Pitt | Swanson Engineering
McDermott, Thomas E
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McDermott, Thomas E
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Faculty
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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PhD in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1998

ME in Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981

BS in Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1980

(2014) IEEE Fellow "for contributions to modeling and analysis of electric power distribution systems and lighting protection".

(2013) IEEE PES Pittsburgh Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award.

(2010) IEEE Distinguished Service Award, Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics Committee.

(2004) IEEE Standards Board Award for IEEE Std. 1410 - IEEE Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines.

(2003) IEEE Working Group Award, Radial Test Feeders.

(2002) IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Prize Article.

(2000) IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

(1994) Virginia Tech Bradley Fellowship (offered but not accepted).

(1984) Westinghouse Engineering Achievement Award.

(1980) IEEE Fortescue Fellowship.

(1980) James Wynant Williams Prize at Rensselaer.

(1980) Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Grainger, B., Kounev, V., Reed, G., Mcdermott, T., Tipper, D., and Mao, Z., 2014, "Analysis of an Offshore Medium Voltage DC Microgrid Environment - Part I: Power Sharing Controller Design," IEEE / PES 2014 T&D Conference, Chicago, IL.

Grainger, B., Scioscia, O., Mcdermott, T., Reed, G.F., and Lin, E., 2014, "Prediction and Experimental Verification of Core Loss and Temperature Distribution for Geometrically Scaled FINEMET Toroids Using Finite Element Analysis," IEEE APEC, Fort Worth, TX.

Mcdermott, T., Short, T.A., Velez, F.G., and McDaniel, J.S., 2013, "Open Source Lightning Protection and Electromagnetic Transients Software," IEEE / PES 2013 General MEeting, Vancouver, BC.

Schoene, J., Mcdermott, T., Walling, R., and Pallem, C., 2013, "Evaluating the Response of Surge Arresters to Temporary Overvoltages," Insulator News and Market Report (INMR) World Congress, Vancouver, BC.

Mcdermott, T., 2012, "Surge Arresters," in CRC Electric Power Engineerin Handbook: Power Systems, 3rd edition.

Mcdermott, T., 2012, "Transient Recovery Voltage," in CRC Electric Power Engineering Handbook: Power Systems, 3rd ed..

Mcdermott, T., 2012, "Using IEEE Flash to Estimate Transmission and Distribution Line Lightning Performance," IEEE / PES 2012 T&D Conference, Orlando, FL.

Dugan, R.C., and Mcdermott, T., 2011, "An Open Source Platform for collaborating on Smart Grid Research," IEEE / PES 2011 General Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Mcdermott, T., 2011, "A Test Feeder for DG Protection Analysis," IEEE / PES 2011 Power Systems Conference & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.

Mcdermott, T., 2011, "Modeling PV for Unbalanced, Dynamic and Quasistatic Distribution System Analysis," IEEE / PES 2011 General Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Schoene, J., Mcdermott, T., Smith, J.C., Zavadil, R., and Lamoree, J., 2011, "Flicker from Distributed Wind Generation," IEEE / PES 2011 General Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Akhmatov, V., Gellert, B.C., Mcdermott, T., and Wiechowski, W., 2010, "Risk of Temporary Over-Voltage and High-Voltage Fault-Ride-through of Large Wind," 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms, Quebec City, QC.

Cleary, J.G., Mcdermott, T., Fitch, J., Colombo, D.J., and Ndubah, J., 2010, "Case Studies: Interconnection of Wind Turbines on Distribution Circuits," IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply, Waltham, MA.

Dugan, R.C., Arritt, R., Mcdermott, T., Brahma, S.M., and Schneider, K., 2010, "Distribution System Analysis to Support the Smart Grid," IEEE / PES 2010 General Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Mcdermott, T., 2010, "A New Version of the IEEE Flash Program," IEEE / PES 2010 T&D Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mcdermott, T., 2010, "Voltage Control and Voltage Fluctuations in Distributed Resource Interconnection Projects," IEEE / PES 2010 T&D Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Baran, M., and Mcdermott, T., 2009, "Distribution System State Estimation USing AMI Data," IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Baran, M., and Mcdermott, T., 2009, "State Estimation for Real Time Monitoring of Distribution Feeders," IEEE / PES 2009 General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Baran, M.E., Jung, J., and Mcdermott, T., 2009, "Including Voltage Measurements in Branch Current State Estimation for Distribution Systems," IEEE / PES 2009 General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Baran, M.E., Jung, J., and Mcdermott, T., 2009, "Topology Error Identification Using Branch Current State Estimation for Distribution Systems," IEEE T&D Conference & Exposition: Asia and Pacific.

