Prof. Bikash Pal
Bikash Pal is Professor of Power Systems at Imperial College London. He is research active in power system stability, control and computation. He has pioneered control optimization framework for robust control of power system oscillations. He has developed a generalized dynamic modelling framework for synchronous and asynchronous power generation in interconnected electric energy network for stability analysis. He led an eight-university UK-India research consortium on Smart Grid and Storage and led a six-university UK-China research consortium in Smart Grid and Control. His research is sponsored by EPSRC, National Grid, GE, ABB, UK Power Networks. He has graduated 20 PhDs and published about 100 technical papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He has co-authored three books and two award winning IEEE Task Force/Working Group reports. He has received IET annual premium prize paper award (2008) and IEEE PES best transaction paper award (2018). His research group has received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He received the honour of Mercator Professorship from German Research Foundation (DFG), Guest Professorship from Otto Mønsted’s Foundation, Denmark and a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China. Prof Pal led (2006-2011) Imperial College London in promoting university and industry scholarship programme, Power Academy in Power Engineering for undergraduate students. He secured 46 scholarships for UG students of the department. He has established a brand-new MSc programme in Future Power Networks at imperial in 2014 that he led as Director (2014-2018).
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 revenue (currently about $5M) and also offer leadership as Governing Board member for the growth of the society. He chairs an IEEE Working Group in state estimation for power distribution applications. As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, he has offered special lectures and tutorials in power system control and computation in more than 10 countries. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2012-2018) and Editor-in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (2005-2012). He was Series Editor of Elesevier series on Sustainable Energies (2014-2016). He is Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to power system stability and control.
Prof Pal has offered course on power system stability and control and on power system protection entirely taken by the practicing engineers from Brazil, Mexico, Europe, Middle East and India in 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. He trained faculty from NITs and power companies in India under Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN). Prof Pal is technical consultant to National Grid UK and ALSTOM Grid UK and STATNET Norway, UK Power Networks, United Nations, SAARC Energy Centre where he provided technical solution power network stability related problem.