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Assistant Professor

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Dr Ulas Karaagac received the BS and MS degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1999 and 2002, respectively, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, Canada in 2011. His doctoral research study was on synchronous machine modeling precision and efficiency in the computation of electromagnetic transients.


From 1999 to 2007, Dr Karaagac worked at Information Technology and Electronics Research Institute (BILTEN) of Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), as R&D engineer in the field of power systems. At TUBITAK-BILTEN, he managed and participated in the delivery of 8 successful industrial projects on design, operation and planning of transmission and distribution systems. These projects were funded by various sources including Turkish Electricity Transmission Company, European Union and Bosporus Electricity Distribution Inc. (Electricity Distributor of European Side of Istanbul).


After receiving PhD, Dr Karaagac continued working at Polytechnique Montreal as postdoctoral fellow and then as research associate. At Polytechnique Montreal, he worked as principal researcher in several industry funded research projects on grid integration of onshore and HVDC connected offshore wind farms, impact of renewables on power transmission system protection, and electrical machine modeling for the computation of electromagnetic transients. His research projects were funded by various sources including Senvion Wind Energy Solutions (Germany); German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety; Electric Power Research Institute (USA); Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (France); and Électricité de France.


Dr Karaagac joined Department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Research Assistant Professor in December 2016. His research areas include integration of large scale renewables into power grids; modeling and simulation of large scale power systems; power system dynamics and control.

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