Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour Honored with IEEE Power and Energy Award


Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, who is director of Illinois Tech’s Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, was awarded the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award.

Shahidehpour, who is also associate director of Illinois Tech’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), was honored for his contributions to global implementation of renewable energy technologies in networked microgrids.

Shahidehpour is the principal investigator of $60 million in grants and contracts on smart grid research and development. His DOE Project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire Illinois Tech campus to an islanded microgrid. He has initiated CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology) at Illinois Tech for promoting the smart grid cybersecurity research and implementation and enhancing the resilience of wireless networked communication and control systems in smart cities.

Shahidehpour is a fellow of IEEE, which is the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity.