Students

Graduate Students under Direct Supervision 

  1. Mohammad Ali Al Sheehan, “Modeling and control of wind integrated weak grid “, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2024.
  2. Roopa Ramachandran, “State estimation and vulnerability assessment of DER integrated power grid”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2024
  3. Shamim Al Hasan, “Optimization and control of power grid with renewables”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2024.
  4. Nasser Althaiban, “Optimal management and coordination of controllable devices in the power grid”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2024.
  5. Sarmad Tariq,”Mangement and control of Distributed FACT devices”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2023.
  6. Raheem Ariwoola, “Residential Building Modeling and Control”, Ph.D.,Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2023.
  7. Olalekan Ogundairo, “Management and Control of Integrated Transmission and Distribution System”, Ph.D.,Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2023.
  8. Aravind Ingalalli, “Multiple Microgrid Modeling and Control”,  Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2023.
  9. Tarik Chowdhury, “Convex Optimization”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2023.
  10. Ahmed Abd-Elkader, “Transient Stability Assessment Using Synchrophasors”, Ph.D., Date of Graduation, Fall 2023.
  11. Biswajit Dipan Biswas, “Optimization and Control Methodologies of Large-Scale Inverter Based Device Integrated Power Distribution System”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2022.
  12. Fahim Al-Hasnain, “Tentative Topic: Wide Area Control and Stability”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2022.
  13. Ali Aygun, “Tentative Topic: Demand Response and Electrical Vehicle Management” Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2022.
  14. Bilkis Banu, “Protection and Control of Inverter Based Resources”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2022.
  15. Shyamal Patel, “Tentative Topic: Management of Power Distribution System for higher penetration of renewables”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2022.

Graduate Students Completed (Under Direct Supervision):

Doctoral

  1. Arun Suresh, “Novel approaches in modeling integrated power transmission and distribution system with distributed energhy resources and controls”, Ph.D.,  Fall 2021, Last known Employment –Hitachi.
  2. Anuprabha Ravindran Nair, “Advanced Control Approaches for Renewable Energy Integration to Improve Overall Stability and Reliability of Power Grid”,  Ph.D., Fall 2021, Last known Employment-Hitachi.
  3. Aniket Joshi, “DC-AC Micro Grid Control and Optimization, Ph.D., Spring 2021, Last known Employment Employment-ABB.
  4. Robin Bisht, “Control and Stability Analysis of Unbalanced Power Distribution System with Active Energy Sources”, Ph.D., Spring 2021, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  5. Wesley Davis, “Distribution System Modeling with Distributed Energy Resources”, Ph.D.,  Fall 2020, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  6. Sheikh-Jakir Hossain, “Frequency-dependent real-time transient stability structure preserving algorithm for modern power grid”, Ph.D., Fall 2019, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  7. Muhammad Ahmed, “Energy Storage Optimization and Forecasting for Multiple Function Applications”, Ph.D., Fall 2019, Last known Employment-Energy Exemplar.
  8. Amirreza Sahami, “Energy Function Based Analysis of Power System Stability”, Ph.D.,  Fall 2018- Last known Employment-Dominion Energy.
  9. Abilash Thakallapelli, “Power System Stability Analysis of Wind Farms using Integrated Transfer Oscillation Path”, Ph.D., Fall 2018- Last known Employment-GE Grid Solutions.
  10. Rojan Bhattarai, “Wind Generation Real-Time Control and Optimization”, Ph.D., Spring 2018- Last known Employment-Argonne National Laboratory.
  11. Niroj Gurung, “Power System Stability Analysis of Wind Farms using Adaptive Controllers”, Ph.D., Spring 2018- Last known Employment-ComEd.
  12. Reza Yousefian, “A New Generation of Stochastic Adaptive Control Algorithms for Power System Wide Area Control and Prediction”, Ph.D., Fall 2016-Last known Employment- S&C Electric.
  13. Seyedmahdi Moghadasi, “Large-Scale Optimization for Distributed Generation Integrated Smart Grid”, Ph.D., Fall 2016-Last known Employment-Open Systems International.
  14. Rabindra Maharjan, “Voltage Stability Analysis of a Grid Integrated Wind Power System”, Ph.D., Fall 2016-Last known Employment-Equagen.
  15. Sherif Abdelrazek, “Multiple Function Battery Energy Storage Control and Management Architecture”, Ph.D., Graduated, Fall 2015 – Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  16. Michael Smith, “Advance Control Applications to Nonlinear System based on prediction and adaptation”, Ph.D., Graduated, Fall 2015- Last known Employment-UNC Charlotte.

