65 Years of

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Name : Dr. Gyan Ranjan Biswal
Designation : Associate Professor & Head
Phone No. : +91-8284008360
Email Id : gyanbiswal@vssut.ac.in , gyanbiswal@gmail.com
Date of Birth : 01-05-1978
Date of Joining : 23-12-2016

Ph.D., IIT Roorkee; M.Tech. (Honours), CSVTU Bhilai; B.E., Pt. RSU Raipur

Power System Instrumentation (Automation)

1. Academia at :

  • VSSUT, Burla as an Associate Professor from Dec. 2016 to till now.
  • Thapar University, Patiala as an Assistant Professor from Dec. 2013 to Dec. 2016.
  • Shiv Nadar University, HCL, Noida as an Assistant Professor from Jun. 2012 to Dec. 2013.
  • BIT Durg as a Sr. Assistant Professor from Apr. 2003 to Jul. 2007.
  • Govt. Poly. Durg as a Lecturer from Jan. 2000 to Apr. 2003.
2. R&D / Industry at :
  • Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), Bhilai as masters’ trainee for one year and four months.

Graduate Level : Network Analysis and Synthesis, Circuit Theory, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Electrical Science, Measurement Science and Techniques, Control Systems, Industrial Instrumentation, Advanced Measurement Techniques, Electrical Communication Engineering, and Trans-receiver Systems
Post Graduate Level : Telemetry and Remote Control (SCADA Systems), Intelligent Sensors and Instrumentation, Industrial Instrumentation and Control, MEMS Sensors and Actuators, Power System Instrumentation, and Power System Reliability.

  1. Power System Automation: Power Generations and Sub-station Automation (IEC 61850)
  2. Sustainable Sources of Energy (HFCs and Solar PV / Hybrid Energy Systems)
  3. Smart Monitoring: Smart Sensors, Intelligent Control, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical System (CPS) in Microgrid
  4. System Reliability Engineering

