Dr. D P Kothari, NAMED 2011 IEEE FELLOW
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
Dr. D P Kothari is named 2011 IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.
Dr. D.P. KOTHARI is a Senior Professor and Advisor to the Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore. Earlier, he was Head, Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi (1995-97), and Principal, Visvesvaraya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur (1997-98). He has been Director i/c, IIT Delhi (2005) and Deputy Director (Administration) (2003-06). Earlier, (1982-83 and 1989), he was a visiting fellow at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. He obtained BE, ME and PhD degrees from BITS, Pilani. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Life Member ISTE (LMISTE). Professor Kothari has published/presented 640 papers in national and international journals/conferences. He has authored/co-authored 22 books including Power System Optimization, Modern Power System Analysis, Electric Machines, Power System Transients, Theory and Problems of Electric Machines, Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technologies, and Power System Engineering. His research interests include Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation (loss minimization and voltage control), and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He has received the National Khosla award for Lifetime Achievements in Engineering for 2005 from IIT Roorkee. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has bestowed UGC National Swami Pranavananda Saraswati award for 2005 on Education for outstanding scholarly contribution. The World management congress, New Delhi conferred Life time achievement award for "Educational Planning and Administration” on 30th December 2009.
The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 385,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year.