Arun G. Phadke

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Arun Phadke is a University Distinguished Professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech.[1]


Phadke received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, his Masters from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1964). After working in the electric power industry at Allis-Chalmers and American Electric Power, Dr. Phadke became a Full Professor at Virginia Tech.

Selected Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • 1980: IEEE Fellow, for "contributions to the application of digital computers to power systems."
  • 1993: National Academy of Engineering, for "contributions to the field of digital control, protection, and monitoring of power electrical systems."
  • 2006: “Doctor Honoris Causa” awarded by the Institute National Polytechnic de Grenoble (INPG).
  • 2007: Along with Stanley Horowitz, the Vladimir Karapetoff Award by Eta Kappa Nu, for "their technical contributions to the field of power system protection and control."
  • 2008: Along with James Thorp, head of the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech, Phadke received The Franklin Institute's 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering[2] for their contributions to the power industry, particularly microprocessor controllers in electric power systems that have significantly decreased the occurrence and duration of power blackouts.[3]
  • 2016: IEEE Medal in Power Engineering, for "contributions to synchrophasor technology for monitoring, control, and protection of electric power systems.”

Selected Publications[edit]

  • Textbook: Computer Relaying for Power Systems (Arun G. Phadke and J. S. Thorp (Research Studies Press))
  • Textbook: Handbook of Electrical Engineering Calculations (ed. Arun G. Phadke (Marcel Dekker))
  • Textbook: Power System Relaying (Arun G. Phadke and Stanley H. Horowitz (John Wiley & Sons))


  1. ^ "Phadke and Thorp receive Benjamin Franklin Medal". Engineering News. Virginia Tech College of Engineering. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ Franklin institute
  3. ^ "National Attention Focused on Science and Technology Makes Franklin Institute's Annual Celebration of Science Relevant and Timely". April 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 

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