ABB Distinguished Lecturer: Arshad Mansoor

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Arshad Mansoor
Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Tablets...Smart Phones...Social Media - Connectivity and the Impact on Power System

Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Arshad Mansoor spoke on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 2:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1231

The world continues to become more connected at a rapid pace with proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and social media. As related technologies evolve, sensors and computational ability will increasingly be embedded into virtually everything from cars to appliances to buildings. Significant opportunity is arising for the electricity sector to use connectivity to improve resiliency, better connect with customers, and improve operational efficiency. Dr. Mansoor will present some of the possibilities of these opportunities, discuss current research activities at Electric Power Research Institute related to this and encourage audience to look into new areas of research taking advantage of technologies related to connectivity.

Arshad Mansoor is Senior Vice President, Research and Development for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with executive responsibility for EPRI?s portfolio of research, development and demonstration programs, spanning renewable, fossil, and nuclear generation; power delivery and utilization; and the environment. Previously he served as Vice President of EPRI?s Power Delivery and Utilization sector where he led research, development, demonstration, and application of transmission and distribution and energy utilization technologies; as Vice President of the former EPRI subsidiary, EPRI Solutions; and as Vice President and Director of Engineering with the EPRI Power Electronics Application Center.

Mansoor has a strong technical background in power systems engineering with 15 years of experience in consulting and R&D related to the electricity industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Master of Science (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering focusing on power systems engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He holds three U.S. patents in the area of power transformers and energy storage.