Faculty Profile

Saurav Raj

Dr. Saurav Raj

Assistant Professor, Alliance College of Engineering and Design


Dr. Saurav Raj holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad and a B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from R. P. Sharma Institute of Technology, Patna. His areas of interest are Power System Optimization, FACTS Devices, Renewable Energy, Distributed Generation, Swarm and Evolutionary Optimization Techniques. He has presented and published papers in national and international conferences / journals in his areas of specialization.

Research Papers Published in SCI/SCIE Indexed Journals

  1. “Reactive power planning by Opposition based Grey Wolf optimization method,” published in International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Wiley, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya (Accepted, Available online) [SCIE], [IF-1.085]
  2. “Optimal placement of TCSC and SVC for reactive power planning using Whale optimization algorithm,” Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Elsevier,  with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya (Accepted, Available online) [SCI], [IF-3.893]
  3. “Differential Evolution Technique for the Optimization of Reactive Power Reserves,” Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, World Scientific, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya, Vol. 26, No. 10, pp. 1750155-1-20, October 2017. [SCIE], [IF-0.481]
  4. “Swarm intelligence based algorithms for reactive power planning with Flexible AC transmission system devices,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya, Vol.78, pp 158-164, June 2016. [SCIE], [IF-3.289]
  5. “PSO based bio inspired algorithm for reactive power planning,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya, Vol. 74, pp.396-402, January 2016. [SCIE], [IF-3.289]


Published in Conference Proceedings

  1. “Weak bus-oriented optimal Var planning based on grey wolf optimization”, 19th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC), IIT-Bhubaneswar, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya, 19th -21st December 2016.
  2. “Weak bus determination and Real power loss minimization using Grey wolf optimization”, IEEE 6th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), IIT-Delhi, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya, 04th -06th March 2016.
  3. “A novel approach for the voltage stability assessment and reactive power planning,” IEEE 10th Conference Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), The University of Auckland, New Zealand, with Dr. B. Bhattacharyya 15th -17th  June 2015.


Workshops/Seminars Attended

  1. Attended Short term course on “Stepping into Next Generation Grids” conducted under the sponsorship of Technical Education Improvement Program-II (TEQIP) on 4th March 2016, at IIT Delhi.
  2. Attended workshop on “MATLAB and Simulink for Engineering Applications” conducted by Electrical department held from 05th December – 10th December 2014, at IIT(ISM), Dhanbad.