Dr. Manas Kumar Jena received his Ph.D. in Power System Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Before joining IIT Palakkad, he served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), at General Electric (GE-Power). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and holds the position of IEEE PES SB Advisor at IIT Palakkad. He is the recipient of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Innovative Student Projects Award 2018- Doctoral Level, POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA)-2019, GE-Impact Award-2019 for the development and delivery of Phasor Analytics Software Solution to ONS-Brazil and Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Young Engineer Award 2021.
His major research interests include the application of Synchrophasor Technology to enhance Power Grid Monitoring, Control, and Protection, Development of WAMS Grid Stability Solutions, Adaptive protection of transmission system, etc.