Kezunovic invited to lecture across the globe on current research projects

Photo of Dr. Mladen KezunovicDr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to give lectures in several countries on his current research projects.

Kezunovic, who also directs the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center, gave lectures to universities and professional groups in China, New Zealand and Taiwan this fall.

His invited talk, “Uses of Data in Smart Grid,” was given at the North China Electric Power University in Beijing, China. Another talk, “Smart Grid Goals: Opportunities for Innovation,” was given at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University in JianXing in China, and at the National Technical University in Taipei, Taiwan. He also gave an invited seminar, “The Business Value Of End-To-End Interoperability And Related Standards,” to a group of professionals under the sponsorship of Electrix, a major engineering firm in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kezunovic currently serves as a deputy director of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, Electrical Vehicles-Transportation and Electricity Convergence. He also is the site director of the Power Engineering Research Center (PSerc), also an NSF I/UCRCs. Before joining Texas A&M in 1986 he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh from 1979 to 1980 and the Energoinvest Co. in Europe from 1980 to 1986.

Kezunovic has published more than 450 papers in journals and conference proceedings, has been invited to give more than 100 lectures worldwide and is listed as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. While at Texas A&M, Kezunovic has been the principal investigator on more than 100 research projects and supervised more than 40 graduate students. Kezunovic is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer in Texas.