There is a pressing need to transform our electric infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the 21st century while emphasizing the utilization of local and renewable resources of energy, and contextually respecting economic, social, and geopolitical constraints. Power-systems engineering, my field of research, focuses on the operation, control, and optimization of power networks. Power-systems engineers are at the forefront of enabling the compositional shift in the electrical infrastructure from (a few) fossil-fuel-driven electromechanical synchronous generators to (many) electronic inverter-interfaced renewables. Technical advances in this field hold the promise of achieving the goals mentioned above and realizing a sustainable energy future.

Recent Features

  • Technical program chair at IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids 2021. [link]
  • New online repository for power engineering courses. [link]
  • Organizing workshop on Machine Learning and Data Science for Power Systems. [link]
  • DOE-SETO Project on Grid-forming Inverter Technology in collaboration with UW-Seattle. [link]
  • NSF-sponsored workshop on Power Electronics-Enabled Operation Of Power Systems. [link]
  • Mohit received the 2019 UMN Graduate School's Best Dissertation Award. [link, another link ]
  • Awarded IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award 2019. [link]
  • IEEE Spectrum article featuring research on grid forming inverter control. [link]

Recent Papers

  • S. V. Dhople, Y. C. Chen, A. Al-Digs, and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Reexamining the Distributed Slack Bus," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear, 2020. [link]
  • J. Poon, B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, and S. Sanders, "Minimum Distortion Point Tracking," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, to appear, 2020. [link]
  • V. Purba, B. Johnson, S. Jafarpour, F. Bullo, and S. V. Dhople, "Dynamic Aggregation of Grid-tied Three-phase Inverters," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 1520-1530, March 2020. [link]
  • Y. C. Chen and S. V. Dhople, "Tracing Power with Circuit Theory," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 138-147, January 2020. [link]
  • A. Al-Digs, S. V. Dhople, and Y. C. Chen, "Dynamic Distribution Factors," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 4974-4983, November 2019. [link]
  • M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, and S. V. Dhople, "Decentralized Interleaving of Parallel-connected Buck Converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 4993-5006, May 2019. [link]