Dr. Pawan Kumar

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Energy Efficiency & the internet of energy

Email:

pawan.kumar@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Kumar is a Certified Energy Manager cum Auditor (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). He is the fellow and chartered engineer with Institute of Engineers (IE) India. He had developed an independent research center while being worked as Coordinator of Energy Elite Club. He is actively working as Principal Investigator for the university funded project on “Power and renewable energy management at TIET campus through strategic auditing and benchmarking” Dr. Kumar has worked as the Managing Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Innovative Technologies for Micro-grid and Smart-grid Systems” of Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier Journal. Dr. Kumar has also been served as a reviewer for reputed journals and conferences including; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IET-Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Elsevier-Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Computers and Electrical Engineering, Springer-Electrical Engineering, IJITWE IGI Global USA, JCIT IGI Global USA, 12th IEEE INDICON-2015 and 2018. He has published several papers/books/book chapters with various journals/conferences of repute including IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Taylor and Frances etc. He has worked as Session Chair and reviewer for ICICS-2016 for the track of power, energy and control. He has also received Best Paper Award during ICICS-2016 International Conference. Dr. Kumar is the editor of a book “Handbook of Research on Power and Energy System Optimization” with, IGI Global, USA. He has delivered expert lectures on Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities in various institutions. His area of current interest includes: Energy efficiency in electrical utilities, optimization in power system’s operation and planning, distributed generation, load management and energy auditing, computational intelligence, Innovative technologies for micro-grid and smart-grid systems, Internet of Energy (IoE).

Education

Degree

Institution

Year

Specialization

Ph. D

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

2016

Power systems

M. Tech

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

2010

Power Systems

B. Tech.

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana

2001

Electrical Engineering

Experience: Total Teaching Experience 16 years

S. No

Institution

Designation

Duration

1

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Assistant Professor

July 2017 to till date

2

Lovely Professional University

Associate Professor

July 2016 to July 2017

3

UPTU/GBTU/MTU/AKTU Lucknow

Associate Professor / Assistant professor / S. Lecturer / Lecturer

March 2003 to April 2016

Teaching Interests:

  1. Power systems operation and control
  2. Power system planning and restructuring
  3. Power system dynamics and stability
  4. Power system analysis
  5. Power generation, transmission, distribution and economics
  6. Energy auditing and management

Research Interest:

  1. Internet of Energy (IoE)
  2. Energy efficiency in power delivry
  3. Distribution generation
  4. Computational Intelligence
  5. optimization in power system’s operation and planning
  6. load management and energy auditing
  7. micro-grid and smart-grid systems

Publications:

Journals

Under revision

  1. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali, M. S. Thomas and S. Singh, “Imposing voltage security and network radiality for reconfiguration of distribution system using efficient heuristic and meta-heuristic approaches”, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 11, no. 10, pp 2457-2467, March 2017. (SCI: IF-3.229).
  2. I. Ali, M. S. Thomas and Pawan Kumar, “Energy efficient reconfiguration for practical load combination in distribution system”, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 9, no.11, pp. 1051-1060. August 2015. (SCI: IF-3.229).
  3. H. Ahuja and Pawan Kumar, “A novel approach for coordinated operation of variable speed wind energy conversion in smart grid applications”, Elsevier, Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, vol. 77, pages: 72-84, 2019. (SCI: IF-2.189).
  4. S. Singh and Pawan Kumar, “MH-CACA: multi-objective harmony search-based coverage aware clustering algorithm in WSNs”, Enterprise Information Systems, Taylor & Francis, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2019.1633691 (SCI: IF-2.122).
  5. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M. S. Thomas, “Energy efficiency analysis of reconfigured distribution system for practical loads”, Elsevier, Journal Perspectives in Science, Vol. 8, pp. 498-501, 2016. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  6. R. Kumar, Pawan Kumar and R. Vijay, “Hexagonal Shaped Slot Antenna Resonant Frequency Determination using ANN Approach”, Microwave review, National Society for Microwave Technique, Technologies and Systems and Serbia and Montenegro IEEE MT, pages: 27-30, 2019 (SCOPUS).
  7. S. Singh, R. M Sharma and Pawan Kumar, “WSNs and PDNs: Similarity, challenges and application of computational Intelligence”, International Journal Control Theory and Application, Serial Publications, vol. 9, no. 41, Dec. 2016 (SCOPUS).
  8. I. Ali, M. S. Thomas and Pawan Kumar, “Optimal capacitor placement in smart distribution systems to improve its loadability and energy efficiency”, International Journal of Engineering Science & Technology, Multi Craft Limited (AJOL), vol. 3, no. 8, 2011, pp. 271-284, 2011.
  9. Seema Arora and Pawan Kumar, “Infrastructural development of energy planning and energy management for smart grid implementation”, Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 26-31, July-Aug. 2012.
  10. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Distributed resource planning for improved voltage stability of radial distribution system”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, vol. 2, no 1 (special), pp. 95-101, Dec. 2013.
  11. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali, M.S. Thomas and S. Singh, “A coordinated framework of DG allocation and operating strategy in distribution system for configuration management under varying loading patterns”, Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor & Francis, Under revision 2019.
  12. R. Kumar, Pawan Kumar, S. Singh and R. Vijay, “ Fast and Accurate synthesis of frequency reconfigurable slot antenna using back propagation network”, International Journal of Electronics and Communication, Elsevier, Under revision 2019.

