Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Power Systems



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Bikash Pal 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, UK Power Networks.  He leads  an  eight-university UK-India research consortium on Smart Grid and Storage and a six-university   UK-China research consortium in Smart Grid and Control. His research group has received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He is consultant to  United Nations, GE, ALSTOM, National Grid, UK Power Networks . He  has graduated 20 PhDs and published about 100 technical papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He has co-authored two 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 delivers plan to sustain the growth in quality, impact and revenue (currently about $5M) and also offer leadership as Governing Board member for the growth of the society.   As  IEEE Periodical committee member he is part of team that approves new periodicals and reviews the performance of the current periodicals.  He chairs an IEEE Working Group in state estimation for power distribution applications. As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer he has offered special lectures and tutorials in power system control and computation in more than 10 countries.  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 holds a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China.

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 


monitoring, stability & Control






Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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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