Robert Lasseter

University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Engineering

Dr. Lasseter received the Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1971. He was a Consulting Engineer at General Electric until he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineer at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. Dr. Lasseter is internationally recognized as one of the earliest and most influential pioneers in the microgrid field. Currently he is focused on the ramifications of massive growth of distributed energy resources in the electrical power system. His professional career during the past 40 years has been dedicated to applying power electronics to utility systems. He is the technical lead for the Consortium for Electrical Reliability Technology Solutions’ (CERTS) Microgrid Project. CERTS’s microgrid architecture is widely implemented and recognized for its plug-and-play flexibility.