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Sukumar Brahma

Sukumar BrahmaDominion Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering

Ph.D., 2003 - Clemson University
Electrical Engineering
Master of Technology, 1997 - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering, 1989 - Gujarat University, India
Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
Office: 303 Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.656.3376
Fax: 864.656.5917

Research Group Website


Sukumar Brahma received his Bachelor of Engineering from Gujarat University, Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and PhD in from Clemson University; all in Electrical Engineering. He joined Clemson university as the Dominion Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering in August 2018. Before joining Clemson he was William Kersting Endowed Chair Professor at New Mexico State University, USA. Dr. Brahma has chaired IEEE Power and Energy Society's Power and Energy Education Committee, Life Long Learning Subcommittee and Distribution System Analysis Subcommittee. He is a member of the Power System Relaying and Control Committee (PSRCC), where he has been contributing to and leading working groups that produce reports, guides and standards in the area of power system protection. He has been an editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and served as Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Special Issue on Frontiers of Power System Protection for the journal. His research, widely published and funded by the National Science Foundation, US department of energy, utilities, and other government agencies has focused on different aspects of power system modeling, analysis, and protection. Dr. Brahma is a Distinguished Lecturer and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Research Interests

Dr. Brahma's research mainly focuses on power system protection. It spans across diverse areas of electrical engineering and computer science, integrating signal processing, machine learning, control and communication to holistically approach the emerging problems in the power and energy domain. Current focus is on protection issues in integration of renewables with power systems and new paradigms in protection of smart grid, at both transmission and distribution levels.