M.S. Thesis

  1. Shashank Subramaniam. “Unbalanced Power Distribution System Management Using Single-Phase Inverters, MS Thesis Option, Expected Date of Graduation, Summer 2018- Last known Employment-SEL.
  2. Lee Luis. “Scenario Generation and Reduction Based PV Integrated Unit Commitment”, Graduated, M.S. Thesis Option, Spring 2018 – Last known Employment-SEL.
  3. Mahboob Subhan Sheikh, “PMU based adaptive out of step protection and control using transient stability methods”, M.S. Thesis Option, Fall 2017 – Last known Employment-SEL.
  4. Tim Paul, “Power Grid Optimization and Control in the presence of PV System”, M.S. Thesis Option, Spring 2016-Last known Employment-SEL.
  5. Robin Bisht, “Harmonic Analysis and Active Filtering of PV Integrated Power System”, M.S. Thesis Option, Summer 2016- Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  6. Aniket Joshi, “Advance Control Architecture for PV Integrated Power Grid”, Current, M.S. Thesis Option, Summer 2016-Last known Employment-ABB.
  7. Shyamal Patel, “Locational Marginal Pricing Based Optimal Power Flow with Energy Storage”, M.S. Thesis Option, Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2016- Last known Employment- Hitachi.
  8. Kaushal Desai, “Modeling and Control of a micro-turbine based parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2011-Last known Employment-SEL.
  9. Kannan Manickam, “Development of intelligent and secured algorithms for modern complex system control and protection”, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2011 Last known Employment-Flexera.
  10. Gerald Swann, “Development of system-centric control approaches using neural networks for power system stabilization”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2010-Last known Employment-General Dynamics Information Technology.
  11. Nicholas Johnson, “A Global Maximum Power Point Tracking System for Regional Photovoltaic Systems”, Directed Research, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2009-Last known Employment-US Navy.
  12. Sam McGilvery, “An Intelligent Adaptive Controller Design based on Genetic Algorithm”, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2005- Last known Employment-Element Machinery,
  13. Tania Orjuela, “A Novel method for optimization and control of wind energy for increased penetration in the Smart Grid”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2014-Last known Employment-Entrepreneur.
  14. Gayatri Deshpande, “A novel hybrid architecture for combined voltage, reactive power and real power support in the microgrid”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2013-Last known Employment-TDK.
  15. Nikhil Kulkharni, “A New Method for Identification and Control of Wiener-type nonlinear systems”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2014-Last known Employment-Rolls Royce.
  16. Ravishankar Buyyanapragada, “Structure Preserving Energy Function Based Analysis of the power grid”, MS Thesis Option, Spring 2015- Last known Employment-Ecojiva.

M.S. Project

  1. Nitin Reddy Sintala, “Analysis of Evaluation of Power Distribution System with Renewables”, MS Project Option, Fall 2018.Last known Employment-Westwood Professional Services.
  2. Aniruddha Narkhede, “Modeling of Power Distribution System with Integrated Energy Storage”, MS Project Option, Spring 2018. Last known Employment-K&A Engineering Consulting
  3. Amrita Potdar, “Reverse Mapping of Transmission line Impedance using fault data”, MS Project Option, Spring 2017. Last known Employment-Schneider Electric.
  4. Max Hartenstein, “Autonomous quadcopter Security Alarm System”, MS Project Option, Fall 2015 Last known Employment-Entrepreneur.
  5. Manish Bharadwaz, “Energy Storage Modeling in RTDS”, MS Project Option, Spring 2014. Last known Employment-Connecticut Department of Public Health.
  6. Jeffrey Liles, “Self-Healing Network Modeling and Control”, MS Project Option, Spring 2013, Last known Employment-Florida Power and Light.
  7. Heather Norman, “Power System Restoration for Duke System”, MS Project Option, Spring 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  8. Richard Wertz, “Protection System for Renewable Energy Resource”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  9. Andrew Kling, “Power System Communication for Marshal Power Station”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  10. Akberom Gebrecherkos, “Synchrophasor Measurements in Power Grid”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013 Last known Employment-Leidos Engineering.

