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Dr Kawsar Ali


Kawsar Ali

Departmental Lecturer in Medical Power Electronics


Kawsar Ali received the B. Tech. degree from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore in 2018, both in electrical engineering. During the period between his B.Tech. and Ph.D. studies, he was with the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India, where he worked as an Operations Officer. He joined the Engineering Science Department of the University of Oxford in 2018 as a post-doctoral researcher with the Power Electronics Group ( In 2023 he became a Departmental Lecturer in Medical Power Electronics.

Kawsar works in a broad range of power electronics applications – starting from microwatt-scale energy harvesting for the Internet of Things (IoT), through kilowatts of power conditioning for datacenter and electric vehicle applications, and up to megawatt-scale pulsed-power processing for biomedical application such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Research Interests

Kawsar's research interests include:

  • Power electronics for transportation, grid, datacenter, and biomedical applications
  • GaN, SiC devices’ applications for high-power-dense converters and their thermal solutions
  • Resonant power conversion and soft-switching techniques for high frequency power converters
  • Pulsed power conversion
  • Ultra-low-power energy harvesting

Research Projects

Magnetic Actuators and Neural Engineering for TMS Optimisation (MAGNETO)

Advanced Self-Powered sensor units in Intense Radiation Environments (ASPIRE)

Research Groups