Prof Dr. Ashish Kiranbhai Panchal - Solar Photovoltaics- Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of technology Surat - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

He embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from S V Regional College of Engineering & Technology, Surat. Following this, he pursued a Master's in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay, where he developed a strong foundation in the field of energy systems. His academic pursuit culminated in a Ph.D. in Solar Photovoltaics from IIT Bombay, where he conducted groundbreaking research in the field of renewable energy.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey is characterized by a relentless pursuit of excellence in academia and research. He has held various academic positions at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, starting as a Lecturer and progressing to his current role as Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.

Contributions and Research Focus in Solar Photovoltaics

His research interests lie in the area of Photovoltaic System modeling and simulation, Photovoltaic power converters and control, Novel photovoltaic maximum power point tracking algorithms, and PV power applications for battery charging and grid interface. He has made significant contributions to the development of standalone PV-battery charging systems with advanced battery charging algorithms and PV to EV integration for electric vehicles. Additionally, he has conducted pioneering research in PV third-generation Silicon thin-film deposition and characterizations, contributing to advancements in solar cell technology.

Accolades and Recognition

His outstanding contributions to the field of Solar Photovoltaics have been recognized through various honors and awards. He received the Award for Excellence in Ph.D. thesis work at the 48th Convocation of IIT Bombay and the Best paper presentation award at the 18th International Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference-2009 (PVSEC-2009). Additionally, he was awarded the prestigious QIP scholarship during his M. Tech. Studies at IIT Bombay for his academic excellence.

Impact and Influence

His research and academic activities have had a profound impact on the field of renewable energy and electrical engineering education. His innovative research findings have contributed to the advancement of photovoltaic technology and its applications in various domains. As a dedicated educator, he has mentored numerous students and inspired them to pursue careers in renewable energy research and development.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His legacy in the field of Solar Photovoltaics is characterized by his unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. He continues to spearhead research initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of renewable energy integration and advancing the state-of-the-art in photovoltaic technology. His future contributions are poised to further accelerate the transition towards a sustainable energy future, driving innovation and impact in the field of solar energy.


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Notable Publications

Ashish Kiranbhai Panchal | Solar Photovoltaics | Best Researcher Award

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