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Dipl. Ing. Bharath Varsh Rao

Dipl. Ing. Bharath Varsh Rao


PhD Student



Competence Unit

Electric Energy Systems




+43 664 88256043


+43 50550-6390


Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Field: Power System Planning & Operation

Main Research: Smart Grid Control


DI. Bharath Varsh Rao, M.Sc.Eng, B.Eng, received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India in 2014 and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Grenoble INP, France in 2016 with a Specialization in Smart Grids, Buildings and Electric Storage. 

He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies with a focus on Model based control strategies for flexibility deployment in Smart Grids with Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna and Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Technische Universität Wien with Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Martin Kozek as supervisor. 

Mr. Rao is active in the following research fields:

Smart Electric Grids

  • Realistic Network Modelling
  • Unbalanced Low Voltage Grid Design
  • Advanced Load and Optimal Power Flow formulations
  • Distributed generation
  • ICT for Smart Grid Systems
  • Data Analytics in Smart Grids

Control Theory

  • Adaptive and Predictive Control in Smart Buildings, Industries and Thermal Networks
  • Distributed Control Approaches for Smart Grid Applications
  • Multi-Energy Systems – Thermal and Electric Energy Systems Control

  • 2016-2016: Research Fellow
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Vienna, Austria
  • 2015-2015: Engineering Intern
    G2Elab / Grenoble, France
  • 2016-now: Doctoral Fellow
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Vienna, Austria

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