Professor Tapan Saha

Professor

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
saha@itee.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53962

Overview

Prof Tapan Saha was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to Australia in 1989. Tapan received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1994. Previously, Tapan obtained a B. SC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1982 and a Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1985. He has been with the University of Queensland since 1996, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University and Hunan University in China. Previously he worked in James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville for two and a half years and in BUET for three and a half years.

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Solar/wind/geothermal energy integration to electricity grid
  • Smart condition monitoring for transformers and other ageing assets

Prof Saha is actively involved with a number of organisations:

  • Leader, UQ Solar (Global Change Institute)

  • Director, Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre

  • Leader, Power & Energy Systems Research Division (School of ITEE)

  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Dielectric & Electrical Insulation
  • Editorial Board Member, IEEE Access Journal
  • Electrical College Board (Engineers Australia) Member (2015-2018)
  • CIGRE Australian Panel A2 and D1 Member

Research Interests

  • Power systems analysis-renewable energy integration (Solar PV and wind)
  • Long distance transmission connection from renewnable energy sources to the main electricity grid
  • Intelligent Diagnostics of Aged Power Transformers & other ageing assets
  • Electricity market analysis

Research Impacts

Prof Saha has 23 years of research experience within the Australian universities. He has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005, and has established himself as an internationally recognised research expert in power & energy systems. He has published more than 430 papers in IEEE, IET and Elsevier Transactions & major power engineering peer reviewed conferences. He has successfully supervised 35 PhD & 8 MPhil students as a principal adviser and currently supervises 12 PhD students. He has received numerous grants from ARC and other competitive agencies and also from the electricity industry. He serves in a number of professional organisations, which includes IEEE, Engineers Australia and CIGRE. He has established a strong research collaboration with universities in Australia, India, China, USA and Canada. He works very closely with the Australian electricity supply industry.

Prof Saha has published his 25 years research outcome on transformer in a book: Transformer Ageing : Monitoring and Estimation Techniques, which is published by Wiley & IEEE. This book is available through Amazon & also through this link

New Book

Qualifications

  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers of Australia
  • GCEd, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science Engineering (Electrical), Bangladesh University
  • Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technolgy, Delhi
  • PhD (Elect and Computer Eng), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Aziz, Tareq, Saha, Tapan K. and Mithulananthan, Nadarajah (2014). A review of interconnection rules for large-scale renewable power generation. In Jahangir Hossain and Apel Mahmud (Ed.), Large scale renewable power generation: advances in technologies for generation, transmission and storage (pp. 151-171) Signapore: Springer Science+Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-981-4585-30-9_6

  • Nappu, Muhammad Bachtiar and Saha, Tapan Kumar (2010). An Advanced Method of Congestion Management for Optimal Energy Pricing. In Jatin Nathwani and Artie W. Ng (Ed.), Paths to Sustainable Energy (pp. 181-196) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

  • Dong, Z. Y., Saha, T. K. and Wong, K. (2006). Artificial Intelligence in Electricity Market Operations and Management. In K.E. Voges and N.K.Li Pope (Ed.), Business Applications and Computational Intelligence 1 ed. (pp. 131-154) USA: IDEA Group Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision