Dr. Parag Nijhawan
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Power Systems

Email:

parag@thapar.edu

Parag Nijhawan is currently working as Associate Professor in the Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has more than nineteen years teaching experience. His current areas of research interest include Power Quality, Custom Power, Renewable Energy Solutions, FACTS Devices, Operation and Control of Power Systems and Grounding.

  • Broad Research Area:Power Systems
  • Phone/Mobile Number:0175-2393390 (O)
  • Email ID:parag@thapar.edu

Education

Degree University/Institution Year Specialization
B.Tech. GZSCET, Bathinda 1999 Electrical Engineering
M.Tech. PEC, Chandigarh 2001 Power Systems
Ph.D. NIT, Kurukshetra 2016 Custom Power

Academic Experience

University/College Designation Period
SSIET, Derabassi Lecturer 01.08.2000 to10.09.2001
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Lecturer 11.09.2001 to 31.07.2005
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Sr. Lecturer 01.08.2005 to 31.12.2005
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Assistant Professor 01.01.2006 to 31.7.2019
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Associate Professor 01.08.2019 to till date

Current membership in professional organizations

  • Associate Member of IE(I)
  • Member of IEEE

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

Post held Organization Period
From To
Co-ordinator of Electrical Engg. Deptt. Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engg. & Tech., Derabassi June, 2001 10th Sept., 2001
Transport Incharge Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engg. & Tech., Derabassi April, 2001 10th Sept., 2001
IAP Co-ordinator - EE Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala July, 2002 Nov., 2007
Time-table incharge Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2006 May, 2008
Time-Table Incharge Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2006 May, 2009
Academic Co-ordinator Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2006 June 2013
Lab Incharge – HV Lab Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala July, 2002 May, 2008
Lab Incharge – EMC2 Lab Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2008 May, 2011
Lab Incharge – PSS Lab Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2011 June, 2014
Lab Incharge – PSP Lab Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala June, 2014 Sept., 2016
Lab Incharge – Electrical Engineering Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala September, 2016 Till date
Departmental Library Incharge Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Aug., 2008 May 2011
NSS Programme Officer Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Aug., 2002 Aug., 2005
Summer Training Co-ordinator –EE Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala July, 2002 March, 2005
Member of CILP Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala July, 2006 June 2010
Member of Placement Council Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala July, 2006 June 2012
NSS Programme Officer Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Aug., 2010 May 2013
NSS Programme Co-ordinator Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

1st May, 2013

28th June, 2018

17th May, 2016

Till Date

Project Co-ordinator for B.Tech. EE Distance Education students Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Nov., 2010 June 2012
Co-Chairman, Time-Table Committee Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2011 April, 2016
Chairman, Time-Table Committee Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala April 2016 Till date
Media Co-ordinator Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Dec., 2013 July, 2014
DPPC Member, EIED Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala April, 2014 July, 2015
Placement Coordinator Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala April, 2016 Till date
Space Committee Representative Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2014 Till date
Souvenir Coordinator Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala May, 2014 Sept., 2016
LEET Admission Committee Member Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala March, 2017 August, 2017

Working Experience: More than 19 Years

Areas of Interest: Power Quality, Custom Power, FACTS Devices, Power Systems and Grounding

Number of publications:

Journal

  • SCI: 03+05 (accepted)
  • SCOPUS: 16
  • Non-SCI: 25

Conference

  • National: 13
  • International : 14

Research supervision:

PhD Thesis guided :Nil

PhD Thesis (ongoing):04

ME Thesis guided : 42

ME Thesis(Ongoing) : 01

Expert Talk delivered: 12

Conferences/Workshops/Short Term Courses/ Training Programs Organized : 03 Conferences and 07 Short-Term Courses

Research Grants from sponsored projects

  1. Number of Research Projects: 01
  2. Funding: INR 5.5 lacs
  3. Role: PI