Evolution of the smart grid is topic of Steinmetz lecture

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Anjan Bose, an expert on power grid control and a renowned researcher in electrical power engineering, will deliver the 74th Steinmetz Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Anjan Bose

His talk, “The Evolution of the Smart Grid from Edison to Steinmetz,” is free and open to the public.

Bose has over 40 years of experience in industry and academia as an engineer, educator and administrator. He is well known as a technical leader in power grid control, and as a researcher in electric power engineering.

He is Regents Professor at Washington State University, where he also served as the dean of engineering and architecture. In 2012–13 he served as a senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy in the Obama administration.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was the recipient of the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the Third Millennium Medal and the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award from the IEEE.

The Steinmetz Memorial Lecture commemorates world-renowned engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), professor of Electrical Engineering at Union from 1902 to 1913. Created in 1925, it has brought dozens of eminent scientists, engineers and innovators to campus.

Tuesday’s event is presented in conjunction with the Schenectady Section of IEEE.