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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...

Education Profile:

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


Selected Publications

Gokul Krishnan S and C. Konstantinou, "Design and Evaluation of a DC Microgrid Testbed for DER Integration and Power Management," 2024 12th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES), Hong Kong, China, 2024, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/MSCPES62135.2024.10542752.
S. Gokul Krishnan, P. Suresh Kumar, N. N. Matara and Y. Wang, "Real-Time Experimental Evaluation and Analysis of PID and MPC Controllers Using HIL Setup for Robust Steering System of Autonomous Vehicles," in IEEE Access, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3406219.
Gokul Krishnan S, S. R. Kakarlapudi and R. Sultana, "Design of Digital Twin for Safety Systems in Electric Vehicles," 2023 International Conference on Next Generation Electronics (NEleX), Vellore, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/NEleX59773.2023.10421634.
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.