Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Power Systems



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  1. Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE): EP/P003605/1: £5M, 2016-2020. Prof leads Imperial on this multi-university programme with Imperial's sahe £1M.
  2. Stability and Control of Power Networks with Energy Storage (STABLE-NET) UK-China Grid Scale Storage, EPSRC, UK, £1.1M, (01/07/2014- 30/06/2016. Prof. Pal leads this three-university consortium.
  3. Reliable and Efficient System for Community Energy Solution- RESCUES, UK-India Smart Grid programme, EPSRC, UK; (01/01/2014-31/12/2016) (£953k); PI of the consortium with share of (£315k).
  4. Advanced Communication and Control for the Prevention of Blackouts (ACCEPT), UK-India Smart Grid programme, (01/01/2014-31/12/2016), EPSRC, UK; (£310k); PI from Imperial.
  5. PV2025 - Potential Costs and Benefits of Photovoltaics for UK-Infrastructure and Society, (01/07/2013-31/03/2016), EPSRC, UK, (£308k);  PI from Imperial.
  6. Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics (STAPP), Funded by EPSRC under  UK-India Solar Energy programme ( EP/H040331/1), Dr Pal as Co-I with a share of  £571K ( 01/1/2011-31/12/2013)
  7. Modelling and control of AC-DC system with significant generation from wind, top up funding National Grid, UK, P33528 (£45K),01/10/2010-30/09/2013
  8. Using real-time measurements for monitoring and management of power transmission dynamics for the Smart Grid, CEC: FP7 IAPP programme. £178K,01/10/2010-30/09/2014.
  9. Control for Sustainability and Energy, Funded by EPSRC, UK, (EP/G066477/1), PI Prof R Vinter, Dr Pal as one of the Co Is   with Prof R Vinter (Co-I) (£ 5.78M)(01/10/2009-30/09/2014)


  1. SUPERGEN Flexnet Top up from Beit Trust: £33K (01/03/2008-28/02/2011)
  2. Power System Wide-area GPS Synchronized Monitoring with Phasor
    Measurements and Low-Frequency Oscillation Mitigation Analysis:  PIEF-GA-2009-235880: CEC FP7 Marie Curie grant (01/06/2010 - 30/11/2011);  Dr Pal as Co-I with Prof Tim Green (PI)
  3. SUPERGEN Flexnet: Funded EPSRC UK (EP/E04011X/1),  Dr Pal as  one of the Co PIs with a share of £330K, 1/10/2007-30/09/2011)
  4. A Wide-Area System for Power Transmission Security
    Enhancement using a Process Systems Approach Funded by  EPSRC, UK (EP/E3032435/1), PI: Dr Pal ( £272K) ( 01/09/2007-28/02/2011
  5. Risk Assessment of Distribution System for Operation purposes: Funded by EDF Energy, UK ( EESC P10176) PI: Dr. Pal  and Prof G Strbac Co-I (£454K) (01/01/2007-31/07/2011)
  6. State Estimation in power distribution network: Methodologies and applications ( £400,000) (04/2006-08/2008)  Dr Pal (PI) and Prof G Strbac Co-PI
  7. "Future Network Technologies for Sustainable Energy Generation "  Funded by EPSRC  GR/S28082/01 (£5,20,000) Dr Pal (Co-I) and Dr. Green (PI)  (03/2003-02/2006)
  8. "Measurement Based FACTS Control" Funded by ABB Switzerland ($300,000 USD) (07/2004-06/2007)  Dr Pal (PI) and Dr Green (Co-I).
  9. Feasibility of Risk assesment in EDFE distribution network operation (£48,370) (01/2006-06/2006) Dr Pal (PI) and Dr
  10.  "Single and Multiple UPFCs as Aids to the Improvement of Supergrid Dynamic and Transient Performance" Funded by EPSRC (GR/R31676) (£3,50,000) (01/2002-12/2007) Dr Pal (CI)  Dr. Green (CI) and Dr. Jaimoukha (PI)
  11. "Single and Multiple UPFCs as Aids to the Improvement of Supergrid Dynamic and Transient Performance" Funded by ABB USA (EESC PX0231) (£2,04,600) (01/2002-12/2004) Dr Pal (CI),  Dr. Green (PI) and Dr. Jaimoukha (Co-I)
  12. "Robust Damping of Oscillations in Large Power Grid Through FACTS Controllers Employing Global Signals" Funded by EPSRC (GR/S06158) (£1,23,000) (01/2003-12/2005) Dr Pal (PI)


