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Prof Ghanim Putrus


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Ghanim -putrus -2Ghanim Putrus is Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and is the Director of Learning and Teaching at Northumbria. He, previously, was the departmental Business and Engagement Champion (2013-2016),the leader of the MSc Electrical Power Engineering programme (2005-2014) and the Director of training programmes for industry, short courses (1996-2010).


I have over 25 years of experience working in the electrical power engineering area with over 170 publications, including one patent, and has given several invited talks at national and international events. I have taken on several responsibilities and roles during my previous and current employments. In all of these, I always played an active role in exercising my duties and responsibilities and made significant contribution to the development of my Department/Faculty/University and profession.


I have conducted several research projects and consultancies for industry and I am closely involved in IET professional activities.

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Editorial special issue: Holistic transition of urban systems towards positive and resilient energy areas incorporating renewable energy generation, Lazaroiu, G., Roscia, M., Putrus, G. 1 Jan 2022, In: Renewable Energy
  • Forecasting of Global Solar Insolation Using Ensemble Kalman Filter Based Clearness Index Model, Ray, P., Subudhi, B., Putrus, G., Marzband, M., Ali, Z. 25 Feb 2022, In: CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
  • Multi-objective Optimized Smart Charge Controller for Electric Vehicle Applications, Ali, Z., Putrus, G., Marzband, M., Gholinejad, H., Saleem, K., Subudhi, B. 5 Apr 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
  • Autonomous energy management system with self-healing capabilities for green buildings (microgrids), Jonban, M., Romeral, L., Akbarimajd, A., Ali, Z., Ghazimirsaeid, S., Marzband, M., Putrus, G. 1 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Building Engineering
  • Fair-Optimal Bilevel Transactive Energy Management for Community of Microgrids, Gholizadeh, N., Abedi, M., Nafisi, H., Marzband, M., Loni, A., A. Putrus, G. 6 Apr 2021, In: IEEE Systems Journal
  • Micro Market based Optimisation Framework for Decentralised Management of Distributed Flexibility Assets, Paladin, A., Das, R., Wang, Y., Ali, Z., Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Turri, R. 1 Jan 2021, In: Renewable Energy
  • On Beneficial Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Services, Bentley, E., Putrus, G., Lacey, G., Kotter, R., Wang, Y., Das, R., Ali, Z., Warmerdam, J. 16 Jun 2021, Proceedings of 2021 9th International Conference on Modern Power Systems, MPS 2021, Piscataway, IEEE

PGR Supervision

  • Samir Karmacharya Modelling and Control of Micro-Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to Optimise Energy Conversion and Support Power Distribution Networks Start Date: 27/05/2009 End Date: 24/06/2014
  • Gillian Lacey Evaluation of Lithium Ion Battery Degradation and the Implications for the Use of EV batteries in Providing Support to a Smart Grid Start Date: 02/04/2012 End Date: 12/11/2015
  • Ahmed Al-Karakchi Smart Control of Power Electronic Chargers for Integrating Electric Vehicles into the Power Grid Start Date: 08/09/2014 End Date: 04/12/2018
  • Pasist Suwanapingkarl Power Quality Analysis of Future Power Networks Start Date: 23/09/2008 End Date: 21/02/2013
  • Tianxiang Jiang Development of a Smart Grid Interface Controller for Dynamic Energy Management of Electrical Vehicles Start Date: 01/10/2009 End Date: 17/10/2013
  • Gobind Gopalakrishna Pillai Grid Integration of Distributed Residential PV Systems: Near-Term Economic Benefits, Energy Yield Optimization and Grid Support Start Date: 04/01/2012 End Date: 25/03/2015


  • Electrical Engineering PhD June 30 1990
  • Member (TMIET / MIET) Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 2014

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