Awards/Achievements

  1. Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2021
  2. Distinguished Lecturer for the US Region, IEEE Power Electronics Society, 2021-2022
  3. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2020
  4. Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award in Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2020
  5. Editor-in-Chief at Large, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2019-2021
  6. Our paper on GaN-FET based differential-mode inverter selected as 1 of the 2 best papers for May 2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Issue, 2018 (Paper Link)
  7. Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), 2016-2019 (Video Link)
  8. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016
  9. Best Paper Presentation, respectively, at IEEE APEC, IEEE IECON, and IEEE IECON, 2015, 2012, 2003
  10. Inventor of the Year Award, University of Illinois at Chicago (awarded to only 1 recipient each year), 2014 (award ceremony pictures) (UIC News)
  11. University Scholar Award (highest award of the university), University of Illinois (sole engineering recipient in all 3 campuses), 2013 (letter) (award ceremony picture)
  12. Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics and Distributed Generation, 2013
  13. Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) Award, Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2011
  14. Certificate of Recognition from the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics for Outstanding Contribution as an Associate Editor to elevate the ranking of the transaction to number one in terms of impact factor, 2009
  15. Faculty Research Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activities at University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008, 2006
  16. Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking, 2007
  17. IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award – first among U.S. universities, 2005
  18. Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 2005 (One of the most prestigious awards for a tenure-track professor n USA)
  19. CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2003 (One of the most prestigious awards for a tenure-track professor n USA)
  20. Prize Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2002
  21. Received about 50 sponsored projects – PI in majority of them, 2001-to date
  22. Olympiad Award for outstanding performance in mathematics, Math. Society of India, 1984
  23. National Merit Scholar (ranked 9th out of 250,000 students), India, 1983