Mcdermott, T., 2009, "Behavioral Models of DR Technologies for Feeder-Level Anaysis," IEEE / PES 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., 2009, "Distributed Wind Evaluation Methodology," AWEA WindPower 2009, Chicago, IL.

Mcdermott, T., Dugan, R.C., King, T.L., and MGranaghan, M.F., 2009, "Modeling Distribution Automation Schemes with a Control Systems Overlay," IEEE / PES 2009 General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., Manwell, J.F., and McGowan, J.G., 2009, "A Checklist Approach to DR Interconnection and Impact Studies," IEEE / PES 2009 General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., 2008, "Designing and Maintaining a Pollution-Resilient Electric Power System," IEEE / PES 2008 T & D Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mcdermott, T., 2008, "Neutral-Earth Voltage Test Case solutions with an Electromagnetic Transients Program," IEEE / PES 2008 General Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mcdermott, T., 2008, "Open Source Data Translation for Distribution System and Transient Modeling," IEEE / PES 2008 T & D Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mcdermott, T., 2008, "Working Group on Recommended Practice for Distribution System Analysis," IEEE / PES 2008 General Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

2007, "Distribution System Data Exchanges to Support Line and Cable Parameter Calculations," IEEE / PES 2007 General Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Mcdermott, T., 2007, "Development of Tools and Resources to Assess the Impact of Wind Generation on Utility Distribution Systems," APPA Engineering & Operations Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mcdermott, T., 2007, "Surge Arresters," in CRC Electric Power Engineering Handbook: Power Systems, 2nd ed..

Smith, T.M., Muschlitz, B.A., Goodman, F.R., and Mcdermott, T., 2007, "Advanced Feeder Design for Distributed Generation," IEEE / PES 2007 General Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Mcdermott, T., 2006, "An Open Source Distribution System Simulator," IEEE / PES 2006 General Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., 2006, "Induction Machine Test Case for Distribution Feeders - Stead State and Dynamic Solutions," 2006 IEEE/PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas.

Mcdermott, T., 2006, "Line Arrester Energy Discharge Duties," 2006 IEEE/PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas.

Mcdermott, T., 2006, "Radial Distribution Feeder and Induction Machine Test Cases - Steady State Solutions," IEEE / PES 2006 General Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., and Smith, J.C., 2006, "Software Tools for Distributed Wind Applications," AWEA WindPower 2006, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mcdermott, T., Fagan, L., Tourian, S., and Bryan, C., 2006, "Cape Wind System Impact Studies for Interconnection Approval," AWEA WindPower 2006, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mcdermott, T., Juchem, R., and Devarajan, D., 2006, "Distribution Feeder and Induction Motor Modeling with VHDL-AMS," 2006 IEEE/PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas.

Samaan, N., Mcdermott, T., Zavadil, R., and Li, J., 2006, "Induction Machine Test Case for the 34-Bus Test Feeder-Steady State and Dynamics Solutions," IEEE / PES 2006 General Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Mcdermott, T., 2005, "Feeder Overcurrent Protection Design Tools for Power Quality Imporvement," Power Quality 2005 Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Mcdermott, T., and Dugan, R.C., 2003, "PQ, Reliability and DG," IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol.9, no.5, pp. 17-23.

Dugan, R.C., and Mcdermott, T., 2002, "Distributed Generation," IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol.8, no.2, pp. 19-25.

Dugan, R.C., Mcdermott, T., and Ball, G.J., 2001, "Planning for Distributed Generation," IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol.7, no.2, pp. 80-88.

Dugan, R.C., Mcdermott, T., Rizy, D.T., and Steffel, S.J., 2001, "Interconecting Single-Phase Backup Generation to the Utility Distribution System," 2001 IEEE/PES T&D Conference and Exposition, pp. 486-491.

Mcdermott, T., 2001, "Distribution System Reliability and Reconfiguration Software Tools," 2001 IEEE/PES T&D Conference and Exposition, p. 993.

Mcdermott, T., and Dugan, R.C., 2001, "Foundations for Power Systems Software Development," 2001 IEEE/PES Summer Power Meeting, pp. 1078-1082.

