Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science, University of New Orleans, 2022
  • M.S.E., Engineering, University of New Orleans, 2017
  • B.E., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2013
Academic Appointments
  • Instructor, Engineering Software Tools and Circuits Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Orleans, 2021-2022
Professional Honors
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Nepali

Dr. Poudel has a background in power systems, renewable resources integration, transmission protection, and electric machine design/optimization. He has expertise in electromagnetic transient simulation of power systems and has extensive experience with power systems simulation tools such as EMTP, PSCAD, OPAL-RT, Mathworks, Doble protection suite, and acSELerator QuickSet.  

Dr. Poudel has experience with IEEE 2800 and UL 1741 standards to model grid forming and grid following inverter-based resources for transient simulation of power systems. Dr. Poudel also has expertise in machine design and optimization using finite element analysis tools such as Ansys and dSpace. He is knowledgeable in using python-based machine learning and optimization tools to design, analyze and optimize machines.

Dr. Poudel has worked on several utility-based research projects where he has worked with electromagnetic transient simulation tools such as EMTP, PSCAD, and OPAL-RT to study the interaction of grid-following and grid-forming inverter-based resources on a bulk power system. His work involved contingency analysis of a system with photovoltaic systems, the performance of photovoltaic systems on low inertia systems, and optimization of control parameters of inverter control systems. His work with real-time hardware in the loop simulation involves static VAR compensator interaction and researching fault-induced delayed voltage recovery of bulk power systems. Dr. Poudel has also worked on electromagnetic transient simulation-based modeling of photovoltaic inverter-based systems in compliance with IEEE 2800 and UL 1741 standards. Moreover, Dr. Poudel has also set up a relay testing lab with SEL relays and Doble power system simulator tools and set up a motor drive lab with a dSpace real-time hardware in the loop simulator. Dr. Poudel's expertise in electric machine design includes analytical modeling, deep neural network-based, finite element-based design, and optimization of hybrid permanent magnet machines.