.
  4. Delivered an invited talk on “An Energy Management Study on Induction Motor Driven Electric Vehicles” organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, Dumka Engineering College, Dumka, Jharkhand, India, March 12, 2022.
  5. Delivered an invited talk on “Energy Efficient Control Scheme of Induction Motor Driven EV” organized by Institute of Global Professionals (IGP), Feb. 7, 2022.
  6. Delivered an invited talk on “Design of Gate Driver Circuit for Power Converter Switches” organized by Sanaka Education Trusts Group of Institutions, Durgapur, WB, India, Dec. 23, 2021.
  7. Delivered an invited talk on “Designing of Gate Driver Circuit for SCR” organized by Gargi Memorial Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, Sept. 26, 2021.


  1. Recipient of MHRD Fellowship (Govt. of India) during Ph.D., 2015-2020.
  1. Recipient of MHRD Fellowship (Govt. of India) for qualifying GATE in 2010 during 2010-2012.

Short Term Course/ FDP/Workshop/ Seminar/Webinar Attended:

  1. Two-week Faculty Development Program on “Entrepreneurship” organized by Innovation & Incubation Center, BIT Sindri, Dhanbad sponsored by BIT Sindri Alumni Association of North America (BITSAANA) from 5th-15th July, 2023.
  2. Participated in the webinar on “The Impact of Women in a Global Pandemic” organized by Eureka Prize Problems, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, September 11, 2021.
  3. Five Day FDP on “Embedded System Design Methodologies using Intel FPGAs and Embedded Processors”, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, August 2-6, 2021.
  4. One Week Workshop on “FPGA Controller for Electrical Power Applications”, NIT Nagpur, March 15-19, 2021.
  5. One-day seminar on “Power Electronics Applications in Renewable Energy beyond 2020”, University of Calcutta, Rajabazar Campus, Kolkata, July 20, 2019.
  6. GIAN course on “SiC Devices Enabled Power Converters Applications – Opportunities and Challenges”, IIT Kharagpur, June 25-29, 2018.
  7. One-day workshop on “Electrochemical Techniques for Energy Storage and Conversion Devices”, IIT Bombay, Powai, December 14, 2015.
  8. A short-term course on “Power Electronics -2014”, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah, June 23-26, 2014.
  9. A short-term course on “Integrated Navigation of Flight Vehicles”, IIT Bombay, Powai, July 5-12, 2013.

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