Lambert Named President-Elect of IEEE PES



Frank Lambert

Frank Lambert has been named president-elect for the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). His appointment to this role is effective on January 1, 2018, and he will serve in this capacity through 2019.

Lambert will then serve as the IEEE PES president in 2020-2021 and as its past president in 2022-2023. The IEEE PES provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public.   

Lambert is a principal research engineer at the Georgia Tech National Electric Energy Testing, Research, and Applications Center (NEETRAC) and the Center for Distributed Energy. After spending the first 22 years of his career working at Georgia Power, Lambert came to Georgia Tech in 1996, where he helped to establish NEETRAC, an electric energy-focused research and testing consortium with over 40 electric utility and manufacturing members.

Lambert’s research interests are in power delivery systems, electric vehicles, sensors and communications systems for smart grid, power flow control, and integration of renewable energy into the grid. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering, both from Georgia Tech. 

Grijalva Named to NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee



Santiago Grijalva has been named to the Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a three-year term.

This committee advises the director of NIST on roadmaps, frameworks, and standards for the implementation of the smart grid in the United States. They advise NIST on smart grid standards, priorities, and gaps, as well as provide input on the overall direction, status, and health of smart grid implementation by the smart grid industry. 

Grijalva is the Georgia Power Distinguished Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He has been a member of the ECE faculty since 2009 and is the director for the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems Lab, where he and his team conduct research on real-time power system control, informatics, economics, and renewable energy integration in power. 


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