IEEE PES, Bangalore Chapter, organized a “Young Researchers Meet” on December 17, 2016, at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. B. Tech. and M. Tech. students from different colleges, and professional researchers from various companies participated in the meet, along with faculty of department of EEE, Amrita School of Engineering.

The session started with a welcome address by Dr. K. Deepa, Assistant Professor and mentor of IEEE PES and IAS joint Student Branch Chapter, Amrita school of Engineering and then the session was headed by Dr. Suresh H Jangamsetti, Professor and Senior Member IEEE, Basavaeshwara Engineering college, Bagalkot. Dr. Suresh gave a synopsis of how to draft a technical paper, prerequisites for writing a paper and how to develop fundamentals in research tools

The next session was presented by the eminent speaker, Dr. Balaraman K, PRDC, Vice Chair of IEEE PES-Bangalore chapter. He discussed various emerging trends for research in the fields of renewable energy and micro-grids. He also guided the participants on how to develop a research mindset.  Additionally, he explained that a collaborative approach is the key in any research field and stressed the importance of connecting with peers to facilitate an exchange of ideas.

The next session was given by Dr. Manohar Singh, CPRI, who discussed the protection requirement for modern power delivery systems.  He gave an overview of protection in DC micro grids, the need for adaptive protection in micro-grids, and  the relation between penetration of renewable energy and CTI.  Later in the session, Dr. Hariram Satheesh, ABB & Dr. T. Ilamparithi, OPAL-RT, spoke on the topic: “Enabling Technologies for Power and Energy Sector - an overview.” Finally, Dr. Faraz, PRDC, gave insights on “PMU Related Research Opportunities” and the layout of PDC in smart grid architecture. 

After these informative sessions, a vigorous  mentoring session was conducted to provide in person interaction for all participants  with the speakers.  Seven panels were formed on topics like: power system reliability, power system operation, micro grids, power electronics, drives and technical writing. The main purpose of the mentoring session was to provide a broad prospective to the young researchers and inform them of the importance of covering all aspects of an area of research.

The meet was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. T. Ilamparithi, felicitation of the speakers by Ms. Mini Sujith, Vice Chair, Department of EEE and Dr. K. Deepa, Assistant Professor Department of EEE. Certificates were distributed to the participants by Dr. Balaraman K. and Dr. Suresh.  

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