Projects/Grants

S. No.

Project Title

Duration

Funding

Status

1

Power and renewable energy management at TIET campus through strategic auditing and benchmarking

2 years

TIET

ongoing

Books and book chapters publications (International)

  1. Pawan Kumar, S. Singh, I Ali and T.S Ustun, “Handbook of research on power and energy system optimization”, IGI Global Publication, USA.
  2. Pawan Kumar and Dip V Thanki, “Synchronized operation of grid power, solar power and battery for smart energy management”, A book chapter, IGI Global Publication, USA.
  3. Pawan Kumar, I Ali and Dip V Thanki, “Demand side management: Energy efficiency and demand response, A book chapter, IGI Global Publication, USA.

International Conferences

  1. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Effect of loading pattern on the performance of reconfigured medium size distribution system”, PICONF-2012 (IEEE) at Murthal Haryana, Dec. 2012, Scopus & Web of Science
  2. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Synchronizing solar cell, battery and grid supply for development of smart power system for home”, INDICON-2015 (IEEE) at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Dec. 17-20, 2015. Web of Science & Scopus
  3. Pawan Kumar and Surjit Singh, “Reconfiguration of radial distribution system with static load models for loss minimization”, PEDES-2014 (IEEE) at IIT, Bombay, Dec. 16-19, 2014, Web of Science & Scopus
  4. Pawan Kumar and Surjit Singh, “Comprehensive stability analysis of radial distribution system with load growth”, IICPE-2014 (IEEE) at NIT, Kurukshetra, Dec. 8-10, 2014, Web of Science & Scopus
  5. Pawan Kumar and Surjit Singh, “Energy efficiency performance of radial distribution system with reactive power injection”, IICPE-2014 (IEEE) at NIT, Kurukshetra, Dec. 8-10, 2014, Web of Science & Scopus
  6. Pawan Kumar and Surjit Singh, “WSNs and PDNs: Similarity, challenges and application of computational intelligence”, ICICS-2016 at LPU Phagwara, Nov. 18-19th, 2016. Best Paper award
  7. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Distributed resource planning for improved voltage stability of radial distribution system”, ICETES-2013 at Kothamangalam, Kerala, 12-13th Dec. 2013
  8. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Energy efficiency analysis of reconfigured distribution system for practical loads”, ICEMS-2016 at JNU Jaipur, March 17-19, 2016
  9. Pawan Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Amit Kumar, Atul Kumar, Anant Garg, “Economics of power factor correction in radial distribution systems”, ET & MSD-2013 at JNU New Delhi, 16-17th March 2013
  10. Gagandeep Singh Brar, Lovepreet Singh, Pawan Kumar, “Energy efficiency evaluation in commercial and residential buildings with demand side management: A review”, submitted to 8th International Conference on Power Systems, MNIT Jaipur, 2019

National Conferences

  1. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Load models effect on energy efficiency in smart distribution systems”, Proc. of NEEC-2011 at DTU, New Delhi, 16-17 Dec. 2011.
  2. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and Surjit Singh, “Computer based approach: New algorithm for energy efficiency in power distribution systems”, Proc. of EICC-2012 at GCET, Greater Noida, 13-14 April 2012.
  3. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Enhancement of energy efficiency of smart distribution system by demand side management and maximum demand control”, Proc. of RTEE-2012 at NIET, Greater Noida, 21-22 April 2012.
  4. Pawan Kumar et al., “Energy auditing and management: A case study to improve energy efficiency and setting benchmarking”, Proc. of RTEE-2012 at NIET, Greater Noida, 21-22 April 2012.
  5. Pawan Kumar, Shivam Agarwal, Shashank Kaushik, Yogesh N. Gaur, “Power system stability analysis using runge-kutta and modified euler’s method”, Proc. of RDCAPE-2013 at Amity University, Noida, 21-22 Feb. 2013.
  6. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M.S. Thomas, “Evaluation of energy efficiency of reconfigured radial distribution system”, Proc. of ETEEE-2015 at JMI, New Delhi, 2-3rd Feb 2015.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  1. Best paper award in ICICS-2016 at LPU Jalandhar, Punjab.
  2. Scholarship during diploma course.
  3. First prize in sports meet at college level in 3000mtr, 1500mtr and 800mtr race.
  4. First prize in group song competition at college level.
  5. First prize (fashion show) in Dipotsav-2015 at KEC Ghaziabad.
  6. Three times gate qualified.

Research guidance

S. No.

Title of the thesis

Student

M.E./

Ph.D.

Year

Completed/ ongoing

1

Energy efficiency evaluation of commercial building using strategic auditing and DSM 

Gagandeep Singh Brar

ME

2019

Completed

2

DG allocation and network reconfiguration for energy efficiency performance of the distribution system using HSA 

Pratima Pal

ME

2019

Completed

3

Perspectives for Energy Efficiency in commercial and residential use through Internet of Energy (IoE)

Lovepreet Singh

ME

2020

Ongoing

Expert lecture delivered

S. No. 

Name of the Program

Topic of the lecture

Place and Duration

1

Faculty Development Program

Energy efficiency in Smart Grid

ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad, UP, 18-22nd January 2016

2

Short Term Training Program

Perspectives for energy efficiency in power delivery

KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, UP, 1-6th July, 2019.

3

Expert Lecture

Energy Management: Concept, Aspects and Perspectives

ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad, UP, 8th March 2019

Other research activities

  • Served as Managing Guest Editor with International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier (SCI, IF 2.189).
  • Proposal submitted for Patent Filing to PSCST, Chandigarh.
  • Proposal submitted for Handbook of research on Internet of Energy (IoE) with international publication, (Taylor & Francis) 2019.
  • Reviewer/Editorial board member of various publishing house like IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer and IGI Global etc. .

Member/certification of professional bodies/societies

  • Professional Membership, IEEE .
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India) .
  • Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers (India) .
  • Energy Manager cum Auditor, Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

Web page Link

  • Google Scholar ID: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=A4lAMbUAAAAJ&hl=en .
  • Research gate ID: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Pawan_Kumar2 .

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