Associate Professor Hemanshu Pota

Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8197
+61 2 6268 8443

LOCATION

Building 16 Room 224
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Research Experience

 Hemanshu's current research interest is in the areas of:

  • Renewable Energy Integration for Smart Grid
  • Control of mechanical systems - atomic force microscope and small UAVs
He has sercured close to three million dollars in external researh funding. He has obtained three ARC Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant. 
 
His fundamental contributions in the power systems area are: battery and renewable resource integration, vehicle-to-grid for power quality support, analysis of power systems transient stability, robust feedback linearising control of synchronous machines and renewable resources, robust control for low-voltage-ride-through for wind generators, high performance PV system control for real and reactive power support, non-interacting controller design for distribution systems.
 
His contrbutions in the control of mechanical systems are spatial control, resonant control, and robust control that have been applied to high speed AFM image scanning.
 
Hemanshu has published over 130 refereed journal papers in high impact journals, one book, fifteen book chapters, and over 270 international conference papers - Google scholar page.
 
He has supervised fifteen PhD students and eleven Masters students to completion.
 
Editorships
 
  • Editor-in-Chief of Technology and Economic Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy - A Springer Journal
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Control System Society's (CSS) Conference Editorial Board (CEB),
  • Associate Editor of the IFAC Journal of Control Engineering Practice, 2004-10.
International Collaboration
 
  • Columbia University, New York, USA
  • The University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • Aalborg University, Denmark

Awards

  • Best Paper Award (with N. K. Roy, M. A. Mahmud, and M. J. Hossain) at the 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronis and Applications (ICIEA 2013) held 19-21 June 2013, Melbourne, Australia for the paper entitled, "D-STATCOM Control in Distribution Networks with Composite Loads to Ensure Grid Code Compatible Performance of Photovoltaic Generators".
  • Elsevier Prize for Best Applications Paper (with Professor Ian Petersen) at IEE International Conference Control 2000, Cambridge, UK, September 2000. 
  • UNSW@ADFA Teaching Excellence Award 2006 - Citation and $3000 prize money
 

Additional Experience

  • 1989-Present University College, UNSW
  • 1985-86 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
  • 1987-89 Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Associate Professor Pota's main teaching interests are in analogue electronics, circuit theory, control engineering, and power systems. 

Consulting Interests

Power systems dynamics and control; currently a consultant with GHD, Australia.

Administration Duties
 

Books

Pota HR, 2018, The essentials of power system dynamics and control, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8914-5

Book Chapters

Das SK; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Advanced vibration control of atomic force microscope scanner', in Handbook of Research on Advanced Intelligent Control Engineering and Automation, pp. 84 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-7248-2.ch003

Das SK; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Intelligent tracking control system for fast image scanning of atomic force microscopes', in Azar A; Vaidyanathan S (ed.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer Verlag, pp. 351 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13132-0_14

Rahman MS; Pota HR , 2014, 'Agent-Based Smart Grid Protection and Security', in Green Energy and Technology, edn. 9789814585262, Springer, Singapore, pp. 383 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-27-9_16

Barik MA; Pota HR; Ravishankar J, 2014, 'Power Management of Low and Medium Voltage Networks with High Density of Renewable Generation', in Hossain J; Mahmud A (ed.), Green Energy and Technology, edn. 9789814585262, Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 189 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-27-9_9

Nasiruzzaman ABM; Akter MN; Pota HR, 2014, 'Impediments and Model for Network Centrality Analysis of a Renewable Integrated Electricity Grid', in Hossain J; Mahmud A (ed.), Renewable Energy Integration, edn. Green Energy and Technology, Springer, pp. 429 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-27-9_18

Islam FR; Pota HR, 2014, 'Integrating Smart PHEVs in Future Smart Grid', in Hossain J; Mahmud A (ed.), RENEWABLE ENERGY INTEGRATION: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS, edn. Green Energy and Technology, Springer, pp. 239 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-27-9_11

Nasiruzzaman ABM; Pota HR, 2014, 'Resiliency analysis of large-scale renewable enriched power grid: A network percolation-based approach', in Green Energy and Technology, pp. 173 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-30-9_7

Roy NK; pota , 2013, 'Integration of green energy into power distribution systems - study of impacts and development of control methodology', in Green Energy and Technology, edn. 9789814585262, pp. 209 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-27-9_10

