BiographyProf. K.R. Padiyar is with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore since 1987,where he is presently an Emeritus Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering. Previously he was with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur from 1976 to 1987 where he became a Professor in 1980. He obtained B.E. degree from Poona University in 1962, M.E. degree form Indian Institute of Science in 1964 and PhD degree from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1972.
Prof. Padiyar is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of HVDC and FACTS, Power System dynamics and Control. He has authored over 200 papers and six books including “HVDC Power Transmission Systems”, “Power System Dynamics” , “Analysis of Subsynchronous Resonance in Power Systems”. and “FACTS Controllers in Power Transmission and Distribution”. Recently, he has authored a research monograph on “Structure Preserving Energy Functions-Theory and Practice” (published by CRC Press,USA) that describes the analytics of monitoring ,predicting dynamic security and devising emergency control to develop self-healing power grids. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering and Life Senior Member of IEEE. He was awarded the Dept. of Power Prize twice by Institution of Engineers (India). He is the recipient of 1999 Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research for Science/Engineering. He was ABB Chair Professor during 2001-03. He was a Member of the Review Committee of the National HVDC Project.
He received the life time achievement awards by the Organizing Committee of National Power Systems Conference and System Society of India in December 2008 and 2010 respectively. He was felicitated for his contributions by Central Power Research Institute, Institution of Engineers(India) and Power Engineering Society,IEEE, Bangalore Section in 2005,2007 and 2009.
Was a Member of the Project Review Committee for the National HVDC Project in India, Lectured to Professional Engineers in Utilities,Research Institutions and Manufacturing Industries on Power System Analysis and Design issues.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Power System Dynamics, Stability and Control, Subsynchronous Resonance, Damping controllers,Emergency (Stabilizing) controllers, Structure Preserving Energy Functions and their applications for design of controls based on WAMS, Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems-HVDC and FACTS Controllers, Power Quality.
Reading and Writing , Travel to interesting historical places