Bikash C Pal is professor of power systems at Imperial College London. He has conducted strategic research for ABB in power transmission control and for EDF Energy Networks in state estimation for distribution systems. His research is sponsored by EPSRC, National Grid, GE, ABB, UK Power Networks. Currently, he leads a six-university UK-China research consortium (2020-2023) in Sustainable Energy Networks. In the past he led an eight-university UK-India research consortium (2013-2017) on Smart Grid and Storage and a six-university UK-China research consortium (2014-2017) in Smart Grid and Control. His research group received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He is consultant to United Nations, GE ALSTOM, National Grid, UK Power Network. He has graduated 21 PhDs and published 105 technical papers in IEEE Transactions. He has co-authored four books and two award winning IEEE Task/Force/Working Group reports. He is Fellow of the IEEE for his Contribution to power system stability and control. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2012-2017). Also, he was the Editor-in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (2015-2012) and Series Editor of Elsevier series on Sustainable Energies.

As Vice President of Publication, Power and Energy Society (PES), of IEEE he sets and delivers plan to sustain the growth in quality, impact and annual revenue and also offers leadership as Governing Board member for the growth of the society. As IEEE Periodical committee member, he was part of team that approves new periodicals and reviews the performance of the current periodicals. He chaired an IEEE Working Group in state estimation for power distribution applications. Since 2008, as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer he has been offering special lectures and tutorials in power system control and computation. He was Otto Monstead International Professor at Denmark Technical University (DTU) in 2019, and Mercator Professor at University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011 invited respectively by the Ottomonstead Foundation and German Research Foundation (DFG). He holds a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China.


1990: B.Eng

First class honours in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India.

1992: M.Eng

First class in Electrical Power Engineering from Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India.

1999: PhD and DIC

Best PhD Thesis award in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK.