Dr. Parag Nijhawan

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Power Systems

Email:

parag@thapar.edu

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

  • Broad Research Area:Power Systems
  • Phone/Mobile Number:0175-2393390
  • 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 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 17th May, 2016
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 Till date

List of Publications

  • Parag Nijhawan, “A Novel Approach for Simulation of Transmission Line Compensation,” International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol.2 (5), pp. 336-342, 2010.
  • Parag Nijhawan, Ravinder Singh Bhatia and Dinesh Kumar Jain, “Improved Performance of Multilevel Inverter Based DSTATCOM with Induction Furnace Load,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 6(9), pp.1939-1947, Nov. 2013.
  • Parag Nijhawan, Ravinder Singh Bhatia and Dinesh Kumar Jain, “Comparative Performance Analysis of 3-phase Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Inverters Feeding Induction Furnace Load,” Wulfenia Journal, vol. 21(3), pp. 356-368, March 2014.
  • Aayushee Shokhand and Parag Nijhawan, “Performance Comparison of Different Control Techniques based Z-Source Inverter and Multipulse Converters Duo feeding DTC Induction Motor Drive,” Ciencia E Tecnica, vol. 29(6), pp. 254-283, June 2014.
  • Parag Nijhawan and Aayushee Shokhand, “Investigations on the Effectiveness of 12-pulse Z-Source Converter based DSTATCOM in a Distribution Network with DTC Induction Motor Drive,” Ciencia E Tecnica, vol. 29(7), pp. 142-155, July 2014.
  • Manila Garg and Parag Nijhawan, “Comparative Performance Analysis of VSI and ZSI based DVRs in a Distribution Network with Welding Load,” Ciencia E Tecnica, vol. 30(6), pp. 208-225, June 2015.