Hemanshu's current research interest is in the areas of:
- Renewable Energy Integration for Smart Grid
- Control of mechanical systems - atomic force microscope and small UAVs
He has sercured close to three million dollars in external researh funding. He has obtained three ARC Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant.
His fundamental contributions in the power systems area are: battery and renewable resource integration, vehicle-to-grid for power quality support, analysis of power systems transient stability, robust feedback linearising control of synchronous machines and renewable resources, robust control for low-voltage-ride-through for wind generators, high performance PV system control for real and reactive power support, non-interacting controller design for distribution systems.
His contrbutions in the control of mechanical systems are spatial control, resonant control, and robust control that have been applied to high speed AFM image scanning.
Hemanshu has published over 130 refereed journal papers in high impact journals, one book, fifteen book chapters, and over 270 international conference papers - Google scholar page
He has supervised fifteen PhD students and eleven Masters students to completion.
- Editor-in-Chief of Technology and Economic Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy - A Springer Journal
- Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
- Associate Editor of the IEEE Control System Society's (CSS) Conference Editorial Board (CEB),
- Associate Editor of the IFAC Journal of Control Engineering Practice, 2004-10.
- Best Paper Award (with N. K. Roy, M. A. Mahmud, and M. J. Hossain) at the 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronis and Applications (ICIEA 2013) held 19-21 June 2013, Melbourne, Australia for the paper entitled, "D-STATCOM Control in Distribution Networks with Composite Loads to Ensure Grid Code Compatible Performance of Photovoltaic Generators".
- Elsevier Prize for Best Applications Paper (with Professor Ian Petersen) at IEE International Conference Control 2000, Cambridge, UK, September 2000.
- UNSW@ADFA Teaching Excellence Award 2006 - Citation and $3000 prize money
- 1989-Present University College, UNSW
- 1985-86 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
- 1987-89 Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
- Associate Professor Pota's main teaching interests are in analogue electronics, circuit theory, control engineering, and power systems.
Power systems dynamics and control; currently a consultant with GHD, Australia.