Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Patrick Lewis
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lewis, Patrick T
PhD Student Researcher
Graduate Student
Office: Benedum 816
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  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2012


During my graduate career in electric power engineering I have been interested in the design and application of power electronic converters, control systems, power system transient phenomena, and renewable resource integration. During my MS degree I primarily studied high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems based upon the modular multilevel converter (MMC) topology, investigating DC side protection concerns associated with these systems. In my doctorate studies, I am focusing my research pursuits on the design and implementation of novel power electronic systems in the application areas of microgrids and renewable integration.


  1. Richard K. Mellon Graduate Student Fellow Recipient


  1. Reed, G.F.; Al Hassan, H.A; Korytowski, M.J.; Lewis, P.T.; Grainger, B.M., "Comparison of HVAC and HVDC solutions for offshore wind farms with a procedure for system economic evaluation,"Energytech, 2013 IEEE, pp.1-7, 21-23 May 2013
  2. Grainger, Brandon M.; Barchowsky, Ansel; Lewis, Patrick T.; Cardoza, Alvaro D.; Reed, Gregory F.; Carnovale, Daniel J., "Electric power laboratory workbench for training the next generation of engineering professionals," T&D Conference and Exposition, 2014 IEEE PES, pp.1-5, 14-17 April 2014
  3. Grainger, B.M.; Reed, G.F.; Sparacino, AR.; Lewis, P.T., "Power Electronics for Grid-Scale Energy Storage," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.102, no.6, pp.1000-1013, June 2014
  4. Barchowsky, A.; Grainger, B.M.; Lewis, P.T.; Cardoza, A.D.; Reed, G.F.; Carnovale, D.J., "Design and Realization of an Innovative Workbench for Electric Power Systems Laboratories," Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, no.99, pp.1-8 December 2014