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Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Gerald HeydtGerald Heydt

Regents’ Professor, Professor of Advanced Technology
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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, Nevada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union in New York and master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He spent near 25 years as a faculty member at Purdue University until, in 1994, he took the position of site director of the NSF and industrially supported Power Systems Research Center at ASU. He has industry experience with the Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago, E.G. & G. in Mercury, Nevada, 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. Heydt is a Regents’ Professor and professor of advanced technology at ASU, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a life 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
Life Fellow, IEEE
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
Edison Electric Institute Power Engineering Educator Award, 1989
IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Engineering Educator of the Year, 1995
IEEE Kaufmann Award, 2010.

Selected Publications

Sara Eftekharnejad, G. Heydt, V. Vittal, “Optimal generation dispatch with high penetration of photovoltaic generation,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainability, Paper TSTE-00422-2013, July, 2015, v. 6, No. 3, pp. 1013 – 1020.

Eftekharnejad, V. Vittal, G. Heydt, B. Keel, J. Loehr, “Small signal stability assessment of power systems with increased penetration of photovoltaic generation: a case study,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, v. 4, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 960 – 967.

Meng, D. Haughton, B. Chowdhury, M. Crow, G. Heydt, “Distributed generation and storage optimal control with state estimation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, v. 4, No. 4, December 2013, pp. 2266-2273.

Chakhchoukh, V. Vittal, G. T. Heydt, “PMU based state estimation by integrating correlation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, v. 29, No. 2, March 2014, pp. 617 – 626.

Al-Muhaini, G. T. Heydt, “Evaluating future power distribution system reliability including distributed generation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, v. 28, No 4, October 2013, pp. 2264 – 2272.