Renewable energy, solar photovoltaics, power electronics, transformation, digital transformation, strategy, management consulting, private equity
Kumaran has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Newcastle. He was sponsored by Ausgrid (formerly EnergyAustralia) throughout his degree and undertook a number of work placements. After graduating he undertook research work at the University of Newcastle before moving to the UK. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is investigating the in-home integration of solar photovoltaics, battery storage, electric vehicles, and DC reticulation.
Kumaran is also a keen ice hockey player and is the first Australian to play in the British Universities Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA). He represents the University of Cambridge in Division 1 of the league.