Apparao Dekka (S’10–M’18–SM’21) received the B.Tech. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, in 2007, the M.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, India, in 2010, and the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, in 2017.
He was with Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, in 2019, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. From 2017 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Laboratory for Electric Drive Applications and Research, at Ryerson University. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Research Engineer with the Power Electronics Laboratory, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed technical papers, a Wiley-IEEE press book on “Modular Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Control, and Applications,” and six book chapters. His current research interests include High-Power Converters, Medium-Voltage Drives, Renewable Energy Systems, Electric Transportation systems, and Model predictive control methods.
Dr. Dekka was a recipient of the 2019 IET Electric Power Applications Premium Award and the 2016 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Outstanding Reviewer Award.
PhD - Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.Tech – Electrical Engineering,
B.Tech – Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- High-Power Converter Systems
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Medium-Voltage Motor Drives
- Electric Transportation Systems
- Model Predictive Control