Prof. Mohd Rihan





    Smart Grid, Synchrophasor Measurements, Control System, Virtual Instrumentation


    Kairana, Distt. Shamli, U.P.





    Time Table Odd Semester 2021-22


 Dr. Mohammad Rihan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering with experience of about 20 years. He is Gold Medalist of B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) and has done significant research work in the areas of smart grid and Solar Energy; both areas under National missions.  He Is also working as the Founder Coordinator of the centre for Grid Integrated Green and Renewable Energy in the campus to address the research challenges presented by high penetration of renewable energy in the grid. He is an elected Fellow of the IET(UK), IE(India), and IETE. He is Senior Member of IEEE and elected vice chair of executive committee of IEEE UP Section. He is a member of executive committee of Delhi local network of IET(UK).

He has led the integration of 6.5MWp solar PV plants in the AMU campus distribution grid; the largest such installation in any academic institution in the country. It includes a project of Rs. 20 Cr. for 3.3 MWp solar farm; a unique installation in any academic institute in the country. He is also working as  Visiting Scientist at National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), MNRE. He has established a Centre for Training on Solar PV in collaboration with Skill Council, Green Jobs, Government of India  India. He has also completed a project on Green Campus funded by MNRE. Under this project energy conservation target has been defined for making AMU a Green Campus. 
Dr. Rihan is also heading the entire electricity setup; both conventional and renewable of the university since Dec 2015 as Member Incharge. The campus has a huge electricity network of 8.5MVA capacity and annual budget of about Rs. 30 Cr. He acts as the technical, financial, and administrative head of the department and report to the vice chancellor; the executive head of the university. He is leading a team of 122 employees including Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, Accounts staff and other technical staff. His responsibilities in this role requires ensuring that all related works and purchases in the department are done adhering to the technical and financial guidelines formed by the Government of India. He is a Member of the Building Committee; the committee which accords technical and financial approval to all construction/renovation works in the campus as per GFR and Central Public Works Department (CPWD) norms of the Government of India. He has to oversee the utilization of the funds as per norms and devise and implement energy conservation measures in the campus. 

Dr. Rihan is a member of Central Project Implementation and Monitoring Committee of the university which is responsible for allocation, evaluation and execution of consultancy work related to projects of national importance like smart city. At present Dr. Rihan is serving as the Member Secretary of this committee.

Dr. Rihan has authored a book on Advanced Control Systems and contributed an invited chapter on Applications and Requirements of Smart Grid in a book published by Springer Nature.  He has established a new Virtual and Smart Systems lab in the department. 


  1. Key Publication

    "Voltage fluctuation mitigation with coordinated OLTC and energy storage control in high PV penetrating distribution network", Elsevier Journal on Electric Power Systems Research, 2022

    Decarbonizing the Aligarh Muslim University Campus: An Experiential Analysis of Initiatives, their Impact and Lessons Learned, 7th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM), 2021

    Chapter 2 “Applications and Requirements of Smart Grid” by Springer Nature as a part of the book “Smart Grids and Their Communication Systems” ISBN: 978-981-13-1767-5, 2020

    “In What Ways I Can Contribute to Academic Excellence at AMU” for the Essay competition organized by HRD Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management, AMU under the centenary celebration of AMU. The essay was awarded the First prize in the competition, 2021

    “Case Study on Grid Connected Solar PV Plants at AMU- Helping India’s Climate Change Pledge” AkshayUrja, Journal of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, vol. 11 no. 1 and 2, Aug-Oct 2017

     “Phasor Measurement Units in the Indian Smart Grid” Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ISET-India.2011.6145392, Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-0316-3). (Power and Energy Society Publication), 2011

    ” Implementation of PMU Based Distributed Wide Area Control in Smart Grid “IEEE Access Part A ,Q1: Manuscript Number  Access-2021-31785, DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3119583, 2021

    “Identification of Low-Frequency Oscillation Modes from Synchrophasors Measurements Using Improved Dynamic Mode Decomposition Algorithm” IEEE Access, vol. 9., pp. 49434-49447, 2021

    "Analysis of varying PV penetration level on harmonic content of active distribution system with a utility scale grid integrated solar farm", Taylor and Francis-Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2021

    " A novel method for locating the source of sustained oscillation in power system using synchrophasors data", Springer Journal on Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems 5, 30 (2020)

    “Performance Analysis of a Utility Scale Grid Integrated Solar Farm Considering Physical and Environmental Factors”,  Springer Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Series B.

    “Multi-Domain Feature Extraction for Improved Clustering of Smart Meter Data”, Springer’s Journal on Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, vol. 5,   2020

    Performance Analysis of a Utility Scale Grid Integrated Solar Farm Considering Physical and Environmental Factors, Springer Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Series B, Oct 2020

     “An Investigation of the Impact of Synchrophasors Measurement on Multi Area State Estimation in Active Distribution Grids”, Taylor and Francis-Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2020

Notes on Model Structures-Identification & Estimation
Notes on Least Squares Estimation-Identification & Estimation
Recursive Identification
Kalman Filter
Simplified Tutorial on Kalman Filter
Useful article on practical applications on Kalman Filter in Aerospace