Avinash Kumar

Postdoctoral Associate


Research Areas

  • Renewable Energy Source (RES) integration, control, protection, and stability in microgrid 
  • Grid outage management and control in networked microgrid
  • Dynamic State Estimator under Measurement and Control Uncertainties
  • Grid forming and grid following control of RES 
  • Real-time validation of controller hardware in loop with Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). 
  • Phasor measurement unit application for wide area monitoring and control

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Avinash Kumar is a Postdoctoral Associate at Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech. Avinash Kumar (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, in 2021. Before Joining Virginia Tech,  he worked as a Postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell from January 2022.  His research interests include renewable integration in microgrids, Dynamic state estimation of Inverter based resources, microgrid resiliency, smart grid, microgrid protection and control, and Ancillary service in distribution networks.

The research findings published in reputed journals such as IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurements, IEEE System Journal, IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, Electric Power System Research, and International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems. 

He is well versed with RTDS, Opal-RT, Typhoon simulators, F28335 Digital Controller, SEL, and Orbitor make PMUs. 

He is also efficient in simulation packages of MATLAB, PSCAD, PSS/E, and is also proficient in the C language.

He was the organizing member of IEEE UP PES IAS Congress 2019, Power Engineering Research & Applications (PERA) - 2018 & 2021, Typhoon HIL Workshop - 2019. 

Avinash Kumar