Kenneth Eloghene Okedu

Nisantasi University

Kenneth Eloghene Okedu was a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA, in 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2012. He received his BSc and MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, where he was retained as a faculty member from 2005 until the present day. He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Petroleum Institute. He was also a visiting faculty member at the Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK). He is presently a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Oman, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nisantasi University, Turkey. He was recognized as a top 1% peer reviewer in Engineering by Publons in 2018 and 2019 and was the editor’s pick in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy in 2018. Dr. Okedu has published several books and journals/transactions in the field of renewable energy. He is an editorial board member for journals including Frontiers in Renewable Energy Research in Smart Grids, International Journal of Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Trends in Renewable Energy. His research interests include power system stability, renewable energy systems, stabilization of wind farms, stability analysis of Doubly-Fed Induction Generators (DFIGs) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG) variable speed wind turbines, augmentation and integration of renewable energy into power systems, grid frequency dynamics, wind energy penetration, FACTS devices and power electronics, renewable energy storage systems, and hydrogen and fuel cells.

4books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Kenneth Eloghene Okedu

This book reviews recent trends, developments, and technologies of energy storage devices and their applications. It describes the electrical equivalent circuit model of batteries, the technology of battery energy storage systems in rooftop solar-photovoltaic (PV) systems, and the implementation of second-life batteries in hybrid electric vehicles. It also considers a novel energy management control strategy for PV batteries operating in DC microgrids, along with the present state and opportunities of solid-state batteries. In addition, the book examines the technology of thin-film energy storage devices based on physical vapor deposition as well as the challenges of ionic polymer-metal composite membranes. Furthermore, due to the novel battery technology in energy storage devices, this book covers the structural, optical, and related electrical studies of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) bearing in mind the applications of gel polymer electrolytes in solid-state batteries. Since energy storage plays a vital role in renewable energy systems, another salient part of this book is the research on phase change materials for maximum solar energy utilization and improvement. This volume is a useful reference for readers who wish to familiarize themselves with the newest advancements in energy storage systems.

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