Massoud Amin
  • Director, Technological Leadership Institute; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Prof. Massoud Amin is the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient at the University of Minnesota. He is Chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid, a Fellow of the IEEE and ASME, and a member of the Board of Directors of two utility industry regional entities that oversee reliability and security of the North American grid: the Texas Reliability Entity  and the Midwest Reliability Organization. He has led research, development and deployment of smart grids, and the enhancement of critical infrastructures’ security during this period and is considered the father of smart grid. 

For over 40 years Prof. Amin has been a student of many aspects of greater China, including: Chinese martial arts & philosophy, education/science & technology policy, and her power and energy systems , and has supported the CCAC since 2006, in various capacities including Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Before joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Amin was with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, Calif. He pioneered R&D in smart grids in 1998, led the development of 24 technologies that transferred to industry and, after 9/11, directed all security-related R&D for U.S. utilities.  At EPRI, he twice received the Chauncey Award, the Institute’s highest honor. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals.