Spring/Summer 2018 Office Hours: By appointment.

My research focuses on ways to reduce the environmental impact, cost, and inefficiency of electric power systems via new operational and control strategies. I am particularly interested in developing new methods to actively engage distributed flexible resources such as energy storage, electric loads, and distributed renewable resources in power system operation. This is especially important in power systems with high penetrations of intermittent renewable energy resources such as wind and solar. In my work, I use methods from a variety of fields including control systems and optimization. I also use engineering methods to inform energy policy.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan in January 2014, I was a postdoc in the Power Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. I received my M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in mechanical engineering and my S.B. from MIT in ocean engineering.

I am a member of the Michigan Power and Energy Lab (MPEL) and an affiliate of the University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI).

Some Current/Recent Research Projects

Prospective Students

I am always looking for graduate students with strong foundations in power systems and/or control systems. If you are interested in working with me, please apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program.


OptiPower Game

With support from NSF (CCF-1442495), we developed a power systems optimization game for high school students. Read more about the game here: An interactive game introducing power flow optimization concepts

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