Awards-won by Prof. Tapan Saha & his Students

UQ Award for Excellence in RHD Supervision

Professor Tapan Saha was one of two recipient of UQ Award for Excellence in RHD Supervision this year (2014) and was recognised for his outstanding contribution in the supervision, mentoring and training of research higher degree students over a sustained period of time.

http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2014/09/ceremony-celebrates-our-research-stars

Tapan with the VC of UQ and Australian Chief Scientist

Professor Tapan Saha (centre) with Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President of UQ (left) and Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist of Australia (right)

IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award 2012 Queensland Section Power & Energy Society Chapter

Professor Tapan Saha won this prestigious award for his dedicated contribution in power engineering education and research and service to IEEE for a sustained period of time.

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation

Awarded To: Professor Tapan Saha

Professor Tapan Saha won the prestigious Australian Learning &Teaching Council Citation in 2009. He won this award for his contributionto enhancing undergraduate and postgraudate power engineering through leadership in industry engagement, in work-integrated learning and the collaborative development of innovative postgraduate programs. Citations are awarded to academic and professional staff who have made long standing contributions to the quality of student learning and improving the overall student experience. Each citation is work $10,000.

Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Faculty of EAIT (then EPSA)Award

Awarded To: Professor Tapan Saha

Professor Tapan Saha won a Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2008. He received this citation for his leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate power engineering education through industry engagement in work-integrated learning and the development of collaborative postgraduate programs.


Faculty of EAITInauguralTeaching Excellence Award(then EPSA)

AwardedTo: Professor Tapan Saha

Professor Tapan Saha won one of the four inaugural Engineering Physical Science and Architecture (EPSA) Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards at the EPSA Teaching and Learning Showcase in 2007, during UQTeaching and Learning Week.


Engineers Australia, Electrical Branch Medals:

This award is based on GPA an involvement in Power Engineering courses and thesis submission. Engineers Australia Website: www.engineersaustralia.org.au

2013: Ms. Mio Nakatsuji-Mather (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2012: Mr. Christopher Ho (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2011: Ms. Alexandra Price (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2010 - Mr Matthew Zillmann (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)
2009 - Mr David Edwards (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)
2008 - Mr Tze Yip (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

Engineers Australia Undergraduate thesis presentation prize (among all QLD Universities)

2012: Runner Up prize winner: Mr. Edward Bürstinghaus (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

ICPADMMat Darveniza IEEE (QLDSection) Award

The ICPADMMat Darveniza IEEE (QLDSection) Student Prize is awarded to the student with the best final year thesis in Power Engineering.IEEQueensland website: www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/rqueensland/v2/doku.php

2013: Levin Mardira (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2012: Mr. Edward Bürstinghaus (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2011:Ms. MIO NAKATSUJI-MATHER (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)

2010 - Ms Alex Price (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)
2008 - Mr Tze Yip (UQPower Engineering student, thesis under the supervision of Professor Tapan Saha)


GBSTPrize for Best Software Project 2011

Awarded To: Mr Nicholas Plant

Nicholas won the GBSTPrize for Best Software Project titled "Power Plant Efficiency Reporting and Online Auditing System" in 2011.Supervisor: Prof Tapan Saha, CEED Project, Industry: Synengco

CEED Prize for Best Final Year Industry-based Thesis Project-2011
Mr. Krishan Kara, Thesis title: Development of SVC simulator model for Powerlink’s Alligator Creek SVC, Supervisor: Prof Tapan Saha, Industry: Powerlink Queensland
Powerlink Queensland Prize for Best Power & Energy Project 2011

Mr. Alexander Hugall, Thesis title: Analysis into the correct applications of various insulator designs in specific environmental conditions, Industry: Powerlink Queensland in Queensland, Supervisor: Prof Tapan Saha

IEEE PES Student Travel Award

2013: Nalai Mahmoudi PhD student in power system engineering) won the IEEE PES student travel award in 2013

2011:

  • Mr Ruifeng (Richard) Yan (PhD student in power system engineering) won the IEEE PES student travel award in 2011 for presenting his paper titled “Investigation of Voltage Variations in Unbalanced Distribution Systems due to High Photovoltaic Penetrations” in the IEEE 2011 PES General Meeting at Detroit, MI USA.
  • Mr Muhammad Bachtiar Nappu (PhD student in power system engineering) won the IEEE PES student travel award in 2011 for presenting his paper titled “Evaluation of GENCO’s Strategy in Creating a Congested System for Exercising Market Power” in the IEEE 2011 PES General Meeting at Detroit, MI USA.

2010:

  • Miss Mai Nguyen (PhD student in power system engineering) won the IEEE PES student travel award in 2010 for presenting her paper titled “A Comparative Study of Voltage Stability for Long Distance HVAC and HVDC Interconnections” in the IEEE 2010 PES General Meeting at Minneapolis, USA.
  • Mr. Sudarshan Dahal (PhD student in power system engineering)won the IEEE PES student travel award in 2010 for presenting his paper titled “Investigation of Small Signal Stability of a Renewable Energy based Electricity Distribution System” in the IEEE 2010 PES General Meeting at Minneapolis, USA.

Past Awards

  • 2006 IEEE (QLDSection) Volunteer of the Year - Professor Tapan Saha
  • 2007 R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award - Professor Tapan Saha
  • 2007 Engineers Australia (QLD) Steve Golding Award - Matthew Bird, UQEngineering Student
  • 2007 IEEE(QLDSection) Best Undergraduate Thesis Award - Sarah Hiley, UQPower Engineering Student
  • 2005 Engineers Australia Prize for Final Year Student Project - Jonathan Dennis, UQElectrical Engineering Student
  • 2006 Railway Engineers &Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award - Jonathan Dennis, UQElectrical Engineering Student
  • 2002 IEEEPower Engineering Society Transmission &DistributionConference Student Paper Awards - John McDonald
  • 2001 IEEEPower Engineering Society Transmission & Distribution Conference Student Paper Awards - Craig Aumuller (3rd)

Photos-Awards

Prof. Tapan Saha receiving the ALTC citation award from Prof John Hay

UQ ALTC Citation Winners with Professor Deborah Terry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Prof. Tapan Saha receiving the award from Prof. Stephen Walker (Executive Dean of the faculty of EPSA)

Prof Tapan Saha with other teaching award recipients of the EPSA and BACS faculty.

Mr. Tze Yip receiving the Electrical branch Medal from Professor Tapan Saha

Mr. Tze Hin Yip receives his prize for ICPADM Mat Darveniza IEEE Queensland Section Student Prize for the Best Final Year Thesis in Power Engineering at the AGM from the Award Sponsor Emeritus Professor Matt Darveniza

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(left to right) Jin Zhong (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden), First Award winner; Tianshu Bi (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Craig Aumuller
(University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia), Third Award winner; Durgesh Manjure (Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA);
Miroslav M. Begovic, chair of T&D Conference Student Activities; Slavko Vasilic (Texas A&M University, College Station Texas, USA), Second Award winner;
Xiaohe Wu (University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA); Quian Chang (University of Missouri at Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, USA)