Kezunovic serves on panel review of NIST’s PML

Kezunovic, MladenDr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, served on a review panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which was charged with assessing the scientific and technical work performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML).

The summary of the report states that “The PML remains an outstanding institution of the highest standards and accomplishments. Broadly speaking, the PML is dedicated to three fundamental and complementary tasks: (1) increase the accuracy of our knowledge of the physical parameters that are the foundation of our technology-driven society; (2) disseminate technologies by which these physical parameters can be accessed in a standardized way by the stakeholders; and (3) conduct research at both fundamental and applied levels to provide knowledge that may eventually lead to advances in measurement approaches and standards.

Kezunovic, who is also the director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center, currently serves as the site director of the Power Engineering Research Center (PSerc), and before joining Texas A&M in 1986 he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Among his many honors, Kezunovic has been named the institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and the Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) Fellow. He has published more than 500 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 he has been the principal investigator on more than 100 research projects and supervised more than 50 graduate students.

The NIST PML report is available at the website of the National Academies Press.