IEEE Smart Cities Appoints Mehdi Ganji as R&D Committee Chair

May 1, 2019 | Employee News

Willdan is proud to announce that the Smart Cities Group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – “the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology” – has named Dr. Mehdi Ganji Chairman of its Research & Development Committee.

Cities worldwide are often finding themselves at the forefront of technological and cultural advances in the areas of sustainability and resiliency, and we recognize the importance of the pioneering and demanding work of Dr. Ganji and the IEEE Smart Cities R&D Committee.

Mehdi Ganji leads Willdan’s Smart Cities Team, with emphasis on power system grid resiliency, reliability improvement, and smart grid technologies. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of a number of microgrid projects in the State of New York (NY Prize), Massachusetts, and California. Currently, Dr. Ganji is leading the United States Trade and Development Agency’s Smart Campus project in Turkey.

As an executive consultant to the Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Dr. Ganji has worked on more than 30 smart grid research and implementation projects.  He has been actively engaged in several technical and industrial working groups such as IEEE 2030.7&8 and the State of California Microgrid Commercialization Roadmap.

Learn more about how Willdan’s Smart Cities team led by Dr. Ganji is assisting innovative and sustainable municipalities and public sector organizations.

Visit the IEEE Smart Cities website to learn more about its Smart Cities Initiative.