Suryanarayanan Named Outstanding Young Engineer by IEEE Power and Energy Society

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Siddharth Suryanarayanan, or "Professor Sid," has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) as the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Young Engineer Award. As the oldest society of IEEE, PES has more than 30,000 members worldwide and serves as the premier technical society for power and energy systems engineering.

The award recognizes PES members 35 years of age or younger for outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical society activities and evidence of technical competence through significant engineering achievements.

"This award speaks to Professor Sid's impact in the power and energy area," said ECE Department Head Tony Maciejewski. "We are proud to have Sid as one of our faculty and pleased with the recognition by the IEEE."

In addition to receiving a plaque at the presentation ceremony on July 28 in Denver, the competitive award allows Suryanarayanan to designate a $2,000 scholarship fund for electrical engineering at Colorado State.

"I am humbled by this recognition by the IEEE PES," said Suryanarayanan. "I am grateful to CSU, and particularly the ECE department, for providing me and my research group an enviable work environment."

As the director of the Advanced Power Engineering Laboratory (APEL) at Colorado State, Suryanarayanan’s research focuses on modern electric power systems. He specializes in the design, operation, and economics of finite-inertia power systems, applications of cyber-physical social systems concepts to emerging power systems, and the integration of renewable energy to electric grids. He has published over 25 journal articles, 45 conference proceedings papers, and several book chapters, and is currently co-editing two books in the area of electric power systems.

Suryanarayanan is a senior member of the IEEE and was the recipient of the T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award from the IEEE PES in 2009 and 2012. In 2011, the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) selected him to attend the prestigious invitational Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium. Sid was born and raised in Chennai, India, where he earned his B.E. in electrical and electronics engineering from the Madras University in 2000. Suryanarayanan received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

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