Ph. D. Candidates : Ongoing - 04
  1. “Modeling and Control of A Hybrid Sustainable Energy System”, Amit Kumar Roy, Jan. 2014. (Co: Dr. P. Basak, TIET, Patiala)
  2. “Smart Demand Side Management by Scheduling Electric Vehicles in Microgrid Environment”, Sagarika Rout, Jul. 2017. (Sole)
  3. “Decentralized Control of Microgrid using Fractional Order Controller”, Sweta Panda (Co: Prof. B. Subudhi, IIT Goa)
  4. “Optical Wireless Information and Power Transfer for Smart Substation Operation”, Soumya Debasis Das (Co: Dr. Enrique Poves, University of Edinburg, UK)
M. Tech. Candidates : Awarded - 08 (Sole); 01 (Collaborative)
  1. “Intelligent Frequency Control and Monitoring of A 2-MVA Turbogenerator”, Sukeeratpal Syan, Jul. 2016.
  2. “Design and Monitoring of Hybrid Active Power Filter for Smart City Application”, Asim Abdullah, Jul. 2016.
  3. “Smart Sensor and Internet-of-Things Enabled Condition Monitoring for Electrical Substations”, Yashdeep, Jul. 2017.
  4. “Application of Fractional Order Controller in A Grid PV System”, Shuvendu Kumar Mishra, Jun. 2018.
  5. “Optical Wireless Power Transfer in Solar Cell Li-Fi”, Soumya Debasis Das, Jun. 2019. (Co: Prof. Harald Haas and Mr. Adrian Sparks, Li-Fi R&D Center, University of Edinburgh, UK)
  6. “Design and Implementation of Fractional Order Controllers for A Grid Connected PV System”, Sweta Panda, Jun. 2019. {University God Medalist}
  7. “Assessment of Grid Power Peak Shaving and Valley Filling using EV-Aggregator Model”, Chinmaya Kumar Padhi, Jul. 2020.
  8. “Modelling and Analysis of FO-PI Controllers Based Hybrid Sustainable Energy System”, Pravati Mahapatra, Jul. 2020.
  9. “Voltage and Frequency Control of an Islanded Microgrid using Droop Controller”, Saishree Rath, Jul. 2020.
  1. Gyan Ranjan Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “An Integrated Cooling System and Hydrogen Processing for Power Generation Plants”, Indian Patent Application No.: 689/Del/2012, Published on Dated: Aug. 21, 2015, Journal No. 34/2015.
  2. Recipient of Centre for International Cooperation in Science (CICS) award to attend 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting at Boston, MA, USA in July 2016. The award is jointly promoted by INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-CICS.
  3. Certificates of Outstanding Contributions in Reviewing by ISA Transactions and Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier for the year 2017.
  4. Invited as a Panel Expert of Renewable Energy & Power Generation session of the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston (USA), and also as a Session Chair at ‘IEEE India Conference on Power Electronics 2016 ’, Patiala, ‘World Congress of Sustainable Technologies 2012’, London (U.K.) and at IEEE India International Conference (INDICON) 2015, JMI, New Delhi (India); Delivered lectures at National Power Training Institute, Nangal, Punjab (India), G.B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri, Uttarakhand and Indus University, Bhtthu, H. P. (India).
  5. Recipient of MHRD fellowship for Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at IIT Roorkee from year 2010 – 2012 by the Govt. of India.
  6. M. Tech (I & C) - Honors from C.S.V.T.U., Bhilai.
  7. Letter of Appreciation for development of project “Developing Application software using PLC for Augmentation of Argon System in Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL)” certified by Human Resource Department (HRD), BSP (SAIL) during training period of M. Tech. program from dated 06/08/2007 to 15/10/2008.
  8. Recipient of Shri Gopabandhu Das Scholarship for the state level meritorious position from 1988-1993.
  • Fellow, the Institutions of Engineers (FIE), India.
  • Senior Member of IEEE, USA.
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India.
  • Member of IEEE–SA (Standards Association) Working Groups;
    • IEEE PES PSRCC HTF-46 WG (Recommended Practice for Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) used in Electric Utility Automation Systems (PC37.1.3)) from Jan. 2018 – till now.
    • IEEE P1451.5 WG (IEEE 1451.5™, Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuator -- Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats) from 2018 – till now.
    • IPSC-AAEIWG (IPSC Asian and Australasian Electricity Infrastructure WG) by "IEEE Delhi Section Consultants Network Affinity Group from 2017 – continue;
    • IEEE P1876 WG (Standard for Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories) from 2012 – 2017;
    • IEEE P21451-001 WG (Recommended Practice for Signal Treatment Applied to Smart Transducers) from 2012 – 2015, and
    • IEEE P1415 WG (Induction Machinery Maintenance Testing and Failure Analysis) from 2012 – 2017.
  • Member of IEEE Technical Community: Young Professionals, Power & Energy Society, Smart Grid, Sensors Council, and Green ICT Community.
  1. IEC 61850 Complaint SF6 Monitoring System for Gas Insulated Switchgear, Amount: 48 lakhs, Funding agency: Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bengaluru under Ministry of Power (MOP), Govt. of India, Duration: 2 years from Sep. 2018 – Continue, Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI – Prof. T. Islam, JMI, New Delhi (Ongoing). Project code: RSOP/2017/TR/2/1962017.
  2. Internet of things Driven Speed Control of Electrical Equipment(s), Amount: 50 thousand, Funding agency: NPIU-MHRD, TEQIP-III under Collaborative Research and Innovation (CRI) Scheme for Duration: 1 year from Jan. 2020 – Dec. 2020, Role: Principal Investigator (PI), (Ongoing). Vide. No. VSSUT/TEQIP/37/2020, dt. 16/01/2020.
  3. IoT based Environment Sensor Tracking WSN for Hydro Power Generation Applications, Amount: 1 lakhs, Funding agency: Advance Tech. Pvt. Ltd., Zirakpur (India), Duration: 4 months from Mar. 2016 to Jun. 2016, Role: PI (sole) (Completed).
  4. Process Instrumentation of the State-of-the-art Integrated Cooling System for large generators in Power Plants, Amount: 4.85 lakhs, Funding agency: Seed Money Grant, Thapar University, Patiala, Duration: 2 years from Jul. 2014 to Jun. 2016, Role: PI (sole) (Completed).

