Mohan Kolhe

 Faculty of Engineering and Science
 University of Agder, Norway

Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of Hafslund Professorship in Smart Grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than three decades’ academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world’s prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009- 2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager (2014-2017). His academic work ranges within the smart grid area considering grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, demand side management and energy efficiency, as well as power system dynamics with renewable energy systems, energy storage. He is also working on energy transitions through hydrogen as an energy carrier and demonstrated the integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production. He is also working on energy policies, techno-economics and business models of energy systems, and education for sustainable development. He has widespread teaching track record in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has been successful in winning the competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g. Norwegian Research Council, EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses / workshops. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees, as well as expert member of many international research councils.

 Bhim Singh

 Department of Electrical Engineering,IIT

Prof. Bhim Singh has received his B.E. (Electrical) from the University of 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 (Now IIT 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 the Chairman of BOG, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, 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 is also member of Governing Council of Central Power Research Institute.
Prof. Singh has guided 79 Ph.D. dissertations, and 167 M.E./M.Tech./M.S.(R) theses. He has been filed 46 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 Sulochana & Colonel A Krishnaswami VrC VSM** 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.

Sukumar Mishra

 Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT

Dr.Sukumar Mishra received his M.Tech and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 1992 and 2000 respectively. After spending 9 years as a lecturer at Sambalpur University (Orissa), Prof. Mishra joined BPUT(Orissa) as a Reader at Electrical Department and served there for a period of 2 years. Presently, Dr. Mishra is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and has been part of IIT Delhi for the past 15 years. Prof. Mishra has won many accolades throughout his academic tenure of 25 years. He has been a recipient of INSA medal for young scientist (2002), INAE young engineer award (2009,2002), INAE silver jubilee young engineer award (2012) and has recently won the Samanta Chandra ShekharAward(2016). He has been granted fellowship from many prestigious technical societies like IET (UK), NASI (India), INAE (India), IETE (India) and IE (India) and is also recognized as the INAE Industry-Academic Distinguish Professor. Currently, Prof.Mishra is holding the position of Vice-Chair of Intelligent System Subcommittee of Power and Energy Society (PES) of IEEE, which is considered to be one of the oldest technical societies in the world. Apart from all research and academic collaborations, Prof. Mishra is very actively involved in industrial collaborations. Prof. Mishra is currently acting as INAE Chair professor and has previously delegated as the NTPC and Power Grid Chair professor. He is also serving as an Independent Director of the Cross Border Power Transmission Company Ltd. and the River Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Prof. Mishra has also carried out many important industrial consultations with TATA Power, Microtek, and others. Prof. Mishra is a great enthusiast of innovation and has supported many startups in the past and recently, has incorporated a new company named SILOV SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITEDunder the Companies Act, 2013. The company specifically deals in products related to renewable energy sources utilizable at household scale as well as at commercial setups, for example, bidirectional electric vehicle supply equipment, AC based EV charger, DC-based EV charger, grid-connected solar inverters, smart DC home management systems, online UPS, etc. Prof. Mishra’s research expertise lies in the field of Power Systems, Power Quality Studies, Renewable Energy and Smart Grid. Prof. Mishra has so far authored 206 papers (49 Transactions, 20 IET and IEEE Proceedings, 20 International journal, and 112 conference papers) and has supervised 29Phd students (19ongoing), 38Masters student(2Ongoing). Prof. Mishra has also authored 5 book chapters so far and has 12 patents under his name. Prof. Mishra has been working in close association with IEEE Delhi Section Executive Committee for a past few years and is currently serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and an Associate Editor for the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution journal.

Rob Hovsapian

 National renewable energy laboratory , USA

Dr. Hovsapian spent almost 20 years working for General Dynamics, TRW, Northrop Grumman and as an associate scholar scientist / faculty, for the Mechanical Engineering department and program manager at the Center for Advanced Power Systems for the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) for the Office of Naval Research.
Currently he serves as Research Advisor at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Previously he worked as a Scientist/ Department Manager for Power & Energy Systems at Idaho National Laboratory, supporting the Wind and Water program at US Department of Energy in Washington DC. He has been responsible for the successful establishment /deployment of several flexible manufacturing startup facilities globally, working on multiple continents and with many cultures, which produced sophisticated defense electronics equipment, complex automotive systems, and advanced semiconductors. Dr. Hovsapian has personally been recognized nationally for his process improvement activities in manufacturing excellence and currently is actively working on energy systems modeling. He received his Masters of Science and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University.

 Sheldon S. Williamson

 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
 Ontario Tech University, CANADA

Sheldon S. Williamson (M’12)received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering (with high distinction) from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, in 1999, and the M.S. and Ph.D. (Hons.) degrees in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, in 2002 and 2006, respectively, with a specialization in automotive power electronics and motor drives at the Grainger Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory. From 2006 to 2011, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, where he was an Associate Professor from 2011 to 2014. He is currently a Professor with the Smart Transportation Electrification and Energy Research Group, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, Institute of Technology, University of Ontario, Oshawa, ON, Canada. His current research interests include advanced power electronics and motor drives for transportation electrification, electric energy storage systems, and electric propulsion. Dr. Williamson holds the prestigious NSERC Canada Research Chair position in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification.

 S.A. Soman

 Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay

S.A.Soman is a Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. He obtained his B.E. degree from MACT Bhopal in 1989 and PhD degree from IISc Bangalore in 1996. Since 1996, he is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Bombay. He has authored a book on Computation Methods for Large Sparse Power System analysis, and a NPTEL web course on Power System Protection. He is actively involved in software/analytics development and has authored software for day ahead load forecasting, network cost and loss allocation, and PMU analytics. Presently, he leads a team working on development of analytics under URTDSM project and for PMU analytics for GETCO.


 A.M. Kulkarni

 Department of  Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay

A.M.Kulkarni a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay India. He obtained his BE degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Roorkee, India in 1992, and his ME and PhD degrees in 1994 and 1998 respectively, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His broad areas of interest are in Power System Dynamics, HVDC and FACTS. Recently, he has focused on Wide Area Measurement Systems (WAMS). He has worked closely with utilities in India on several projects, including the PSS tuning exercise in the Eastern and Western regional grids and Sub-synchronous resonance studies. His current focus is on the use of WAMS for stability and control.