Akhtar Kalam has been working at Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, since 1985 and a Former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering, and Science for 7 years. He has wide experience in educational institutions and industry across four continents. He received his B.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from Calcutta University and Aligarh Muslim University, India, in 1969 and 1973, respectively. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Oklahoma, USA, and the University of Bath, UK, in 1975 and 1981, respectively. He has worked with Ingersoll Rand and other electrical manufacturers. He has held teaching appointments at the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, and Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Australia. He is regularly invited to deliver lectures, to work on industrial projects, and to examine external thesis overseas. His major areas of interests are power system analysis, communication, control, protection, and cogeneration systems. He has been actively engaged in the teaching of energy systems to undergraduates and postgraduates and providing professional courses to the industry both in Australia and overseas. He regularly offers professional development courses on power system protection, renewable energy, and cogeneration and gas turbine operation to the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) and Australian Power Institute (API). He also runs postgraduate distance education program on power system protection for the ESAA. He has conducted research, provided industrial consultancy, and published over 384 publications on his area of expertise and over 29 books in the area. He is a Fellow of EA, IET, and AIE and a Member of IEEE and CIGRE AP B5.
Biography Updated on 3 July 2011