Dr. P. Giridhar Kini received the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Electrical and Electronics (E&E) Engineering in 1995, Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in Engineering Management (EM) in 1998 from Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University and Ph.D degree in 2008 from Manipal University. He is currently with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University. He is a member of IEEE and is reviewer for IEEE and IET journals. He has published many papers in journals / conferences. His research interests are in Electrical Machinery, Energy Management Systems, Power Quality and Photovoltaic Systems.