Dr. Massoud Amin
Clean Technology & Renewable Energy
Dr. Massoud Amin holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership, directs the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), and is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and a full professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota. As Director of the Technological Leadership Institute, he leads a team of 52 senior faculty members from across the University and industry executives, who develop local and global leaders for technology enterprises.
Professor Amin is an expert in smart grids, dynamical systems and controls, critical infrastructure security & protection, pivotal technologies, IP valuation and strategy, and leads the Minnesota Smart Grid Coalition.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, Dr. Amin held positions of increased responsibility including the Area Manager of Infrastructure Security, Grid Operations/Planning, and Energy Markets at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California, and in the aftermath of the tragic events of 9/11, he directed all security-related R&D at EPRI for members and our nation's utilities.
Prior to 9/11, for four years he served as head of mathematics and information sciences, where he led strategic research in modeling, simulation, optimization, and adaptive control of interdependent national infrastructures for energy, telecommunication, transportation, and finance. Beginning in January 1998, he pioneered R&D in smart grids and led the development of over 24 technologies transferred to industry.
Prior to joining EPRI in January 1998, he was an associate professor of systems science and mathematics and associate director of the Center for Optimization & Semantic Control at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During his twelve years at Washington University, he was one of the main contributors to several projects with several government and industry sponsors.
Dr. Amin is the author or co-author of more than 180 refereed papers, the editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals. At Washington University, students voted him three times Professor of the Year and awarded him the senior class’ Leadership Award in 1995. At EPRI he received several awards including the 2002 President's Award for the Infrastructure Security Initiative, 2000 and 2002 Chauncey Awards (the institute’s highest honor, in March 2001 and 2003), and six EPRI Performance Recognition Awards during 1999-2002 for leadership in three areas.
For additional information, presentations, publications, please see Dr. Amin's University of Minnesota web page.