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Prof Dr P N Tekwani is serving as Director – Research and Innovation, and Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Nirma University. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in the field of Multi-Level Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drives. He received ‘Tag Corporation Medal Award’ of IISc for ‘The Best PhD Thesis’. He is the ‘First Rank’ holder in ME, and ‘University First (Gold Medallist)’ in BE. He has a total professional experience of more than 23 years. Dr Tekwani has published more than 90 research papers. His research interests are Power Electronic Converters, Power Quality, Power Supplies, and Motor Drives. He has been serving the Institute of Technology, Nirma University since 2001. He has also worked as Director (i/c) – Institute of Technology, and Dean (i/c) – Faculty of Technology and Engineering (FoTE) of Nirma University for the Academic Year 2015-16. He worked as Head of the Electrical Engineering Department during 2012-2018, and served as Chairman of Board of Studies of Electrical Engineering. He also served as Chairman of BoS of Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Instrumentation & Control Engineering during 2012-2016. He was Professor In-Charge of Industry-Institution Interaction (III) Cell of Institute of Technology during Jan 2018-July 2019. Presently he works as Chief Editor of Nirma University Journal of Engineering and Technology (NUJET). Prior to joining the Nirma University, he served in Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Baroda, and Amtech Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Gandhinagar. He has guided 2 PhD theses, 47 MTech dissertations, 36 undergraduate major projects, and large number of minor projects as-well-as seminars. He has edited one book on conference proceedings with CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). He is “Young Associate” of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and a “Senior Member” of IEEE and IEEE-Industrial Electronics Society, USA. He also works as Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics. He is life member of ISTE and Society of Power Engineers (India). Dr Tekwani has won Best Paper Awards several times at different National and International conferences.