Kezunovic gives invited talk, evaluates Key Laboratory at Chinese University

Kezunovic, MladenDr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the department and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Smart Grid Center, was invited to Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China to give an invited talk and evaluate their Key Laboratory for Electrical and Insulation and Power Equipment.

This laboratory is funded under the “Key Laboratory” project program from the Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China, which is funding exceptional laboratories that serve industry in China.

Kezunovic’s invited talk to the Department of Electrical Engineering at Xi’an Jiao Tong University was titled “Smart Grid Developments: Opportunities and Challenges.”

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 NSF I/UCRCs.

Before joining Texas A&M in 1986 he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh  and the Energoinvest Co. in Europe from 1980 to 1986. Kezunovic has published more than 450 papers in journals and conference proceedings and was invited to give more than 100 lectures worldwide, and is listed as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE PES.

While at Texas A&M, Kezunovic has been the principal investigator on more than 100 research projects and supervised more than 40 graduate students. Recent honors include receiving the Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ) Technical Committee Award. Kezunovic also is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer in Texas.