Akhtar Kalam has been at Victoria University (VU) since 1985. He is a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science and Head of Engineering of the College of Engineering and Science. Currently, he is the Head of External Engagement. He is also the current Chair of the Academic Board in the Engineering Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia, and the Editor in Chief of Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Also, he has a Distinguished Professorship position at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, three Indian and five Malaysian universities. Professor Kalam has conducted research, provided industrial consultancy and published more than 542 publications on his area of expertise. He has written 26-plus books in the area. More than 35 PhD students have graduated under his supervision He received his B.Sc. and B.Sc. Engineering degrees from University of Calcutta and the Aligarh Muslim University, India. He completed his MS and Ph.D degrees at the University of Oklahoma, USA and the University of Bath, UK respectively. He provides consultancy for major electrical utilities, manufacturers and other industry bodies in his field of expertise. He is a Fellow of EA, IET, AIE, a life member of IEEE and a member CIGRE AP B5 Study Committee.
Khaleequr Rehman Niazi has over 29 years of teaching and research experience. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Dean of Academic affairs of MNIT Jaipur. He has vast administrative experience. He has worked as Head, Electrical Engineering Department, Advisor- Estate, Chief Vigilance Officer, Chairman- Senate Undergraduate committee, Member Board of Governors of MNIT, Professor In-Charge - Training & Placement, Nodal Officer-TEQIP, etc at MNIT, Jaipur. He has published over 200 papers in International journals and conferences. He has also published a book. He has so far supervised 16 Ph.Ds and many PG dissertations and carried out many sponsored R&D projects. He has diversified research interests in the areas of conventional power and renewable energy systems, smart grid, distribution network reconfiguration, flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), and application of AI and ANN techniques to power systems. He has been visiting professor of Taibah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was also nominated by DST India for International Training on “Electrical Power system automation Technology and applications” at Wuhan China. He is presently Associate Editor of RPG IET journal of UK, Senior Member IEEE, USA and life member ISTE, India.
Amit Soni Amit Soni has 18 years of teaching and research experience and is presently working as Professor & Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur. He has completed PhD (2012) and M. Tech. (2005) in “Power Systems” both from M.N.I.T. Jaipur. He has worked in various administrative capacities such as Director, RTU affiliated Engineering College, Head, Electrical Department, Coordinator and Chairman for various Academic Committees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published more than 50 research papers in repute SCI indexed journals and conferences. He has supervised 3 Ph.Ds and many PG students under his guidance. Currently, he is working on DST SERB funded research project in collaboration with MLSU, Udaipur and NIT Uttarakhand. Students from all levels i.e. UG, PG and Ph.D. are working under his supervision on different areas. He has also published book on “Power System Engineering” for RTU affiliated institutions. Currently, he is working on Solar PV Materials & its applications, Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy Systems and Power System. He is life member of Solar Energy Society of India, Member ISTE, India and IEEE, USA.
Shahbaz Ahmed Siddiqui is Associate Professor and Head in Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal University, Jaipur India. He completed his Ph.D and M. Tech. from M.N.I.T., Jaipur in Power Systems. He is teaching undergraduate and post graduate courses and his areas of research interests include artificial intelligence applications to power system operation and control, operation and control of microgrid, and synthesization and fabrication of solar cells. He has published more than 50 papers in International Journals and Conferences. He is life member of ISTE, India and member of IEEE, USA.
Ankit Mundra is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur. He is pursuing PhD from M.N.I.T., Jaipur in Internet of Things. His area of research expertise is Network Security, Wireless Networks, Online Fraud Detection. He has published more than 25 research articles in International Journals and Conferences. He has been the editor of two international books published by Springer Nature.