Faculty of Engineering and Science
University of Agder, Norway
Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of Hafslund Professorship in Smart Grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than three decades’ academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world’s prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009- 2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager (2014-2017). His academic work ranges within the smart grid area considering grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, demand side management and energy efficiency, as well as power system dynamics with renewable energy systems, energy storage. He is also working on energy transitions through hydrogen as an energy carrier and demonstrated the integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production. He is also working on energy policies, techno-economics and business models of energy systems, and education for sustainable development. He has widespread teaching track record in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has been successful in winning the competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g. Norwegian Research Council, EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses / workshops. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees, as well as expert member of many international research councils.