Rojan Bhattarai, Ph.Dhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=842Rojan Bhattarai, Ph.DDr. Rojan Bhattarai is a power and energy systems research engineer at Idaho National Laboratory, specializing in the modelling and simulation of distributed energy resources (DERs) and power grid, integration of renewable energy resources integration to the power grid and analyzing their impact on the grid. Before joining INL, he worked as a postdoctoral appointee at the Argonne National Laboratory where his research focused on development of transmission and distribution systems (T&D) co-simulation, planning and operations coordination and reliability impact of DERs on the bulk electric system (BES). While at Argonne, Rojan also carried out a CRADA based research with PJM interconnection helping PJM identify the impact of integration of DERs with latest interconnection standards on their system. Rojan earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from University of North Carolina ta Charlotte ad holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Rojan has co-authored more than 25 peer reviewed journal and conference paper. Rojan is also an active member of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC’s) Systems Planning Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources Working Group (SPIDERWG) supporting the studies that help identify the impact of DERs on North American grid.<div class="ExternalClassA9DF1A2ECADC44D99749029FED0FAF15"><p>Ph.D , Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.<br></p><p><br></p><p>BE, Electrical Engineering, Tribhuvan University.<br></p><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassF3B372B2BFE2447EA6DC9FEF809A71BF"><p>North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC’s) Systems Planning Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources Working Group (SPIDERWG) - active member<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE126218E676647358B7F6CF742421DB9"><p>N. Kang, R. Bhattarai, and J. Reilly, “Impact of High Penetration DERs on Bulk Electric System,” Argonne National Laboratory technical report, under preparation.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Bhattarai, A. Levitt, D. Ramasubramanian, J. Boemer, and N. Kang, “Impact of Distributed Energy Resource’s Ride Through and Trip Settings on PJM’s Footprint,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2020, Montreal, Canada, Aug 2020.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Bhattarai, N. Kang, and J. Reilly “Modeling Approaches and Studies of the Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on the Reliability of Bulk Electric System,” CIGRE US National Committee 2019 Grid of the Future Symposium, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2019.<br></p><p><br></p><p>S. Hasan, A. R. Nair, R. Bhattarai, S. Kamalasadan and K. M. Muttaqi, "A Coordinated Optimal Feedback Control of Distributed Generators for Mitigation of Motor Starting Voltage Sags in Distribution Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 864-875, Jan.-Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2019.2954522.<br></p><p><br></p><p>S. J. Hossain, B. D. Biswas, R. Bhattarai, M. Ahmed, S. Abdelrazek and S. Kamalasadan, "Operational Value-Based Energy Storage Management for Photovoltaic (PV) Integrated Active Power Distribution Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 5320-5330, Sept.-Oct. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2019.2920229.<br></p><p><br></p><p>M. Ahmed, R. Bhattarai, S. J. Hossain, S. Abdelrazek and S. Kamalasadan, "Coordinated Voltage Control Strategy for Voltage Regulators and Voltage Source Converters Integrated Distribution System," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 4235-4246, July-Aug. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2019.2902524.<br></p><p><br></p><p>S. Ghosh, Y. Isbeih, R. Bhattarai, M. S. El Moursi, E. F. El-Saadany and S. Kamalasadan, "A Dynamic Coordination Control Architecture for Reactive Power Capability Enhancement of the DFIG-based Wind Power Generation," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2020.2968483.<br></p><p><br></p><p>N. Gurung, R. Bhattarai and S. Kamalasadan, "Optimal Oscillation Damping Controller Design for Large Scale Wind Integrated Power Grid," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2020.2988432.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Bhattarai, N. Gurung, S. Ghosh and S. Kamalasadan, "Parametrically Robust Dynamic Speed Estimation Based Control for Doubly Fed Induction Generator," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 6529-6542, Nov.-Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2862643.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Yousefian, R. Bhattarai and S. Kamalasadan, "Transient Stability Enhancement of Power Grid With Integrated Wide Area Control of Wind Farms and Synchronous Generators," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 4818-4831, Nov. 2017, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2676138.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Bhattarai, N. Gurung and S. Kamalasadan, "Dual Mode Control of a Three-Phase Inverter Using Minimum Variance Adaptive Architecture," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 3868-3880, July-Aug. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2826469.<br></p><p><br></p><p>R. Bhattarai, N. Gurung, A. Thakallapelli and S. Kamalasadan, "Reduced-Order State Observer-Based Feedback Control Methodologies for Doubly Fed Induction Machine," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 2845-2856, May-June 2018, doi: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2797252.<br></p></div>https://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/rojan_bio_pic.bmp<div class="ExternalClassEC616E9FE7254499AB3C366BDE40FA15"><p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=B2rVjB8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao">​Google Scholar</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rojan_Bhattarai">ResearchGate</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/rojanuncc">Linkedin</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassFC6F5569C27C49EB92C8368C1D234D86"><p>2014 – Present:  Graduate Assistant Support Plan (GASP) Award for Graduate Level Tuition Payment, UNC Charlotte.<br></p><p><br></p><p>August 2014 – May 2015:  Energy Production and Infrastructure Centre (EPIC) Research Assistant (RA), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNC Charlotte. </p><p><br></p><p>September 2019: Nominated for the 2019 Best Postdoctoral Performance Awards at Argonne National Laboratory.<br></p></div>

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