Division of Electric Power Engineering, Department of Energy and Environment, at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
Postal address: Avdelningen för elteknik, Institutionen för Energi och miljö, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg
Visiting address: Hörsalsvägen 11
Fax: +46 (0)31 772 1633
Web page: http://www.chalmers.se/ee/SV/forskning/forskargrupper/elteknik
Contact person: Associate Professor Ola Carlson, Coordinator of Master Program, phone: +46 (0)31 772 1637
South Asia related research and education at the department:
PhD Kankar Bhattacharya was connected to the department as Associate Professor during the years 1998–2004. He coordinated an International Masters Programme in Electric Power Engineering, Power system operation, Economics, and Deregulation issues, System dynamics stability and control. Dr. Bhattacharya has now moved to Canada, where he is working at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario.
Bhattacharya presented a report on ”Transmissions Planning for the Indian Power Grid: A mixed integrer programming approach”, in 1999, together with R K Chaturvedi, and J Parikh, in International Transactions Operations Research. He was awarded the Gunnar Engström award in 2001, a prize given by the ABB corporation as a reward for his research.
Several South Asian researchers have been enrolled to the Masters programme and higher studies at the department. Chandima Ekanayake was connected to the High Voltage Engineering group, involved in a Sida funded project on ”Diagnostics of Power transformer insulation using dielectric spectroscopy measurements”. He defended her doctoral dissertation on ”Diagnosis of moisture in transformer insulation – Application of frequency domain spectroscopy” on 18 January 2006. More information on the thesis.
Prakashraj Kasinathan at the Electrical Machines and Power Electronics group defended his doctoral dissertation on ”Integrated In-Wheel Motors for Low Power Traction Application” in the Spring 2003. More information on the thesis.
A MSc thesis on ”Performance of Non-ceramic Insulators in Tropical Environments” was presented by Manjula Fernando in 1999. It is a study on insulators performance in Sri Lanka. Abstract of the dissertation.
Dr. Suhail Z. Farooqui from the Dept. of Engineering Sciences, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, has done one year Post Doctoral Research work at the division, from September 2005 to September 2006. He carried out this work in collaboration with Associate Professor Ola Carlsson, mainly in the field of Stand-Alone Applications of Doubly-Fed Induction Generators (DFIG) in Wind Turbines. Dr. Farooqui has earlier (in the year 2004) attended the 5-week Training Program on the ‘Management of Wind Power Development’, organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), in 2004. Further, his work titled “A Complete Order Model Dynamic Simulation of a Stand-Alone Doubly-Fed Induction Generator” was accepted for presentation in the Nordic Workshop on Power and Industrial Electronics (NORPIE – 2006), held at Lund University of Technology, Sweden, 12–14 June 2006. This work is highly significant in the present scenario of the expanding power generation through the wind, and can have large industrial applications if experimentally and economically proven feasible.
It is expected that by Dr. Farooqui’s visit, the technical co-operation between Chalmers and the National University of Sciences & Technology will develop in a positive and meaningful way which will benefit both the institutions in the long term.