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educator , research scientist , Electrical engineer

Prithwiraj Purkait, Indian electrical engineer, educator, research scientist. Recipient Certified Merit, Institution Engineers India, 2000, Bipin Behari and Malatimala Rakshit Memorial bronze Medal, Jadavpur University, 1996; National scholar, State Government, 1990, 2002, postdoctoral fellow, University Queensland, 2002-2003, Senior Research fellow, 2005, 2007.


Purkait, Prithwiraj was born on December 2, 1973 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Son of Nripendra Nath and Bithi Purkait.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 1996. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 2002.


Development engineer Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai, India, 1996—1997. Professor, head department electrical engineering Haldia Institute of Technology, India, since 1998. Postdoctoral research fellow University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2002—2003.

Visiting academic University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2005, 07. Consultant Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai, India, National Thermal Power Corporation, India, W. Bengal State Electrical Board, India.


  • Achievements include development of high efficiency induction motor design in Crompton Greaves. Research in artificial intelligent and signal processing tools for impulse fault diagnosis in transformer winding during impulse tests. Research in motor mounting efficacy analysis using vibration sensing by advanced Signal Processing tools.

    Development of expert system for insulation condition monitoring and life sssessment of yransformers' insulation. Development of low cost highly verastile multichannel data acquisition system.


Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (treasurer power engineering chapter, Kolkata section, Power Engineering Society Outstanding Small Chapter award 2003).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, hiking.


Nripendra Nath

Bithi Purkait