Mr Piyush Kumar Verma

-B. Tech., Electrical Engineering, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India. -M. Tech., Power System Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India. -Certified Energy Manager, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India.

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Piyush is a doctoral researcher in Power System Group (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department) at The University of Auckland. He completed his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering at Uttar Pradesh Technical University (Lucknow, India) in 2006. Following this he completed his M.Tech. in Power Systems from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India in 2010. He is a Certified Energy Manager of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India. He has for more than 8 years in public and private sectors along with academia. For his last role with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power, The Government of India) he was extensively involved in energy efficiency policy formulation at the national level. He is a trained professional on ISO 50001 (Energy Management Standard) by BIS/ISO and Measurement & Verification Protocol from Efficiency Valuation Organization, USA.

Piyush currently works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Electrical and Electronic Engineering department.



 

Research | Current

-Energy efficiency versus power quality.
-Energy efficiency/low carbon policies and technologies.
-Energy efficiency and climate change nexus.

Responsibilities

Vice President, Postgraduate Student Association (PGSA).

Postgraduate Student Representative, Board of Graduate Studies.

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainability
  • Energy Efficiency Policy
  • Energy Efficiency Technology
  • Climate Change 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Gradutae Student Member, IEEE USA.

Member, National Energy Research Institute, New Zealand.

Life Member, Indian Society of Technical Education, India.

Life Member, Energy Conservation Society, India.

Member, Energy Management Association (EMANZ), New Zealand.

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Verma, P. K. (2018). Energy Efficiency and Power Quality: A View from the Technology and Policy Perspective The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37111
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., & Nair, N. K. C. (2017). Demand side management perspective on the interaction between a non-ideal grid and residential LED lamps. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 23, 93-103. 10.1016/j.seta.2017.08.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nitish Patel, Nirmal Nair
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., & Nair, N. K. C. (2017). Light-emitting diode electronics, harmonic issues, and augmenting standards. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 6 (4), 150-156. 10.1109/MCE.2017.2714280
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nitish Patel, Nirmal Nair
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., Hafiz, F., Mishra, A., & Nair, N.-K. C. (2017). Probing the Impact of Voltage Sags and Swells on Energy-Efficient LED Streetlights. Paper presented at 7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT-Asia), Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. 4 December - 7 December 2017. 2017 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA). (pp. 6).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair, Nitish Patel, Faizal Hafiz, Ankur Mishra
  • Sikander, A., Verma, P., Patel, N., & Nair, N.-K. C. (2017). Design of Controller Using Reduced Order Modeling for LED Driver Circuit. Paper presented at 7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT-Asia), Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. 4 December - 7 December 2017. 2017 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA). (pp. 5).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair, Nitish Patel
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., & Nair, N.-K. C. (2017). Myths and Facts of Dual-Frequency Operation of LED Lamps. Paper presented at IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), MALAYSIA. 5 November - 8 November 2017. TENCON 2017 - 2017 IEEE REGION 10 CONFERENCE. (pp. 6).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., & Nair, N.-K. C. (2017). LED Electronics, Harmonic Issues and Augmenting Standards Can Consumers Help Manage Harmonic Emissions?. In F. Pescador, J. H. Lee, D. D. Sanchez (Eds.) 2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) Las Vegas, NV: IEEE. 10.1109/ICCE.2017.7889282
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34825
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair
  • Verma, P., Patel, N., Nair, N. K. C., & Sikander, A. (2016). Design of PID controller using cuckoo search algorithm for buck-boost converter of LED driver circuit. Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), IEEE Annual Southern Auckland, New Zealand: IEEE. 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846102
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33112
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nitish Patel, Nirmal Nair