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Vijay Vittal

Vijay Vittal

Regents Professor
Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor
ASU Foundation Professor in Electric Power Systems

vijay.vittal@asu.edu
(480) 965-1879
(480) 965-0745 (fax)

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706
Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706

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Biography

Regents Professor Vijay Vittal is the Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor (2005) and ASU Foundation Professor in Electric Power Systems at Arizona State University. Prior to ASU, Vittal was an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor at the Iowa State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. In addition, Vittal was a Murray and Ruth Harpole Professor and director of the university’s Electric Power Research Center and site director of the National Science Foundation IUCRC Power System Engineering Research Center. He also served as the program director for power systems for the National Science Foundation Division of Electrical and Communication Systems in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1994. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems from 2005 to 2011.

Professor Vittal was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2004. In 2018, he received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Prabha. S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award and the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Achievement Award. In 2013, he was awarded the IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Technical Field Award. He also received the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2000. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1997 and also was awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985.

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1982
  • M. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1979
  • B.E. B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 1977

Academic Experience

2019-present
Regents Professor

2013-present
ASU Foundation Professor in Power Systems Engineering

2005-present
Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2004
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2000-2004
Murray and Ruth Harpole Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1990-present
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1993-1994
Program Director for Power Systems, National Science Foundation Division of Electrical & Communication Systems, Washington, DC

1986-1990
Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1982-1986
Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Research Activities

Research Interests

  • Robust Control Methods Applied to Power Systems
  • Emergency Control to Prevent Catastrophic Failures in Power Systems
  • Direct Control of Loads to Enhance Reliability in Power Systems
  • Sensors and Sensor Systems for Large Scale Power Systems
  • Use of Phasor Measurement for On-line Transient Stability Analysis
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Resources
  • Hybrid Simulation

Educational Projects
PowerLearn Project

Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)
http://pserc.org

IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) Activities

  • Editor in Chief IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 2005 – 2011
  • Member Power Engineering Education Committee
  • Member Power System Dynamic Performance Committee

More Research Activity

Honors and awards

2019 – Regents Professor

2013 – IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award – IEEE Technical Field Award

2009 – IEEE Power and Energy Society, Working Group Recognition Award, Outstanding Technical Report – “Blackout Experience and Lessons, Best Practices for System Dynamic Performance and the Role of New Technologies.

2007 – IEEE Power Engineering Society, Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, Technical Committee Prize Paper Award

2007 – Named among the 150 “Visionaries” — individuals who built Iowa State University on the occasion of ISU’s sesquicentennial.

2006 – IEEE PES, Power System Dynamic Performance Comm., Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award

2005 – IEEE Power Engineering Society, Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, Distinguished service award.

2005 – Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor, Arizona State University

2004 – Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University

2004 – Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering

2003 – Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research.

2001 – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Power Engineering Society Technical Council Committee of the Year Award 2000-2001 – Power System Dynamic Performance Committee – Chair Vijay Vittal.

2000 – Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, Power Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2000 – Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award. Departmental Award for Student Recognition of Outstanding Classroom Performance.

1997 – Elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

1989 – Young Engineering Faculty Research Award, presented by the College of Engineering, Iowa State University.

1988 – Faculty Award of Excellence, Presented annually by the NCR Corporation to recognize outstanding contributions to the Academic Education of Electrical Engineering Students.

1985 – Presidential Young Investigator Award, received from the President of the United States in recognition of research and teaching abilities.

Textbooks or chapters in books

Fouad, A. A., and V. Vittal, Power System Transient Stability Analysis Using the Transient Energy Function
Method, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1992.

Bergen, A. R., and V. Vittal, Power System Analysis, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2000.

V. Vittal, R. Ayyanar, Grid Integration and Dynamic Impact of Wind Energy, Springer, New York, 2013.

V. Vittal, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, L. L. Grigsby, Editor and Chief, “Direct Stability
Methods,” pp. 11-42 – 11-54, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001.

Vittal, V., “Emergency Control and Special Protections Systems in Large Electric Power Systems,” Stability and Control of Dynamical Systems
with Applications, pp. 293-313, Birkhäuser, Boston, 2003.

Sauer, P.W., K. L. Tomsovic, V. Vittal, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, Power System Stability and
Control, L.L. Grigsby, Editor, “Dynamic Security Assessment,” pp. 15-1 – 15-10, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton Florida, 2007.

Vittal, V., The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, Power System Stability and Control, L.L. Grigsby, Editor,
“Direct Stability Methods,” pp. 11-1 – 11-13, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton Florida, 2007.

T.J. Browne, V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, and A.R. Messina, Inter-area Oscillations in Power Systems – A Nonlinear and Nonstationary
Perspective, “Practical Application of Hilbert Transform Techniques in Identifying Inter-area Oscillations,” pp. 101-126, Springer, 2009.

Vittal, V., F. Ma, A Hybrid Dynamic Equivalent Using ANN-Based Boundary Matching Technique, “Power System Coherency and
Model Reduction,” pp.91-118, Springer, 2013.