Divya obtained her PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science, India in 2006. Her formal training is in the area of power systems.
She has expertise in the areas of Wind Power, Solar Power (PV), Grid Integration Controls, Vehicle to Grid Technologies, Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, Microgrids, HVDC and HVAC transmission, FACTS devices, Energy Storage, Power Systems Operation and Control, Power Systems Modeling and Simulation.
At present she is a Systems Engineer at Corporate Technology, Siemens Corporation and prior to this she worked as a Research Scientist at GE Global Research Center and as a post doctoral researcher at Technical University of Denmark.
In her academic and industrial projects she has conceived, researched and developed new technologies, and control systems that would allow reliable operation of an electric grid having large number of wind or solar power sources. Some of these technologies are in operation today. She received Technical Achievement award at GE in recognition for her contribution to the development of WindINERTIA product.
She has one issued US patent and several publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences and a book chapter in “Energy Storage” Ed. Marc A. Rosen. She is the sole editor of upcoming book on Wind Power: Recent Developments, Physical/Technological Limitations and Impacts on Power System. She is involved in the IEEE 1547.8 standards activity, she is the editor for the IEEE e-newsletter on "Transportation Electrification" and is also a reviewer for many journals in the area of power and energy systems including IEEE transactions.