Kezunovic named 2018 distinguished member of International Council on Large Electric Systems
Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, Eugene E. Webb and Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a 2018 Distinguished Member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ) for his longstanding services to the organization.
The distinguished member award is bestowed upon those who have dedicated years of active participation in the work and development of the association.
Kezunovic, who is the director of the Smart Grid Center and site director of Power Engineering Research Center PSerc consortium, was named a 2014 CIGRÉ Fellow and a honorary member for his contributions to the organization in the fields of protection and automation of power systems and of distribution systems and dispersed generation, as a member or a convener of several working groups. Other CIGRÉ recognitions include the Atwood Associate Award in 2008 and CIGRÉ Technical Committee Award for “remarkable technical contribution to the study committee B5, protection and automation” in 2012. He was also recently appointed by the U.S. secretary of energy to serve on the Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee.
His research expertise is in protective relaying, automated power system disturbance analysis, computational intelligence, data analytics and smart grids. He has contributed seminal work in the areas of automated fault analysis, predictive outage management and life-cycle test approaches for synchrophasor system. He has also served as a consultant to over 50 companies worldwide. Kezunovic has been a principal investigator on over 150 research and development projects, published more than 550 papers and has given over 120 invited lectures, short courses and seminars around the world.
Kezunovic will be honored with this recognition during the CIGRÉ U.S. National Committee Annual Meeting and Luncheon ceremony held Aug. 7 in Portland, Oregon.