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Vijay Vittal: 15 years of energizing power systems engineering

The Regents Professor is ending his tenure as director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center after an impactful 15 years of modernizing the electric grid


Vijay Vittal

Arizona State University Regents Professor Vijay Vittal has spent the last 15 years as director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center. In that time, he has led initiatives to modernize the electric grid with renewable energy integration and helped prepare the next generation of power systems engineers. Graphic by Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast/ASU

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November 13, 2020

Fifteen years ago, Vijay Vittal began leading the United States in addressing the challenges of modernizing the electric grid when he became director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center. The electrical engineering researcher put Arizona State University and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at the forefront of this important mission.

Also known as PSERC, this National Science Foundation-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center supports a wide community of academic and industry partners to address a range of challenges facing our electric energy infrastructure. 

Vittal, a Regents Professor, Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor and ASU Foundation Professor in electric power systems, is ending his tenure as director of PSERC and passing the reins to another ASU electrical engineering faculty member, Associate Professor Kory Hedman.

Learn more about Vittal’s accomplishments as director and read what other PSERC members had to say about his work.

Vijay Vittal interactive story.

To view the interactive story, click the image above, then click the “Present” button to begin. Use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen to move through the story, or select the boxes to learn more about each topic.

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