Nirmal Paudel, Ph.D.

Lead Engineer

Dr. Nirmal Paudel is a Lead Engineer at Veryst Engineering.  Dr. Paudel has an extensive background in computational electromagnetics and product development in the R&D (research and development) environment, particularly in the power and energy sector.  He has more than a decade of experience in modeling resistive, capacitive, and inductive devices, including nonlinear materials.  He has wide-ranging experience modeling electromagnetic devices such as transformers, motors, generators, magnetic devices and systems (gears, levitation systems, actuators, dampers, and sensors), eddy-current devices, inductive power transfer systems, and capacitive touch devices.  He is also experienced in multiphysics modeling, including modeling joule heating, inductive heating, heat transfer, and flow in electromagnetic devices.

Dr. Paudel has worked in academic and industrial settings, both as an associate professor and as a principal R&D engineer.  Prior to joining Veryst, Dr. Paudel was an associate professor at Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Engineering in Nepal.  Dr. Paudel also worked for ABB Inc. as a principal R&D engineer, leading the R&D activities for development of outdoor products such as fuses, cutouts, sensors, and instrument transformers.  Prior to that, Dr. Paudel worked for COMSOL Inc. as an applications engineer and later as a team leader, responsible for technical support, training, and developing proof of concept models for customer applications.  Dr. Paudel has co-authored many peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and for conferences, and has been a reviewer for several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ACES Journal (from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society).

Education

Ph.D., Power and Energy Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2012

M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2009

B.E., Electrical Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Nepal, 2005

Patents

"Capacitive Power Harvesting," U.S. Patent US20200195041A1 (with V. Siddharth, D. Raschka, R. Pate) December 2019.

"Modular Instrument Transformer," U.S. Patent US20190204362A1 (with B. Singh, D. Raschka, S. Shaw, V. Siddharth, J. Chorzepa), December 2018.

Publications

Journal Articles

“How do tumor-treating fields work?” Brain and Human Body Modeling 2020, Springer, Cham, pp. 19–35, 2020 (with K.W. Carlson, J.A. Tuszynski, S. Dokos, T. Dreeben, and Z. Bomzon).

“Simulating the effect of 200 kHz AC electric fields on tumour cell structures to uncover the mechanism of a cancer therapy,” in Brain and Human Body Modeling, pp. 127–137, Springer, Cham, 2019 (with K.W. Carlson, J.A. Tuszynski, S. Dokos, and Z. Bomzon).

“Numerical simulation of tumor treating fields effects on cell structures: Mechanism and signaling pathway candidates,” American Association for Cancer Research, 2019 (with K.W. Carlson, J.A. Tuszynski, and Z. Bomzon).

“Rthp-14. Tumor-treating fields for glioblastoma: Numerical simulation explores sub-cellular mechanisms,” Neuro-Oncology, Vol. 20, p. 228, Oxford University Press, 2018 (with K. Carlson, S. Dokos, and J. Tuszynski).

“Dynamic electromechanical eddy current force modeling,” COMPEL, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 2101-2120, 2014 (with S. Paul and J.Z. Bird).

“3-D eddy current torque modeling,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, pp. 905–908, 2014 (with S. Paul, W. Bomela, and J.Z. Bird).

“Modeling the dynamic electromechanical suspension behavior of an electrodynamic eddy current maglev device,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 49, pp. 1–30, 2013 (with J.Z. Bird).

“General 2-D transient eddy current force equations for a magnetic source moving above a conductive plate,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 43, pp. 255–277, with S. Paul and J.Z. Bird).

“Source field modeling in air using magnetic charge sheets,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 48, pp. 3879–3882, 2012 (with S. Paul, D. Bobba, and J.Z. Bird).

“General 2-D steady-state force and power equations for a traveling time-varying magnetic source above a conductive plate,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 48, pp. 95–100, 2011 (with J.Z. Bird).

Conference Proceedings

“What electric field strength is necessary for maximum tumor-treating fields efficacy,” in American Association for Cancer Research, 2020 (with K.W. Carlson, J.A. Tuszynski, S. Dokos, and Z. Bomzon).

“Electromagnetic simulation of split-core current transformer for medium voltage applications,” COMSOL Conference Boston, 2018 (with V. Siddharth, S. Shaw, and D. Raschka).

“Modeling the dynamic suspension behavior of an eddy current device,” in 2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 1692–1699, 2011 (with J.Z. Bird, S. Paul, and D. Bobba).

“A transient 2D model of an electrodynamic wheel moving above a conductive guideway,” in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines & Drives, pp. 545–550 (with J. Bird, S. Paul, and D. Bobba).

“A 2D analytic based model of a rotor moving over a conductive guideway,” in Digests of the 2010 14th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, pp. 1–1, 2010 (with J. Bird).

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