Dr. Gregory Reed is the Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy and the Energy GRID Institute; Director of the Electric Power Systems Laboratory in the Swanson School of Engineering at Pitt; and Professor of Electric Power Engineering in the Swanson School’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. He is also the Director of the Grid Technologies Collaborative for the U.S. Department of Energy; and an inaugural member of the National Academies of Science and Engineering’s Energy Ambassador Program. In addition to these roles, he is the owner and principal consultant of Power Grid Technology Consulting, LLC, and serves as Chief Science Advisor on the Board of Directors for the E-Merge DC Alliance. His research interests, teaching activities, and related pursuits include advanced electric power grid and energy generation, transmission, and distribution system technologies; power electronics and control technologies (FACTS, HVDC, and MVDC systems); micro-grids and DC infrastructure development, renewable energy systems and integration; smart grid technologies and applications; and energy storage.Reed has 30 years of combined industry and academic experience in the electric power and energy sector, including positions in engineering, research & development, and executive management throughout his career with the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, ABB Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and DNV-KEMA. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 published papers and technical articles in the areas of electric power system analysis, the applications of advanced power systems and power electronics technologies, and power engineering education. Reed has well over 100 media citations, credits and appearances – including regional and national print, radio, and television – on various topics related to energy and the power grid. He is also the recipient of several industry, academia, community, and professional society awards. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), including the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), Power Electronics Society (PELS), and Industrial Applications Society (IAS); and is also a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Past IEEE positions include governing board member of the Power & Energy Society, as well as the president of the IEEE PES Pittsburgh chapter. He is also the founder and chair of the annual Pitt Electric Power Industry Conference (EPIC), established in 2006; and co-founder/co-chair of the DOE Grid Technologies Collaborative National Conference, established in 2013. Reed earned his PhD in electric power engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (1997); his M.Eng.in electric power from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1986), and his B.S.E.E. with electric power concentration from Gannon University (1985).Reed is an avid triathlete and Ironman competitor – including participation with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Team Challenge triathlon program – among many other athletic interests; and also enjoys landscape gardening, reading, and world travel. He and his wife, Chantal, reside in Gibsonia PA with their three children, all whom attend Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/ Power, university of Pittsburgh, 1997
M.Eng. in Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986
BSEE in Electrical Engineering/ Power, Gannon University, 1985
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