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Dr. Manas Kumar Jena
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Dr. Manas Kumar Jena received his Ph.D. in Power System Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.  Before joining IIT Palakkad, he served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), at General Electric (GE-Power). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and holds the position of IEEE PES SB Advisor at IIT Palakkad. He is the recipient of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Innovative Student Projects Award 2018- Doctoral Level, POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA)-2019, and GE-Impact Award-2019 for the development and delivery of PhasorAnalytics Software Solution to ONS-Brazil.

His major research interests include the application of Synchrophasor Technology to enhance Power Grid Monitoring, Control, and Protection, Development of WAMS Grid Stability Solutions, Adaptive protection of transmission system, etc.


International Journal Publications (Citations:363, h-index:11, i10-index:12, Ref:GS)

[1] P. Shaw and M. K. Jena, "A Novel Event Detection and Classification Scheme Using Wide-Area Frequency Measurements," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 2320-2330, May 2021, doi: 10.1109/TSG.2020.3039274.

[2]  V. Nougain, M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi, "Decentralised wide-area back-up protection scheme based on the concept of centre of reactive power," in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 13, no. 20, pp. 4551-4557, 22 10 2019. 

[3] M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi, "Event-Triggered Vulnerable Relay Identification and Supervision to Prevent Zone-3 Mal-Operations," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 3368-3375, Sept. 2019.

[4] V. Nougain, M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi, "Synchro-phasors Assisted Back-up Protection of Transmission Line,"  IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 14, pp. 3414-3420, 14 8 2018.


[5] M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi, "Transient Potential Power Based Supervisory Zone-1 Operation During Unstable Power Swing,"  IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 1823-1830, June 2019.


[6] M. K. Jena, B. K. Panigrahi and S. R. Samantaray, "A New Approach to Power System Disturbance Assessment Using Wide-Area Postdisturbance Records,"  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1253-1261, March 2018.


[7] M. K. Jena, B. K. Panigrahi and S. R. Samantaray, "Online detection of tripped transmission line to improve wide-area SA in power transmission system," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 288-294, 30 1 2018.


[8] M. K. Jena, S. R. Samantaray and B. K. Panigrahi, "A New Adaptive Dependability-Security Approach to Enhance Wide Area Back-Up Protection of Transmission System," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 6378-6386, Nov. 2018.


[9] M. K. Jena, S. R. Samantaray and B. K. Panigrahi, "A New Decentralized Approach to Wide-Area Back-Up Protection of Transmission Lines," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 3161-3168, Dec. 2018.


[10] M. K. Jena, S. R. Samantaray and B. K. Panigrahi, "Variational mode decomposition-based power system disturbance assessment to enhance WA situational awareness and post-mortem analysis,"  IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 11, no. 13, pp. 3287-3298, 7 9 2017.


[11] M. K. Jena, S. R. Samantaray and B. K. Panigrahi, "A New Wide-Area Backup Protection Scheme for Series-Compensated Transmission System," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1877-1887, Sept. 2017.


[12] M. K. Jena and S. R. Samantaray, "Data-Mining-Based Intelligent Differential Relaying for Transmission Lines Including UPFC and Wind Farms," in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 8-17, Jan. 2016. 


[13] M.K.Jena, S.R Samantaray, “Intelligent Relaying Scheme for Series-Compensated Double Circuit Lines using Phase Angle of Differential Impedance”,Electrical Power and Energy Systems,2015, 70, pp. 17–26 (doi: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2015.01.035). 


[14] M.K. Jena , S.R Samantaray, L N Tripathy, “ A DT- Induced Fuzzy Rule-based Differential Relaying for Transmission line including UPFC and Wind-farms”, IET Gener. Transm. Distrib., 2014, Vol. 8, Iss. 12, pp. 2144–2152.


[15] M.K. Jena and S.R Samantaray (2014), “Real time digital simulator implementation of data-mining-based integrated impedance relay for compensated lines”,International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. doi: 10.1002/etep.1920.


[16] M.K. Jena and  S.R Samantaray , “Synchrophasors assisted IPII based Intelligent Relaying for Transmission lines including UPFC”,International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 47–57, February 2015.


[17] L.N. Tripathy, M.K.Jena, S.R Samantaray, “Differential Relaying Scheme for Tapped Transmission line connecting UPFC and Wind farm” ,Electrical Power and Energy Systems 60 (2014) 245–257.


