The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Tel: (734) 936-3875
Summer/Fall 2017 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 MS and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in mechanical engineering and my BS from MIT in ocean engineering.