Jovica Milanovic

Jovica Milanovic, Dipl.Ing., MSc, PhD, DSc, CEng, FIET, FIEEE


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Currently I do not have funded doctoral or postdoctoral research positions.  Positions that may become available in the future will be advertised through

I am always happy however, to consider exceptional candidates  with outstanding educational and/or research background from leading international universities.

The funding opportunities for PhD studies at The University of Manchester (UoM) include  EPSRC CDT in Power Networks (,  UoM Funding Database ( and the UoM President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards (

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Charted Engineer in the UK
  • Foreign member of Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • Fellow IEEE
  • Fellow IET
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer
  • IEEE PES Regional Representative Europe, Middle East & Africa (2015-2020)
  • Member, IEEE PES Governing Board (2015-2020)
  • Member and Vice-Chair,  IEEE PES Fellows Committee (2016-2018)
  • Member and Chair (member 2017-2022),  IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission & Distribution Award Committee
  • Member, IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee (2021 - )
  • Member, IEEE Fellows Committee (2022 - )
  • Member and Chair of SC3, IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee (2022 - )
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems


  • Dipl.Ing. (Elec. Eng.), The University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • M.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), The University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Ph.D. (Elec. Eng.), The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
  • D.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

My group


I joined The University of Manchester (formerly UMIST) in January 1998. From April 2007 I have been a member of School Leadership Team,  as  Director of Research (4/2007-4/2010),  Director of External Affairs (5/2010-) and  Deputy Head of School (10/2013-). I was Head of Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group between 2/2014-1/2016.   I am  Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad,  Serbia (1/2010-) and the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (7/2015-) and Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (2012-2014).

Prior to joining The University of Manchester I worked with Energoprojekt, engineering and consulting company in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia ( and the universities of Newcastle ( and Tasmania ( in Australia. As Lecturer in Power Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Tasmania, I co-established with, then Dr Michael Negnevitsky, one of Australia's first (if not the first) centres for power quality research.

My research and consultancy work  over the years has been equally split between the areas of Power System Dynamics and Power Quality with a common, underlying stream of probabilistic / stochastic modelling of uncertainties of events and system parameters. As far as my contribution to national and international industry is concerned, apart from some software tools developed by my team of researchers and occasional consultancy work, it  is probably best reflected  through my involvement in development of industrial guidelines and best practices as a member of CIGRE/CIRED/IEEE Working Groups. I  was a member of several CIGRE/CIRED/IEEE  WGs and a  convenor of CIGRE WG C4.605 "Modelling and aggregation of loads in flexible power networks", CIGRE/CIRED JWG C4.112 "Guidelines for power quality monitoring, analysis and presentation of results"  ( and a co-chair of IEEE TF " Stability definitions and characterisation of dynamic behaviour in systems with high penetration of power electronic interfaced technologies ". In industry advisory capacity I   served as a member of Rolls-Royce Plc. Executive Advisory Board (Research and Technology – Energy: Electrical, Control Systems & Electronics) (Feb 2010 – Feb 2016) and I am member, since 2019,  of the Customer Engagement Group of Electricity North West Ltd (Group of cross-area experts, formed on request by OFGEM for each of 6 DNOs in the UK, to support and  scrutinise Business Plan development for regulatory period starting in April 2023).

In addition to being involved in tens of technical and programme committees of international conferences I was Chairman of the   7th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2007), Vice-Chairman of Local Organising Committee of the 16th Power System Computation Conference (PSCC 2008), Chairman of the 2nd IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Europe, (ISGT PES-Europe 2011), Chairman of the  12th IEEE PES PowerTech Conference, (PowerTech Manchester 2017) and Chairman of the  17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2022)


Research interests

The results of research in general areas of   Power System Dynamics and Power Quality  that I  was fortunate   to be able to carry out  over the  years with my teams of exceptionally  talented and  hard-working Postdoctoral Research Associates (20+), PhD students (30+),  MSc students (90+) and  academic visitors (20+) are published in close to 600 research publications (including over 100  papers in IEEE Transactions)  and presented at close to 200 academic and  industrial courses and lectures that I  have given around the world.

My research intersts are still in the area of probabilistc studiies of uncertain systems and currently include:

  • Probabilistic modelling and analysis of uncertain and complex interconnected systems 
  • Application of Data Analytics and Machine Learning to power systems
  • Close to real time assessment  of power system dynamic behaviour
  • Risk based stability assessment and control of power systems
  • Global assessment/mitigation of Power Quality in sparsely monitored networks
  • Modelling and operation of networks with DG & RES
  • Advanced demand side management and power system load modelling


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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