Dr. S. Padma, M.E., Ph.D.,
Head of the Department
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005. India.
91 - 427 - 2443545, 4099999 Ext: 4099739
padmas_eee[At]sonatech.ac.in, swanisha[At]gmail.com



Academic Background
Degree Name of the institute Month & Year of passing Main Subjects Marks / Grades Obtained
Ph.D Anna University, Chennai Nov 2011 Flexible AC Transmission Systems N/A
M.E Annamalai University Dec 2002 Power Systems Engineering 8.95
M.B.A University of Madras April 1996 Marketing 69.0%
B.E Govt. College of Engineering, Salem-11 April 1990 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 69.5%
H.S.C St.Mary’s Girls’ Hr. Sec. School, Mettur April 1986 Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology 87.5%
S.S.L.C Govt. Girls’ High School, Jalakantapuram April 1984 Tamil, English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography 89.0%

Work Experience
Name of the Institution Position From To Experience
Sona College of Technology, Salem Professor July 2000 Till date 11 years & 6 months
KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode Lecturer June ‘98 Dec ‘99 1year &  7 months
Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Dharmapuri Lecturer June ‘94 May ‘98 4 years
Rajaji Institute of Technology, Salem Lecturer June ‘93 June ‘94 1 year
Mettur Thermal Power Station, Mettur dam Apprentice Trainee June ‘91 May ‘92 1 year

Research Areas of Interest
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Intelligent Controllers
  • Energy Conservation and auditing

Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Editorial Board memberin the “International Journal of Power Systems and Energy Management”
  • Reviewer for the International Journal “IET - Power Electronics”
  • Member of IEEE (80652604) (Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Life member of ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education)
  • Life member of IE(I) (MIE-M-134514-6) (Institution of Engineers, Calcutta)

Programmes / Training Attended
  • NBA Evaluators Training programme in Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, 25-27.9.2013
  • Attended two days workshop on “EPICS in IEEE” at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore on 20 and 21 April 2015.
  • “ABET Accreditation and Program Assessment Workshop” in association with IEEE Education Society, India Council on September 28, 2015.
  • "Energy Conservation Building Codes" on 18th and 19th February 2016 conducted by Electrical Inspectorate, Salem.
  • "World Summit on Higher Education WOSA 2016" from 18th to 20th March 2016 in New Delhi.
  • "ISO 50001 Internal Auditor Certification Programme" on 21st and 22nd March 2016 conducted by CII, New Delhi.

Programmes Organized
  • Convenor for the national conference on "Innovations in Power Engineering and Soft Computing", on 30th March 2016
  • Organised one day seminar on “GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT” on 4.01.2016.
  • Organized one week workshop on “PLC & SCADA” in association with Axis Global Automation Ltd. in August 2015.
  • Organized one day workshop on “Electrical Earthing and Safety and Power Quality Issues” in association with IEEE Student Branch on 7th March, 2015.
  • Organised one day training on “Basics of MATLAB” to the engineers at Mettur Thermal Power Station, Mettur Dam on 29.1.2015.
  • Organized Anna University approved seven days FDTP on “Power System Operation and Control” from 24th to 30th June 2014 at Sona College of Technology.
  • Co-Ordinator for the second national conference on “Innovations in Power Engineering and Soft Computing”, on 22nd February, 2013.
  • Co-ordinator for the Student Skill Development Programme jointly organized by IEEE Student Branch of Sona College of Technology and IEEE Madras Section on “Soft Computing Tools in Engineering” held at Sona College of Technology, Salem on 24th and 25th January 2013.
  • Organized National conference on “Innovations in Power Engineering and Soft Computing” on 29th March, 2012.
  • Organized an AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme on “Recent Trends in Power Systems” from 23rd May 2011 to 4th June 2011.
  • Organising member in the National Conference “Innovative Strategies in Power Systems and Power Electronics and Drives” conducted in our department during March 2007
  • Organising member in the International Conference conducted in our department during March 2008.
  • Organized 12 IEEE symposiums for IEEE student branch from 2007 to 2012.
  • Organizing member in one day national level seminar on Electrical Power Systems and Non-linear Control on 17.04.2006 conducted by Department of EEE and ISTE chapter Sona College of Technology.

