Mesut Baran

 Keystone Science Center 147
 Campus Box 7911


My main interest is in the application of computer, control, and system analysis techniques to power system operation and planning problems. Recent research focus has been on the smart power distribution systems and the integration of distributed energy resources to power systems.


  • Ph.D. 1988
    Electrical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Master's 1981
    Electrical Engineering
    Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Bachelor's 1979
    Electrical Engineering
    Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Research Focus

  • Power Electronics and Power Systems

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 - IEEE Fellow for developments in analysis, monitoring and control methods for electric power distribution systems
  • 2003 - IEEE PES recognition award for contribution to task force on Distribution Test Feeders
  • 2001 - IEEE PES/IAS Eastern NC Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award

Recent News

NC State ECE Faculty Members Ranked as Top Electronics and Electrical Engineers in United States

Posted on March 3, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Fourteen ECE faculty members have been ranked as the Top Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientists in the United States.

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FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience tools

Posted on May 23, 2019 | Filed Under: Power and Research

Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.

Baran Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Posted on December 22, 2010 | Filed Under: News

DepartmentHistoryFacilitiesDiversitySpotlightEmploymentFaculty AwardsStaff AwardsGraduationVisit NEWSROOM Mesut BaranJun 19, 2017 Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, follow …


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