Singh named guest professor at Tsinghua University

Dr. Chanan Singh from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been named a guest professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, which is regarded as the topmost institution in engineering in China.Dr. Chanan SinghSingh was formally awarded a certificate, "Guest Professor of State Key Laboratory of Control and Simulation of Power System and Generation Equipment, Tsinghua University." The State Key laboratories in China are examined and approved by the State.A special ceremony was held in honor of Singh, professor and holder of the Irma Runyon Chair in Engineering. As part of the ceremony Singh gave  two lectures, "Reliability Issues in Power System Operations and Planning with Renewable Energy Sources" and "Overview of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University."Singh said it was a great honor being selected Guest Professor."Tsinghua University is very proud of their position in China and also worldwide, so they are naturally selective," he said.Singh, former department head and Regents Professor, is an IEEE Fellow and is internationally recognized as an expert on the reliability and security of power systems. He began working at Texas A&M in 1978.Other honors Singh has received include the Merit Award by the Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) International Society, the IEEE Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, being holder of the J.W. Runyon, Jr. Professorship II, the Halliburton Professorship, the Dresser Professorship, and the University-level  Association of Former Students' Distinguished Achievement Award for Research. The University of Saskatchewan awarded him a D.Sc. in 1998 for his research contributions. In 2010, he was the inaugural recipient of the IEEE-PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award.