Mahmud MA; Hossain MJ; Pota HR, 2012, 'Stability Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems', in GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, IGI GLOBAL, pp. 254 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1625-7.ch013

Hossain MJ; Pota HR; Mahmud MA, 2012, 'Impacts of Wind Generators on the Dynamic Performance of Power Systems', in GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, IGI GLOBAL, pp. 189 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1625-7.ch010

Tokhi MO; Azad AKM; Pota HR; Senda K, 2008, 'Flexible manipulators – an overview', in Flexible Robot Manipulators: Modelling, Simulation and Control, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/PBCE068E_1

Mohamed Z; Tokhi MO; Pota HR, 2008, 'Dynamic characterisation of flexible manipulators using symbolic manipulation', in Flexible Robot Manipulators: Modelling, Simulation and Control, pp. 119 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/PBCE068E_6

Pota HR; Tokhi MO; Azad AK; Senda K, 2008, 'Chapter 1: Flexible Manipulators - An Overview', in Flexible Robot Manipulators ? Modelling, Simulation and Control, edn. Original, IET, UK, pp. 1 - 22

Journal articles

Macana CA; Mojica-Nava E; Pota HR; Guerrero JM; Vasquez JC, 2019, 'A novel compact dq-reference frame model for inverter-based microgrids', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics8111326

Macana CA; Pota HR; Zhu Q; Guerrero JM; Vasquez JC, 2019, 'Experiments on a real-time energy management system for islanded prosumer microgrids', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 8, pp. 925 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics8090925

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Squartini S; Zaman F; Guerrero JM, 2019, 'Energy scheduling of community microgrid with battery cost using particle swarm optimisation', Applied Energy, vol. 254, pp. 113723 - 113723, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113723

Mahmud MR; Abdou AF; Pota H, 2019, 'Stability analysis of grid-connected photovoltaic systems with dynamic phasor model', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics8070747

Podder AK; Roy NK; Pota HR, 2019, 'MPPT methods for solar PV systems: A critical review based on tracking nature', IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 13, pp. 1615 - 1632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2018.5946

Cao M; Xu Q; Nazaripouya H; Chu CC; Pota HR; Gadh R, 2019, 'Engineering energy storage sizing method considering the energy conversion loss on facilitating wind power integration', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 13, pp. 1693 - 1699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2018.6358

Mamun KA; Deo RN; Islam FR; Pota HR; Chand AA; Prasad KA; Cakacaka A, 2019, 'A prototype of an electromagnetic induction sensor for non-destructive estimation of the presence of corrosive chemicals ensuing concrete corrosion', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19091959

Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2019, 'A robust control approach for high-speed nanopositioning applications', Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, vol. 292, pp. 137 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2019.03.045

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Squartini S; Zaman F; Muttaqi KM, 2019, 'Energy management of community microgrids considering degradation cost of battery', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 22, pp. 257 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2018.12.021

Nurunnabi M; Roy NK; Pota HR, 2019, 'Optimal sizing of grid-tied hybrid renewable energy systems considering inverter to PV ratio - A case study', Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5052492

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Hossain MJ; Blaabjerg F, 2019, 'Evolution of microgrids with converter-interfaced generations: Challenges and opportunities', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 109, pp. 160 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.01.038

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Squartini S; Abdou AF, 2019, 'Modified PSO algorithm for real-time energy management in grid-connected microgrids', Renewable Energy, vol. 136, pp. 746 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.01.005

Xie X; Wang X; Hu J; Xu L; Bongiorno M; Miao Z; Molinas M; Pota H; Rodriguez P, 2019, 'Guest Editorial: Oscillations in Power Systems with High Penetration of Renewable Power Generations', IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2018.6103

Sarkar SK; Roni MHK; Datta D; Das SK; Pota HR, 2019, 'Improved Design of High-Performance Controller for Voltage Control of Islanded Microgrid', IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 13, pp. 1786 - 1795, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2018.2830504

Wu L; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2019, 'Synchronization Conditions for a Multirate Kuramoto Network with an Arbitrary Topology and Nonidentical Oscillators', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 49, pp. 2242 - 2254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2018.2822809

