PITTSBURGH (January 19, 2018) … Gregory Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, is among
the 2018 cohort to join the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) Board of Directors.
Dr. Reed is also Director of Pitt’s Center for Energy and the Energy GRID Institute. His research includes 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. He 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).
“I am truly honored to join the ESWP Board, and I look forward to working with my board colleagues in advancing the organization’s mission,” Dr. Reed said. “ESWP and the Swanson School have shared nearly 140 years of advancing engineering in our region,
and so I am humbled to be part of that legacy.”
About ESWP The ESWP mission is to advance the professions of engineering, architecture, and applied sciences through technical activities, public service participation and social organizations. It also supports the needs of industries, communities
and government in western Pennsylvania. Since its founding in 1880, ESWP has continually served as a focal point for the area’s engineering and technical community. Today the ESWP serves more than 800 members and 30 associated technical societies
who reflect the richness of the full spectrum of engineering and applied science disciplines.
Contact: Paul Kovach