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Sep 11, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Santiago Grijalva will be presented with the 2013 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Great Minds in STEM Conference. The event will be held October 2-5 in New Orleans.
Dr. Grijalva holds the Georgia Power Distinguished Professorship in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech. He is being honored for his contributions to electricity grid modernization through theories and models for decentralized control, leadership through transformational research in renewable energy integration in electric power systems, and mentoring and support for student organizations in the energy field.
A member of the ECE faculty since 2009, Dr. Grijalva is the director of the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems Laboratory, where he and his group conduct research on electrical energy systems for both large- and small-scale grid and on the “systems” problems of electrical energy, including planning and real-time system control stages. In his role as the associate director for Electricity Systems for the Strategic Energy Institute, he is responsible for coordinating large efforts on electricity research and policy at Georgia Tech. Dr. Grijalva is also the founding faculty advisor for the Georgia Tech Energy Club.