Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
KEC 1001

Speaker Information

Hashem Nehrir
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Montana State University-Bozeman


This informal presentation will give a quick overview of Dr. Nehrir’s research work starting from what he did at Oregon State on real-time computer control of electric machines and on Synchronous Machine Modeling for inclusion in power system stability programs to diverse research projects in over three decades at Montana State on residential load modeling and control for distribution system peak load shaving, alternative energy power generation system modeling and control, microgrid power management, and on smart grid resiliency. He will focus on the value of his education at Oregon State, where he “learned how to learn.”

Speaker Bio

Dr. Nehrir received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees all in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1969, 1971 and 1978, respectively. He has been a member of the Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty at Montana State University (MSU) since 1987, where he received the MSU's Wiley Faculty Award for Meritorious Research in 2010.

He is the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award and a Life Fellow of IEEE for contribution to alternative energy power generation system modeling and control.