Teaching Associate Professor - Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Solanki is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering since 2022. He was a Teaching Assistant Professor in 2021 and was a Research Assistant Professor from 2009-2020. He worked in Open Systems International Inc. as a senior engineer in Power System Research and Development department for several years after his Ph.D. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 2006, M.S. from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, India in 2000 and B.S. from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India in 1998. His teaching interests lie in the area of Power Systems and Control Systems. His research interests lie in the area of distribution automation for smart grids and intelligent applications for power systems. His research work has been published in prestigious conferences and journals, including IEEE Transactions, IET, ASNE, Springer, Elsevier’s and IEEE PES conferences. National and international researchers have cited his work hundreds of times. His mentees are working in power industry and academia. He served as a chairman of the IEEE PES PEEC student activities subcommittee, where he was responsible for organizing student programs of student housing, student poster competition, and student-industry-faculty-luncheon program at IEEE PES general meetings and IEEE PES transmission and distribution conferences. During his time in the committee, he served 4600 national and international students. He also served as a chairman of the IEEE PES microgrid control taskforce and as a general chairman of the 49th North American Power Symposium, which West Virginia University hosted. He has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy. He has also hosted and conducted several panel sessions in several different international conferences. He was a recipient of the IEEE Multi-Agent Systems Working Group Award, in 2008 and received an IEEE PES recognition award of his service in 2012 and 2018. Solanki was also a recipient of Statler College Outstanding Educator Award at West Virginia University in 2020.
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006
M.E., Electrical Engineering, Mumbai University, 2000
B.E., Electrical Engineering, Nagpur University, 1998