Gerald Heydt

Heydt_GeraldWEBRegents’ Professor
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Research expertise
Power engineering, electric power quality, distribution engineering, transmission engineering, computer applications in power engineering, power engineering education, power system sensors and instrumentation.

Gerald Thomas Heydt is from Las Vegas, NV. He holds a BEEE degree from the Cooper Union in New York and MSEE and PhD. degrees from Purdue University. He spent approximately 25 years as a faculty member at Purdue, and in 1994, he took the position of site director of the NSF and industrially supported Power Systems Research Center at ASU. He has industrial experience with the Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago, E.G. & G. in Mercury, NV, and with the United Nations Development Program. In 1990, he served as the program manager of the National Science Foundation program in power systems engineering. He is the author of two books in the area of power engineering. Professor Heydt is a Regents’ Professor and Professor of Advanced Technology at ASU; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the IEEE.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Purdue University, 1970
M.S., electrical engineering, Purdue University, 1967
B.E., electrical engineering, Cooper Union, 1965

Recognition and awards
IEEE Kaufmann Award, 2010
Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering
Edison Electric Institute Power Engineering Educator Award, 1989
IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Engineering Educator of the Year, 1995

Professional associations
IEEE Fellow, Life Fellow

Selected Publications
Alex Q. Huang, Mariesa L. Crow, Gerald Thomas Heydt, Jim P. Zheng, Steiner J. Dale “The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and  Management (FREEDM) system:  the energy internet,”  Proceedings of the IEEE,  Vol. 99, No. 1, January, 2011, pp. 133 – 148.

K. Munukutla, V. Vittal, G. Heydt, D. Chipman, B. Keel, “A practical evaluation of surge arrester placement for transmission line lightning protection,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, v. 25, No. 3, pp. 1742 – 1748, July 2010.

G. Heydt, “The next generation of power distribution systems,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, v. 1, No. 3, December, 2010, pp. 225 – 235.

J.W. Stahlhut, T. J. Browne, G. T. Heydt, and V. Vittal, “Latency Viewed as a Stochastic Process and its Impact on Wide Area Power System Control Signals,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 1, 84 – 91, February 2008.

E. Kyriakides, M. M. Albu, G. T. Heydt, “Identification of the Standard Parameters of a Steam Turbine – Generator Using Wavelet Denoising,” Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 38, no. 10, 1145 – 1158, October 2007.

R. Peréz, G. Heydt, G. Karady, and J. Ramírez, “Electrical and Environmental Considerations of an Arizona – Mexico HVDC Tie,” Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 35, no. 9, 1027 – 1040, September 2007.