Awards

  • CIGRE Technical Council Award 2018 for contributions to Study Committee C5: Electricity Markets and Regulation.
  • Fellow, IEEE (Class of 2017) for contributions to Electricity Markets and Reactive Power Ancillary Services
  • Research Excellence Award, 2015, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Best Paper Award, Talal Alharbi and Kankar Bhattacharya for the paper, Energy Management and Smart Charging of PEVs in Isolated Microgrids, IEEE Electric Power & Energy Conference (EPEC 2015) held at London, Ontario, October, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award from Elsevier Science: Optimal Planning and Design of a Renewable Energy Based Supply System for Microgrids, Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol.45, 2012 (authored by Omar Hafez and K. Bhattacharya).
  • University Outstanding Performance Award, 2009, University of Waterloo
  • Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Performance Award, 2008, University of Waterloo
  • University Outstanding Performance Award, 2006, University of Waterloo
  • Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Performance Award, 2004, University of Waterloo
  • Gunnar Engstrom Foundation Award, 2001, ABB Sweden, for Research in Power System Economics
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE T&D Conference 2001, Atlanta, GA, "Automatic Balance Services for Frequency Regulation" (with J.Zhong)
  • Runner Up Award for "Application of Operations Research to Development", 1996, from International Federation of Operations Research Societies for the paper, "Transmission Planning for the Indian Power Grid: A Mixed Integer Programming Approach" (with J.Parikh and R.K.Chaturvedi)