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Vijay K. Sood
BSc, MASc, PhD (Bradford, UK), PEng, FIEEE, FEIC Chair

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ERC 3062

905.721.8668 ext. 5478
905.721.3370 (fax)

vijay.sood@ontariotechu.ca

Office hours:
Monday 11:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00


Research topics

  • HVDC and FACTS Controllers for power transmission systems
  • Modeling of Power Electronics Converters and Control and protection of power systems

Education

  • PhD (Power Electronics), Bradford University, UK, 1977
  • MASc (Electrical Machines), Strathclyde University, Scotland, UK, 1969
  • BSc (Electrical Engineering), Nairobi University, Kenya, 1967

Courses

  • Electrical Machines
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Power System Protection and Relaying
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energies

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    1. Haytham Abdelgawad and Vijay Sood, "Average Model of Boost Converter, including Parasitics, operating in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM)", 7th World Congress on Power Engineering and Energy , WCPEE’2015 Dec, 28-31, 2015, Cairo, Egypt. And International Journal on Power Engineering and Energy (IJPEE), Vol.7, No.2, April 2016. ISSN Print 2314-7318, And Online 2314-730X, Library of Congress (Control Number: 2009937569)
    2. Haytham Abdelgawad and Vijay Sood, "Boost Converter Controller Design based on Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO)", 7th World Congress on Power Engineering and Energy, WCPEE’2015 Dec, 28-31, 2015, Cairo Egypt. And International Journal on Power Engineering and Energy (IJPEE), Vol.7, No.2, April 2016. ISSN Print 2314-7318, And Online 2314-730X, Library of Congress (Control Number: 2009937569). Ref No. W15-P-0021
    3. Omar Kotb, Mehrdad Ghandhari, Robert Eriksson, Vijay K. Sood, "On Small Signal Stability of an AC/DC Power System with a Hybrid MTDC Network" Electric Power Systems Research, Paper no. EPSR-D-15-00981R1. Vol.136, July 2016, pp. 79-88.
    4. Titus Okathe, Shahram Shah Heydari, Vijay Sood, Khalil El-Khatib and Orane Cole, "Middleware for Smart Critical Infrastructure Networks Intercommunication", International Journal On Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2016. ISSN 1178-5608. www.s2is.org
    5. Kunwar Aditya, Vijay Sood, Sheldon Williamson, "Magnetic Characterization of Unsymmetrical Coil Pairs Using Archimedean Spirals for Wider Misalignment Tolerance in IPT Systems, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Volume: 3, Issue: 2, June 2017, pp454 - 463
    6. Omar Kotb, Mehrdad Ghandharia, Robert Erikssonb, Rujiroj Leelarujic, Vijay K. Sood, "Stability Enhancement of an Interconnected AC/DC Power System through VSC-MTDC Operating Point Adjustment", Int. Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 151, pp 308-318, October 2017 EPSR-D-16-02398R1
    7. Tan, Bin Wu, Vijay Sood, Dewei Xu, Mehdi Narimani, Zhongyuan Cheng, and Navid Reza Zargari, "A Simplified Space Vector Modulation for Four-Level Nested Neutral-Point Clamped Inverters with Complete Control of Flying-Capacitor Voltages" IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol.33, No.3, pp1997-2006, March 2018.
    8. Benasla Mokhtar; Allaoui Tayeb; Brahami Mostefa; Denaï Mouloud; Vijay K Sood, "HVDC links between North Africa and Europe: Impacts and benefits on the dynamic performance of the European system", Elsevier Journal: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Feb 2018. Vol. 82 (P3), pp 3981-3991.
    9. Harold R. Chamorro, 1, Andres C. Sanchez, Andres Pantoja, Ivan Zelinka, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay K. Sood, "A Network Control System for Hydro Plants to Counteract the Non-Synchronous Generation Integration", International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 105: 404-419, Feb. 2019
    10. Harold R.Chamorro, Ivan Ria, Reinhard~Gernd, Ivan Zelinka, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay K. Sood "Synthetic Inertia Control based on Fuzzy Adaptive Differential Evolution" Int. Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems, Vol.105, 2019, pp 803-813
    11. Haytham Abdelgawad and Vijay Sood, "Kalman Filter-based maximum power point tracking for PV energy resources supplying DC microgrid", International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IJEOE) - (submitted, under review),
    12. Mokhtar Benasla, Tayeb Allaoui, Mostefa Brahami, Vijay K. Sood and Mouloud Denaï, "Power system security enhancement by HVDC links using a closed-loop emergency control", Electric Power Systems Research, Ref. No.: EPSR-D-17-02239R4,  Electric Power Systems Research. Volume 168, March 2019, Pages 228-238
    13. Sanjeev K. Aggarwal, Lalit M. Saini, and Vijay Sood, "Large wind farm layout optimization using nature inspired heuristic algorithms", IETE Journal of Research. Submitted April 2019; Accepted Jan 2021.
    14. Harold R. Chamorro, Mehdi Zareian Jahromi, AliReza Seifi, Vijay Sood, "An Enhanced Approach for Probabilistic Evaluation of Transient Stability", International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Submitted May 2019. Submission no: IJEPES_2019_1507. Accepted March 2020.
    15. Om Hari Gupta, M.Tripathy, V.K.Sood, GTD-2018-5168.R2 ' Event Detection Scheme for Converter-Based DGs with Nearly Zero NDZ", IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Special Issue: Intelligent Protection and Control of Microgrids with Energy Storage Integration. Accepted Oct 2019.
    16. Gagandeep Sharma, Vijay K. Sood, Mohammad Saad Alam, Samir M. Shariff, "Comparison of common DC and AC bus architectures for EV fast charging stations and impact on power quality", https://doi.org/10.1016/j.etran.2020.100066. Journal eTransportation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.etran.2020.100066. July 2020.
    17. Melanie Hoffmann, Harold R. Chamorro, Marc René Lotz, José M. Maestre, Kumars Rouzbehi, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Michael Kurrat, Lazaro Alvarado-Barrios and Vijay K. Sood, "Grid Code-Dependent Frequency Control Optimization in Multi-Terminal DC Networks", Journal Energies 2020, 13, 6485; doi:10.3390/en13246485, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies, 21 pages
    18. Harold R. Chamorro, Felix Rafael Segundo Sevilla, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Kumars Rouzbehi, Hector Chavez, Vijay K. Sood, "Innovative primary frequency control in lowinertia power systems based on wide-area RoCoF sharing", IET Energy Systems Integration, IET Energy Syst. Integr., 2020, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, pp. 151-160
    19. Harold R. Chamorro, Alvaro D. Orjuela-Cañón, David Ganger, Mattias Persson, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt , Lazaro Alvarado-Barrios, Vijay K. Sood and Wilmar Martinez, "Data-Driven Trajectory Prediction of Grid Power Frequency Based on Neural Models", Journal Electronics 2021, 10, 151. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics 10020151. 21 pages
    20. Pedro Betancourt-Paulino, Harold R. Chamorro, Milad Soleimani, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay K. Sood, Wilmar Martinez, "On the perspective of grid architecture model with high TSO - DSO interaction", IET Energy Systems Integration, 2021. IET Energy Syst. Integr. 2021;1.12. https://doi.org/10.1049/esi2.12003. 12 pages
    21. Fazel Mohammadi, Kumars Rouzbehi, Gevork B. Gharehpetian, Kaveh Niayesh, Masood Hajian, Hani Saad, Mohd. Hasan Ali, Vijay K. Sood "HVDC Circuit Breakers: A Comprehensive Review",  IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics - Decision on Manuscript ID TPEL-Reg-2020-11-2513.R1. Accepted April 2021, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics On page(s): 0 Print ISSN: 0885-8993 Online ISSN: 1941-0107 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3073895. pub date Dec 2021, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pages 13726-13739, ISSN 0885-8993, Online ISSN 1941-0107, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3073895
    22. Amir Heidary, Kumars Rouzbehi, Ali Mehrizi-Sani, and Vijay K. Sood, "Self-Activated Fault Current Limiter", IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. Manuscript ID is JESTPE-2021-06-0740. Submitted June 2021. Accepted 28 Aug 2021
    23. V.J.S Praneeth, N. Vijay Anand, Naveen Yalla, and Vijay K. Sood, "Review of On-board Conductive Charger Topologies for Electric Transportation", Elsevier Journal eTransportation, submitted July 2021
    24. Tamiru Awas, Jiwanjot Singh, Vijay K. Sood, "Evaluation of a grid-connected reduced-component Boost Multilevel Inverter (BMLI) Topology", International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, Manuscript ID CTA-21-0463, submitted 24 July 2021. J.Wiley, pp 24
    25. Sergio Cantillo-Luna, Ricardo Moreno-Chuquen, Harold R. Chamorro, Vijay K. Sood, Badsha, Shahriar, Charalambos Konstantinou, "Blockchain in Distributed Energy Resources: A Comprehensive Review", manuscript ID is OAJPE-00084-2021, submitted 19 Aug. 2021, IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, pp 10
  • Conference Preceedings
    1. Abouzeid, V. Sood and M. Youssef, "Maximum Power Point Tracking of a PV grid-integrated system using Intelligent Control", IEEE EPEC2015, London On. Aug.2015
    2. Kotb, M. Ghandhari, R. Eriksson, V. K. Sood, Control of a hybrid HVDC link to increase inter-regional power transfer, IEEE 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), April 2016
    3. Haytham AbdEl-Gawad, Vijay K Sood, "Performance Analysis of Boost Converter by Using Different Integration Algorithms", CCECE2016, Vancouver, May 2016.
    4. Kunwar Aditya, Vijay Sood, Sheldon Williamson, "Investigating the Magnetic Characteristics of Unsymmetrical Coil Pair Employing Archimedean Spiral for EV Battery Charging", IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW 2016) Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. October 4–6, 2016 
    5. Deepak Ronnaki, Phuoc Huynh Sang, Vijay Sood and Sheldon S Williamson, "Comparative Assessment of Three-Phase Transformerless Grid-Connected Solar Inverters", ICIT Conference, Toronto, March 2017
    6. Harold R. Chamorro; Naveed R. Malik; Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay K. Sood, "Evaluation of the Synthetic Inertia Control using Active Damping Method", 6th edition of International Conference on Clean Electrical Power - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 27-29 June 2017 .
    7. Kunwar Aditya, Vijay K. Sood, "Design of 3.3 kW Wireless Battery Charger for Electric Vehicle Application Considering Bifurcation", IEEE EPEC in Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 2017 
    8. Om Hari Gupta, Manoj Tripathy and Vijay K. Sood, "Digital Relaying Scheme for Protection of Shunt-Compensated Transmission Lines", IEEE EPEC in Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 2017
    9. Haytham AbdEl-Gawad, Vijay K Sood, "Kalman Filter-Based Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Energy Resources Supplying DC Microgrid’, IEEE EPEC in Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 2017
    10. Faizan Khan, M. Yasin Ali, V.K.Sood, Faruk Bhuiyan, Phillip Insull and Faraz Ahmad, "Simulation of Microgrid System with Distributed Generation", IEEE EPEC in Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 2017
    11. Harold R. Chamorro; Andres C. Sanchez; Amund Øverjordet; Fernando Jimenez; Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt; Vijay K. Sood, "Distributed synthetic inertia control in power systems," 2017 International Conference on ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT (CIEM), pp74 - 7
    12. Faizan Khan, M. Yasin Ali, V.K.Sood, Faruk Bhuiyan, Phillip Insull and Faraz Ahmad, "Simulation of Microgrid System with Distributed Generation", Int. Conf. on Emerging Trends in Engineering Innovations & Technology Management, 16-18 Dec 2017, NIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
    13. Henry, D. Qendri, R. Lang, M. Youssef, V. Sood, "A Compact & Cost Effective Solar Harvesting Modular Wireless Sensor Node with Innovative Energy Management System: Design & Implementation", INTELEC 2017, #94, 22-26 October 2017, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
    14. Haytham AbdEl-Gawad, Vijay K Sood, "Kalman Filter-Based Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Energy Resources Supplying DC Microgrid’, International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Grids (ESG 2018) Venue: Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge City, United Kingdom 25-26 June, 2018
    15. R. Chamorro, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, and Vijay K. Sood, "Dynamic Measurements of the Wind Power Impact on Power System Inertia and Stability", International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Asia 2018), Singapore. June 2018,
    16. Faizan Khan, Ali Sunbul, Mohammad. Y. Ali, Haytham AbdEl-Gawad, Shahryar Rahnamayan, Vijay. K. Sood, "Maximum Power Point Tracking in PV Farms Using DE and PSO Algorithms: A Comparative Study", 8-13 July 2018 – IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI ) 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    17. Harold R. Chamorro; Camilo A. Ordonez; Jimmy C-H. Peng; Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt; Vijay K. Sood; Adel M. Sharaf, "Impact of non-synchronous generation on transmission oscillations paths, " 2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), pp 1 - 6. Feb 2018 
    18. Jigneshkumar Patel and Vijay K. Sood, "Review of Digital Controllers in Power Converters", IEEE EPEC 2018, Toronto, Canada. Oct 2018.
    19. Y. Ali, Faizan Khan, Vijay. K. Sood, "Energy Management System of a Microgrid using Particle Swarm Optimization and Wireless Communication System", IEEE EPEC 2018, Toronto, Canada. Oct 2018.
    20. Harold R. Chamorro, V.K.Sood "Reliability Assessment in Transmission Considering Intermittent Energy Sources," 10th IEEE LASCAS - Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems - LASCAS 2019 - Armenia, Colombia from 24th to 27th  February, 2019.
    21. AboReada, H., Praneeth, A. V. J. S., Vamanan, N., Sood, V., & Williamson, S. S. (2019, June). Design and Control of Non-isolated, Multi-input DC/DC Converter for Effective Energy Management. In 2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (pp. 810-815).
    22. Danijel Topic, Harold R. Chamorro, Goran Knezevic, Rebecca Rye, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay Sood and Jurica Perko, "Analysis of PV Systems and Charging Stations - Integration into the Public Lighting Infrastructure", 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), 29 Sept -2 Oct 2019, Bucharest, Romania.
    23. Harold R. Chamorro ; Roozbeh Torkzadeh ; Omar Kotb ; Kumars Rouzbehi ; Juan Manuel Escaño ; Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt ; Oriol Gomis Bellmunt ; Lucian Toma ; Vijay K. Sood, "On the Optimization of Damping Enhancement in a Power System with a Hybrid HVDC Link", 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), 29 Sept -2 Oct 2019, Bucharest, Romania
    24. Jiwanjot Singh, Lalit Mohan Saini, Ratna Dahiya, Vijay K. Sood, "DC to DC converter based Asymmetrical multilevel inverter with reduced number of components, " IEEE EPEC 2019, Montreal, Canada. Oct 2019.
    25. Ali Sunbul, Ahmed Sheir, Vijay K. Sood, "High Performance Multilevel Power Factor Correction Boost-Buck Converter, " IEEE EPEC 2019, Montreal, Canada. Oct 2019.
    26. Ahmed Sheir, Vijay K. Sood, "Cascaded Modular Converter With Reduced Output Voltage Ripple," IEEE EPEC 2019, Montreal, Canada. Oct 2019.
    27. Haytham Abdelgawad, Vijay K. Sood, "A Comprehensive Review on Microgrid Architectures for Distributed Generation," IEEE EPEC 2019, Montreal, Canada. Oct 2019.
    28. Harold R. Chamorro, Roozbeh Torkzadeh, Mojtaba Eliassi, Pedro Betancourt-Paulino, Michel Rezkalla,Wilmar Martinez, Vijay K. Sood, "Analysis of the Gradual Synthetic Inertia Control on Low-Inertia Power Systems", Accepted for presentation in 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting, August 2-6 2020, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    29. Ravishankar Tiwari, Om Hari Gupta and Vijay K. Sood, "Ground Fault Detection Using Pole Differential Current Measurement for 2-Terminal Bipolar HVDC Lines," EPREC-2020 (Electric Power and Renewable Energy Conference-2020), Paper no. 273, NIT Jamshedpur, India. 29-30 May 2020. Springer LNEE, Scopus indexed.
    30. Gagandeep Sharma and Vijay K. Sood, "Power quality problems in Grid-connected Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Stations’" EPREC-2020 (Electric Power and Renewable Energy Conference-2020), Paper no. 12, NIT Jamshedpur, India. 29-30 May 2020. SPRINGER for publication in Scopus-indexed "Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE)",
    31. Ricardo Moreno, Harold R. Chamorro, Rebecca Rye, Hesam Khazraj, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Vijay K. Sood, Wilmar Martinez, "Online Dynamic Assessment of System Stability using Unscented Kalman Filter", 29th IEEE ISIE Conference, 17-19 June 2020, Delft, the Netherlands. Received Best paper presentation award.
    32. Jigneshkumar Patel and Vijay K. Sood, "Impact of Dead-Band Time on the Harmonic Spectrum of Power Converters", IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    33. Jigneshkumar Patel and Vijay K. Sood, "Analysis of Symmetric and Asymmetric CHB-MLI Using MC Based SPWM and THI-PWM," IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    34. Youssef El Haj, Ahmed Sheir, Ruth Milman and Vijay K. Sood, "Robust Integral Sliding Mode Control of Non-Minimum Phase DC-DC Converters", IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    35. Mohammad Reza Mousavi-Khademi, Harold R. Chamorro, Morteza Mousavi-Khademi, Mehdi Zareian-Jahromi, Vijay K. Sood, Josep M. Guerrero and Wilmar Martinez,"Optimal Value-Based Prices Placement of DER and V2G Using Planet Search Algorithm", IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    36. Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Martha N. Acosta, Manuel Andrade, Ernesto Vazquez, Harold R. Chamorro and Vijay K. Sood, "Multi-Core Platform of Admittance Matrix Formation of Power Systems: Computational Time Assessment", IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    37. Choudhury Naser and Vijay K. Sood, "Review of Protection Strategies for Wind Turbines Against Lightning", IEEE EPEC 2020, Edmonton, Canada. Nov 2020
    38. Jigneshkumar Patel, Ahmed Sheir and Vijay K. Sood, "Impact of Sampling Time of Digital Controllers on the Harmonic Spectrum of Power Converters", 2021 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, 28 June - 01 July 2021.
    39. Ahmed Sheir and Vijay K. Sood, "Effect of Low Pass Filter in Governor Model on Large Signal Stability of Virtual Synchronous Generator", 2021 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, 28 June - 01 July 2021,