Ph.D. thesis: “The impact of the fiber optic current transformers on the differential protection performance during inrush conditions”
Supervisor: Prof. Janusz Bialek
Co-supervisor: Prof. Petr Vorobev
Nikolay got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering at Samara State Technical University in Russia. He majored in Power Plants and Electrical Substations. His Bachelor’s thesis was dedicated to designing the electrical part of a heating plant. His Master’s degree was dedicated to the investigation of the working modes of the current limiting devices based on liquid metal. He graduated from Samara State Technical University in 2017 and worked as a design engineer of relay protection & control systems for electrical substations.
Nikolay’s current research interests include digital technologies in the power & energy sector. As a Ph.D. student at Skoltech, Nikolay investigates fiber-optic instrument transformers and their impact on the performance of the differential protection for power transformers and shunt reactors. This research is carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner with access to field data.
List of papers:
D. Titov, K. Volkhov, N. Ivanov, A. Melnikov, and P. Vorobev, “Experimental study of resistance of aerial bundled cables with different hydrophobic coatings to hoar frost and soft rime,” Proceedings – Int. Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures, pp.1-6, 2019.