(Post Doctoral Research Fellow)

418 Dana Research Center
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115

About Me:

I completed my Ph.D. in the performance improvement of solar Photovoltaics pertaining to power quality improvement under Anna University, India. I have completed my master's degree in Power Electronics and Drives with Anna University rank.
As a Principal Investigator, I have completed the following research projects:
1. "Design and Development of Multilevel Inverters for Power Quality Improvement in Renewable Energy Sources", sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) with the grant amount of Rs.52.75 lakhs
2. Major Research project titled, "Design and Development of Cascaded Multilevel Inverters for PhotoVoltaic applications", sponsored by University Grants Commission (Government of India) with the grant amount of Rs.9.23 lakhs
3. "An Intelligent Controller Design for Power Quality Improvement in Renewable Energy Sources", sponsored by ICT Academy of Tamilnadu.

Research Interests:

Multilevel Inverters, Power Quality, PWM control strategies, Intelligent computing, Solar PV modelling and design, solar PV fault detection and diagnosis

Ongoing Projects:

Project: Fault Tolerant Capability for Solar Photovoltaic System with Intelligent Control Techniques
Description: The objective of this project is to design a fault tolerant capability for solar photovoltaic system with improved cascaded multilevel inverter and intelligent control techniques


[1] Albert Alexander.S, (2016), "Development of Solar Photovoltaic Inverter with Reduced Harmonic Distortions Suitable for Indian Sub-Continent",International Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy ReviewsVol.56, pp.694-704, (Elsevier)

[2] Albert Alexander.S, (2016), "Development of high performance solar photovoltaic inverter with reduced harmonic distortions",International Journal of Electronics (Taylor and Francis)(DOI: 10.1080/00207217.2016.1196746).

[3] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2015), "Modeling and Analysis of Modular Multilevel Converter for Solar Photovoltaic Applications to Improve Power Quality", IETTransactions on Renewable Power Generation, Vol.9, No.1, pp.78-88, January 2015.

[4] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2015), "Optimal Harmonic Stepped Waveform Technique for Solar fed Cascaded Multilevel Inverter",Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology,Vol.10, No.1, pp.261-270, January 2015.

[5] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2014), "Design and Development of Digital Control Strategy for Solar Photovoltaic Inverter to Improve Power Quality",Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, Vol.16, No.4, pp.20-29, December 2014.

[6] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2014), "Power Quality Improvement in Solar Photovoltaic System to Reduce Harmonic Distortions using Intelligent Techniques", Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, ISSN 1941-7012, Vol.6, Issue. 4, pp. 043127 (1)-(19), June 2014.

[7] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2014), "Reduction of Voltage Harmonics in Solar Photovoltaic fed Inverter of Single phase Stand Alone Power System" Journal of Solar Energy Engineering- Transactions of the ASME,Vol.136, No.4, pp.044501 (1)-(4), November 2014.

[8] Albert Alexander.S, Haritha.K P (2014), "Output voltage regulation techniques for solar fed cascaded multilevel inverter", International Journal of Advanced Information Science and Technology, Vol.23, No.23, pp.67-73, March 2014.

[9] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2014), "Digital control strategy for solar photovoltaic fed inverter to improve power quality", Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy,ISSN 1941-7012, Vol.6, Issue. 1, pp. 013128 (1)-(18), January 2014.

[10] Albert Alexander.S, Manigandan.T (2013), "Modelling and Simulation of Artificial Neural Network based Harmonic Elimination Technique for Solar - Fed Cascaded Multilevel Inverter",International Review on Modelling and Simulations, ISSN 1974-9821, Vol.6, No.4, pp. 1048-1055, August 2013.

[11] Albert Alexander.S, Karthikeyan.J (2008) "Multiple Feedback loop control strategy for UPS Inverters using Artificial Neural Networks", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research,ISSN 0973-4562, Vol. 3, No.5, pp. 649 - 658, May 2008.


"2016 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Renewable Power Generation"

"ISTE SAYED SAJID ALI NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF RENEWABLE ENERGY" (2016) from Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi on 10.01.2016

"YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD in Power Electronics" (2015) from Venus International Foundation, Chennai

"YOUNG ENGINEERS AWARD" (2015) from The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata

"SENIOR EDUCATOR & RESEARCHER AWARD" (2014) from National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development, India on 05.08.2014

"FUTURON AWARD FOR BEST INNOVATION IN RENEWABLE ENERGY" (2014) for the innovation titled, "High Performance Solar Inverter with Reduced Harmonic Distortions"

"BEST TECHNO FACULTY AWARD" (2014) from ICT Academy of Tamilnadu, Government of Tamilnadu

"P.K.Das Memorial BEST FACULTY AWARD" (2013) from Nehru Group of Institutions on 15.12.2013

"BHARATH EXCELLENCE AWARD" (2011) from Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi