Bala Kameshwar Poolla

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Personal Profile

Bala Kameshwar Poolla received a bachelor's degree with honors in electrical engineering, a master's degree in control system engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in India, and a Ph.D. degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich in Switzerland. He is currently a research engineer at NREL. He was previously a postdoctoral scholar with the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include applications of control theory to power grids, renewable energy systems, and energy markets. 

Research Interests

Distributed control of networked systems

Stability of low-inertia power systems

Power markets

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, NREL (2022–Present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2020–2022)

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (2019–2020)

Ph.D. Candidate, ETH Zürich (2014–2019)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich

Master, Electrical Engineering (Control System Engineering), IIT Kharagpur

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur


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