Macana CA; Abdou AF; Pota HR; Guerrero JM; Vasquez JC, 2018, 'Cyber physical energy systems modules for power sharing controllers in inverter based microgrids', Inventions, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/inventions3030066

Zamani R; Hamedani-Golshan ME; Alhelou HH; Siano P; Pota HR, 2018, 'Islanding detection of synchronous distributed generator based on the active and reactive power control loops', Energies, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11102819

Azim MI; Mollah KUZ; Pota HR, 2018, 'Design of a dynamic phasors-based droop controller for PV-based islanded microgrids', International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etep.2559

Zafar R; Ravishankar J; Fletcher JE; Pota HR, 2018, 'Multi-timescale model predictive control of battery energy storage system using conic relaxation in smart distribution grids', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, pp. 7152 - 7161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2847400

Zhang T; Pota H; Chu CC; Gadh R, 2018, 'Real-time renewable energy incentive system for electric vehicles using prioritization and cryptocurrency', Applied Energy, vol. 226, pp. 582 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.025

Rana MS; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A Survey of Methods Used to Control Piezoelectric Tube Scanners in High-Speed AFM Imaging', Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, pp. 1379 - 1399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asjc.1728

Rahman MS; Hossain MJ; Lu J; Pota HR, 2018, 'A Need-Based Distributed Coordination Strategy for EV Storages in a Commercial Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid With an Improved Interlinking Converter Control Topology', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 33, pp. 1372 - 1383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEC.2017.2784831

Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A Novel Application of Minimax LQG Control Technique for High-speed Spiral Imaging', Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, pp. 1400 - 1412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asjc.1691

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Hossain MJ; Haruni AMO, 2018, 'Active power management in a low-voltage islanded microgrid', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 98, pp. 36 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2017.11.019

Nazaripouya H; Chu CC; Pota HR; Gadh R, 2018, 'Battery Energy Storage System Control for Intermittency Smoothing Using an Optimized Two-Stage Filter', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 9, pp. 664 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2017.2754478

Abdullahi AM; Mohamed Z; Selamat H; Pota HR; Zainal Abidin MS; Ismail FS; Haruna A, 2018, 'Adaptive output-based command shaping for sway control of a 3D overhead crane with payload hoisting and wind disturbance', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 98, pp. 157 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.04.034

Islam FR; Prakash K; Mamun KA; Lallu A; Pota HR, 2017, 'Aromatic network: A novel structure for power distribution system', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 25236 - 25257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2767037

Gupta TD; Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Data Driven Controller Design for Positioning Control of an AFM Scanner', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 10889 - 10894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.2446

Roy TK; Mahmud MA; M.T. Oo A; Pota HR, 2017, 'Nonlinear Adaptive Backstepping Excitation Controller Design for Higher-Order Models of Synchronous Generators', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 4368 - 4373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.879

Mohiuddin SM; Mahmud MA; Pota HR, 2017, 'A Third Harmonic Injected PWM Scheme with Partial Feedback Linearizing Controller for Grid-Connected Ultracapacitor System', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 2131 - 2136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.586

Th. Nguyen K; Habibullah H; Pota HR; Hattori HT; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A Negative Imaginary Theory-based Controller Synthesis for Vibration Control of a Piezoelectric Tube Scanner', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 3202 - 3207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.436

Das T; Zhang J; Pota H, 2017, 'A Novel Performance Enhancement Scheme for Doubly-Fed Induction Generator-Based Wind Power Systems under Voltage Sags and Swells', International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2016-0270

Chowdhury MA; Mahmud MA; Shen W; Pota HR, 2017, 'Nonlinear Controller Design for Series-Compensated DFIG-Based Wind Farms to Mitigate Subsynchronous Control Interaction', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 32, pp. 707 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEC.2017.2660539

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Issa W; Hossain MJ, 2017, 'Overview of AC microgrid controls with inverter-interfaced generations', Energies, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en10091300

Mohiuddin SM; Mahmud MA; Haruni AMO; Pota HR, 2017, 'Design and implementation of partial feedback linearizing controller for grid-connected fuel cell systems', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 93, pp. 414 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2017.06.015

Azim MI; Hossain J; Pota H, 2017, 'Design of Droop-based Control for Power Management in Islanded RL-type Microgrids', International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2016-0073

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