(Also known as : FNU Nishanth/ Nishanth Gadiyar)

Graduate Student @ UW Madison

About Me

I am a graduate student at UW Madison working towards my PhD at the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). My research broadly focuses on Development of Electric Drive Systems and Power Electronics as well as their control. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from India in 2015.
I spent all my childhood in the culturally diverse and beautiful coastal city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), India and can speak about 5 languages - English, Kannada, Konkani, Tulu, Hindi and Tamil while comprehending Sanskrit and Telugu to a reasonable extent.

Skills and Interests

  • Power Electronics and Renewable Energy
  • Electric Machines, Drives and Control
  • Power Systems, Smart Grids


  • Project Assistant @ WEMPEC (US Dept. of Energy funded research project) Spring 2019 - Present
  • Teaching Assistant @ UW Madison (ECE 210 and ECE 353) - Fall 2018
  • Half Time Research Assistant @ Power Electronics & Drives Lab, IIT Madras, India - Fall 2016-2018
  • Teaching Assistant @ IIT Madras (Electric Machines & Lab, Data Structures and Algorithms)