Shankar N. Ekkanath Madathil

Solid State Power Devices

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University of Sheffield
Electronics and Electric Engineering Mappin St Mappin Bldg
Sheffield S13JD
Phone: 44 114 222 5856


Ekkanath Madathil Sankara Narayanan (M’87–SM’00) was born in India, in 1962. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India,   M.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K. He was a Maudslay Engineering Research Fellow in Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Research Associate with Engineering Department, Cambridge University during 1992–1994. He was the Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Center, De Montfort University, UK during 1994–2007. He is currently with the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group at the University of Sheffield in the UK, where he holds the Rolls Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Power Electronics Systems and Royal Society Industry Fellowship in Rolls-Royce, UK. His research interests include integrated and discrete power device technologies in Silicon and wide band gap materials, design for manufacturability and compact power converters for automotive/aerospace applications, functional materials, thin film transistors, RF technologies, and technology strategies in microelectronics. He is an author of more than 200 articles and holds twenty five patents, approved or pending approval. He is a Fellow of IET and IOP. He is in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Devices and Materials Reliability and IET Journal of Power Electronics.