Vivek Agarwal received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Delhi, India, in 1985, the integrated M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 1994.
After a brief stint with Statpower technologies, Vancouver (Canada) he joined IIT-Bombay in India, where he is currently an institute chair professor. He mainly works in the field of power electronics with focus on power quality issues, renewable energy conversion, distributed generation and microgrids. He also works on several aspects of electronic systems including medical and defense applications and EMI/EMC.
Vivek Agarwal is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Indian Academy of Sciences (I.A.Sc.) and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He is a co-editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He also serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications and IET journal of Renewable Power Generation.
In the past, he has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Tran. on smart grid, and Inderscience Journal of Intelligent Defense Support Systems. He has authored nearly 375 papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings. He has 17 patents to his credit (out of which 3 US patents and 8 Indian patents have already been issued). He is a recipient of several awards and recognitions for his contributions.