Education: MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1977 and 1981, respectively.
1981-1989 Lecturer, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
1989 – 2002 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Durham University, UK.
2003 – 2009 Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, UK.
2009 – 2013 Chair of Electrical Power and Control, Durham University
2013 – 2014 DONG Energy Chair of Renewable Energy, Durham University
since 2014 Director of Center for Energy Systems, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
2000 Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
2001 secondment to National Grid, UK
2007 Honorary Professor, Heriot-Watt University, UK
2008 Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University
2012 DECC/EPSRC Science Policy Fellow, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK Government
Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) “for contributions to transmission pricing and power system dynamics”. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
Selected external activities
since 1990s, reviewer for top energy journals, both engineering and economics
since 1990s, member of Technical Committees of major power engineering conferences including Power System Computation Conference, IEEE PowerTech, IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe and other
since 2007 – member of the Dispute Resolution Panel for the Single Electricity Market Operator, Ireland.
2007-2011 member of Advisory Board of Electricity Policy Research Group, Cambridge University.
2012 Guest Editor of a special issue “Risk and reliability modelling of energy systems”, Journal of Risk and Reliability (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part O.
2014 Technical Chair of Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS)
Industrial experience and consultancies
Non-executive independent Director of KEGOC, Kazakhstan National Grid Company. Consultant to the UK government, International Energy Agency, European Commission, Scottish Government, Elexon, Polish Power Grid Company, Scottish Power and Enron. (Details on request)
Generally, Janusz’s research deals with achieving stable, secure, sustainable and economic supply of electricity while meeting the challenges of reducing CO2 emissions – please see his interview in 17 October 2011 edition of New Statesman. His particular expertise is technical and economic integration of renewable generation in the power system, smart grids, preventing of electricity blackouts and power system dynamics. His main engineering background is in power systems but his research is interdisciplinary in nature and he collaborates closely with economists, statisticians, mathematicians, physicists, social scientists and computer scientists. Although Janusz is mainly interested in tackling long-term fundamental research problems, and as such his research used to be primarily funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the UK, he also works regularly with transmission and distribution network operators, government agencies, and consultancies.
2 books, 2 chapters in books, 8 published reports and about 150 research papers including nearly 50 academic journal papers. The publications have attracted about 3400 citations according to Google Scholar. His two seminal sole-authored papers on electricity tracing have attracted about 1200 citations according to Google Scholar.
Recent research grants
Ministry of Education and Science (MES), Russian Federation: “Distribution grid dynamics, stability and control”, 2014-2017, 24M Rubles.
Projects funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the UK:
Janusz has been also involved in the following projects funded by the industry and governments:
J. W. Bialek et al. “Benchmarking and Validation of Cascading Failure Analysis Tools”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, in print.
E. Loukarakis, C. Dent, J. W. Bialek: “Decentralized Multi-Period Economic Dispatch for Real-Time Flexible Demand Management”, IEEE Transactions Power Systems, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2016
J. Quirós-Tortós, R. Sánchez-García, J. Brodzki, J. Bialek, V. Terzija “Constrained spectral clustering-based methodology for intentional controlled islanding of large-scale power systems”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015
E. Loukarakis, J. W. Bialek, Chris J. Dent: “Investigation of Maximum Possible OPF Problem Decomposition Degree for Decentralized Energy Markets”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 30, No. 5, Sept. 2015
S. Guo, S. Norris, J. W. Bialek: “Adaptive Parameter Estimation of Power System Dynamic Model Using Modal Information” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2014.
J. Brodzki, J. Bialek, R. Sanchez-Garcıa, M. Fennelly, S. Norris, N. Wright, G. Niblo: “”Hierarchical Spectral Clustering of Power Grids”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2014.
A. Orths, J. Bialek, M. Callavik, J. De Decker, G. Grøtterud, A. Hiorns, F. van Hulle, S. Klinge, W. Musial, and K. Rudion: “Connecting the dots”, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2013.