Special Lectures Presented
  • A seminar on the topic “Overview of Transient Stability in power systems” in March 2006 at Sona College of Technology in a National level Seminar.
  • A lecture on the topic “Control Systems” at MPNMJ College of Engineering
  • A lecture on the topic “HVDC-Light” at Kaveri Engineering College.
  • A lecture on the topic, “Series Compensators” on 31st May, 2011, in the AICTE sponsored SDP, “Recent Trends in Power Systems” held at Sona College of Technology, Salem.
  • A lecture on the topic, “Energy Storage Devices for FACTS devices” on 4th June, 2011, in the AICTE sponsored SDP, “Recent Trends in Power Systems” held at Sona College of Technology, Salem.
  • A lecture on the topic, “Electrodynamic Fields” on 20th December, 2011, in the Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore sponsored FDP, “Electro Magnetic Fields” held at AVS College of Engineering, Salem
  • Lectures on the topics “Objectives and Need for Protection, Types and Causes of Faults, Motor and Generator Protection, Generation of High Voltages, High Voltage Testing and Measurements” from 7.2.2012 to 11.2.2012 in  the short term course, Advanced PC based testing of Electric Power Apparatus
  • A lecture on the topic, “Magnetostatics” on 4th June, 2012, in the Anna University, Chennai sponsored FDP, “Electro Magnetic Theory” held at KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode.
  • A lecture on the topic, “Electromagnetic Fields” on 12th December, 2012, in the Anna University, Chennai sponsored FDP, “Electro Magnetic Theory” held at Maharaja Engineering College for Women, Perundurai.
  • A lecture on the topics, “NEW ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES” and “DC-DC Converter for Renewable High Power Application” on 8th May, 2013, in the AICTE sponsored SDP, held at Government College of Engineering, Salem.
  • A lecture on the topic, “FACTS devices for Transient Stability” on 14th May, 2013, in the AICTE sponsored SDP, held at Gnanamani College of Engineering, Namakkal.
  • A lecture has been given to the school teachers on 24.08.2012 about “Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection” in Tamilnadu Science Forum
  • A lecture on the topic, “SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY” on 30th October, 2013, in the TEQIP-II sponsored FDP, held at Government College of Engineering, Salem.
  • Lectures on the topics, “SMART GRIDS” AND “POWER QUALITY ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENTS”, on 5th December, 2013, in the AICTE sponsored seminar at Vidya Vikaas College of Engineering, Tiruchengode.
  • Lecture on the topic, “Introduction to Power System Operation and Control” on 24th June 2014 in the Anna University approved FDTP Programme Power System Operation and Control.
  • Lecture on the topic, “Sequence Network Analysis of Unsymmetrical Faults”, on 19th December, 2014, in the Anna University sponsored FDTP on “Power System Analysis” at KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Delivered one day training on “Basics of MATLAB” to the engineers at Mettur Thermal Power Station, Mettur Dam on 29.1.2015.
  • Lecture on the topic, “Photo-Voltaic System”, on 29th October, 2015 in the TEQIP Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Advanced Technology in Solar PV System-Industrial Perspective” at GCE, Salem.

Consultancy Works
  • Energy auditing and harmonic analysis in industries and buildings.
  • Certified Energy Manager carrying consultancy in the area of energy audit and harmonic mitigation.
    Member of SonaPERT R & D Centre

Highlights of Major Contributions
  • Guiding Ph.D scholars of Anna University, Chennai.
  • Attended NBA evaluators training programme in 2013 and NBA co-ordinator for the department.
  • Co-ordinator for IEEE Student branch of Sona College of Technology from 2007
  • Co-ordinator for Women In Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE Student Branch of Sona College of Technology from its inception in the year 2011.
  • Member in Board of Studies of autonomous board.
  • Malpractice Committee member for Sona College of Technology, Autonomous
  • Actively conducting many programmes through IEEE student Branch (Symposium, Placement Training, Service Programmes, Guest Lectures etc.,) for the past seven years.
  • Technical placement training for the EEE students during the year 2005 and 2006.
  • Presented and Published Papers in National and International Conferences and International Journals.
  • Guiding the UG and PG students in their project works and present their works in the national / international conferences.
  • Guiding the students to present projects for technical exhibitions in various colleges and also at our college.
  • Motivating and guiding the students to present papers in inter-college and intra-college symposiums.
  • Participated in the discussions regarding the effective teaching learning process in our institution.
  • Examiner and question paper setter for autonomous colleges and Anna University, Chennai.
  • Chief Superintendent for the Anna University, Chennai and Coimbatore.
  • Administration of the department and coordinating all the departmental activities.

