Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Contact details

Room 2 East 1.29

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386326


PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Electrical Power and Energy Systems
  • Modelling of fast electromagnetics transients induced by faults
  • Development of novel and intelligent fault detection/ location techniques & condition monitoring of power plant, including smart grids

Professor Raj K Aggarwal



Prof Aggarwal attained his degrees of BEng and PhD from the University of Liverpool in 1970 and 1973 respectively. He joined the University of Bath in September 1973.


Professor Aggarwal has extensive experience in power system planning, operation, control and protection at all voltage levels, including transmission, distribution and very low voltage domestic.

He is currently part of the EPSRC’s flagship programme Supergen consortia on Flexnet, the principal areas of which are smart controls and validation and showcase using the Bath RTDS/mictrogrid systems, and the EPSRC’s programme on UK-China Energy Call.

He is the author of over 400 technical papers, has co-authored several power systems textbooks and is the recipient of two Learned Society Premiums for IET papers. He was awarded the degree of DEng by the University of Liverpool in 2005 for an original and outstanding contribution to electrical power and energy systems.

Some of his techniques have resulted in worldwide patents and prototype hardware models, and have undergone site trials both on the NG transmission system in the UK and the ESKOM transmission system in South Africa. Much of the funding has come from the EPSRC, NG, Alstom, Reyrolle Protection, DNOs and Toshiba International. He has been a member of the EPSRC’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Energy and several CIGRE and IET committees.

His research centre, the Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution, is widely recognised as a centre of research excellence within the area of electrical power and energy systems. Much of the centre's work has a distinctive renewables feature, which is significant internationally due to climate change. The centre has substantial co-operative research grants and contracts from research councils, manufacturing and utilities, and welcomes many visiting fellows from overseas institutions and companies.


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