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Resercher presenting in the weekly seminar

Research presentation at the weekly seminar at Prof Pal's research group

Group memebers listening to the presentation in the weekly seminar

Prof Pal's group at the research presentation in the weekly group seminar

Picture of the research group

Prof Pal with his research group in the Queen's Tower lawn at the South Kensington Campus

Research Group in the Faraday cage at a coffee

A light hearted discussion in the Faraday cage at a coffee session

PostDoctoral researchers

Dr Thomas Joseph

Dr Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph is currently a Research Associate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the RE-EMPOWERED project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Innovation Actions programme. Read more about Dr Thomas Joseph.

PhD students

Yu Yue

Yu Yue

Yu Yue is a second year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies pertain to charging and discharging of electric vehicles.

Zhaoru Liu

Zhaoru Liu

Zhaoru Liu doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral focus on black-start of renewable energy based networks. Read more about Zhaoru Liu.

Adeyemi Alabi

Adeyemi Alabi

Adeyemi Alabi is a first year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies focus mainly on wind farm modelling and control. Read more about Adeyemi Alabi.

Sowmya Nagam

Sowmya Nagam

Sowmya Nagam is a second year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Her doctoral studies focus on port hamiltonian systems and wind farm dynamic interactions. Read more about Sowmya Nagam.

Malek Alduhaymi

Malek AM Alduhaymi

Alduhaymi Malek is a first year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His research interests are in distribution system state estimation, renewable energy integration with the power grid and machine learning applications to the power systems. Read more about Malek Alduhaymi.

Andreas Nikolaou

Andreas Nikolaou

Andreas Nikolaou is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Read more about Andreas Nikolaou.

Jintao Wang

Jintao Wang

Jintao Wang is a first-year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies focus on the control of MMC-HVDC systems. Read more about Jintao Wang.

Sai Pavan Polisetty

Sai Pavan Polisetty

Sai Pavan is a first-year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies pertain to Co-optimization of multi energy vectors in microgrids. He is working under the project “RE-EMPOWERED-Renewable Energy EMPOWERing European and InDian communities”. Read more about Sai Pavan Polisetty.

Yanshu Niu

Yanshu Niu

Yanshu Niu is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Read more about Yanshu Niu.

Mert Kesici

Mert Kesici

Mert Kesici is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in the “Innovative Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (InnoCyPES)” Innovative Training Network project. Read more about Mert Kesici.

Ali Arjomandi Nezhad

Ali Arjomandi Nezhad

Ali Arjomandi Nezhad is currently an Early-Stage Researcher and PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the InnoCyPES (Innovative Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems) ITN project. Read more about Ali Arjomandi Nezhad.

Abduljalil Aljadani

Abduljalil Aljadani

Abduljalil Aljadani is currently a PhD student at the Control and Power group in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Imperial college London. Read more about Abduljalil Aljadani.

Visitng researcher

Dr Diptargha Chakravorty

Dr Diptargha Chakravorty

Dr Diptargha Chakravorty works as a senior consultant in TNEI Services Ltd. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh

Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh

Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh works as a Lecturer of Power Systems at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Read more about Dr Abhinav Singh.

Dr Ankur Majumdar

Dr Ankur Majumdar

Dr Ankur Majumdar is currently serving as Senior Power System Engineer at National Grid ESO. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Read more about Dr Ankur Majumdar.

Dr Onyema Nduka

Dr Onyema Nduka

Dr Nduka is a Lecturer in Power Sustainability in the Electronic Engineering Department of Royal Holloway University of London. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. Read more about Dr Onyema Nduka.

Dr Firdous Ul Nazir

Dr Firdous Ul Nazir

Firdous Ul Nazir is currently a Research Associate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the “JUICE – Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre” consortium. His current research focuses on the challenges in voltage regulation for distribution networks hosting appreciable amount of solar photovoltaic. Read more about Dr Firdous Ul Nazir.

Dr Firdous Ul Nazir

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Dr Firdous Ul Nazir

Firdous Ul Nazir is currently a Research Associate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the “JUICE – Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre” consortium.

Research interests

  • Distribution system modelling, analysis, and planning.
  • Optimal power flow based control and operation philosophies of the distribution network.
  • Mathematical optimization routines and convexification techniques.
  • Renewable energy to grid integration challenges.

Education

  • PhD and DIC: Imperial College London - 2020, Thesis - Stochastic Volt/VAr Control of Power Distribution Systems.
  • M.Tech in Power Systems: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India - 2015, Project - Control of Virtual Power Plants.
  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering: National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India - 2012.

Employment

  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (2020 - Present).
  • Lecturer: National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India (2015 - 2016).
  • Aviation Officer: Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India (2012 - 2013).

Dr Georgios Kampitsis

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Dr Kampitsis

Dr. Kampitsis is currently holding a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Imperial College London. His multidisciplinary project introduces a radical redesign of the power conversion stages of distributed energy resources (DER), to ensure their large-scale incorporation in future smart grids, through optimal incorporation of the Wide Bandgap (WBG) technology and the disengagement from magnetic components.

