Montana State University-Bozeman, USA
Dr. Nehrir received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees all in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1969, 1971, and 1978, respectively. He started his educational career in 1971 and joined The Montana State University (MSU) Electrical Engineering faculty in 1987. He has taught a variety of courses on electric power systems, alternative energy power generation, energy conversion devices, electric circuits, and control. Dr. Nehrir is an IEEE Life Fellow for contribution to alternative energy power generation systems modeling an control. He was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2009-2015) and has been consulting editor of the same Transactions since 2016. Currently, he is chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Renewable Technologies Subcommittee. He received MSU's Wiley Faculty Award for Meritorious Research in 2010, the IEEE PESRamakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award in 2016, and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by Marquis Whoâ€™s Who Publications Board, in 2017.
Dr. Nehrir's active research include modeling, control, and energy management of alternative energy distributed generation (DG) sources and microgrids with multiple alternative energy and conventional DG sources, and smart grid functions including demand response and application of intelligent control and multiagent systems to power systems.His research on fuel cell modeling and control, during 1999-2009, resulted in dynamic models for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) and solid-oxide fuel cells, suitable for distributed generation application studies.
- Renewable Energy
- Green Energy and Economy
- Hybrid Renewable Energy Approaches
- Biofuels and Bioenergy
- Solar, Wind and Marine Energy
- Hydro Power Generation and Geothermal Energy
- Waste to Energy and Smart Grid Systems
- Global Impacts of Using Non-Renewable Resources
- Fossil and Radioactive Fuels
- Petroleum Engineering and Natural Gas Recovery
- Advanced Materials for Energy Storage, Generation and Transmission