Robert Kerestes is an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering. His research focuses on the development of smart grid technology at the smart home and smart building level. This research focuses on the use, design and implementation of (IoT) devices and networks, which increase the overall efficiency of the modern power grid. This in turn will have an impact on the way we use energy, leading to a cleaner and more sustainable electric power infrastructure. The outcome of this research is to Interface common household and building electrical loads through sensors and communications devices, and to use microcontrollers coupled with optimization methods to control the way that electrical sources and loads interact with one another.