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Education and Positions

Visiting Research Intern at - Aug 2023 - Oct 2023
Research Intern at IIST (
Undergraduate Researcher at Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Vehicles Research, ARC-VIT - May 2022 - Present
Bachelor of Technology - BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at VIT University (Vellore Institute of Technology) - 2020 - 2024



Gokul is an electrical engineering student who is currently doing research in core areas like power electronics, power systems and control systems. His research mainly focuses on developing modular power converters which help in creating new solutions for sustainable energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption.

He is experienced in Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) systems like RTDS, Opal-RT, Speedgoat, Typhoon and dSPACE. He has great experience in MATLAB Simulink, NI Multisim, OrCAD Pspice and other ECAD tools which include Altium, Eagle and KiCAD.

The project he is involved in with KAUST as a visiting student is the Development of a bi-directional multi-node Smart DC Grid for Autonomous Power Interchange Systems (APIS) which includes Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The system is designed in MATLAB Simulink and tested in real-time machines like Speedgoat and Opal-RT which links the software framework called Hyphae by Sony CSL, LF Energy.

He is involved in other research projects like Level - 3 Autonomous Vehicle, High Voltage Low Power Converter, Adaptive Model Predictive Controller for DC-DC Converters, Robust Steering Controller Design, Modelling of the University's Distribution Network etc...

Selected Publications

Gokul Krishnan S, R. Priyadarshi, A. Kumar and W. Tasnin, "Cost-Effective Touch-less Doorbell to Combat COVID-19," 2021 Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2021, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/i-PACT52855.2021.9696966.