My research is related to work package 2 – Terrestrial and marine dc grids. The research is being conducted with Damen and Royal IHC as research partners. Bipolar dc grids has a lot of advantages over traditional 3 phase ac and unipolar dc grids. They can carry more power in the same conductor area, have higher efficiency, have better power quality and can aid in the integration of various alternative energy resources such as batteries and fuel cells. Currently, I am working on methods and solutions which can help in the realization of bipolar dc grids on ships.
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My research is heavily focused on power electronics. In work package 5, focus is being given on medium voltage fast charging. The technologies developed in this package can be useful for onshore charging of batteries on ships. I am sure that other collaboration opportunities will open up as the research progresses.