S. Massoud Amin, Ph.D.

S. Massoud Amin, Ph.D.

Professor, Industry Leader, "Father of the Smart Grid"

Dr. Massoud Amin pioneered R&D in smart grids in 1998, led the development of 24 technologies that transferred to industry and, after 9/11, directed all security-related R&D for U.S. utilities. He currently serves as a member of two utility industry regional entities that oversee reliability: the Texas Reliability Entity (as board chairman) and the Midwest Reliability Organization (as a board member) and is also chairman chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid. Dr. Amin is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he holds several leadership positions. Previously, Dr. Amin worked with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto. He is considered the ‘father of smart grid’. At EPRI, he twice received the Chauncey Award, the Institutelsquo;s highest honor. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals.