Surapu Prasada Rao

“Power Electronics Project Manager”, Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd. (Incubated STARTUP at IIT ROORKEE)

 M.Tech (Power electronics & Electric Drives), JNTU K (A), Andhra Pradesh. 







Power Electronics & Electric Drives



Electrical & Electronics Engineering



Industrial Experience

April 2018- PresentProject Manager” at Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd. Role is to plan and facilitate technical projects and to   implement them for the success of the company.

                                                                                                           Roles & Responsibilities

  • Planning and monitoring the allotted projects by the management.
  • Designing and applying appropriate project management standards for incorporation in the allotted projects.
  • Managing the production of the required deliverables
  • Adopting any delegation and use of project assurance roles within agreed reporting structures
  • Preparing and maintaining project, stage and exception plans as required
  • Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • Liaison with programme management (if the project is part of a programme) and related projects to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated
  • Monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Applying change control and configuration management processes
  • Reporting through agreed lines on project progress through highlight reports and end-stage assessments
  • Liaison with appointed project assurance representatives to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project
  • Maintaining an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact
  • Adopting and applying appropriate technical and quality strategies and standards
  • Identifying and obtaining support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project
  • Conducting a project evaluation review to assess how well the project was managed over a period of time.
  • Preparing any follow-on action recommendations


Working on FPGA Controller based BLDC Motor Drive (Zunik Energies Pvt.Ltd Incubated Startup at IIT Roorkee)

Design, modeling, simulation and development of BLDC motor drive has been introduced for electric vehicle applications, which (BLDCM drive) can give better performance over DC motor, induction motor and switched reluctance motor drives. Various control strategies will be implanted and simulations and hardware has to be implemented.

Measurement of Common Mode Voltage in Multi-level Inverter fed Induction motor Drives (Zunik Energies Pvt.Ltd Incubated Startup at IIT Roorkee)

Common Mode Voltage (CMV) is one of the important issue in the Inverter fed electrical drives, because it reduces the operating hours of the motor and causes bearing currents, shaft voltages in motors. CMV is caused due to pulse width modulation techniques implemented in inverters. This issue (CMV) has to be minimized to improve the performance, before that how much CMV is initiated from the Multi-level Inverter has to measured and then connect load as Induction motor Drive or R-load and then found CMV. The effectiveness of the work has been tested in MATLAB/Simulink environment.

A 1 KW prototype with R- Load is implemented for measurement of CMV in Two Level and Diode Clamped Three Level inverters and results were compared. The results have shown that 3 level inverter has low CMV.

Master’s Project: (Multi Objective Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Loss Minimization Incorporating UPFC)

Reduction of line losses can significantly benefit the utility by offsetting the requirement of augmenting the generating capacity. MOCS algorithm an extension of the famous cuckoo search optimization algorithm has been used for active and reactive power losses reduction by installing UPFC. An IEEE 30 bus system is considered for testing the algorithm and the power losses of the system are calculated. It is observed that both the active and reactive power losses reduced after applying the MOCS algorithm. The value of these losses further reduced after applying the MOCS algorithm by fixing the UPFC at an optimal location. The voltages and phase angles of the buses are also presented after and before installation of the UPFC. Hence the MOCS algorithm and installation of UPFC appears to be effective in reducing the power losses of the power system.



Workshops (Attended)

  • One Week FDP on “Effective Solutions To Smart Grid”
  • Two Day National Workshop on “Soft Computing Techniques-2016 (SCT-2K16)”
  • One Week National Workshop on “Optimization Techniques for Electrical Engineering Applications”
  • One Week FDP on “Power Electronic Applications for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle (PEREEV-2017)”


  International Journal of System Assurance Engineering And Management-Springer

Key Technical Skills

  • Programming Languages  :  C,C++, Embedded C,  MATLAB, Simulink, XILINX.
  • Web Technologies   : HTML, CSS (Elements)
  • Operating Systems : Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Ubuntu.
  • Technologies : Microsoft Office, Latex.
  • Other technical skills : Database management, Troubleshooting, Technical Documentation
  • Development Environments: Android Studio, Agile development, Software Development.

Key Competencies

  • Leadership skills and team spirit
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptability and resource management
  • Scrum Management
  • Sterling Management and presentation skills
  • Time management and patience

Language Skills

  • English (Fluent & Professional)
  • Telugu (Mother Tongue)
  • Hindi (National Language)