International Conference Publications:


[1] Shriram Ganeshan, M.K.Jena, B.K Panigrahi “Improved Setting free Power Swing Blocking Scheme using Local Information”, Engineer Infinite e-TechNxt-2018,13-14  Mar,2018.


[2] M.K.Jena, B.K Panigrahi “Dynamic Stress Assessment in Power Transmission Network to Support Wide Area Early Warning System”, IEEE INDICON 2017, IIT Roorkee,19-21  Dec,2017.


[3] M.K.Jena, S.R Samantaray,B.K Panigrahi“Supervisory Control Based Wide Area Back-Up Protection Scheme for Power Transmission Network”,IEEE,19th National Power System Conference(NPSC-2016),IIT Bhubaneswar,19-21Dec,2016.


[4] M.K.Jena, B.K Panigrahi, S.R Samantaray, Sayari Das,“Exposing Zone-2 and Zone-3 Mal-operations in Thyristor-Controlled Series Capacitor Compensated Transmission System”,IEEE,19th National Power System Conference(NPSC-2016),IIT Bhubaneswar,19-21Dec,2016.


[5] M.K.Jena, S.R Samantaray, “IPII based Intelligent Relay for TCSC Compensated Transmission Lines: Tested on Real time Platform”,IEEE, 18th National Power System Conference(NPSC-2014),IIT Guwahati,18-20  Dec,2014.


[6] M.K.Jena, S.R Samantaray, “Synchrophasor Measurement based Smart Relays for UPFC Compensated Transmission System" IEEE, Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC-2014),Curtin University, Perth, Australia”, 28 September – 1 October 2014.


[7] L.N. Tripathy ,M.K.Jena,S.RSamantaray, Differential Relaying Scheme for Tapped Transmission line connecting UPFC and Wind farm ",IEEE conference,Techsym-2014,IIT Kharagpur.


[8] M.K.Jena, L.N. Tripathy, S.R Samantaray, “Intelligent Relaying of UPFC based Transmission Lines Using Decision Tree”,IEEE, International conference on emerging trends and applications in computer science(ICETACS-2013).



EE3040: Power Systems (Jan- April 2020, Feb-May 2021)

EE5513: Power System Protection (Sep 2020- Jan 2021)

EE5017: Power System Analysis and Operation (Sep 2020 to Jan 2021)

EE2010: Basic Electrical Engineering (July- Nov 2019)

EE3170: Electrical Machine Laboratory (July- Nov 2019)

EE4120: Power Systems Laboratory (July- Nov 2019)


Research Area
Power System Protection
Wide Area Monitoring System
Application of Synchrophasor Technology
Power System Dynamics
Application of AI/Machine learning in Power System Engineering
Application of Signal Processing in Power System Engineering
Design and Development of Software Solutions for Control Room Applications
Additional Information
Professional Services

Reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals:

(i) IEEE Transcations on Power Systems

(ii) IEEE Transcations on Power Delivery

(iii) IEEE Transcations on Smart Grid

(iv) IEEE Transcations on Industrial Electronics

(v) IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Invited Talks
1. " Synchrophasor Technology in Smart Grid" AICTE sponsored six day online Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “Novel Design & Control Strategies and Innovative Technical Practices in LV/HV Modern Switch Gear, 23 - 29 July 2020 at  Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirapalli,India.

2. "Grid operation using Synchrophasor technology", The Institute of Engineers (India) Online Seminar Series on Recent Trends in Electrical Engineering, 22 - 26 June 2020 at PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, India.  

3. " Wide area monitoring, protection and control in future smart grid", CSIR sponsored one day national seminar, Amrita College of Engineering and technology, Nagercoil,11th Jan 2020. 

4. “Operationalizing WAMS in the Control Room” , IIT Kharagpur,Feb 2019.

5. “Wide Area Monitoring, Control and Protection” Short Term Training Programme (STTP-2019) on “Recent Advances in Modern Power Technologies”, NIT Raipur,2019.

6. “Data-Mining Based Integrated Impedance Relay for Compensated Lines”, RTDS UGM-2014, IIT Kanpur.

7. "Real Time Digital Simulation”, National Workshop on Recent Developments in Smart Grid Technologies, 2014(NWSGT-2014), IIT Bhubaneswar.

Recent Publications

P Shaw, Manas Kumar Jena
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2021)
M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi
IEEE Systems Journal 13 (3) 3368-3375 (2019)
V. Nougain, M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi
IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution 13 (20) 4551-4557 (2019)
M. K. Jena and B. K. Panigrahi
IEEE Systems Journal 13 (2) 1823 - 1830 (2019)