- BE (Electrical Engineering)
- ME (Electrical Power Systems)
- PhD (Defended thesis titled 'On Viability and Planning Aspects of Distributed Generation')
- Impact of Renewable and Distributed Generation on Electricity Networks
- Power System Reliability
- System Stability
- Electricity Markets
- Smart Grids
Ashish P. Agalgaonkar graduated from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, Maharashtra, India with a BE (First Class with Distinction) in Electrical Engineering in 1997. He worked as a Maintenance Engineer in KSB Pumps Limited, Pune, India for around 2 years (1997 to 1999) after his graduation.
In 1999, he joined the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) (State owned power utility) as a Junior Engineer (Testing). He completed his ME (First Class with Distinction) in Electrical Power Systems from Walchand College of Engineering in year 2002 while working with MSEB.
He commenced his PhD at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai, India in 2002 with 3 years study leave from MSEB. After the completion of his PhD pre-synopsis in 2005, he resigned from MSEB and joined as a Scientist in Energy Technology Centre, NTPC Ltd (formerly the National Thermal Power Corporation), one of the largest power generating companies in India. Subsequently, he was awarded Doctorate in 2006 for defending his thesis titled "On Viability and Planning Aspects of Distributed Generation".
He worked with NTPC for around 2 years (2005-2007) on condition monitoring of electrical equipments such as Partial Discharge (PD) detection and localisation in power transformers, generators, etc. He was also involved in technology identification for establishing a Centre of Excellence in power systems.
He joined the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, Australia as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2007 to work on an ARC linkage project titled "On-line Monitoring and Modelling of Electrical Loads for Improving Operational Conditions of Power Systems". He worked on the same ARC project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian (formerly Integral Energy) Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC), School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE), University of Wollongong, Australia from February 2008 to November 2010. He was also involved in the ARC discovery project titled "Optimising Control of Hydroelectric Turbines Subject to Basslink Instability" and URC research partnership project titled "Agent-Based Simulation for Catastrophic Disturbances in a Distributed Power Grid System".
Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the SECTE. He had been successful in securing internal research grants (URC Small Grant, URC Near Miss Grant, and UIC International Links Grant) jointly with other fellow colleagues. Also, he has been actively involved in establishing close links with the renowned universities abroad. He has been involved in the supervision of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. He is also a part of the APQRC at the University of Wollongong. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.