Research interests

  • Development and control of high-efficiency, compact power electronic converters utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) transistor.
  • Wide Bandgap (WBG) technology and the disengagement from magnetic components.

Education

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) - 2016, Thesis - Development of high efficiency inverters and dc/dc converters for grid-connected PV systems with low-voltage-ride-through and frequency regulation capabilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering: NTUA, Grade: excellent 93%.

Employment

  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (2020 - present).
  • Consultant for Hexisense Sarl (Swiss startup company) during the first semester of 2020.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, (2017 - 2019).

Dr Yifei Guo

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Dr Yifei Guo

Yifei Guo is currently a Research Associate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Voltage/var control.
  • Distribution system modeling and optimization.
  • Renewable energy integration.
  • Power system protection.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Shandong University, Jinan, China (2010-2014).
  • B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering: Shandong University, Jinan, China (2014-2019).

Employment

  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (2020 - Present).
  • Research Associate: Iowa State University (2019-2020).
  • Research Assistant, Technical University of Denmark (2017-2018).

Dr Yu Wang

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Dr Yu Wang

Yu Wang is currently a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Microgrid control and stability.
  • Renewable energy integration.
  • Distributed control and optimization.
  • Cyber-physical systems.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Power Engineering: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2017).
  • Msc in Power Engineering: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2012).
  • B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering: Wuhan University, China (2011).

Employment

  • Marie Curie Individual Fellow: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (2021 - Present).
  • Research Scientist: Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University (2018 - 2021).
  • Research Fellow: School of Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (2017 - 2018).

Dr Thomas Joseph

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Dr Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph is currently a Research Associate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the RE-EMPOWERED project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Innovation Actions programme.

Research interests

  • Dynamic state estimation.
  • Wide area power system monitoring and control.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India (2021).
  • M.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2012).
  • B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India (2010).

Employment

  • Ad-hoc Faculty, National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2021).
  • Lecturer, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Palai, India (2012-2015).

Zhauro Liu

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Zhauro Liu

Zhauro Liu is currently a PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Power system stability.
  • Renewable energy resources black-start .
  • Renewable energy Wind turbine modelling and stability.

Education

  • MSc Power System Engineering: University College London, UK (2017-2018), MSc Thesis: Design of Stirling Engine using Waste Heat from Thermal Power Plants.
  • BEng in Electrical Power Engineering: (2+2 programme), University of Bath, Bath, UK (2015-2017).
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering and its Automation: (2+2 programme), North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China (2013-2015).

Adeyemi A. Alabi

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Adeyemi Alabi

Sowmya Nagam is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Wind farm modeling and control.
  • Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) & Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
  • Grid integration of distributed renewable energy resources.
  • Future/Morden Power system stability, security, and protection.
  • Machine Learning Applications in Power systems.

Education

  • M.Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria (2018).
  • B.Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria (2014).

Employment

  • Early-stage researcher: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN and Imperial College London (2020-present).
  • Electrical Engineer: Bureau of Electrical Engineering Service, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (2017 - 2020).

Sai Sowmya Nagam

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Sai Sowmya Nagam

Sowmya Nagam is currently a second year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Wind farm modeling, analysis and control.
  • Port-Hamiltonian systems and passivity-based control.
  • AC and DC microgrid protection.
  • Applications of machine learning in power systems

Education

  • M.Tech in Power Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2017-2019), Thesis: Local Measurements based Fault Location in DC Microgrid using Gaussian Process Regression.
  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering: National Institute of Technology Raipur (2013-2017).

Employment

  • Early-stage researcher: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN and Imperial College London (2020-present).
  • Graduate teaching assistant - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2017-2019).

Malek AM Alduhaymi

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Malek Alduhaymi

Malek AM Alduhaymi is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Distribution System State Estimation.
  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration.
  • Power Quality.
  • Machine Learning Applications for Power Systems.

Education

  • M.Sc Electric Power: University of Southern California, Los Angeles (2019)
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering: Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj (2015).
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering and its Automation: (2+2 programme), North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China (2013-2015).

Employment

  • Lecturer: Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj (2016-present).

Andreas Nikolaou

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Andreas Nikolaou

Andreas Nikolaou is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • PV system modeling and analysis.
  • Control of PV Power injection.
  • Investigate PV system and Grid stability issues.

Education

  • MSc Electrical Power Engineering at Northumbria University Newcastle (2019-2020), MSc Thesis: A Technical Analysis Investigating Energy Sustainability Utilizing Reliable Renewable Energy Sources.
  • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University Newcastle (2015-2019).

Employment

  • Electrical Engineer in CNN Electrical Engineering in Cyprus.

Jintao Wang

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Jintao Wang

Jintao Wang is a first-year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies focus on the control of MMC-HVDC systems.

Research interests

  • Offshore wind turbine generation system.
  • Voltage source converter based topology in HVDC transmission system.