Undergraduate Students:

4 Current Undergraduate Advisees

  • 4 senior design advisees in 2018 Fall (A. Simms, A Nisbett, M Tauber, S. Tomassi), Project Title: Meter and Device Placement for Duke Circuit Model – Phase 3, Funded by Duke Energy.

61 Previous Undergraduate Advisees

  • 4 senior design advisees in 2017 Fall ((T. Bentley, G.Tucker G. Mathavan, C.Dehart), Micro Grid FEED study, design, and simulation for UNCC Campus, Funded by SEL.
  • 4 senior design advisees in 2017 Fall (E.Alrobeh, M. Hurshe, M. Mehdawi, M. Monterrosa) Meter and Device Placement for Duke Circuit Model – Phase 2, Funded by Duke Energy.
  • 5 senior design advisees in 2017 Fall (J. Peeler, J. Stieglitz, K. Graham, R. Bailey, M. Spickelmier, Micro-grid design for a solar and battery energy storage facility, Funded by CAPER.
  • 5 senior design advisees in 2017 Spring (J. Ngocorai, A. Aldalooj, B.Patel, K. Her, L. Cole), CAPER Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) At Distribution Level, Funded by CAPER.
  • 5 senior design advisees in 2016 Fall (D. Watson, T. Rutledge, M Romero, A. Patel, D. Higinson), PV Integrated Distribution Energy Management System with IVVC and Optimal Measurement, Funded by Duke Energy.
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2015 Fall (P. Rankin, E Joniaux, J Tribble), Project Title: Duke IDMS, Funded by Duke Energy.
  • 4 senior design advisees in 2014 Fall (J. McCall, A.Scaria, B. Madden, C. Decoste), Project Title: Duke DMS for CRI Campus, Funded by Duke Energy, Second Prize in the Senior Design Exposition, Fall 2014 from 200 students.
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2014Fall (S. Zilberdrut, D. McKenzie, R. Sherretts), Project Title: Automatic Reconfiguration Scheme and Load Management for UNCC Campus, Funded by SEL, Second Prize in the Senior Design Exposition, Spring 2015, from 200 students. Joint with the Duke DMS team.
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2014Spring (D.Wilson, Al Matar, R.M. Al Only), Project Title: Modeling, Analysis and Management Strategies for Large Scale Renewables, Funded by Duke Energy.
  • 6 senior design advisees in 2013Fall (N Lee, J. Lee, R. Vo, B, Nguyen, J Mukina, K. Fischer, Project Title: PV Battery Integrated Energy Management System, Funded by EPIC.
  • 6 senior design advisees in 2013Spring (S. Malcolm, K Taylor, D. Harrell, C. Sanders, J Deveault, G. Zemaitis, Project Title: Variable Frequency Drive System, Funded by Shaw.
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2012Fall (S. Jarvis, R.Romero, Wubshet, Project Title: Wind Powered Generator, Funded by SEL
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2011 Fall Drake Bowers, Josh Marcum, and Michael Simmons, Project Title: Predictive technologies and service life of electronic components, Funded by Duke Energy.
  • 3 senior design advisees in 2011 Fall (P. O’Connor, W. Bomela, M. Knudson Project Title: Solar Grid-Connected Micro- Sources for Smart Grid Applications Project, Funded by Duke Energy, Third Prize Poster Award at T&D Exposition, 2012.
  • 4 senior design advisees in 2011 Spring  Matthew Bixler, Justin Shipley, Sebastian Hoyos, and Preston Finnie, Project Title: Grid-Connected Renewable and Modular Micro-Source for Smart Grid Applications,  Funded by Duke Energy, First Prize Poster Award at PES General Meeting in 2011.