Zakir Rather is an electrical engineer by training, with PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been working in renewable energy and electric mobility field for past 11 years, with around 4 years of power industry experience in Europe. He, in close collaboration with the Danish National transmission system operator, Energinet.dk, has extensively worked on the Danish grid. He is currently working as Associate Professor with the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, where the focus of his work continues to be on grid integration of Electric Vehicles, grid integration of renewables ,power system operation under high penetration of renewable generation and EVs. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Smart Grid Community, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and Danish Smart Grid Research Forum. His areas of research interest include grid & system integration of wind and solar power, electric vehicle integration, power system dynamics, smart and micro grids, and WAMPACS.