Education

  • MSc Power Electronics and Drives : University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2019-2020), MSc Thesis: Ride through operation of Doubly Fed Induction Generator under grid faults.
  • BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering: (2+2 programme), University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2017-2019).
  • BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering: (2+2 programme), University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (2015-2017).

Sai Pavan Polisetty

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Sai Pavan Polisetty

Sai Pavan is a first-year doctoral candidate at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. His doctoral studies pertain to Co-optimization of multi energy vectors in microgrids. He is working under the project “RE-EMPOWERED-Renewable Energy EMPOWERing European and InDian communities”.

Research interests

  • Microgrid modelling, analysis, and control.
  • Renewable energy to grid integration challenges.
  • Power System Protection

Education

  • M.Tech in Power Systems and Power Electronics: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2017-2020).
  • B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Sastra University, Thanjavur, India (2011-2015).

Employment

  • Digital Engineer: Texas Instruments, India (2020-2021).
  • Sr. Electrical Engineer: L&T Constructions, India (2015-2017).

Yanshu Niu

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Yanshu Niu

Yanshu Niu is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Distribution system protection.
  • Renewable energy integration in distribution networks.

Education

  • MSc in Future Power Networks: Imperial College London, UK (2019-2020).
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering and its Automation: North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China (2015-2019).

Mert Kesici

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Mert Kesici

Mert Kesici is currently a first year PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in the “Innovative Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (InnoCyPES)” Innovative Training Network project.

Research interests

  • Cyber security of the smart grid.
  • Data-driven dynamic security assessment of the power system.
  • Machine learning applications in power system.

Education

  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2019).
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering: Kocaeli University, Turkey (2016).

Employment

  • Marie Skłodowska Early Stage Researcher: Imperial College London (2021-present).
  • Research Assistant: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2017-2021).
  • R&D Engineer: GENETEK Güç & Enerji Ltd. Şti., Turkey (2016-2017).

Ali Arjomandi Nezhad

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Ali Arjomandi Nezhad

Ali Arjomandi Nezhad is currently an Early-Stage Researcher and PhD student at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. He is working under the InnoCyPES (Innovative Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems) ITN project.

Research interests

  • Transmission and distribution system operation and planning.
  • Application of data-driven methods in power systems.
  • Machine learning.
  • Applied computer science.
  • Power systems reliability and resilience.

Education

  • MSc: Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Thesis: Distribution system resilience (2018)
  • BSc: Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Thesis: Inverter-based converters fault current limitation (2016)

Employment

  • Internship at Iran Grid Management Company (2019).

Abduljalil Aljadani

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Abduljalil Aljadani

Abduljalil Aljadani is currently a PhD student at the Control and Power group in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Imperial college London.

Research interests

  • Modelling and analysis of power system dynamics.
  • Machine learning for power system studies.

Education

  • MSc Future Power Networks: Imperial College London 2021, Thesis - Effect of Network Parameters and Variables on the Transient Voltage During Energisation.
  • BSc Electrical Engineering (Power and Machines): King Abdulaziz University 2017.

Employment

  • Lecturer: King Abdulaziz University (2019-present).
  • Research Associate: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (2017-2019)

Dr. Abhinav Kumar Singh

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Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh

Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh works as a Lecturer of Power Systems at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Real-time estimation and control of future energy networks.
  • Power System Dynamics and Control.
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Imperial College London, UK (2011-2015).
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical engineering (Power) from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (July 2006 – August 2010).

Employment

  • Lecturer of Power Systems: University of Southampton, (April 2019 - present).
  • Lecturer: University of Lincoln (Aug 2017 - Mar 2019).
  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (Jan 2015 - July 2017).
  • Research Assistant: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (October 2010 – August 2011).

Dr. Ankur Majumdar

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Dr Ankur Majumdar

Dr Ankur Majumdar is currently serving as Senior Power System Engineer at National Grid ESO. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Power System Analysis and Optimization.
  • HVDC & FACTS.
  • Renewable Energy.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Imperial College London, UK (2012-2016).
  • Master of Technology: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India (July 2009-June 2011).
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (July 2005-June 2009).

Employment

  • R&D Scientist and Marie-Curie Individual Fellow: DEPsys SA, ( - present).
  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (2016 - ).
  • Manager (Development) at ERC, Tata Motors Ltd, Pune, India (September 2011-March 2012).

Dr. Onyema Nduka

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Dr Onyema Nduka

Dr Nduka is a Lecturer in Power Sustainability in the Electronic Engineering Department of Royal Holloway University of London. He is also a visiting researcher at the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Distribution system optimisation and control.
  • Power quality, harmonics and interharmonics in power networks.
  • Renewable energy and storage units integration into power distribution networks.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Imperial College London, UK (2015-2018).
  • MSc and DIC in Control Systems: Imperial College London (2014).
  • BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with specialization in power systems engineering): Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, Nigeria (2010).

Employment

  • Lecturer: Royal Holloway University (2020 - present).
  • Research Associate: Imperial College London (2018 - ).
  • Lecturer, FUTO, Imo State, Nigeria (2014 - )
  • Graduate Assistant, FUTO, Imo State, Nigeria (2012 to 2014).