Dr. Brandon Grainger is currently an Eaton faculty fellow and an assistant professor and associate director of the Electric Power Engineering program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Swanson School of Engineering. He is also the associate director of the Energy GRID Institute. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering with a specialization in power conversion. He also obtained his master’s degree in electrical engineering and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (with minor in electrical engineering) all from Pitt. He was also one of the first original R.K. Mellon graduate student fellows through the Center for Energy at Pitt. He will work with Dr. Paul Ohodnicki on a project entitled Electric Motor Materials and Designs for a Sustainable Electrified Future.