  • Wide Area Monitoring
  • Robust Control of Power System
  • FACTS Controllers
  • System Modelling and Control of Renewable Energy Sources 
  • Small Signal Stability Analysis of Power Systems
  • State estimation in power systems
  • Grid Integration of Solar Energy


Dr Chiara Candelise, Centre for Environment Policy and Technology (CEPT) Imperial College London, renewable energy and grid impact, 2012

Prof Nina Thornhill, Chemical Engg, Imperial College London, wide area monitoring and control, 2006

Dr Hua Geng, Tsinghua University, wind energy modelling and control, 2013

Prof Haifeng Wang, North China Electric Power University, Wind energy modelling and control, 2013

Prof Bhim Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, renewable energy integration to grid, 2013

Prof Chandan Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Microgrid and renewable energy integration, 2009

Prof Ralph Gottschalg, Loughborough University, Solar energy integration to grid, 2009

Prof Li Xue, University of Strathclyde, HVDC control and Microgrid Control, 2013

Prof Tapas Mallick, University of Exeter, Microgrid, Solar integration, 2013

Khadim Hussain, National Grid, wind farm and transmission system dynamic interaction, 2014 - 2017

Tobi Babalola, UK Power Networks, Power distribution automation and storage - data analysis, 2016 - 2018

Robert Thorton Jones, Brush Electric Machines, Power Generation Control, 2017

Antonio Padilha Feltrin is Professor of Electrical Engineering, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Campus of Ilha Solteira, Brazil. He is Academic Visitor at Imperial College London, UK., Universidade Estadual Paulista, Campus of Ilha Solteira, Brazil., power distribution analysis, 2012 - 2013

Odilon Luis Tortelli is Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil. He is Academic Visitor at Imperial College London, UK, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), power system computation, 2012 - 2013

Elizete Maria Lourenco Associate Professor, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil. She is Academic Visitor at Imperial College London, UK., University of Parana, Power system state estimation, 2012 - 2013

Prof Istvan ErlichChair Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologiesHead of the Institute of Electrical Power SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenAddress: Bismarckstr. 81, 47057 Duisburg, GermanyTel.: (+49) 203-3791032 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (+49) 203-3791032 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlightingFax: (+49) 203-3792749E-mail:, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Wind energy, 2011 - 2011

Adam Hawkes, Imperial College London, Solar Energy, 2012

Dr I Dzafic, SIEMENS, Power Distribution system, 2012

Dr Nelson Martins, CEPEL, Brazil, Small Signal Stability, 2009

Prof Rabih A Jabr, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Power System State Estimation, 2002

Prof Nina Thornhill, Imperial College London, Process System Control, Chemical Engineering, 2004

Prof Arturo Roman Messina, CINVESTAV, Mexico, Wide Area Monitoring

Guest Lectures

2012 Control and Computation in Smart Grid, IEEE Conf. on Power, Control, Signal Processing and Computations (EPSCICON), January 2012, Kerala, India.

2010 Role of Robust Control in Smart Grid, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, IEEE Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems: PEDES-2010, 21-23 December, New Delhi , India

Advances in Computations and Control in Power Systems, University of Notredame, 2009 International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools For Engineering Applications July 15-17, Beirut, Lebanon

Role of Robust Control in Smart Grid, CIGRE,, 12th SEPOPE Conference,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012

Research Staff








Puthenpurayil Kunjumuhammed,L


Dr Ravindar Singh,SEIPDSO

Research Student Supervision

Rui,H, Wind farm dynamic equivalencing

Ul Nazzir,F, Robust voltage and Var Optimisation in power distribution

Ruis,H, Wind farm dynamics simplification

Nduka,O, Impact assessment of harmonics in power distribution loss calculation

Rui,HA, Wind farm modelling and control

Zhang,L, Optimal Scheduling in Sensor Networks;

Anagnostou,G, Fast Dynamic Security Assessments in Power Systems

Majumdar,A, State Estimation in Power Distribution Systems

Nanchian,S, Distribution system state estimation

Singh,A, Power System Stability

Kuenzel,S, Modelling and Control and ACDC system

Mohammed,AB, Controlled Islanding

Agalgaonkar,Y, Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics (STAPP)

Chauhan,M, Wind Energy Modelling and Control

Simfukwe,D, Flexnet: Smart and Flexible Control

PK,ML, Robust Control Design