Faculty of Alliance College and Engineering Design

Dr. Mohan Krishna S.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Mohan Krishna. S. was awarded a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering (sensorless control of induction motor drives) from the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in April 2017. He received his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore, in 2009 and 2012 respectively. His research interests include, electric vehicles, state observers for induction motors, parameter estimation, adaptive and sliding mode based observation schemes, carbon footprint issues in coal fired power plants, energy sustainability etc.

 He has several research publications in SCI/SCI-E and Scopus indexed journals and also in conference proceedings to his credit. He also serves as a reviewer for IET Control Theory, COMPEL, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (all SCI) and several other Scopus indexed journals for reviewing manuscripts based on the theory of state observers and control of AC motors. He is also a member of several professional societies like IAENG, SESI and ENFUSE.

Research Papers Published in SCI/SCI-E Indexed Journals

  1. ‘Real-time performance and analysis of a modified state observer for sensorless induction motor drives using RT-Lab for electric vehicle applications’, published in Energies, MDPI (2017), 10, 1077, PP. 1-23 (Impact Factor 2.262 and Five year Impact factor 2.707), with J.L. Febin Daya, Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban and Lucian Mihet POPA
  2. ‘A modified disturbance rejection mechanism in sliding mode state observer for sensorless induction motor drive’, published in Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, SPRINGER (2016), 41(9), pp. 3571-3586 (Impact Factor 0.728), with J.L. Febin Daya
  3. ‘Adaptive Speed Observer with Disturbance Torque Compensation for Sensorless Induction Motor Drives using RT-Lab’, published in Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, TUBITAK, (2016), Vol. 24, Number. 5, pp. 3792 - 3806 (Impact Factor 0.518), with J.L. Febin Daya
  4. ‘An Improved Sliding Mode Disturbance Observer for Sensorless Induction Motor Drives in a Real-time PIL Test Bench’, in Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor & Francis (Under Review), with J.L. Febin Daya, Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Sagar Mahajan Bhasker and Freede Blaabjerg


 Book Chapters Published

  1. ‘Real-time Analysis of a Non Linear State Observer with Improved Disturbance Compensation for Sensorless Induction Motor’, published in Intelligent Engineering Informatics, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, SPRINGER 695, pp. 657-668, - editors:  Vikrant Bhateja, Coello Coello, Suresh Chandra Satapathy and P.K. Pattnaik
  2. ‘An Effective Technique for controlling the speed of sensorless induction motor through modified EKF’, published in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, SPRINGER 105, pp. 609-619, - editors: Suresh Chandra Satapathy, Vikrant Bhateja and Swagatham Das
  3. ‘An Improved Stator Resistance Adaptation Mechanism in MRAS Estimator for Sensorless Induction Motor Drives’, published in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, SPRINGER 458, pp. 371-385, - editors: Jyotsna Kumar Mandal, Suresh Chandra Satapathy, Manas Kumar Sanyal and Vikrant Bhateja


Research papers Published in (SCOPUS and other indexing) Journals

  1. ‘Effect of Parametric variations and Voltage Unbalance on Adaptive Speed Estimation Schemes for Speed Sensorless Induction Motor Drives’, published in International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS), Vol.6, No. 1, March 2015 pp. 77-85, IAES Publishers, Indonesia, with J.L. Febin Daya
  2. ‘MRAS speed estimator with fuzzy and PI stator resistance adaptation for sensorless induction motor drives using RT-Lab’, Perspectives in Science (2016), ELSEVIER, 8, pp. 121-126, with J.L. Febin Daya
  3. ‘Types Of Power Quality Disturbances In Ac Electric Traction Drives: A Survey’, The Journal Of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2013 pp. 191–196.
  4. ‘Machine model based Speed Estimation Schemes for Speed Encoderless Induction Motor Drives: A Survey’, Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2015, pp. 7~17, with J.L. Febin Daya
  5. ‘Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drive with Constant DC Link Voltage’, International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research (IJEEER); ISSN (Print): 2250-155X; ISSN (Online): 2278-943X; Vol. No: 3; Issue No: 1.
  6. 6. ‘A Novel sensorless control scheme for BLDC motors used in Electric Vehicle’, World Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 14, No. 3, May 2018, pp. 209-216, with J.L. Febin Daya and Jestin Jayan
  7. ‘Emerging Post Combustion Technologies for Coal fired Thermal Power Plants’, in The Journal of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) (Under Review), with N. Krishnamurthy


Research Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Techno-economic Aspects of Clean Energy Development from Coal’ Energy Security and Chemical Engineering Congress (2019), Malaysia (Accepted), with N. Krishnamurthy and J.L. Febin Daya
  2. ‘Progress in the Technology of Coal Fired Power Plants for Sustainable Development’, published in the proceedings of the National Conference on Waste to Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage, NIT Rourkela, Odisha, August 3-5, 2017, with N. Krishnamurthy
  3. ‘Dynamic Performance Analysis of MRAS Based Speed Estimators for Speed Sensorless Induction Motor Drives’, published in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in Electronics, Computers and Communication, IEEE Bangalore Chapter, October 11, 2014, with J.L. Febin Daya
  4. ‘Passive Filter Compensation for Mitigation of Harmonics in an AC Locomotive Drive’,
    Published in proceedings of the IETE Cynosure International Conference on Computer,
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICCEEE-2013), Raigad, Maharashtra, India,
    December 2013, with Syed Ameen Mohammed, Shilpa.C, AmaraMeena and Shambhulinga.S.H
  5. ‘Recent Developments in Study of Carbon Footprint, its Measurement and Mitigation’, published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Energy, Environment And Eco-Friendly Buildings (ICEEEB), September 19-21, 2013, pp. 11-12, with N. Krishnamurthy
  6. ‘Harmonic Analysis OF VSI Fed Drive System’, published in the proceedings of the National Conference On Emerging Trends In Power Systems (NCPS 2012) organized by AIT, Bangalore on October  8, 2012, with Gopakumar Meloth and S. Kuldeep
  7. ‘Harmonic Analysis Of An Ac Electric Traction Drive System’, published in the proceedings of  the National Conference On Advanced Trends In Engg & Technology (NCATET 2012) organized by VJEC, Kannur on November 11, 2012


Awards/and Recognitions

  1. Won the first prize in the Innovative Idea Competition conducted for faculty and research scholars, by Jain University in 2013, for the idea titled “A novel scheme for effective utilization of output of solar pumping system”.
  2. Received an Appreciation Letter and Honorarium from the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), for contributing a technical paper titled “Types of Power Quality Disturbances in AC Electric Traction Drives: A Survey”, in the Journal of CPRI, June 2013 issue.
  3. Received an  Honorarium and Appreciation Letter for handling sessions on “Basic Electrical Engineering Concepts” for the Design Trainees (41st Batch) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore complex, at Hindustan Management Academy in March 2013.
  4. Received Full-time Institute Research Assistantship from Vellore Institute of Technology for pursuing Ph.D. program.
  5. Technical committee member of several flagship conferences like the IEEE – ICPES at Colombo, Srilanka in 2018, ICPET 2018 at Hyderabad, India and AICAAM 2019, Bangalore, India.
  6. Received (Elite + Silver medal) Certification for NPTEL Online Course – Effective Engineering Teaching in Practice – conducted by IIT Madras.