Books published
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Control Systems 
  • Professional Ethics and Human values and
  • Electric Circuits and Electron Devices
    for various department students through Sonaveristy.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

International Journals :

  • Padma, S., Lakshmipathi, R., Ramash Kumar, K.  and Nandagopal, P. “A PI Controller for Enhancing the Transient Stability of Multi Pulse Inverter Based Static Synchronous Series Compensator with Superconducing Magnetic Energy Storage”, International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 446-452. 2010.
  • Padma, S.,  Lakshmipathi R.  and Mekala, K. “Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) with an Intelligent Controller for Power Flow Regulation”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research,  Vol. 5, No. 14, pp. 2511-2520, 2010.
  • Padma, S. and Lakshmipathi, R “Power Flow Regulation of a Multi Area System with Fuzzy Gain Scheduled PI (FPGI) Controller for Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage System (SMES)”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 7-No. 2, September 2010, pp. 15-20. 2010.
  • Padma, S.,  Rajaram, M., Lakshmipathi, R. and Madhubalan, S. “Intelligent Controller in Transient Stability Analysis of Static Synchronous Series Compensator”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 49, No.1, pp. 110-119, 2011.
  • Padma, S.  and Rajaram, M “Fuzzy Logic Controller for Static Synchronous Series Compensator with Energy Storage System for Transient Stability Analysis”, Journal of Computer Science, 859-864, 2011.
  • Padma, S.  and Rajaram, M “A Comparative Study of Various Controllers for Static Synchronous Series Compensator Integrated with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage System”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 13-17, October 2011
  • Thiyaneswaran B and Padma S, “Human Authorization Using Wavelet and Tensor Object Analysis of the Iris Biometrics”, International Review on Computers and Software, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 3047-3055, Nov. 2012.
  • Anguraj K and Padma S, “Analysis of Facial Paralysis Disease using Image Processing Techniques”, International Journal of Computer Applications, (0975-8887), Vol. 54-No.11, Sep. 2012
  • Muruganandam G, Padma S and Selvakumar P, “Torque Analysis of Magnetic Spur Gear with Different Configuration”, International Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 7, (2012), pp. 843-852.
  • Thiyaneswaran B and Padma S, “Iris Recognition using Left and Right Iris Feature of the Human Eye for Bio-Metric Security System” International Journal of Computer Applications, Volume 50 – No.12, July 2012, pp 37-41.
  • Rajendran A and Padma S, “H-infinity Robust Control Technique for Controlling the Speed of Switched Reluctance Motor”, Front. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2012, 7(3), 337-346
  • G.Muruganamdam, S.Padma and P.Selvakumar, “Design and Implementation of a Novel Magnetic Bevel Gear”, International Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, Vol.15, No.2 pp. 30-37, 2013
  • C.B.Venkataramanan and S.Padma, “Intelligent Technique Based Shunt Active Filter to Reduce Harmonics in Power Systems”, International Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2013), pp. 95-101.
  • B. Vijayapriya, S.Padma and B.M. Prabhu, “Design of Low Power Novel Viterbi Decoder Using Transmission Gates”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Nov-Dec 2013, pp.972-976
  • J. Vivek Kumar, B.M. Prabhu and S.Padma, “Minimization of Switching Activities of Partial Products for Designing Low Power Baugh Wooley Multiplier Using Optimized Adder Cell”, International Journal of Modern Computer Science and Applications, Volume No.-1, Issue No.-5, November, 2013, pp. 1-5.
  • Anguraj K and Padma S, “A Precise Facial Paralysis Degree Evaluation with Severity Classification using Image Processing and Neural Network”, International Review on Computers and Software, Vol. 8, No.2, pp. 569-576, February 2013.
  • Jagadeeshwaran A, Padma S, Vijay Shankar S, Periasamy V M  and Selvakumar P, “Development of Limited Angle Brushless Torque Motor Control Drive for Scan Mirror Mechanism”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No 5 Oct-Nov 2013, pp 3907-3913.
  • Thiyaneswaran B and Padma S “Analysis of Gabor Filter Parameter for Iris Feature Extraction”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 45-48, 2014
  • Jagadeeshwaran, A & Padma, S 2012,  ‘Comparative study of cogging torque for different tooth gap width and airgap flux of PMBLDC motor for motion control applications’,  International Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. 5 no. 6, pp. 783-790.

