Tablets…Smart Phones…Social Media – Connectivity and the Impact on Power System

The world continues to become more connected at a rapid pace with proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and social media. As related technologies evolve, sensors and computational ability will increasingly be embedded into virtually everything from cars to appliances to buildings. Significant opportunity is arising for the electricity sector to use connectivity to improve resiliency, better connect with customers, and improve operational efficiency. Dr. Mansoor will present some of the possibilities of these opportunities, discuss current research activities at Electric Power Research Institute related to this and encourage audience to look into new areas of research taking advantage of technologies related to connectivity.

Arshad Mansoor

Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on November 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1231

Arshad Mansoor is Senior Vice President, Research and Development for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with executive responsibility for EPRI?s portfolio of research, development and demonstration programs, spanning renewable, fossil, and nuclear generation; power delivery and utilization; and the environment. Previously he served as Vice President of EPRI?s Power Delivery and Utilization sector where he led research, development, demonstration, and application of transmission and distribution and energy utilization technologies; as Vice President of the former EPRI subsidiary, EPRI Solutions; and as Vice President and Director of Engineering with the EPRI Power Electronics Application Center.

Mansoor has a strong technical background in power systems engineering with 15 years of experience in consulting and R&D related to the electricity industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Master of Science (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering focusing on power systems engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He holds three U.S. patents in the area of power transformers and energy storage.

ABB Distinguished Lecture Series

ABB and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are proud to host the ABB Distinguished Lecture Series in Power Engineering. Each semester, a nationally prominent expert will lecture on a topic related to recent developments in power technology and the smart grid. Distinguished speakers drawn from ABB, academia and the power industry will address the most timely and challenging topics of the power engineering and smart grid industries. Everyone is invited to attend, from undergraduates on up to faculty and friends of the department.