Dr. Malabika Basu

B.E., M.Eng., PhD., MIEEE, MIET


Tel: +353 1 402 4996

Email: mbasu@dit.ie, mbasu@ieee.org


Malabika Basu graduated from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, India (Now Bengal Engineering and Science University) in 1995 with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering. She topped the University among all branches of Engineering in her Masters in 1997, with specialization in Electrical Machines. She then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India as a research scholar, where she received her Ph.D. in January, 2003, for her work on unified power quality conditioner.

In, February, 2001 Malabika joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University at Calcutta as a lecturer.  In 2003, she joined the School of Electrical Engineering Systems of Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland as Arnold. F. Graves postdoctoral fellow. Since October 2006, Malabika joined the school as permanent academic staff member.

Dr. Basu’s  current research interests are

Custom Power Devices, FACTS

Active Power Filters, Dynamic Voltage Restorers, Unified Power Quality Conditioners, HVDC interconnection, Application of FACTS devices in the Smart Grid and Microgrid

Renewable Energy Integration to the Grid and Power Quality Control

Fault ride through capability enhancement for wind generators, Photovoltaic Power conditioning Grid-tie inverters, Islanding detection techniques, MVDC and HVDC systems

Inverters and Converters Topology and Control for various Power Electronics application

Switched Mode Rectifiers, Instrumentation and Experimentation, ZSource Inverters, Electronic Transformer, Multi-level Inverters

Theoretical analysis of electrical signals

Power Quality Signal Processing and Monitoring

Electric Drives

Electrical aspects of EV and HEV, EV charging, Front end converter design

Bio-medical Power Electronics

Electric wheel chair

Malabika is a Member of Electrical Power Research Group of DIT, and the Dublin Energy Lab.

Dr. Basu’s graduate students and PostDoc

Iurie Axente (PhD 2008) “Enhancement of Unified Power Quality Conditioner” (August 2008) ( supported by Enterprise Ireland Project)

N. G. Jayanti (PhD 2008) “UPQC for Grid Integration of Wind Generators” (supported by Enterprise Ireland Project)

Moin Hanif (PhD 2011) “Grid-Tie Inverter for PV Application”, ( joint supervision with Kevin Gaughan)

Shafiuzzaman Khan Khadem (PhD  2013) “Power Quality Improvement of DG integrated Network with UPQC”, (joint supervision with Dr. Michael Conlon)

Ms. Lubna Marium (Fiosraigh Scholar) (PhD ongoing from 2011) “Modeling of Intelligent Microgrid System for Smart Grid  Network”, (joint supervision with Prof. Michael Conlon)

Mr. Benish K. Paily ( PhD ongoing from 2011) “Modeling of HVDC and Faults analysis”, (joint supervision with Prof. Michael Conlon)

Mr Phani Chandra Barla (PhD ongoing from Sept 2013) " Energy options for Smart Cities"

Mr Adil Salman ( PhD ongoing from Feb 2014) " Smart Power Conditioning Technologies"

Dr. Umakant Dwivedi (Arnold F. Graves Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) “ Smart Power Quality Monitoring System” (completed in May 2010)

Dr. Samet Biricik (2013- 14) (EU funded postdoctoral fellow)


Research grants:


International Research collaboration and links:

Dr. Basu’s List of Publications