PITTSBURGH (Feb. 19, 2021) … Brandon Grainger, assistant
professor and Eaton Faculty Fellow of electrical and computer engineering at
the University of Pittsburgh, was elected to the board of the EMerge Alliance and will serve as
Established in 2008, the EMerge Alliance works to promote
the greater use of DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrids and power systems. The
organization has a network of members across a variety of industries that influence
the design, construction and management of facilities and properties.
Grainger is associate director of the Swanson School of
Engineering’s Electric Power Engineering Program and associate director of the
Energy GRID Institute. His research interests are primarily focused on power
electronic converter design with power ranges that accommodate aerospace to
grid scale applications. His group studies circuit topology design,
controllers, magnetics, and power semiconductor devices to ensure practical,
high power dense solutions primarily for DC/DC and DC/AC converters.
"I look forward to contributing my expertise in medium
to high voltage power equipment to the mission of the EMerge alliance in
bridging manufacturers and stakeholders in the electric power profession,"
Grainger has contributed to more than 75
electric power engineering articles and is an annual reviewer of various power
electronic conferences and transaction articles. He is a senior member of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers where he participates in the
Power Electronics Society and Industrial Electronics Society at national
levels. In 2019, he received the Engineer of the Year Award from the
Engineering Society of Western Pennsylvania, which recognizes individuals who
have significant technical and professional accomplishments which contribute to
the engineering profession.
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Contact: Leah Russell