Associate Professor Hemanshu Pota

Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 5114 5197
+61 2 6268 8443


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


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.
  • 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


  • 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


Pota HR, 2018, The essentials of power system dynamics and control,

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,

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.), Chaos Modeling and Control Systems Design, Springer Verlag, pp. 351 - 391,

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,

Islam FR; Pota HR, 2014, 'Integrating Smart PHEVs in Future Smart Grid', in Hossain J; Mahmud A (ed.), Renewable Energy Integration, edn. Green Energy and Technology, Springer, pp. 239 - 258,

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,

Rahman MS; Pota HR , 2014, 'Agent-Based Smart Grid Protection and Security', in Renewable Energy Integration, edn. 9789814585262, Springer, Singapore, pp. 383 - 409,

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.), Renewable Energy Integration: Challenges and Solutions, edn. 9789814585262, Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 189 - 208,

Roy NK; pota , 2013, 'Integration of green energy into power distribution systems - study of impacts and development of control methodology', in Renewable Energy Integration: Challenges and Solutions, edn. 9789814585262, pp. 209 - 237,

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,

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,

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

Pota HR; Tokhi MO; Mohamed Z, 2008, 'Dynamic Characterization of Flexible Manipulators using Symbolic Manipulation', in Flexible Robot Manipulators ? Modelling, Simulation and Control, IET, UK, pp. 119 - 146,

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

Hossain MA; Chakrabortty R; Ryan M; Pota H, 2020, 'Energy Management of Community Energy Storage in Grid-connected Microgrid under Uncertain Real-time Prices', Sustainable Cities and Society,

Rasid SMR; Michael A; Chen SH; Pota HR; Kwok CY, 2020, 'Dynamic Performance Improvement of Piezoelectrically Driven Micro-Lens Actuators', Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 29, pp. 1418 - 1420,

Abdullahi AM; Mohamed Z; Selamat H; Pota HR; Zainal Abidin MS; Fasih SM, 2020, 'Efficient control of a 3D overhead crane with simultaneous payload hoisting and wind disturbance: design, simulation and experiment', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 145,

Alinaghi Hosseinabadi P; Soltani Sharif Abadi A; Mekhilef S; Pota HR, 2020, 'Chattering-Free Trajectory Tracking Robust Predefined-Time Sliding Mode Control for a Remotely Operated Vehicle', Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, vol. 31, pp. 1177 - 1195,

Sandeep N; Sathik MJ; Yaragatti UR; Krishnasamy V; Verma AK; Pota HR, 2020, 'Common-Ground-Type Five-Level Transformerless Inverter Topology with Full DC-Bus Utilization', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 56, pp. 4071 - 4080,

Nazaripouya H; Pota HR; Chu CC; Gadh R, 2020, 'Real-Time Model-Free Coordination of Active and Reactive Powers of Distributed Energy Resources to Improve Voltage Regulation in Distribution Systems', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, pp. 1483 - 1494,

Prakash K; Islam FR; Mamun KA; Pota HR, 2020, 'Configurations of aromatic networks for power distribution system', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 12,

Zafar R; Ravishankar J; Fletcher JE; Pota HR, 2020, 'Multi-timescale voltage stability-constrained volt/VAR optimization with battery storage system in distribution grids', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, pp. 868 - 878,

Rahman MA; Rana MS; Pota HR, 2020, 'Mitigation of Frequency and Voltage Disruptions in Smart Grid During Cyber-Attack', Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, vol. 31, pp. 412 - 421,

Tran NN; Pota HR; Tran QN; Yin X; Hu J, 2020, 'Designing false data injection attacks penetrating AC-based bad data detection system and FDI dataset generation', Concurrency Computation,

Zafar R; Ravishankar J; Fletcher JE; Pota HR, 2020, 'Optimal dispatch of battery energy storage system using convex relaxations in unbalanced distribution grids', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 16, pp. 97 - 108,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Mahmud MR; Abdou AF; Pota H, 2019, 'Stability analysis of grid-connected photovoltaic systems with dynamic phasor model', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 8,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Nurunnabi M; Roy NK; Hossain E; Pota HR, 2019, 'Size optimization and sensitivity analysis of hybrid wind/PV micro-grids- A case study for Bangladesh', IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 150120 - 150140,

Hossain MA; Pota HR; Moreno CM, 2019, 'Real-time Battery Energy Management for Residential Solar Power System', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 52, pp. 407 - 412,

Macana CA; Pota HR; Hossain MA, 2019, 'Modeling and Simulation of Inverter based Distributed Generators for Renewable Energy Integration', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 52, pp. 30 - 35,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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