At IEEE Power & Energy Society we are proud to foster and inspire the next generation of power and energy professionals. In this regard, we are excited to offer a Student, Industry, and Faculty luncheon and students at the 2024 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. More details are coming soon!

Student, Faculty & Industry Luncheon Speakers

Henry Louie

Henry Louie

Father Francis P. Wood Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seattle University  

Dr. Henry Louie received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008. He is presently the Father Francis P. Wood Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. He is President and Co-founder of KiloWatts for Humanity, a non-profit organization providing off-grid electricity access and business opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015/2016, Dr. Louie was a Fulbright Scholar at Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia. He is involved in collaborative research projects related to off-grid electricity access in the Navajo Nation and is a member of the Navajo Technical University Master in Electrical Engineering Advisory Board. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Zambia and was previously IEEE PES Vice-President of Membership & Image.

Daniel Kirschen

Daniel Kirschen

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington 

Daniel Kirschen is the Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the integration of renewable energy sources in the grid, power system economics, and power system resilience. Before joining the University of Washington, he taught for 16 years at The University of Manchester (UK). Before becoming an academic, he worked for Control Data and Siemens on the development of application software for utility control centers. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium). He is the author of three books and over 200 scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering.

Student Industry Faculty Luncheon/Job Fair Sponsors

Student, Industry, and Faculty Luncheon

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 12:00 pm EDT

Come meet, connect, and network with peers and leading industry associates. A panel of faculty members and industry professionals at different stages of their careers will be held to provide career advice and insights into careers in the power & energy field.

Luncheon registration is required to attend on the main event registration site.

Luncheon Panelists

Mohammad Shahidehpour

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

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Zongjie Wang

Dr. Zongjie Wang

Assistant Professor, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UConn)

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Josh Diller

Dr. Josh Diller

Business Development Manager, SAM Companies

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Ross Sayre

Ross Sayre

Managing Partner, SubGrid Solutions, LLC

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Student Industry Faculty Luncheon/Job Fair Sponsors

Student Job Fair

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 1:30 pm EDT

Following the luncheon, a FREE job fair for full-time students with leading industry organizations will be held. Luncheon registration is not required to attend the job fair. Those potential employers wishing to participate should contact Roseanne Jones, [email protected]. Student attendees will be notified of the opportunity. No other job recruiting will be permitted at the conference.