National Conferences :

  • Padma, S., Mohamed Thameem Ansari, Chidambaram I.A. and Velusamy S., “Damping Effects of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Units on Interconnected Thermal Power Systems”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Industrial Electronics, Drives and Controls, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, March, 2003
  • Padma, S., and Sri Raj Kumar, K.S., “Current Source Inverter Based STATCOM Modelling and Control”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Communication Engineering, Mahendra Engineering College, April, 2006.
  • Padma, S.,  Lakshmipathi, R.  and Madhumathi, K.  “Design of Controllers for SSSC”, National Conference on Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies, AECT 2007, Manipal, 2007.
  • Padma, S.,  Lakshmipathi, R.  and Madhumathi, K.  “Stability Analysis Using SFCL”, National Conference on Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies, AECT 2007, Manipal. 2007.
  • Padma, S. and Rajeswari, S., “SSSC Controller for Damping Small Signal Oscillations in one Machine Infinite Bus System”, National Conference on Innovations in Electrical  and Electronics Engineering, MPNMJ Engineering College, January, 2009.
  • Padma, S. and Rajeswari, S., “Optimization Technique based SSSC Controller for Damping Small Signal Oscillations in a Two Machine System”, National Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Control Systems, Kumaraguru College of Technology, March, 2009
  • Madhubalan, S. and Padma, S. “Power flow Control of the Static Synchronous Series Compensator with Super Conducting Magnetic Energy Storage”, UGC sponsored National Conference on Congestion Management and Restructured Power Systems-2011, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, 2011.
  • Madhubalan, S., Padma, S. and Purushotham, S. “Intelligent Controller for the Static Synchronous Series Compensator with Super Conducting Magnetic Energy Storage’ National Conference on “Power Electronics and Controllers for Renewable Energy Systems – 2011”, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode 2011.
  • Padma, S., and Narmada S., “SSSC with Fuzzy Logic Controller”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Power Systems, Sasurie College of Engineering, Feb., 2011.
  • Padma, S., and Narmada S., “Fuzzy Logic Controller for SSSC with Energy Storage”, National Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies, Surya Engineering College, March 2011.
  • Krishna Gandhi P and Padma S, “Transient Stability Enhancement of Power System Using Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor”, National Conference on Innovations in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.P.Nachimuthu M.Jaganathan Engineering College, Chennimalai, 21st January, 2012.

International Conferences :

  • Padma, S.  and Lakshmipathi, R. “Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) for the Enhancement of Transient Stability in Multi-Area System”, International Conference on Advances in Electrical & Electronics, Trivandrum, December, 2010.
  • Padma, S. and Lakshmipathi, R. “Integration of Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) for the Enhancement of Transient Stability’ has been accepted for presentation in INDICON 2010 at Kolkatta, December, 2010.
  • Padma, S.,  Rajaram, M.  Lakshmipathi, R.  and Madhubalan, S. “Neural Network Controller for Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) in Transient Stability Analysis”, India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE2010), New Delhi, January, 2011. 
  • Dr.S.Padma, ‘HDL based Control Circuit for Power flow Regulation of TCSC International conference on advancements in electrical and Electronics Engineering’, 10-11th march 2014
  • Dr.S.Padma, ‘A Clock Gated Colpitts Cmos Quadrature Vco for Low Power Applications’, International conference on advancements in electrical and Electronics Engineering, 10-11th march 2014
  • Dr.S.Padma, ‘Ergonomic Electro-myographic Health Care System’, International conference on advancements in electrical and Electronics Engineering, 10-11th march 2014
  • Dr.Padma. S, ‘Minimization Of Switching Activities Of Partial Products For Designing Low Power Baugh Wooley Multiplier Using Optimized Adder Cell’, International conference on advancements in electrical and Electronics Engineering, March 2014
  • Dr.Padma. S, ‘Study of thyristor controlled series compensator for the enhancement of power flow and stability’, ICECC-2014, March 2014
  • Dr.Padma. S, ‘A boost half bridge micro inverter using repetitive current control and maximum power point tracking for grid connected systems’, ICECC-2014, March 2014