International Publications

  1. He has more than 70 research publications in various journals and conferences of international and national repute in his credit. Some of his contributions are:

    Gyan Ranjan Biswal, P. Mohanty, K. J. Akram, N. P. Padhy, and T. Islam, “Design and Fabrication of an Inexpensive Capacitive Humidity Sensor for Smart Sub-station Automation,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 20, No. 12, pp. 6215 – 6223, Jun. 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2974522 (IF: 3.073) {A Featured Article}
  2. Nagender Kumar Suryadevara and Gyan Ranjan Biswal, “Smart Plugs: Paradigms and Applications in the Smart City-and-Smart Grid,” Energies, MDPI, Vol. 12, No. 10, Art. No. 1957, pp. 01 – 20, May 2019. (IF: 2.702) {Invited Paper}
  3. Amit Kumar Roy, Prasenjit Basak, and Gyan Ranjan Biswal, “Low voltage ride through capability enhancement in a grid-connected wind/fuel cell hybrid system via combined feed-forward and fuzzy logic control,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, Vol. xx, No. x, pp. 01 – 11, Apr. 2019. DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2019.0021 (IF: 2.618)
  4. Yashdeep, Gyan Ranjan Biswal, T. Choudhury, T. Islam, S. Mukhopadhyay, and V. Vashisht, “Design and Modeling of MEMS based Trace-level Moisture Measurement System for GIS Applications in Smart Grid Environment,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 17, No. 23, pp. 7758 – 7766, Dec. 2017. (IF: 3.073)
  5. Gyan Ranjan Biswal, “System reliability optimisation of Cooling-cum-Condensate-Extraction system,” Maintenance and Reliability, Polish Acad. Sci., Elsevier, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 117 – 122, Jan. 2016. (IF: 1.525)
  6. G. R. Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “System Reliability and Fault Tree Analysis of Hydrogen Cooling Systems,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 30 - 40, Mar. 2013. (IF: 13.593)
  7. Gyan Ranjan Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “Dynamic Process Control and Monitoring of Novel S3RS based Hydrogen Cooling System,” Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 162-172, Dec. 2012. (IF: 3.588)
  8. Gyan Ranjan Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “System Reliability and Fault Tree Analysis of SeSHRS based Augmentation of Hydrogen: Dedicated for Combined Cycle Power Plants,” IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 647-656, Dec. 2012. (IF: 3.987)
  9. G. R. Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “Modeling, Control and Monitoring of S3RS based Hydrogen Cooling System in Thermal Power Plant,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 562-570, Jan. 2012. (IF: 7.515)
  1. Digital Fundamentals, Pearson India, Edited by Gyan Ranjan Biswal for Regional Edition (India and SAARC countries), 2017 of the original edition; Digital Fundamentals, Thomas L. Floyd, Pearson Int., USA.
  2. Shuvendu Kumar Mishra and Gyan Ranjan Biswal, “Application of Fractional Order Controller in Grid Connected PV System,” Dept. of Computer Applications, BIT Durg: Innovative Digitization Techniques Towards Mission Digital India – (IDT-MDI 2018), vol. 2, pp. 1-11, Jan. 2018. ISBN No. 978-93-5258-574-8.
  3. Sweta Panda, Bibhuti Prasad Sahoo, and Gyan Ranjan Biswal, “Control of Surface Condenser using GA,” Dept. of Computer Applications, BIT Durg: Innovative Digitization Techniques Towards Mission Digital India – (IDT-MDI 2018), vol. 2, pp. 12-21, Jan. 2018. ISBN No. 978-93-5258-574-8.
  1. National Conference on “Computer Application and Applied Mathematics”,funding agency: CGCOST, Raipur; Duration: One day (10.01.2009).
  2. AICTE QIP Sponsored Short Term Course on “Intelligent Control and Sensing of Smart Grid and Smart Cities” at Dept. of EE & EEE, VSSUT, Burla; Duration: One Week (30.04.2018 to 05.05.2018).

