An expert lecture of Dr R. C. Bansal, Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, has been successfully conducted by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, on 10th Jan, 2014.
The following key issues have been discussed during the session:
- The challenges of power generation from conventional and renewable energy sources.
- The research scope in power quality, power system stability, and application of cloud computing in renewable energy.
- Scope for higher education, viz., MS, Ph.D., and importance of research papers to get admission in the reputed universities across the globe.
The brief profile of Dr. R.C Bansal is as follows:
Prof. Ramesh Bansalhas more than 22 years of teaching, research & industrial experience. Currently he is with Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
In previous postings, he was with the University of Queensland, Australia, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India; the University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Civil Construction Wing, All India Radio.
He has published over 175 papers in journals and conferences. He has also contributed several books/book chapters including Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology, World Scientific Publishers Singapore, 2011 and Small Signal Analysis of Isolated Hybrid Power Systems, Alpha Science International, Oxford, 2008. He has diversified research interests in the areas of Renewable Energy and Conventional Power Systems which includes wind, PV, hybrid power systems, distributed generation, grid integration of renewable energy,power systems analysis(reactive power/voltage control, stability, faults and protection), FACTS and power quality.
Dr.Bansal is an Editor/Editorial Board member many reputed journals including IET-Renewable Power Generation and Electric Power Components and Systems. He is a Fellow, IET-UK, Fellow Engineers Australia, Fellow Institution of Engineers (India) and Senior Member-IEEE.