K. Neuhoffa, , , J Barquinb, J W. Bialekc, R Boyda, C. J. Dentc, , F Echavarrenb, T. Graua, C. von Hirschhausena, d, B. F. Hobbse, F. Kunza, C. Nabef, G. Papaefthymiouf, C Weberg, H. Weigt: “Renewable electric energy integration: Quantifying the value of design of markets for international transmission capacity”, Energy Economics, Volume 40, November 2013.
P. McNabb, D. Wilson, J. W. Bialek: “Classification of Mode Damping and Amplitude in Power Systems using Synchrophasor Measurements and Classification Trees”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(2), 2013.
Eager, D.; Hobbs, B. F.; Bialek, J. W. “Dynamic Modeling of Thermal Generation Capacity Investment: Application to Markets With High Wind Penetration” IEEE Trans. Power Systems., Vol. 27, No. 4, November 2012
Varaiya, P.P., Wu, F. F., Bialek, J. W.: “Smart Operation of Smart Grid: Risk-Limiting Dispatch”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 99, No. 1, January 2011.
C. Dent, B. Hobbs, J. W. Bialek: “Opportunity Cost Bidding by Wind Generators in Forward Markets: Analytical Results” IEEE Trans. Power Systems., Vol. 26, No. 3, August 2011.
C. Dent, J. W. Bialek: “Non-iterative Method for Modelling Systematic Data Errors in Power System Risk Assessment” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 26 (1), Feb. 2011.
C. Achayuthakan, C.J. Dent, J.W. Bialek, and W. Ongsakul: “Electricity Tracing in Systems with and without Circulating Flows: Physical Insights and Mathematical Proofs”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 25, No. 2, 2010.
C.J. Dent, L.F. Ochoa, G.P. Harrison, J.W. Bialek: “Efficient Secure AC OPF for Network Generation Capacity Assessment”, IEEE Trans Power Systems, vol 25, no 1, p 575-583, February 2010
Z. Lubosny, J. W. Bialek: “Analytical derivation of PSS parameters for generator with static excitation system” Acta Energetica, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009.
A. Keane, Q. Zhou, J. W. Bialek, M. O’Malley: “Planning and Operating Non-Firm Distributed Generation” IET Proc. Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2009.
J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek;”Energy-function based damping of power swings by shunt FACTS devices using phasor measurements “, Electrical Power Systems Research,79, pp. 39-48, 2008
Z. Lubosny, J.W. Bialek;”Supervisory Control of a Wind Farm”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,22, 2, 2007
P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”A combinational mechanism for generation capacity and network reinforcement planning”, IET Proc. on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,7, 3, 2007
Z. Lubosny, J.W. Bialek;”Energy Storage Control To Reduce Power Fluctuations”, Archives of Energetics,37, 2007, (in Polish)
Q. Zhou, J.W. Bialek;”Generation curtailment to manage voltage constraints in distribution networks”, IET Proc. Generation Transmission Distribution,1, 3, 2007
Douglas Wilson, J.W. Bialek, Z. Lubosny;”Banishing blackouts”, IEE Power Engineering Journal, April/May 2006
P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Impact of Fault Level Constraints on the Economic Operation of Power Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,24, 4, 2006
J.W. Bialek;”Lights out?”, IEE Power Engineer, August/September, 2005
S. Parkpoom, G.P. Harrison, J.W. Bialek;”Climate and weather uncertainty in the electricity industry”, International Energy Journal,6, 1, June 2005
P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Optimal Placement of Reactive Power Compensation Banks for the Maximization of New Generation Capacity”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems,4, 1, 2005
S. Paszek, A. Bobon, J. Kudla, J.W. Bialek;”Parameter estimation of the mathematical model of a generator, excitation system and turbine”, Przeglad Elektrotechniczny,81, 11, pp. 7-12, 2005
Q. Zhou, J.W. Bialek;”Approximate Model of European Interconnected System as a Benchmark System to Study Effects of Cross-Border Trades”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 2, pp. 782-788, 2005
P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Direct Incorporation of Fault Level Constraints in Optimal Power Flow as a Tool for Network Capacity Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 4, 2005