Responsibilities in the university and/or department level activities:

  1. Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from 28th Jan. 2020 to till now. The department is independently functioning from dt. 28.01.2020.
  2. Prof. I/C – Electrical Maintenance of the university from May 2019 to till now.
  3. GATE Coordinator of the university from Feb. 2018 to till now.
  4. Faculty I/C of Automation & Sensors Lab (CPRI, Bangalore and NPIU, MHRD, New Delhi sponsored research lab), and PhD Research Lab of the EEE department from Jan. 2018 to till now.
  5. Faculty I/C of Instrumentation and Control Lab., EE & EEE from Jan. 2018 to Jan. 2020.
  6. Vice President of Student’s Technical Society, VSSUT, Burla from Sep. 2017 to Sep. 2018.
  7. Past assignments: A) At Thapar University, Patiala: (1) Coordinator of one of the Centre-of-Excellence is to be established in the department; (2) Coordinator of the Overall Lab development activities of the department from May 2014 to Jun. 2016; (3) Coordinator of the departmental advertising activities, UG and PG Brochures of the department, EIED, and (4) Faculty I/C of the “Instrumentation and Control Lab”, EIED from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2016 and Faculty I/C of the “Virtual Instrumentation Lab” at EIED from Jun. 2016 to Dec. 2016; B) At Shiv Nadar University, HCL, Noida: (1) Coordinator of program for introducing two specializations, viz., “Power and Energy” and “Industrial Automation” from Jun. 2012 to Nov. 2013, and (2) Establishment and Faculty I/C of the “Measurement and Control Systems Lab”, and At BIT Durg: Faculty I/C of the “Communication Engineering lab”.

1. Any other Distinction

  • Editorial board member of Journal of Power Systems and Process Control from Jun. 2017 to till now.
  • Reviewer of one of the Global edition books published by Pearson Int.
  • Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Sensor Journals, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution.
  • Reviewer of the International Journal of Automation and Computing, IFAC; the ISA Transactions, Elsevier, Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier and Control Engineering Practices, Elsevier.
  • Home page: http://in.linkedin.com/pub/gyan-biswal/14/458/a8

Web of Science Researcher ID: D-4465-2011 ;
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7730-1985 ;

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/gyanbiswal
2. Patents

  • Gyan Ranjan Biswal, R. P. Maheshwari, and M. L. Dewal, “An Integrated Cooling System and Hydrogen Processing for Power Generation Plants”, Indian Patent Application No.: 689/Del/2012, Publication Date: Aug. 21, 2015, Journal No. 34/2015.
  • Gyan Ranjan Biswal, Yashdeep, Soumya Ranjan Nayak, Saswati Priyadarsini Panda, Rakhee Dubey, and Bidyut Mohanta, “Smart Plug for Device-level Monitoring and Control,” Indian Patent Registration No.: TINPRT1PA0067, Paradeep Port, Bhubaneswar, Date of Filing e-Application: Feb. 27, 2018.
Present Address : 
House No.: TD 3/1,
In front of Medical Fire Station,
Doctor’s Colony, Burla,
Dist.: Sambalpur, State: Odisha
PIN Code-768017 (India)
  Permanent Address : 
C/o- Shri Shridhar Biswal,
Kalmada, P.O.-Bhuinpur, Tehsil-AUL, Dist: Kendrapara,
Odisha –754239, India