Dugan, R.C., and Mcdermott, T., 2000, "Distributed Generation and Power Quality," PQA 2000 North America, Memphis, TN.

Mcdermott, T., and Longo, V.J., 2000, "Advanced Computational Methods in Lightning Performance - the EPRI Lightning Protection Design Workstation," IEEE Winter Power Meeting, Singapore.

Bhatt, S., Mcdermott, T., Brooks, D., and Dugan, R.C., 1999, "Impact of Utility Lightning Protection Practices on Customer Facilities," PQA '99 North America, Charlotte, NC.

Dugan, R.C., and Mcdermott, T., 1999, "Design of Interfaces for Power Systems Analysis Components," IEEE Summer Power Meeting, pp. 852-857, Edmonton, Alberta.

Dugan, R.C., Brooks, D.L., Mcdermott, T., and Sundaram, A., 1999, "Using Voltage Sag and Interruption Indices in Distribution Planning," IEEE Winter Power Meeting, pp. 1164-1169, New York, NY.

Dugan, R.C., Mcdermott, T., and Roettger, W.C., 1999, "Distribution Planning with Distributed Generation," Latin America Power 99, Miami, FL.

Mcdermott, T., Drezga, I., and Broadwater, R.P., 1999, "A Heuristic Nonlinear Constructive Method for Distribution System Reconfiguration," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.14, no.2, pp. 478-483.

Mcdermott, T., Dugan, R.C., and Ball, G.J., 1999, "A Methodology for Including Power Quality Concerns in Distribution Planning," 5th International Conference on Electrical Power Quality and Utilisation (EPQU 99), Cracow, Poland.

Mcdermott, T., Dugan, R.C., and Ball, G.J., 1998, "Power Quality for Distribution Planning," PQA '98 North America, Phoenix, AZ.

Mcdermott, T., Zhou, P., Gilmore, J., and Cendes, Z., 1997, "Electromechanical System Simulation with Models Generated from Finite Element Solutions," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.33, no.2, pp. 1682-1685.

Zhou, P., Mcdermott, T., Cendes, Z., and Rahman, M., 1997, "Steady State Analysis of Synchronous Generators by a Coupled Field-Circuit Method," IEEE International Machines and Drives Conference, Milwaukee.

Mcdermott, T., Hess, S., and Cendes, Z., 1996, "A New Approach to Using Finite Element Solutions in System Simulation," International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Florence, Italy.

Mcdermott, T., Zhou, P., Gilmore, J., and Cendes, Z., 1995, "Simulation Models Magnets that Move," Machine Design, pp. 79-85.

Mcdermott, T., Short, T.A., and Anderson, J.G., 1994, "Lightning Protection of Distribution Lines," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.9, no.1, pp. 138-152.

Elkins, D.L., Jain, A.C., Mcdermott, T., and Rees, V., 1993, "Transients During 138-kV SF6 Breaker Switching of Low Inductive Currents," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol.29, no.4, pp. 721-726.

Broadwater, R.P., Thompson, J.C., and Mcdermott, T., 1991, "Pointers and Linked Lists in Electric Power Distribution Circuit Analysis," IEEE PICA Conference, pp. 16-21, Baltimore.

Abi-Samra, N.C., Smith, R.F., Mcdermott, T., and Chidester, M.B., 1985, "Analysis of Thyristor-Controlled Shunt SSR Countermeasures," IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus & Systems, vol.104, no.3, pp. 584-597.

Bhasavanich, D., Mcdermott, T., Milone, D.M., Barnick, J.S., Frost, L.S., and Kropp, C.F., 1985, "Digital Simulations and Field Measurements of Transients Associated with Large Capacitor Bank Switching on Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus & Systems, vol.104, no.8, pp. 2274-2282.

Cole, W.H., and Mcdermott, T., 1984, "A Computer Study and Model Demonstration of Safety Ground Locations During High Voltage Line Maintenance," IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus & Systems, vol.103, no.3, pp. 455-462.

Frick, T.H., Stewart, J.R., Hileman, A.R., Chowaniec, C.R., and Mcdermott, T., 1984, "Transmission Line Insulation Design at High Altitude," IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus & Systems, vol.103, no.12, pp. 3672-3680.

Mcdermott, T., and Mauser, S.F., 1984, "Digital Computer Simulation of Electromagnetic Transients in the Power Industry," Society for Computer Simulation Conference, Norfolk, Va.