Prof. Sukumar Kamaladasan

Sukumar Kamalasadan is a Duke Energy Distinguished professor of electric power engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and the Director of power energy and intelligent systems lab (PEISL) within the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNCC. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo, OH in 2004. He has been associated with several educational and industries in the US and outside during his 30 years of research, consulting and engineering professional career related to power system engineering. His research interests include data-driven approaches to power grid modernization, smart grid, micro grid, power system operation and optimization, power system dynamics, stability and control, and renewable-energy-based distributed generation. Prof. Kamalasadan’s research for the last 15 years have resulted in tools and methods that have high level impact in electric utility modernization with a fleet wide deployment of his tools that enabled modern grid management and control integrating renewable energy and energy storage. His research work has secured more than $10M with his direct supervision from the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Siemens Research, Duke Energy Corporation, Schweitzer Engineering Lab, and several other industries. He is the chief architect of Duke Energy Smart Grid Laboratory at UNCC, a $5M facility.

Prof. Kamalasadan is an Associate Editor and paper review chair of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies, and Editor of Electrical Engineering Journal. He is a recipient of several awards, including the National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award in 2008, best paper awards from IEEE in 2015, 2017 and 2018, outstanding teaching awards in 2004, and 2016, and Duke Energy Professorship in 2019. His students have won best poster awards from the IEEE PES during 2011, 2013 and 2018. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of IEEE Power and Energy Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Industrial Applications Society. Prof. Kamalasadan is the past chair of the IEEE Lifelong Learning Subcommittee (LLLSC), and Inaugural Chair of Selection and Quality Control Subcommittee which selects all the webinars and tutorials of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). He is a member of PES University Chairs, a group that designs and monitors IEEE PES University. He is also a member of IEEE PES oscillation location taskforce committee, co-chair for subtask under the oscillation location task force, a member of dynamic equivalent systems taskforce, a past member of intelligent systems subcommittee, Vice chair of IEEE IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee, Vice Chair of IEEE PES Power and Energy Education Committee, and past chair for IEEE PES Charlotte section. He has organized several seminars and conference including, North Carolina Smart Grid Forum in 2012, NC Energy Summit in 2014, North American Power Symposium in 2015 and has delivered more than 20 lectures/panels and keynotes in more than 10 countries. He has graduated or advising more than 20 M.S. and 30 Ph.D, level research students. He is author of more than 150 archival type technical publications including a book (monograph type) and 6 patents.

Prof. Bhim Singh

Bhim Singh (SM’99, F’10) has received his B.E. (Electrical) from the University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee), India, in 1977 and his M.Tech. (Power Apparatus & Systems) and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, in 1979 and 1983, respectively.

In 1983, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Roorkee, as a Lecturer. He became a Reader there in 1988. In December 1990, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, India, as an Assistant Professor, where he has become an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor in 1997. He has been ABB Chair Professor from September 2007 to September 2012. He has also been CEA Chair Professor from October 2012 to September 2017. He has been Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi from July 2014 to August 2016. He has been the Dean, Academics at IIT Delhi from August 2016 to August 2019. He is JC Bose Fellow of DST, Government of India since December 2015. Prof. Singh is Chairman of BOG, MANIT, Bhopal, since 3rd July 2018 for 3 Years and Non-official Independent Director, NTPC Limited, since 17th July 2018 for 3 Years. He is CEA Chair Professor since January 2019.

Prof. Singh has guided 84 Ph.D. dissertations, and 167 M.E./M.Tech./M.S.(R) theses. He has been filed 58 patents. He has executed more than eighty sponsored and consultancy projects. He has co-authored a text book on power quality: Power Quality Problems and Mitigation Techniques published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015.  

His areas of interest include solar PV grid interface systems, microgrids, power quality monitoring and mitigation, solar PV water pumping systems, improved power quality AC-DC converters, power electronics, electrical machines, drives, flexible alternating transmission systems, and high voltage direct current systems.

Prof. Singh is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), The Indian National Science Academy (FNA), The National Academy of Science, India (FNASc), The Indian Academy of Sciences, India (FASc), The World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE), and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE) and a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), System Society of India (SSI), and National Institution of Quality and Reliability (NIQR).

He has received Khosla Research Prize of University of Roorkee in the year 1991. He is recipient of JC Bose and Bimal K Bose awards of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for his contribution in the field of Power Electronics. He is also a recipient of Maharashtra State National Award of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) in recognition of his outstanding research work in the area of Power Quality. He has received PES Delhi Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award for the year 2006. Professor Singh has received Khosla National Research Award of IIT Roorkee in the year 2013. He is a recipient of Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award-2014 in the field of Engineering including Energy & Aerospace. Professor Singh has received IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award-2017. He is also a recipient of “Faculty Research Award as a Most Outstanding Researcher” in the field of Engineering-2018 of Careers-360, India. He has received Faculty Lifetime Research Award-2018 for overall research contribution at IIT Delhi.

He has been the General Chair of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES’2006), General Co-Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES’2010), General Co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference (INDICON’2015), General Co-Chair of 2016 IEEE International Conference (ICPS’2016) held in New Delhi, General Co-Chair of 2017 National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC) held in Pune.

Prof. Singh has been Chair, PES-IAS Delhi Chapter for 2005-2010, (PES-IAS Delhi Chapter won Outstanding Chapter Award-2005 Large and High-Performance Chapter Award Every Year). Prof. Singh has been Chair, PELS-IES Delhi Chapter 2007-2010 and Founder Chair, PELS-IES Delhi Chapter. He has been Chair of IEEE Delhi Section for 2012-2014.