P. Vovos, G.P. Harrison, A.R. Wallace, J.W. Bialek;”Optimal Power Flow as a tool for fault level constrained network capacity analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 2, 2005
P. Kattuman, J.W. Bialek, R. Green;”Allocating electricity transmission costs through tracing: a game-theoretic rationale”, Operations Research Letters,32, 2004
J.W. Bialek;”Are blackouts contagious?”, The Utilities Journal, March 2004
J.W. Bialek,S. Ziemianek, A.R. Wallace;”A Methodology for Allocating Transmission Losses Due to Cross-Border Trades”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,19, 3, 2004
M. Januszewski, J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek;”Application of direct Lyapunov method to improve damping of power swings by control of UPFC”, IEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,151, 2, 2004
J.W. Bialek;”Are blackouts contagious?”, IEE Power Engineer, December/January 2004
T. Limpasuwan, J.W. Bialek, W. Ongsakul, B. Limmeechokchai;”A proposal for transmission pricing methodology in Thailand based on electricity tracing and long-run average incremental cost”, Energy Policy,32, 2004
J.W. Bialek, P. Kattuman;”Proportional sharing assumption in tracing methodology”, IEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,151, 4, 2004
T. Limpasuwan, J.W. Bialek, W. Ongsakul, B. Limmeechokchai;”A proposal for annual power fee in Thailand based on electricity tracing methodology”, Electrical Power Systems Research,64, pp. 219-226, 2003
J.W. Bialek, M. Hartley, S. Topping;”Average Zonal Transmission Losses”, IEE Power Engineer, October/November, 2003
J.W. Bialek;”Gaming the uniform price spot market – quantitative analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,17, 3, pp. 768-773, 2002
J. Machowski, A. Smolarczyk, J.W. Bialek;”Damping of power swings by control of braking resistors”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems,23, pp. 539-548, 2001,
Machowski, J., Robak, S., Bialek, J.W, Bumby, J.R, Abi-Samra, N: “Decentralized stabilizing control of synchronous generators” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, 15, No. 4, November 2000, pp. 1336-1344. Erratum.
J. Machowski, S. Robak, J. W. Bialek, J. R. Bumby: “Excitation control system for synchronous generator”IEE Proc. Generation, Transmission and Distribution,145, September 1998, pp. 537-546.
J. W. Bialek “Allocation of transmission supplementary charge to real and reactive loads”IEEE Trans.on Power Systems,13, No.3, August 1998, pp. 749-754.
J. W. Bialek “Elimination of merchandise surplus due to spot pricing of electricity”IEE Proc. Gen. Transm. Distrib.,144, September 1997, pp. 399-405.
J. W. Bialek “Topological generation and load distribution factors for supplement cost allocation in transmission open access”IEEE Trans.on Power Systems, 12, August 1997, pp. 1185-1193.
J. W. Bialek ‘Tracing the flow of electricity’IEE Proc. Gen. Transm. Distrib., 143, pp. 313-320, July 1996.
J. W. Bialek, D.J. Grey ‘Application of clustering and factorisation tree techniques for the parallel solution of sparse network equations‘,IEE Proc. Generation, Transmission and Distribution,141, No.4, 1994, pp. 609-616.
J. W. Bialek ‘Modified algorithm of the revised simplex method applied to power system state estimation’, Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems,8, No.4, October 1986, pp. 236-240.
J. W. Bialek ‘Modified power-to-current measurement transformation for power system state estimation’, Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems,6, No.4, October 1984, pp. 195-202.
J. W. Bialek ‘Topological error determination in power system state estimation’,Przegląd Elektrotechniczny,60, No.10, October 1984, pp. 13-15 (in Polish)
Power Markets and Regulation
ФИО: Биалек Януш Витольд
Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор, Директор ЦНИО
Преподаваемые дисциплины: Электроэнергетические рынки и регулирование
Ученая степень: Доктор технических наук 1981, кандидат технических наук 1977, Варшавский технологический университет, Польша
Ученое звание (при наличии): нет
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Электромеханика
Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет
Общий стаж работы: 35 лет
Стаж работы по специальности: 35 лет