Professor, Department Chair & University Research Chair, Interim Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Contact InformationKankar Bhattacharya

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37064, 519-888-4016
Location: EIT 4172, EIT 3036

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Biography Summary

Kankar Bhattacharya is a Professor, Department Chair, and Interim Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In 2021, the university awarded the designation 'University Research Chair.'

Research Interests

  • Power system operations, economics and planning.
  • Electricity markets, ancillary services and demand response.
  • Energy storage systems- integration in power systems and electricity markets.
  • Smart loads, smart grids and microgrids.

Education

  • 1993, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • 1988, Master's, Electrical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • 1986, Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering, G.B. Pant Univeristy of Agriculture and Technology

Courses*

  • ECE 390 - Eng Design, Economics, Impact
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 467 - Power Syst Op & Markets
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 6602PD - Pwr. Sys. Mgmt. & Elec. Mkts.
    • Taught in 2019
  • ECE 6607PD - Opn. of Restructured Pwr. Sys.
    • Taught in 2018, 2020
  • ECE 666 - Power Systems Operation
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ECE 760 - Top Pow Sys & H Volt Eng
    • Taught in 2017, 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Bozchalui, Mohammad Chehreghani and Cañizares, Claudio A and Bhattacharya, Kankar, Optimal operation of climate control systems of produce storage facilities in smart grids, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 6(1), 2015, 351 - 359
  • Paudyal, Sumit and Cañizares, Claudio A and Bhattacharya, Kankar, Optimal operation of industrial energy hubs in smart grids, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 6(2), 2015, 684 - 694

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Graduate Studies