Professor K. Rajmohan Padiyar

Professor(Emeritus), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Power & Energy Systems- Dynamics and Control, Application of Power Electronics-HVDC Power Transmission and FACTS Controllers, Power Quality, Microgrids-Design and Operation.


Study of Power System Dynamics and Control to develop a self-healing grid, Study of AC-DC system interactions, Subsynchronous Resonance(SSR), Investigation of System Stability and Protection based on Wide-Area Measurement Systems(WAMS)

Consultancy Areas:

Power & Energy System Dynamic simulation & Control, Application and Operation of HVDC Power Transmission and FACTS Controllers, Development of Transmission and Micro-grids.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Principal Investigator for Research Projects supported by CSIR, DST and DOE in HVDC Power Transmission, FACTS Controllers, Dynamic Security and Control of Power Grids. Was a member of Project Review & Coordination Committee of the National HVDC Project.Consultancy projects for State Electricity Boards, BHEL, CPRI and Power Research & Development Consultants, Author of books on HVDC Power Transmission Systems, FACTS Controllers in Power Transmission & Distribution Power System Dynamics-Stability & Control,Research monographs on SSR and Structure Preserving Energy Functions in Power Systems-Theory and Applications..

Professional Experience:

  • 1972-73, Post Doctoral Fellow,University of Waterloo,Waterloo, Canada
  • 1973-74, Research Associate, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
  • 1974-76, Asst. Professor, Tuskegee University, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • 1976-87, Asst. Professor till 1980, Professor(1980-87)I.I.T. Kanpur
  • 1987-2003, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2003-2013, Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Power & Energy Systems, Dynamics & Control, HVDC Transmission, FACTS Controllers, Power Quality,
System Analysis & Simulation,Transmission and Micro-grids..


Contact Information


306, Shashikiran Apts., 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055

Phone: (080)-23671924, 09341378331

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  • B.E.(Electrical), College of Engineering, Pune, Poona University, 1962
  • M.E.(Power Engg-Electrical), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1964
  • PhD (Electrical),University of Waterloo, Waterloo,Ontario, Canada, 1972


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Prof. Rustom Choksi Memorial Award for Excellence in Research(Engg. Faculty) in 1999
  • Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers ABB Chair Professor(2001-2003)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award by I.I.Sc. and its Alumni Association, 2014

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated V: Electrical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1994

Year of Birth: 1941