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!
I. J. NAGRATH MS (Wisconsin University), was Professor and Deputy Director, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has published several research papers in prestigious journals. Professor Nagrath has worked across a wide range of areas including Controls Electric Machines, Power Systems, Signal and System, Robotics and Electronics. Electronics:Analog and Digital and Electronic Devices and Circuits are his two popular books, published by PHI Learning. Besides, he has authored and co-authored many books in this areas.