ABHIJIT CHAKRABARTI is Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah. A Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), he has published/presented 85 research papers in international and national journals and conferences and authored/co-authored ten books on electrical engineering. He has nearly eight years of industrial experience and around twenty years of teaching and research experience.
Professor Chakrabarti is a recipient of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya award, and the power medal, merit and best paper awards (twice) from Central Electricity Authority, India. His areas of interest include power system, electric circuits and power electronics and drives.
D.P. KOTHARI, Ph.D., is Director-Research, S.B. Jain Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Nagpur. Earlier, he has been Vice-Chancellor at VIT University, Vellore; Director General at VITS, Indore and at Raisoni Group of Institutions, Nagpur; and Director-Research at Wainganga College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur. He has also served as Director-in-Charge, IIT Delhi (2005); Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–2006); Principal, National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (1997–1998); and Professor and Head, Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi (1995–1997). Dr. Kothari has been visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, from 1982–1983 and in 1989. He has also been NSF Fellow at Purdue University, USA in 1992.
Dr. Kothari is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Institution of Engineers (FIE), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). A recipient of most Active Researcher Award, Professor Kothari has authored extensively towards Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation, and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He is also the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award (2009) by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution in the areas of educational planning and administration. He has guided 48 PhDs and 65 MTechs; authored 42 books on power systems; and published 780 research publications in various national and international journals/conferences. He has also delivered 50 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 40,000 hits!
A. K. MUKHOPADHYAY, Ph.D., is former Vice Chancellor of Tripura University and former Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Applied Physics of Calcutta University. Being recipient of several awards, Mukhopadhyay has published 120 research papers in national and international journals and also published books in various fields of electrical engineering. He has active interest in electrical machines, power system and microprocessor applications in the areas of monitoring, control, protection and instrumentation.
ABHINANDAN DE, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. Actively involved in research and consultancy work, he has published more than 30 research papers in peer reviewed international journals. His current research interests include power system transient analysis, transformer protection, fault diagnosis and insulation optimization and application of soft computing techniques in power system performance and optimization.