Dr. Pawan Kumar


Assistant Professor


Power Systems and Computational Intelligence



Web page Link


Research gate ID: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Pawan_Kumar2


Dr. Pawan Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology since July, 2017. He has received his Ph. D from Jamia Millia Islamia (A central University), New Delhi in 2016. He has completed his Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and received B. Tech from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India in the year 2010 and 2001, respectively.

Dr. Pawan is a Certified Energy Manager cum Auditor with 15 years’ academic (including 5 years of research) experience in the Power and Energy fields of Electrical Technology. During research, Dr. Pawan has published 24 research papers in various reputed publishing houses like IEEE, IET, Elsevier, AJOL and many more. Dr. Pawan have been served as a reviewer for Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Elsevier (Science Direct Publication), Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bentham Science, IEEE international conference INDICON-2015 and International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI'17) and worked as Session Chair and reviewer for ICICS-2016 for the track of power, energy and control.

Currently, he is in the process of editing a Handbook of Research on Power and Energy Optimization with, IGI Global, USA. Earlier, he has delivered expert lectures on Energy Efficiency in electrical utilities in various institutions.

Phone/Mobile Number +91-9911815877
Email ID pawan.kumar@thapar.edu

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

IEEE membership – 92295631

Certifications or professional registrations

Certified Energy Manager cum Auditor, from National Productivity Council, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Under Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.

Publications and other Research Outputs


  1. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali, M. S. Thomas and S. Singh, “Imposing voltage security and network radiality for reconfiguration of distribution systems using efficient heuristic and meta-heuristic approach”, IET- Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 11, no. 10, pp 2457-2467, 2017. (SCI Impact factor 2.213) Available on IEEE explore.
  2. I. Ali, M. S. Thomas, Pawan Kumar, “Energy efficient reconfiguration for practical load combination in distribution system” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (2014), vol. 8 no.11, pp. 1051-1060. DOI: 0.1049/iet-gtd.2014.0915. (SCI Impact factor 2.213). Available on IEEE explore


  1. Pawan Kumar, I. Ali and M. S. Thomas, “Energy efficiency analysis of reconfigured distribution system for practical loads”, Elsevier Journal of Perspectives in Science, Vol. 8, pp. 498-501, 2016.
  2. S. Singh, RM Sharma and Pawan Kumar, “WSNs and PDNs: Similarity, challenges and application of computational intelligence”, International Journal Control Theory and Application, vol. 9, no. 41, Dec. 2016.
  3. I. Ali, M.S. Thomas and Pawan Kumar, “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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, vol. 3, no. 8, 2011, pp. 271-284, 2011.

Book Publication

Editors: Dr. Pawan Kumar, Dr. Ikbal Ali, Dr. Taha Selim Ustun, Mr. Surjit Singh

Book Title: Handbook of Research on Power and Energy System Optimization

Publisher: IGI Global, 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA 17033-1240, USA

Scheduled December 2017 Link to call for chapters: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2577

Awards and Honours

  • 3rd Rank in Metric in Rural area at District Level
  • State Board Scholarship during Diploma Course
  • B. Tech with Honors
  • Best Paper award in International Conference ICICS-2016

Description of Research Interests

His current area of research interest includes distribution system’s planning and operation, optimization and computational intelligence, energy efficiency and management, distributed generation.