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Prof Ghanim Putrus

Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Ghanim 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).

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
NE1 8ST

0191 227 3107

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I have over 25 years of research experience in Electrical Engineering, particularly in the applications of new technologies in power systems. I have over 170 publications, including one patent, 35 Journal, 51 invited and 82 refereed conference publications in addition to 4 book chapters. My research experience covers theoretical, experimental and development work together with the use of software for system design and analysis.

I have led several research projects and has often provided consultancy for industry. I have also supervised and examined several PhD students.

I am closely involved in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) professional activities and served on the executive committee of the Power Trading and Control Professional Network (2001-2009) and chairman of the IET Northumbria branch for 2004/2005 session. I am Associate Editor of the Elsevier Renewable Energy journal. I organised UPEC2006 conference at Northumbria and is member of the steering committees for several international conferences.

My main research interests cover the application of power electronics in power systems, power quality, integration of renewable energy resources and electric vehicles into power distribution networks (smart grids).

Main duties and achievements include: 

• Leading several research projects

• Invited keynote talks and lectures 

• Actively involved with professional bodies and member of several working committees 

 

Key Publications

Recent Invited Keynote talks, Presentations, Lectures

1) Putrus G. A., “Electric Vehicles to Support the Smart Grid: Challenges and Opportunities”, CEE Power Event: Exploiting the Synergies Between Electric Vehicles and Solar Power for a Cost-Effective Integration, 16th January 2018, DTU, Denmark.

2) Putrus G. A., “Towards a Sustainable Clean Energy and Transport”, IEEE Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT) Conference, 11-13 October 2017, Amman, Jordan.

3) Putrus G. A. “Power Electronics Technologies and Applications” The IET course on High Voltage Engineering & Testing (HVET), Manchester, UK, October 2017.

4) Putrus G. A., “Will the Lights Stay On? “, International Conference on Modern Power Systems, 6th-9th June 2017, Cluj, Romania.

5) Putrus G. A., “General Requirements and Challenges for Battery Management in EV”, International Conference, E-Mobility: Challenges for Technology and Urban Infrastructure Development, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, 27-29th September 2016.

6) Putrus G. A., “Smart Charging and the Total Cost of Ownership of Electric Vehicles”, Annual International Workshop of the «Vehicle Power Propulsion» Tech Com “Niche Markets for Electric, Hybrid and Hydrogen Vehicles”, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, 22nd May 2015.

7) Putrus G. A., “A Modelling Tool for Distribution Networks to demonstrate Smart Grid Solutions”, The Solar & Electrical Mobility Revolution Conference, Amsterdam, 30-31 March 2015.

8) Putrus G. A., “Grid Integration of Photovoltaic Systems Optimised Energy Yield and Cost of Ownership”, EPSRC STAPP Workshop, London, 29th January 2015.

 9) Putrus G. A. and Lacey G. “Electric Vehicles Battery to Drive the Smart Grid”, Summer School on Key Technologies for Sustainable Energy Systems in Smart Grids, GS-KEYTECH, Hamburg, Germany, July 2014.

10) Putrus G. A. “Modelling and Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of EVs/PHEVs”, 7th Stakeholder Forum: Residual Value & Total Cost of Ownership, Edinburgh, UK, July 2014.

 

Patent

Putrus G.A., Ahmed M.M.R., Ran L., Xiao L., Penlington R. and May S., “A Hybrid Fault Current Limiting and Interrupting Device” Patent no GB2375902, November 2004.

 

Recent Book Chapters

1) Putrus G. and Bentley E., “Integration of Distributed Renewable Energy Systems into the Smart Grid” a chapter in a book “Electric Renewable Energy Systems” edited by Muhammad H. Rashid, published by Elsevier, January 2016 ISBN: 978-0-12-804448-3.

2) Putrus G., Lacey G. and Bentley E., “Towards the Integration of Electric Vehicles into the Smart Grid”, a chapter in a book “E-mobility in Europe: Trends and Good Practice” edited by W. Leal and R. Kotter, published by Springer, April 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-13193-1.

 

Recent Journal Papers

1) Pillai G., Putrus G., Pearsall N. and Georgitsioti T., “The Effect of Distribution Network on the Annual Energy Yield and Economic Performance of Residential PV Systems under High Penetration”, Elsevier journal Renewable Energy, Vol. 108, August 2017, pp 144-155.

