person: Associate Professor Ola
Carlson, Coordinator of Master
Program, phone: +46 (0)31
South Asia related research and education at the department:
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,
presented a report on Transmissions
Planning for the Indian Power Grid: A mixed integrer programming approach,
in 1999, together with R K Chaturvedi,
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.
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.