The IEEE-USA presented Saifur Rahman, the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, with its Divisional Professional Leadership Award during the organization’s annual meeting recently at the Hilton Cincinnati in Ohio.
IEEE-USA honors Saifur Rahman with Divisional Professional Leadership Award
Prof. Rahman’s op-ed piece on Wind Power and Energy in the U.S. published on the Free Lance-Star Newspaper
Dr. Rahman listed in The Networked Grid 100: Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid
Saifur Rahman, founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech
Saifur Rahman has dedicated his professional life to researching cutting-edge energy technologies, including energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy and microgrid and distributed generation and storage. The latter set of technologies may be particularly applicable to developing economies in India and Africa, and Rahman has experience with such developments as former consultant to the World Bank’s Africa Energy Program. At Virginia Tech, where he is Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rahman founded the university’s Advanced Research Institute, and directs its Center for Energy and the Global Environment. Last summer Virginia Tech announced that it had posted a beta version of its Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) web portal that will provide information related to smart-grid technologies, standards, and rules and regulations.
6.44kWp solar photovoltaic system now generating power at Virginia Tech Research Center- Arlington
Saifur Rahman participates in Congressional briefing on wind power
“In the U.S. market, the cost of wind power is going down; we may be missing out on this important opportunity if we ignore the demand flexibility,” said Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, during the first of three “The Road to the New Energy Economy” Congressional briefings on the science and technology required to achieve the nation’s energy goals.