Students

Graduate Students under Direct Supervision 

  • Sahami, “Energy Function Based Analysis of Power System Stability”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2018.
  • Ahmed, “Energy Storage Optimization and Forecasting for Multiple Function Applications”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2018.
  • Davis, “Phasor Measurement Unit based Situational Awareness in Modern Power Grid”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2019.
  • Hossain, “Frequency-dependent real-time transient stability structure preserving algorithm for modern power grid”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2019.
  • Rhyne “Micro-grid control and Design Integrating Automatic Generation Control”, MS Thesis Option, Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2019.
  • Joshi, “DC-AC Micro Grid Control and Optimization, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2020.
  • Bisht, “Control and Stability Analysis of Unbalanced Power Distribution System with Active Energy Sources”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2020.
  • Abd-Elkader, “Transient Stability Assessment Using Synchro-phasors”, Ph.D., Date of Graduation, Fall 2020.
  • Arun Suresh, “Frequency Regulation and Control of Distributed Energy Resource Integrated Combined Transmission and Distribution Systems”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2020.
  • Anuprabha Ravindran Nair, “Stability and Control of Storage and Flywheel Integrated Wind Energy System”, Expected Date of Graduation, Ph.D., Fall 2020.
  • Biswajit Dipan Biswas, “Optimization and Control Methodologies of Large-Scale Inverter Based Device Integrated Power Distribution System”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Spring 2021.
  • Fahim Al-Hasnain, “Tentative Topic: Wide Area Control and Stability”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2021.
  • Ali Aygun, “Tentative Topic: Demand Response and Electrical Vehicle Management” Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2021.
  • Shyamal Patel, “Tentative Topic: Management of Power Distribution System for higher penetration of renewables”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2021.
  • Sharma, “Tentative Topic: Energy Forecasting and Power Distribution System Management”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2021.

Graduate Students Completed (Under Direct Supervision):

  • Thakallapelli, “Power System Stability Analysis of Wind Farms using Integrated Transfer Oscillation Path”, Ph.D., Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2018- Last known Employment-GE Power-DMS.
  • Subramaniam. “Unbalanced Power Distribution System Management Using Single-Phase Inverters, MS Thesis Option, Expected Date of Graduation, Summer 2018- Last known Employment-SEL.
  • Bhattarai, “Wind Generation Real-Time Control and Optimization”, Ph.D., Spring 2018- Last known Employment-Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Gurung, “Power System Stability Analysis of Wind Farms using Adaptive Controllers”, Ph.D., Spring 2018- Last known Employment-ComEd.
  • Lee Luis. “Scenario Generation and Reduction Based PV Integrated Unit Commitment”, Graduated, MS Thesis Option, Spring 2018 – Last known Employment-SEL.
  • M S. Sheikh, “PMU based adaptive out of step protection and control using transient stability methods”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2017 – Last known Employment-SEL.
  • Paul, “Power Grid Optimization and Control in the presence of PV System”, MS Thesis Option, Spring 2016-Last known Employment-SEL.
  • 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.
  • Moghadasi, “Novel Large-Scale Optimization Methodology for Distributed Generation Penetration in Smart Grid”, Ph.D., Fall 2016-Last known Employment-Open Systems International.
  • Maharjan, “Voltage Stability Analysis of a Grid Integrated Wind Power System”, Ph.D., Fall 2016-Last known Employment-Rastriya Prasaran Grid Company Limited.
  • Bisht, “Harmonic Analysis and Active Filtering of PV Integrated Power System”, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2016- Last known Employment-Pursuing Ph.D.
  • Joshi, “Advance Control Architecture for PV Integrated Power Grid”, Current, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2016-Last known Employment-Pursuing Ph.D.
  • Patel, “Locational Marginal Pricing Based Optimal Power Flow with Energy Storage”, MS Thesis Option, Expected Date of Graduation, Fall 2016- Last known Employment- Pursuing Ph.D.
  • Abdelrazek, “Multiple Function Battery Energy Storage Control and Management Architecture”, Ph.D., Graduated, Fall 2015 – Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  • Smith, “Advance Control Applications to Nonlinear System based on prediction and adaptation”, Ph.D., Graduated, Fall 2015- Last known Employment-Areva.
  • Desai, “Modeling and Control of a micro-turbine based parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2011-Last known Employment-SEL.
  • Manickam, “Development of intelligent and secured algorithms for modern complex system control and protection”, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2011 Last known Employment-Right Scale.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sam McGilvery, “An Intelligent Adaptive Controller Design based on Genetic Algorithm”, MS Thesis Option, Summer 2005- Last known Employment-Element Machinery,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kulkharni, “A New Method for Identification and Control of Wiener-type nonlinear systems”, MS Thesis Option, Fall 2014-Last known Employment-Rolls Royce.
  • Buyyanapragada, “Structure Preserving Energy Function Based Analysis of the power grid”, MS Thesis Option, Spring 2015- Last known Employment-Ecojiva.

Graduate Students (MS Project Level):

  • Sintala, “Analysis of Evaluation of Power Distribution System with Renewables”, MS Project Option, Fall 2018.
  • Aniruddha Narkhede, “Modeling of Power Distribution System with Integrated Energy Storage”, MS Project Option, Spring 2018. Last known Employment-Not Known.
  • Potdar, “Reverse Mapping of Transmission line Impedance using fault data”, MS Project Option, Spring 2017. Last known Employment-Schneider Electric.
  • Max Hartenstein, “Autonomous quadcopter Security Alarm System”, MS Project Option, Fall 2015 Last known Employment-Entrepreneur.
  • M Bharadwaz, “Energy Storage Modeling in RTDS”, MS Project Option, Spring 2014. Last known Employment-Entrepreneur.
  • J Liles, “Self-Healing Network Modeling and Control”, MS Project Option, Spring 2013, Last known Employment-Florida Power and Light.
  • H Norman, “Power System Restoration for Duke System”, MS Project Option, Spring 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  • R Wertz, “Protection System for Renewable Energy Resource”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  • Kling, “Power System Communication for Marshal Power Station”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013, Last known Employment-Duke Energy.
  • A Gebrecherkos, “Synchrophasor Measurements in Power Grid”, MS Project Option, Fall 2013 Last known Employment-American Electric Power.

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.