M.Prabhakar completed his BE (EEE) in the year 1998. He obtained his ME degree with specialization in Power Electronics and Drives in the year 2000. During the year 2012, he completed his PhD in the area of soft switched DC-DC converters. He has about 20 years of teaching experience at UG and PG level as on 2020. He received the “Outstanding Teacher Award” for the year 2009. He was involved as a Co-Principal Investigator and received Seed Fund worth Rs.3.4 Lakhs. He has delivered about 25 key note addresses and technical talks at various seminars, conferences and workshops. He has published about 25 papers in various international journals and conferences. His areas of interest include DC-DC converter topologies for DC Microgrids and power converters for renewable energy applications. At present he is working as Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT) at VIT Chennai.