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Dr Ganesh Kothapalli

Director International

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5792, Email: g.kothapalli@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.201
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5792
Email: g.kothapalli@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.201  

 

Biography

Ganesh obtained a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta.  He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University.  Prior to joining ECU, Ganesh held academic positions at the University of New South Wales and Monash University. Ganesh has expertise in the design of electronic and control systems. His recent publications cover the applications of Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Energy and robotic systems. Ganesh has over 30 years of teaching experience covering diverse subjects in electrical and computer systems engineering. He held teaching positions in Australia, Canada and Germany and taught advanced graduate courses in electronics and computer systems.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid energy systems
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in power systems, renewable and sustainable energy
  • Applications of evolutionary and metaheuristic optimization algorithms in robotics, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales, 1995.
  • Master of Science, Canada, 1985.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, India, 1981.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Integrated Modelling to Assess Performance of Water System Under Changing Climate and Policy,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Das, CK., Bass, O., Kothapalli, G., Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., (2018), Optimal placement of distributed energy storage systems in distribution networks using artificial bee colony algorithm. Applied Energy, 232(15 December 2018), 212-228, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.07.100.
  • Das, CK., Bass, O., Kothapalli, G., Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., (2018), Overview of energy storage systems in distribution networks: Placement, sizing, operation, and power quality. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 91(August 2018), 1205-1230, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.068.
  • Das, B., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2018), Effect of load following strategies, hardware, and thermal load distribution on stand-alone hybrid CCHP systems. Applied Energy, 220(June), 735-753, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.068.
  • Das, B., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2017), Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid energy systems supplemented by combustion-based prime movers. Applied Energy, 196(15 June), 18-33, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.119.
  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2016), Predictive power management strategies for stand-alone hydrogen systems: Operational impact. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(16), 6685-6698, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.03.085.
  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2016), Influence of neural network training parameters on short-term wind forecasting. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 35(2), 115-131, Online, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2013.873437.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Kothapalli, G., (2015), Assessment of Artificial Neural Networks and IHACRES models for simulating streamflow in Marillana catchment in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 19(2), 116-126, Melbourne, VIC, Taylor and Francis Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/13241583.2015.1116183.
  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2015), The interplay between renewables penetration, costing and emissions in the sizing of stand-alone hydrogen systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(1), 125-135, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.132.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2015), Multi-objective optimisation of renewable hybrid energy systems with desalination. Energy, 88(2015), 457-468, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.05.065.
  • Brka, A., Kothapalli, G., Al-Abdeli, Y., (2015), Predictive power management strategies for standalone hydrogen systems: Lab-scale validation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(32), 9907-9916, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.081.
  • Wonohadidjojo, D., Kothapalli, G., Hassan, M., (2014), Displacement and vibration reduction system in hydraulic excavator. Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 19(3), 1-10, Al Ain, UAE, UAE University.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2014), The impact of using Particle Swarm Optimisation on the operational characteristics of a stand-alone hydrogen system with on-site water production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(28), 15307-15319, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.07.116.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  INVESTIGATION ON THE MOBILE ROBOT NAVIGATION IN AN UNKNOWN ENVIRONMENT
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  STAND-ALONE SOLAR-PV HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEMS INCORPORATING REVERSE OSMOSIS
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  OPTIMISATION OF STAND-ALONE HYDROGEN-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS USING INTELLIGENT TECHNIQUES

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  INTELLIGENT COMPUTER-AIDED MODULAR FIXTURE DESIGN SYSTEM FOR MACHINING SEMI-CIRCULAR PARTS.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A GENERALISED FEEDFORWARD NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE: DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING ALGORITHMS AND APPLICATIONS TO CLASSIFICATIONS AND REGRESSION
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  OPTIMISATION OF STAND-ALONE HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR POWER AND THERMAL LOADS
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