Dr Onyema Nduka

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Dr Nduka is a Lecturer in Power Sustainability in the Electronic Engineering Department of Royal Holloway University of London. His research has mainly focused on the development of computational tools for fast-tracking the adoption of low-carbon technologies (eg. solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems) in power distribution networks and microgrids. Some of the tools which he has developed include the following: EMANA, ECAHA, ECAHLFA and RECAHPFA, which are published with the IEEE.

Recently, he has developed interests in embedded systems for power systems applications, energy internet of things (EIoT) and power systems big data analytics.

Prior to joining Royal Holloway University of London, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, where he worked on the Joint UK-India Clean Energy (£1M) project for almost two years (Oct. 2018 – May 2020). During his time at Imperial College London (both as Postdoc and PhD researcher), he supervised a total of nine (9) masters’ projects in sustainable power systems and co-supervised a PhD candidate, in addition to conducting his independent research. Also, in 2019, he was a Visiting PostDoctoral Researcher to the University of Alberta, Canada.

Between 2016 and 2018, he served as a Power Quality Engineering Consultant for Imperial Consultants (ICON) in the UK Power Networks NIA (Network Innovation Allowance) project on Domestic Energy Storage and Control (DESC). The DESC project won the Energy Storage Award of the British Renewable Energy Award of 2018. Also, in 2016, the research group he worked with won the Imperial College President’s Outstanding Research Team Award. This award celebrates research teams conducting impactful research for industries and the entire society. Between 2013 and 2018, he was a recipient of the prestigious Nigerian Presidential Scholarship for Innovation and Development.

He was also a recipient of the 2012 Rivers State Governor's Special Overseas Scholarship Award among several other awards and recognitions. He was formerly an academic (having graduated top of his class (with first class honours), he was immediately offered an academic position) at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, where he taught modules ranging from introduction to high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, power systems, control engineering and engineering mathematics.  

He has been an invited speaker at five (5) different institutions including in the prestigious 2019 IEEE lecture series, Kharagpur Section, India. He chaired a session in the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). He also serves as reviewer for different reputable journals including the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (IF: 10.49), Sustainable Energy (IF: 7.65), Power Systems (IF: 6.8), Power Delivery (IF: 4.42), IEEE Access (IF: 4.1) and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (IF: 4.1) etc. He has served and still currently serving as a technical committee member for several IEEE Power and Energy Society sponsored conferences. He is a Registered Electrical Engineer (REng) with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE) and a Member of IET (MIET).

He holds both a PhD in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London and a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with majors in Power Systems Engineering Technology) from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

His current research works involve collaborations with the Power Disturbance and Signalling Laboratory of University of Alberta, Canada, Control and Power Group of Imperial College London, UK, Electrical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, several universities and minigrid developers in Nigeria, and a UK electric utility. He is also a Visiting Researcher to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Imperial College London, UK.

He is accepting PhD students with full funding and strong academic and/or technical background in sustainable electric power systems. Kindly send him an email at Onyema.Nduka@rhul.ac.uk with a 2-page CV and a brief explanation of your source of funding.

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