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Rush Robinett

Dr. Rush D. Robinett III is the Co-Director of the Agile and Interconnected Microgrids Center, the Director of Research, and the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University.  In January 2013, he retired from Sandia National Laboratories after 25 years of service as the Senior Manager of the Grid Modernization and Military Energy Systems Group focusing on the research and development of microgrids and networked microgrids. During his 25 year career, Dr. Robinett worked on ballistic missile defense, spacecraft systems, glide weapons, teams of robots, and renewable energy grid integration.  He is an associate fellow of AIAA and has authored more than 150 technical articles, including three books and holds ten patents.  Dr. Robinett has three degrees in aerospace engineering: a B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and an M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.