Gregory Reed

Gregory Reed
Director, Pitt Center for Energy and the GRID Institute Director, Electric Power Systems Laboratory; Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Gregory Reed is the Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy and the Energy GRID Institute; Director of the Electric Power Systems Laboratory in the Swanson School of Engineering at Pitt; and Professor of Electric Power Engineering in the Swanson School’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.  In addition to these roles, Reed is the owner and principal consultant of Power Grid Technology Consulting LLC, and serves as a board of directors member for the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (EWSP), the E-Merge DC Alliance, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and Aquinas Academy of Pittsburth (board emiritus).  His research interests, teaching activities, and related pursuits include advanced electric power grid and energy generation, transmission, and distribution system technologies; power electronics and control technologies (FACTS, HVDC, and MVDC systems); micro-grids and DC infrastructure development, renewable energy systems and integration; smart grid technologies and applications; and energy storage.  Reed has over 33 years of combined industry and academic experience in the electric power and energy sector, including positions in engineering, research & development, and executive management and leadership throughout his career with the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, ABB Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and DNV-KEMA.  He is an active member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, the American Society of Engineering Education, and ESWP.  Dr. Reed earned his Ph.D, in electric power engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (1997), M.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1986), and B.S. from Gannon University (1985).