Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern Engineering


Research Interests

My Research Group

Present Members

Post Doctoral Fellow

  1. Dr. Ehsan M. Siavashi, “Novel Control of PV Solar Farms as PV-STATCOM”, 2015 - present

Doctoral Students

  1. Hesamaldin Maleki, “Novel Control of Smart PV Inverters for Power Oscillation Damping”, Sep. 2013 - In progress, (“NSERC IPS2 Scholarship” recipient)

  2. Sibin Mohan, "Modeling and Control of PV Solar Farm as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) for Stabilization of Critical Induction Motor Loads”, Sep. 2014 - In Progress, (“NSERC IPS2 Scholarship” recipient).

  3. Mohammad A. Kelishadi, “Control of PV Solar farms for Frequency Regulation”, Jan. 2015 – In progress

  4. Reza Salehi Sharafdarkolaee, "PV-STATCOM Control for Mitigation of Subsynchronous Resonance", May 2015 – In progress

Research Assistant

  1. Sridhar Bala Subramaniam, "Control Coordination of PV Solar Farms as PV-STATCOM", MESc. (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

Previous Members

Post Doctoral Fellows

  1. Dr. Shah Arifur Rahman, “Novel Control of PV Solar Farms as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM)”, 2012 - 2014

  2. Dr. Akshaya Moharana, “Subsynchronous Resonance in Wind Farms”, 2012 - 2013

  3. Dr. Jon Berge, “Harmonic Impact of PV Solar Farms”, May 2011 - Apr. 2012

  4. Dr. Iurie Axente, “Control of PV Solar Farm for Power Factor Correction”, Oct. 2009 – Apr. 2011 (MITACS Accelerate Scholarship Recipient)

  5. Dr. Vinod Khadkikar, Grid Integration of PV Solar Farms”, Dec. 2008 - Mar. 2010

  6. Dr. R.P. Gupta, “Remote Signal Based Control of SVCs”, 2004-2005

Doctoral Students

  1. Hadi Khani*, “Energy Storage Bidding in Competitive Electricity Markets with High Penetration of Renewable Generation”, August 2016, (“Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research” recipient)

  2. Ehsan M. Siavashi, “Novel Control of PV Solar Farms for Voltage Regulation and Power Factor Correction”, August 2015 (“Hydro One Research Award” Recipient)

  3. Akshaya Moharana, “Subsynchronous Resonance in Wind Farms”, Jan 2009 - Oct. 2012, (“NSERC IPS2 Scholarship” recipient)

  4. Shah Arifur Rahman, “Novel Control of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Farms”, May 2008 - Oct. 2012, (“NSERC IPS2 Scholarship” recipient)

  5. Jonathan Berge*, “Impact of Geomagnetically Induced Currents on Power Transformers”, Jan 2007 - Apr. 2011, (“NSERC IPS2 Scholarship” recipient, Twice recipient of “Outstanding TA award”)

  6. Soubhik Auddy, “Modeling and Resonance Issues in Grid Integrated Wind Power Systems and FACTS Solutions”, Sep. 2003 - Dec. 2007, (“Outstanding Graduate Seminar Presentation Award” recipient)

  7. Fadhel Al Basri*, “Performance of Distance Relays on Shunt-FACTS Compensated Transmission Lines”, Sep. 2003 - Nov. 2007

IIT Kanpur, India

  1. R.P. Gupta*, “Development and Integration Strategy for Power Distribution Automation”, 2003

  2. N.K. Sharma*, “A Novel Placement Strategy for FACTS Devices in Multimachine Power Systems”, 2001

  3. C.P. Gupta*, “Voltage Stability Margin Enhancement using FACTS Controllers”, 2001

* These theses were jointly supervised

Visiting Researchers

  1. Mr. M.P. Raja, “Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources”, May - June 2008, (NIT Trichy, India)

M.E.Sc. Students:

  1. Sridhar Bala Subramaniam, "Control Coordination of PV Solar Farms as PV-STATCOM", May 2014 – May 2016 (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

  2. Vishwajitsinh Atodaria, "A Novel Technique for Management of Short Circuit Current Contribution from PV Inverters", May 2014 - Aug. 2015, (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

  3. Shubham Gupta, "Comprehensive STATCOM Control for Distribution and Transmission Systems", May 2013 - Aug. 2014 (Under Dual Degree program of Western University and IIT Roorkee, India)

  4. Mahendra A.C., “Novel Control of PV Solar and Wind Farm Inverters as STATCOM for Increasing Connectivity of Distributed Generators”, May 2010 - April 2013, (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

  5. Gagandeep Gill, “Modelling of the Western University Campus Electrical Network for Infrastructural Interdependencies in a Disaster Response Network Enabled Platform”, Sep. 2010 - Dec. 2012

  6. Byomakesh Das, “Novel Control and Harmonics Impact of PV Solar Farms”, Jan 2010 - Dec. 2012, (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

  7. Oren Ben Shlomo, “Increasing Wind Farm Connectivity in Distribution Systems using FACTS Controllers”, Jan 2008 - Dec. 2011

