Overview

I am an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. I was a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2010. I received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2009. My focused research interests include electricity market, smart distribution grid/microgrids and grid integration of distributed energy resources (DER) and energy management. I am currently a PI/Co-PI for national/international collaborative research projectsI am a recipient of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Gujarat Chapter Outstanding Engineer award in 2017. I have received Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship by India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in 2016 for carrying out short-term research in building energy management at Virginia Tech University – Advanced Research Institute (ARI), VA USA. I am the co-author/author of 70+ research papers (list of publications) in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and 5 book chapters. I am a senior member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE and member of the Institution of Engineers (India). 

Research Interests
  • Power Systems and Electricity Market
  • Smart Distribution Grid and Renewable Energy Integration
  • Demand Side Energy Management

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
  • M.E., Electrical Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Gujarat University, Gujarat.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (April 2018– Till date), Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Assistant Professor (Nov. 2010 – April 2018), Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Research Fellow (Jan. 2010 – Nov. 2010), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Sr. Project Engineer (Oct. 2009 – Dec. 2009), Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Professional Affiliations and Services

  • Associate Editor, IET Smart Grid
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Trans. on Electrical Energy Systems
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Control Engineering Practices
  • Senior member of the IEEE and member of IEEE PES
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

Power System and Smart Grid Lab @ IITGN

Power Systems and Smart Grid laboratory focuses the research in smart distribution grids/microgrids and integration of distributed generations and energy management.

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