Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Power Systems



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Bikash Pal, FIEEE, FREng , is  Professor of Power Systems at Imperial College London.  He is research active in power system stability, control and computation.  His research is sponsored by EPSRC, National Grid, GE, ABB,SIEMENS,  UK Power Networks.  He is currently leading  a six-university  UK-China research consortium (2020-2023)   in Sustainable Energy Networks.  In the past he  led  an  eight-university UK-India research consortium (2013-2017) on Smart Grid and Storage and a six-university   UK-China research consortium (2014-2017)  in Smart Grid and Control .  SIEMENS R&D collaborated with him to develop fast power flow and volt-var control tools in Spectrum Power, an advanced module for distribution management system solution from SIEMENS. This is now commissioned in distribution control centres in Columbia, Bosnia Norway and Azerbaijan serving 15 million customers in these countries.  GE commissioned sequel of projects with him to analyse and solve wind farm HVDC grid interaction problems (2013-2019).   His research group has received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He served as  consultant to  United Nations, GE, ALSTOM, National Grid, UK Power Networks . He  has graduated 25 PhDs and published about 140  technical papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He has co-authored four books and two award winning IEEE Task Force/Working Group reports.

As Vice President of Publication,  Power and Energy Society (PES), of IEEE   he sets and lead the delivery of the  plan to sustain the growth in quality, impact and annual revenue ( currently about $9M) and also offers leadership as Governing Board member for the growth of the society.   As  IEEE Periodical committee member he was part of team that approves new periodicals and reviews the performance of the current periodicals.  He chaired an IEEE Working Group in state estimation for power distribution applications. Since 2008 , as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer he has been offering  special lectures and tutorials in power system control and computation .  He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He is Series Editor of Elesevier series on Sustainable Energies  and Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to power system stability and control.  He is Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, UK for the industrial impact of his research in power network control.  He was Otto Monstead Internatonal  Professor at Denmark Technical University (DTU) in 2019, and Mercator Professor  at University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011 invited respectively by the Ottomonstead Foundation and  German Research Foundation (DFG). He holds a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China.

Professor Pal has also founded and been running  KAJALBABU MEMORIAL TRUST an education  charity  in India to mentor children from economically disadvantaged background.

Prospective PhD Positions

PhD positions are available for outstanding students having master with background of power system modelling and simulations.  Information about general scholarships are available in college scholarship section 


DYNAMICS, stability & Control




Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Anagnostou G, Puthenpurayl Linash K, Pal B, 2019, Dynamic state estimation for wind turbine models with unknown wind velocity, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:34, ISSN:0885-8950, Pages:3879-3890

Majumdar A, Pal BC, 2018, Bad data detection in the context of leverage point attacks in modern power networks, Ieee Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol:9, ISSN:1949-3061, Pages:2042-2054

Anagnostou G, Pal BC, 2017, Derivative-free Kalman filtering based approaches to dynamic state estimation for power systems with unknown inputs, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:33, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:116-130

Cai L, Thornhill NF, Pal BC, 2017, Multivariate detection of power system disturbances based on fourth order moment and singular value decomposition, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:32, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:4289-4297

Singh A, Pal B, 2016, An extended linear quadratic regulator for LTI systems with exogenous inputs, Automatica, Vol:76, ISSN:0005-1098, Pages:10-16

Kunjumuhammed LP, Pal BC, Oates C, et al., 2016, The adequacy of the present practice in dynamic aggregated modelling of wind farm systems, Ieee Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol:8, ISSN:1949-3037, Pages:23-32

Canizares C, Farnandes T, Gerladi E, et al., 2016, Benchmark models for the analysis and control of small-signal oscillatory dynamics in power systems, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:32, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:715-722

Ariff MAM, Pal BC, 2016, Adaptive Protection and Control in Power Systemfor Wide-Area Blackout Prevention, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol:31, ISSN:0885-8977, Pages:1815-1825

Kunjumuhammed LP, Pal BC, Oates C, et al., 2016, Electrical Oscillations in Wind Farm Systems: Analysis and Insight Based on Detailed Modeling, Ieee Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol:7, ISSN:1949-3029, Pages:51-62

Singh AK, Pal BC, 2015, Decentralized Control of Oscillatory Dynamics in Power Systems using an Extended LQR, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:31, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:1715-1728

de Souza, JCS, Lessa Assis, et al., 2015, Data compression in smart distribution systems via singular value decomposition, Ieee Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol:8, ISSN:1949-3061, Pages:275-284

Anagnostou G, Pal BC, 2015, Impact of Overexcitation Limiters on the Power System Stability Margin Under Stressed Conditions, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:31, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:2327-2337

Singh A, Pal BC, 2014, Decentralized Dynamic State Estimation in Power Systems Using Unscented Transformation, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:29, ISSN:0885-8950, Pages:794-804

Jabr RA, Pal BC, Martins N, 2010, A Sequential Conic Programming Approach for the Coordinated and Robust Design of Power System Stabilizers, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:25, Pages:1627-1637

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