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Abhiroop Chattopadhyay, P.E., M.S.


Abhiroop Chattopadhyay, P.E., (Abhi, for short) is a Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently a graduate research assistant in the Information Trust Institute, where his current research topics include cyber-security in large-scale power systems. He is also interested in the applicability of microgrids to serve the energy needs in communities where the traditional electrical grid is lacking. He is interested in understanding the socio-economic influences that can help more communities across the world utilize renewable energy, and develop mathematical models to map the technical aspects of microgrids with societal identity and quantify design dissonance.
Abhi began his involvement with international engineering projects during his undergraduate days at Illinois Tech, and has continued his involvement ever since. He is currently a member of the Engineers Without Borders Community Engineering (CE) Corps project team at UIUC, which is working with the Village of Hopkins Park on repairs to their wastewater treatment plant. He is also involved in developing locally suitable and low-cost (“appropriate technology”) solutions to harness wind energy for improving access to water for communities in Guatemala., and he is working on the design of drinking water infrastructure projects for two communities in Honduras.
Before returning to academia for his M.S. degree, Abhi worked in the water and wastewater engineering consulting industry as a design electrical engineer. He also served as a prototyping engineer at a couple of startups and was a technical advisor for prototyping at another.

• Chattopadhyay, A., Kaufman, B. S., “Archimedean Principles and Mathematical Heritage: A Synthesis”, Axiomathes, 2020,
• Chattopadhyay, A., Dasgupta, S., Macwan, R., Valdes, A., Nuqui, R., Gross, G., & Sauer, P., “Fast, Approximate State Estimation Based Approach for Cyber Threat Detection in Power Systems”, Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 3176-3185, January 2020, Maui, HI.
• Shenai, K. and Chattopadhyay, A., “Optimization of High-Voltage Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Diodes”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices”, Vol. 62, Issue 2, pp. 359-365, February 2015.
• B.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2014
• M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020