Power Systems Directors

Michael F Ahern

Michael F Ahern

Director, Power Systems

Academic & Corporate Engagement

Office: Gateway Park 210

Phone: 508-831-6563

Michael F. Ahern is a Director of Corporate and Professional Education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and an Instructor for WPI’s Foisie Business School. He leads the group that develops graduate education programs for working professionals and corporations. Mike’s personal specialty areas are: Power Systems; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Cybersecurity; and Operational Risk. Mike improves the quality of the student experience by working with the faculty to update the curriculum and share best practices in course delivery, both online and classroom. ... View Profile
Dr. Edvina Uzunovic has more than 15 years of experience with a range of responsibilities in the power systems industry. She has been a vital contributor to the overall success of several leading power industry organizations while serving different roles as a Technical Officer, Smart Grid Transmission Applications, Senior Quantitative Analyst and Senior Research and Technology Development Engineer. She is currently the Associate Director of Power Systems Engineering and an adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Edvina has a B.Sc. ... View Profile

Power Systems Faculty

Kevin Clements

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone: 508-831-5399

Lalitha Devarakonda is Adjunct Professor in Power Systems Engineering Program at WPI, where she teaches a course on Power System Protection. Dr. Devarakonda received her M.Sc from Louisiana State University, LA and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, MA. Her Ph.D research she developed new analytical method for battery modelling. She is currently working as Substation Technical Lead Engineer at Eversource Energy. Her job responsibilities include testing and commissioning high/medium voltage substation equipment along with their monitoring and remote control instrumentation. View Profile
Katherine is an Adjunct Professor in the Power Systems Engineering Program at WPI where she has taught courses in power systems operations and electro-mechanical energy conversion. She specializes in the operational and economic costs of wind energy diffusion and the social and political factors in technological innovation. Katherine's PhD work in systems engineering involved understanding innovation and diffusion of wind energy technology. ... View Profile
Alexander E. Emanuel

Alexander E. Emanuel

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 215

Phone: 508-831-5239, 508-831-5231

Energy is the magic manifestation that keeps us alive and warm. Energy keeps wheels turning, the sun shining, the hand writing, the earth spinning. I have dedicated my entire professional life to the study of energy-related problems, including the conversion of energy from one form to another. My primary focus has been in issues dealing with the quality of electrical energy. Some of the topics I continue to work on: View Profile

Babak Enayati

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Academic & Corporate Engagement

Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA. During the past ten years, Babak has worked on Distributed Energy Resources interconnections, power system protection, control of microgrids, and Smart Grid. He joined Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2006 and currently is a Senior IEEE Member. Babak currently serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board Member-at-Large. ... View Profile
Yousef Mahmoud

Yousef Mahmoud

Assistant Professor

Director of Renewable Energy Lab

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 204

Yousef Mahmoud has joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Aug/2016 upon obtaining his Ph.D. degree from University of Waterloo, Canada. He has been interested in improving the efficiency, reliability, operation, and control of renewable energy systems. He is also interested in their applications in smart cities. He is an IEEE senior member. ... View Profile
Slobodan Pajic

Slobodan Pajic

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 225

Phone: 508-831-6697

Slobodan Pajic received the Dipl. Eng. degree from School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, with a major in power systems, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with emphasis in power systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA. Dr. Pajic is a member of the GE Energy Consulting Systems Engineering team since 2012. ... View Profile

Business Faculty

Scott is a Senior Lecturer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches Data Analysis and Decision Making, Risk Management, System Optimization, Concepts of System Engineering, Systems Integration and Test, Quality Planning, Design and Control, Work Systems and Facilities Planning and Computer and Network Security. Scott has 37 years of practical experience in the U.S. military, naval combat systems integration, aircraft avionics, medical instruments, networking equipment, consulting, program management, technical leadership and telecommunications. ... View Profile
Jamie Peter Monat

Jamie Peter Monat

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office:

Phone: 508-831-5517

Dr. Monat is a Professor of Practice and Director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches courses in Operations Risk Management, Systems Thinking, System Optimization, Operations Management, Business Practices, and Project Management. Dr. Monat has both management and teaching experience in the medical device, separations, food & beverage, consulting, and environmental industries, having served as President of Harvard Clinical Technology, President of Business Growth Specialists, Inc., as Sr. ... View Profile

William O'Brien

Foisie Business School

Walter "Wally" T. Towner

Walter "Wally" T. Towner

Associate Teaching Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 222

Phone: 508-831-6013, 508-831-5218

I am interested in manufacturing and industrial engineering. My main interests lie at the intersection of manufacturing processes and the financial aspect of the business that relates to these processes. I see my mission as enabling students to become leaders in a business environment and helping them extract value from the processes that drive the organization. We do this by using tools like axiomatic design and Lean Six Sigma methods. ... View Profile