Developing new paradigms to operate distribution networks with a strong focus on creating a resilient carbon neutral power grid.
Distribution networks, microgrids, battery storage integration, microPMUs, control and optimisation.
Dr Ratnam was awarded a BEng (Hons I) degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016, from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She subsequently held postdoctoral research positions with the Center for Energy Research at the University of California San Diego, and at the University of California Berkeley in the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). During 2001–2012 she held various positions at Ausgrid, a utility that operates one of the largest electricity distribution networks in Australia.
Dr Ratnam currently holds a Future Engineering Research Leader (FERL) Fellowship at ANU, is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU School of Engineering, and is the Sub-Dean for Educational Programs at the College of Engineering & Computer Science at ANU. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Her research interests are in developing new paradigms to operate distribution networks with a strong focus on creating a resilient carbon neutral power grid.
Activities & Awards
Senior Member IEEE, Fellow of Engineers Australia. For more details please see this site.
ENGN 3223/6223 Control Systems 2019, 2020
ENGN 8625 Advanced Power Systems 2020
ENGN 3300 Engineering Design 4A: Systems Approaches for Management 2021