  8. Pouyan Saifi, “Network Resonances and Temporary Overvoltages in Distributed Generation Systems”, Sep. 2007 - Oct. 2009, (“NSERC IPS scholarship” recipient)

  9. Dhaval Patel, “Integration Of Wind Turbine Generators In Distribution Feeder Networks”, Jan 2007 -Dec. 2008, (“NSERC IPS Scholarship” recipient)

  10. Amir Ostadi*, “Modeling and Stability Analysis of A Grid-Connected Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)”, Jan 2006 - Dec. 2007

  11. Tejbir Singh Sidhu, “Integration of Wind Farms with Electric Power Grid”, Jan 2004 - Dec. 2006

  12. Jon Berge, “Static Var Compensator Application for Load Compensation and Voltage Control in Electric Grids Fed by Wind Farms”, Sep. 2004 - Aug. 2006

  13. Ysni Semsedini, “Mitigation of Subsynchronous Resonance in Series Compensated Wind farms by Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC)”, Sep. 2004 - Mar. 2006

  14. Andreea C. Cojocaru*, “Influence of Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC) on Distance Protection of Transmission Lines”, Sep. 2003 - Dec. 2005

  15. Ran Peng*, “Power System Damping Improvement with SVC Auxiliary Control”, Sep. 2002 - Sep. 2004

IIT Kanpur, India

  1. M. Sonkar*, “Control Coordination of Static Var Compensator and Power System Stabilizer in a Power System Network”, 2002

  2. Y. Gupta, “Auxiliary Control of SVC for Damping Subsynchronous Resonance”, 1998

  3. M.S. Rao, “Coordinated Control of FACTS Devices in Power Systems”, 1998

  4. J. Jacob*, “Study of Variable Series Compensator for a Radial Line”, 1998

  5. M. Gupta, “Long Term Stability Analysis of Power Systems Experiencing Large Frequency Variations”, 1997

  6. C. Ananth, “Application of Singular Perturbation Method in Long Term Stability of Series Compensated Power Systems”, 1996

  7. A. Tyagi*, “Static Voltage Stability Prediction and Margin Enhancement”, 1995

  8. N.K. Sharma, “Study of Stabilizing Controls in Multimachine Power Systems”, 1993

  9. P. Biswas*, “Asymmetrically Fired Thyristor Controlled Reactor for Static Var System”, 1993

  10. M.K. Narayan*, “Assessment of PSS and SVS Stabilizer for Large Disturbances”, 1993

  11. V.P. Sinha*, “Control of Dynamic Interaction in a Power System Having Multiple Static Var Systems”, 1992

  12. Manoj Kumar*, “Damping of Subsynchronous Oscillations in Series Compensated Systems Through Static Var Systems Control”, 1992

  13. K.V. Patil*, “Design of LQG/LTR Auxiliary Controller for a Static Var System”, 1991

  14. N.S. Hiremath, Study of SVS Controllers in Single and Multimachine Power Systems”, 1991

* These theses were jointly supervised

M.Eng. Students

  1. Xiandong Li, “Modeling, Control and Applications of Energy Storage Systems ”, 2016

  2. Preeti Garge, “Modeling and Control design of Static Var Compensators”, 2015

  3. Diwash Koirala, "Control of Subsynchronous Resonance in Series Compensated Wind Farms with Static Var Compensator", 2015

  4. Rohini Kaladharan, "Design of a Nonlinear Voltage Control for SVC", Aug. 2014

  5. Mohammad Ejaz Uddin, "Nonlinear gain Control of STATCOM for Voltage Control", August 2014.

  6. Sousan Sheida TaghBostani, "Effect of SVC on Controlling the Voltage Instability due to Induction Motor Load", Sep. 2013

  7. Mantosh Devgan, “Performance Comparison of SVC with STATCOM For Voltage Control”, Apr. 2013

  8. Ying Huo, “Black Start with PV Solar Farms”, Aug. 2012

  9. Ahmed Elmurshedy, “Ferroresonance Impact of PV Solar systems in Distribution Networks”, Apr. 2012

  10. Shriram Srinivasarangan Rangaraja, “Control of PV Solar Plant as a FACTS Device for providing Voltage Regulation in the Distribution System of London Hydro”, Aug. 2011

  11. Sam Yeh, “Disaster Response Network Enabled Platform”, Aug. 2010

  12. Raqueeb Anwar, “Modeling of Transformers and Secondary Distribution Network in London Downtown Area”, Apr. 2008

  13. Qin Chen, “Modeling of Different types of Wind Turbine Generators”, Aug. 2007

  14. Dhaval Patel, “Grid Integration of Nuclear Power Plants”, (transferred to MESc)

  15. Vijitha Wijitilleke*, “Application of Shunt FACTS Controllers for Voltage Control in Wind Power Systems”, Dec. 2005

  16. Phalguni Shah, “Filtering Requirements in SVC Control System for Damping System Oscillations”, Sep. 2004