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Vijay Vittal

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Regents Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
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. 

Fax
480-727-2052
Education
  • Ph.D. Iowa State University 1982
  • M.T. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India 1979
  • B.E. B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India 1977
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
Publications
  • Yang, B., Vittal, Vijay, Heydt, Gerald, Sen, Arunabha. A Novel Slow Coherency Based Graph Theoretic Islanding Strategy. IEEE (2007).
Research Activity
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / 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.