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Description: Sarika Khushalani Solanki - West Virgnia University

Sarika Khushalani Solanki received her  Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University, Mississippi State and B.E. and M.E. degrees from India. She worked at Open Systems International Inc. as a Senior Engineer. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University.  Her research is in smart grids, microgrids, transmission and distribution systems steady state and dynamic analysis. Her teaching interests include power systems, distribution systems, power market,  fundamentals of electrical circuits, smart grid topics in existing courses. She is receipient of prestigious NSF Career award. She has published several conference and journal papers. She has been a judge of several contests, panelist at NSF and DOE, has chaired several sessions at conferences and organized panel sessions. She is past chair of IEEE PES Career Promotion and Workforce Development Subcommittee and chair of Distribution Systems Analysis Subommittee of IEEE. She is a senior member of Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and member of Society of Women Engineers.

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  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006
  • M.E., Electrical Engineering, Mumbai University, 2000
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Nagpur University, 1998

Research Focus Areas

  • Power Engineering

Research Interests

  • Smart Grids
  • Intelligent Applications to Power Systems
  • Power System Control
  • Power System Optimization

Teaching Interests

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Quality
  • Control Systems

Professional Societies

  • IEEE

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