Brief Biography

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering,  Clemson University, Clemson, August 2003
  • Master of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1997
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, 1989

 KEY EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Dominion Energy Distinguished Professor, Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, August 2018 onward.
  • William Kersting Endowed Chair ProfessorKlipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, August 2018 .
  • William Kersting Endowed Chair Associate Professor, Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, January 2014 – July 2018.
  • Associate ProfessorKlipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, August 2012 – July 2018.
  • Associate Director, Electric Utility Management Program, Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, August 2009 – February 2018.
  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, July 2007 – July 2012.
  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Widener University, September 2003 – June 2007.
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, B.V.M College of Engineering, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, December 1990 – August 1999.
  • Trainee / Assistant Engineer, Ahmedabad Electricity Company, Ahmedabad, India, August 1989 – December 1990.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE POSITIONS

  • Fellow, IEEE – citation: for contributions to power system protection with distributed and renewable generation.
  • Member IEEE PES – Power System Analysis Computation and Economics (PSACE) Committee; Past Chair, Distribution System Analysis Subcommittee.
  • Past Chair IEEE PES – Power and Energy Education Committee; Past Chair, Lifelong Learning Subcommittee.
  • Member, IEEE PES Power System Relaying and Control Committee.
  • Member of 15 Working Groups of IEEE PES Power System Relaying and Control Committee (PSRC); Chair, Working Group C24 – Modification of Commercial Fault Calculation Programs for Wind Turbine Generators.
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • Guest Editor in ChiefEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Special Issue on Frontiers of Power System protection, 2015.
  • Technical Reviewer for major Power Systems journals, conferences and NSF panels.

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Elected Fellow of IEEE, 2020.
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer, February 2019 onward.
  • Outstanding Engineer Award, IEEE PES Piedmont Section, USA, 2020.
  • Advisory Board Member, Idaho National Laboratory, 2020-2022.
  • Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), 2020.
  • Dominion Energy Distinguished Professor, Clemson University, August 2018 onward.
  • William Kersting Endowed Chair in Power System Engineering from New Mexico State University – October 2014 – August 2018.
  • Received Donald C. Roush Award for Excellence in Teaching from New Mexico State University in Spring 2016.
  • Elected Member of the main committee of IEEE Power System Relaying and Control Committee (PSRCC), January 2016.
  • Best Paper Runner-up Award– Realistic Microgrid Test Bed for Protection and Resiliency Studies, North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2019, October 2019, Wichita, KS.
  • PES Technical Committee WG recognition award – Fault Contributions from Wind Plants, 2016 – WG member.
  • PES Technical Committee WG recognition award, 2015 – Technical Report: Use of Synchrophasor Measurements in Protective Relaying Applications, 2014 – WG member.
  • PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award – IEEE PSRC Working Group K15, “Advancements in Centralized Protection and Control within a Substation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery – Vol. 31- 4, pp. 1945 – 1952, August 2016 – WG member.
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Best Paper Award – IEEE PSRC Working Group K15, “Advancements in Centralized Protection and Control within a Substation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery – Vol. 31- 4, pp. 1945 – 1952, August 2016 – WG member.
  • PES WG recognition award – Outstanding Technical Report for Joint WG (PSRC and Substations Committee): IEEE C37.240 Standard Cybersecurity Requirements for Substation Automation, Protection, and Control Systems – WG member.
  • Exceptional Reviewer Award, 2016 – IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.