Greg Reed
Associate Director, Center for Energy
University of Pittsburgh


Gregory Reed is the Director of the Electric Power Initiative in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Associate Director of the University’s Center for Energy, and a Professor of Electric Power Engineering in the Swanson School’s ECE Department. He is also the Director and Technical Lead of the Grid Technologies Collaborative for the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. In addition to these roles, he is the Owner and Principal consultant of Power Grid Technology Consulting, LLC.

His research interests, teaching activities, and related pursuits include advanced power and energy generation, transmission, and distribution system technologies; power electronics and control technologies (FACTS, HVDC, and MVDC systems); renewable energy systems and integration; smart grid technologies and applications; and energy storage development. Greg has more than 27 years of combined industry and academic experience in the electric power and energy sector, including positions in engineering, research and development, and executive management throughout his career with the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, ABB Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and DNV-KEMA.

He has authored or co-authored more than 75 papers and technical articles in the areas of electric power system analysis, the applications of advanced power systems and power electronics technologies, and power engineering education. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), including the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), Power Electronics Society (PELS), and Industrial Applications Society; and is also a member of the American Society of Engineering Education. Past IEEE positions include governing board member of PES, as well as a past-president of the IEEE PES Pittsburgh chapter. He is currently an associate editor for IEEE PELS Letters.

Greg earned a Ph.D. in Electric Power Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1997, an M.Eng. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986, and a B.S. at Gannon University in 1985.