2) Lacey G., Putrus G. and Bentley E., “Smart EV Charging Schedules: Supporting the Grid and Protecting Battery Life", IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, Vol. 7, Issue 1, March 2017, pp 84-91.

3) Sunderland K., Narayana M., Putrus G., Conlon M. and McDonald S., “The Cost of Energy Associated with Micro Wind Generation: International Case Studies of Rural and Urban Installations”, Elsevier Journal Energy, Volume 109, August 2016, pp. 818-829.

4) Kamjoo A., Maheri A., Dizqah A. M. and Putrus G., “Multi-Objective Design Under Uncertainties of Standalone Hybrid Renewable Energy System Using NSGAII and Chance Constrained Programming”, Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 74, 2016, pp. 187–194.

5) Jiang T., Putrus G., Gao Z., Conti M., McDonald S. and Lacey G., “Development of a Decentralized Smart Charge Controller for Electric Vehicles”, Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 61, October 2014, pp. 355–370.

6) Pillai G., Putrus G., Pearsall N. M., “Generation of Synthetic Benchmark Electrical Load Profiles Using Publicly Available Load and Weather Data” Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Volume 61, October 2014, pp. 1–10.

7) Pillai G., Putrus G., Georgitsioti T. and Pearsall N. M., “Near-Term Economic Benefits from Grid-Connected Residential PV (photovoltaic) Systems”, Elsevier Journal Energy, Volume 68, 15 April 2014, pp. 832-843.

8) Karmacharya S., Putrus G., Underwood C., Mahkamov K., McDonald S. and Alexakis A., “Simulation of Energy Use in Buildings with Multiple Micro Generators”, Elsevier Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 62, Issue 2, January 2014, pp 581-592.

9) Putrus G., Bentley E., Binns R., Jiang T. & Johnston D.: Smart grids: energising the future, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 70, No. 5, October 2013, pp 691-701.

10) Narayana M., Putrus G., Jovanovic M., Leung P. and McDonald S. “Generic Maximum Power Point Controller for Small scale Wind Turbines” Elsevier Journal on renewable Energy, Vol. 44, August 2012, pp 72-79.

 

 

Recent Refereed Conference Papers

1) Al-karakchi A., Putrus G., Das R. and Binns R., “Smart EV Charging Profiles to Extend Battery life”, UPEC2017, Crete, September 2017.

2) Sunderland K., Narayana M., Putrus G., Conlon M. and McDonald S., “Levelised cost of energy analysis: A Comparison of urban (micro) Wind turbines with Solar PV systems”, UPEC2016, Coimbra, Portugal, September 2016.

3) Salehifar M., Putrus G., Barras P., “Analysis and Comparison of Conventional Two-Stage and Single-Stage Bridgeless AC-DC Converter for Off-Road and NEV Battery Charger Application”, PEMD conference, Glasgow, UK, April 2016.

4) Lacey G., Putrus G. A., “Controlling EV Charging Schedules: Supporting the Grid and Protecting Battery Life”, VPPC2015, Montreal, Canada, October 2015.

5) Sunderland K., Narayana M., Putrus G. and Conlon M., “Levelized cost of energy:A rural/urban comparison for micro/small wind generation systems”, TU 1304 – WINERCOST meeting, BELGRADE Sept. 2015.

6) Bentley E., Putrus G. and Lacey G., “A Modelling Tool for Distribution Networks to Demonstrate Smart Grid Solutions”, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, October 2014.

7) Pillai G., Putrus G., Pearsall N., Anand R.S. and Perumal R., “Performance Assessment of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters Based on Field Monitoring in India”, IEEE 5th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Galway, Ireland, 24-27 June 2014.

8) Lacey G, Putrus G., Bentley E., Johnston D., Walker S and Jiang T., “A Modelling Tool to Investigate the Effect of Electric Vehicle Charging on Low Voltage Networks”, EVS27 conference Barcelona, Spain, November 17-20, 2013.

9) Pillai G., Putrus G. and Pearsall N., “The Potential of Demand Side Management to Facilitate PV Penetration”, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies ASIA (ISGT ASIA 2013), Bangalore, India, 10th -13th November 2013.

10) Lacey, G., Putrus, G.A., Jiang T. and Kotter R., “The Effect of Cycling on the State of Health of the Electric Vehicle Battery”, UPEC2013 Conference Proceeding, Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 2013.


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