Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair
Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair, a senior member of IEEE, is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from M.S. University, Baroda, India, and his master's in high voltage engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; he did his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University. He has worked professionally in India, the United States and New Zealand. Nirmal's current interests include protective relaying, power system operations and optimization in the context of smart grids, electricity markets and integration of distributed renewable sources. He serves in various capacities for the IEEE NZ North section and the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He is in the executive of CIGRE's NZ National Committee and is their Protection and Automation (B5) Observer Member.