Dr. Kalyan K. Sen

Ph.D., PE, MBA, FIEEE, PES Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Kalyan K. Sen is the Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc. (www.sentransformer.com).  Prior to this role, he worked for 33 years in academia and industry.  He was a key member of the Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) development team at Westinghouse Science & Technology Center for which he became a Westinghouse Fellow Engineer.  He contributed to the concept development, simulation, design, and commissioning of FACTS projects at Westinghouse since their inception in the 1990s.  He conceived some of the basic concepts in power flow control technology for which he was elevated to the IEEE Fellow grade with the citation: for the development and application of power flow control technology.

Kalyan received BEE (first class honors, 1982), MSEE (1983), and Ph.D. degrees (1987), all in Electrical Engineering, from Jadavpur University (India), Tuskegee University (USA), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), respectively.  He also received an MBA (2012) from Robert Morris University (USA).  Kalyan has authored or coauthored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, 8 issued patents, 2 books, and 3 book chapters in the areas of power flow control and power electronics.  He is the co-author of the book titled, Introduction to FACTS Controllers: Theory, Modeling, and Applications (ISBN: 9780470478752), IEEE Press, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009, which is also published in Chinese and Indian (English) paperback editions.  This book is used in universities and industries worldwide.  His latest book titled, Power Flow Control Solutions for a Modern Grid using SMART Power Flow Controllers (ISBN: 9781119824350), IEEE Press, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will be released in 2021.  His interests are in power converters, control systems, electrical machines, and power system simulations and studies.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New York.  He also served as a Fulbright Specialist (sponsored by the U.S. Government) and Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Scholar (sponsored by the Government of India).  He is an individual member of CIGRE.

Kalyan has served many organizations.  He has been serving as an IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Distinguished Lecturer since 2002.  In that capacity, he has given presentations on power flow control technology more than 150 times in 15 countries.  He is an AdCom Member of the Power Electronics Society (PELS) and serves as the PELS Regions 1-6 Chair.  He is the IEEE Division II Representative to the Board of Governors of Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) and serves as the Chapters Committee Chair.  He also serves as the Chair of IEEE Pittsburgh SSIT Chapter.  Under his leadership, IEEE Pittsburgh Section and its three Society Chapters received the “Outstanding Large Section” and “Outstanding Large Chapter” awards.  He served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery from 2002 to 2007.

He served as the Technical Program Chair at the 2008 PES General Meeting in Pittsburgh, and the Chapters and Sections Activities Track Chair at the 2008 IEEE Sections Congress in Quebec City, Canada.  He has served as the Special Events Chair of the IEEE Pittsburgh Section for a decade.  He received the IEEE Pittsburgh Section Outstanding Volunteer Service Award and Power & Energy Society Outstanding Engineer Award (2004).  He is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) who led District 13 of Toastmasters International (TI) as its Governor to be the 10th-ranking District in the world in 2007-8.  He has been serving as a Boy Scouts of America Leader for almost a decade.