Background and activities

Kaushik Naresh Kumar was born in June 1993 in Chennai, India. In 2015, he obtained the B.Tech. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from SASTRA University (Thanjavur, India). Between 2015-2017, he worked as a Traction Substation Design Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Construction Ltd.'s Railways Design Center (Faridabad, India). In 2020, he received the M.Sc. degree in Power Engineering from Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Darmstadt, Germany). During his Master studies he did a research internship and a Master's thesis project at the Power Electronics Research Department of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH (Regensburg, Germany), both focusing on Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC).  

Since February 2021, he is a PhD Candidate at the Power Electronic Systems and Components (PESC) research group in NTNU (Trondheim, Norway). Associate Professor Dimosthenis Peftitsis will supervise his PhD research, which will focus on designing a multi-port and reconfigurable isolated DC-DC converter for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.

His current research interests include SiC-based Power Converter Design and High Efficiency Electric Vehicle Charging.