Off-Grid system in Africa

Off-grid electrical systems

About Me


My Background

I received the B.S.E.E. degree from Kettering University in 2002, the M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, and my PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008. I'm a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. 


My Experience

I've been working in the energy access field since 2008. In 2015, I co-founded the non-profit organization KiloWatts for Humanity. I was a Fulbright Scholar to Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia. I'm an Associate Editor for Energy for Sustainable Development and am a founding member of the IEEE PES Working Group on Sustainable Energy Systems for Developing Communities. I have been recognized as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for his expertise on energy poverty, and have spoken around the world on the topic.



Training & Tutorials

I'm an award-winning educator with expertise and a passion for energy access. I offer half-day, full-day and two-day training and tutorials on planning, designing and implementing off-grid systems in developing countries. I can customize the content to fit your organization's training needs. Contact me below for a quote!


Guest Speaking

I am available to give keynote and guest lecturers to audiences large and small. I love speaking to engineering students about how to use their technical knowledge to change the world. I even speak to middle school and high school audiences. In most cases, I only charge travel costs. Contact me below to check my availability.



I have a research background in power system analysis, renewable energy, and off-grid systems. I am interested in particular in modeling and predicting load for mini-grids in developing countries.

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