Ali Mehrizi-Sani, assistant professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Mehrizi-Sani conducts research in renewable energy resources in the power system, microgrid management, and power system applications of power electronics. He has received several National Science Foundation awards, including one for the design of system-agnostic controllers for renewable resources within a microgrid, which are interfaced through power electronics converters, and another one for the development of a software learning tool for his power electronics course. He is also an editor for several journals, including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, and Wiley International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. Read More
Gwen Kyllo is the most recent recipient of the 2018 EECS Staff Excellence Award, an award that acknowledges outstanding employees who go above and beyond their job description.
Gwen has an exceptional understanding of the department’s finances. She is very knowledgeable regarding WSU policies and procedures. Her accurate guidance and good judgement keeps the department in compliance with policy and she is able to use her many resources to seek informed solutions to any problem or situation that our department encounters, stated Partha Pande, Department Chair.
Another co-worker shared that Gwen embodies the definition of a great leader and mentor which reminds her of a quote, “Great leaders are not the best at everything. They find people who are best at different things and get them all on the same team”-Eileen Bistrisky.
Dr. Diane Cook, WSU Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award