Curriculum Vitae


Academic Experience

Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Fr. Francis Wood Endowed Research Chair 2017 to present

Associate Professor Fall 2014 to present

Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia

Visiting Academic (Fulbright Scholar) Fall 2015 to Summer 2016

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Affiliate Professor Summer 2009 to present


PhD, Electrical Engineering, March 2008

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

M.S., Electrical Engineering, May 2004

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

B.S., Electrical Engineering, June 2002

Kettering University, Flint, MI

Industry & Non-Profit Experience

KiloWatts for Humanity, Seattle, WA

Co-Founder and President 2015-Present

Non-profi t organization enabling electricity access to the energy-impoverished in Sub-

Saharan Africa.

3TIER, Inc., (Vaisala) Seattle, WA

Business Development Manager 2007-2008

Oversaw development of wind energy forecasting business segment. Authored techni-

cal proposals and research publications on renewable energy forecasting.

Power Engineers, Inc., Longview, WA

Field Engineer 2001-2002

Commissioned electric power generating facilities and substations up to 500 kV and 1.7 GW

Selected Awards, Fellowship & Grants

Fulbright Scholar (Teaching/Research Core Program), 2015-2016

Electrfi cation in the Context of Less Economically Developed Countries, 

Copperbelt University, Zambia

Provost's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015

Outstanding Educator Award, 2013

IEEE Region 6 Northwest Area (WA, OR, ID, AK)

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2012

Seattle University College of Science and Engineering

General Electric Chairman's Award, 2017

$25,000 Award given to KiloWatts for Humanity

Alstom We Share the Power Program ($26,394), 2015

A Sustainable Energy Kiosk for Rural Development in Siavonga, Zambia

IEEE Smart Village ($24,650), 2015

A Sustainable Energy Kiosk for Rural Development in Filibaba, Zambia

Alstom Foundation for the Environment ($85,000), 2013

A Sustainable Community Charging Station for Energy and Empowerment in Rural Kenya

Selected Publications

H. Louie, "Off-Grid Electrical Systems in Developing Countries," Cham, Switzerland: Springer

Nature, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91890-7, 2018.

R. Ngoma, A. Tambatamba, B. Oyoo, D. Mulongoti, B. Kumwenda and H. Louie "How Households Adapted their Energy Use During the Zambian Energy Crisis," Energy for

Sustainable Development, vol. 44, pp. 125 - 138, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2018.03.007, Jun.


B. Rawn and H. Louie, "Planning for Electrifi cation: On- and Off-Grid Considerations in

Sub-Saharan Africa," Institute of Development Studies Bulletin, vol. 48, no. 5/6, DOI:

10.19088/1968-2017.161, Dec. 2017.

C. Blodgett, P. Dauenhauer, H. Louie and L. Kickham, "Accuracy of Energy-Use Surveys

in Predicting Mini-Grid User Consumption," Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 41,

pp. 88-105, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2017.08.002, Dec. 2017.

H. Louie, "Time Series Modeling of Aggregated Electric Vehicle Charging Station Load,"

Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 45, no. 14, pp. 1498-1511,

DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2017.1336583, Dec. 2017.

H. Louie and P. Dauenhauer, "Effects of Load Estimation Error on Small-Scale Off-Grid

Photovoltaic System Design, Cost and Reliability," Energy for Sustainable Development,

vol. 34, pp. 30-43, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2016.08.002, Sept. 2016.

H. Louie, "Operational Analysis of Hybrid Solar/Wind Microgrids Using Measured Data,"

Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 31, pp. 108-117, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2016.01.003,

Apr. 2016.

H. Louie, E. O'Grady, V. Van Acker, S. J. Szablya, N. P. Kumar and R. Podmore, "Rural Sub-Saharan Microgrids," Electri cation Magazine, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 7-15, DOI:

10.1109/MELE.2014.2380111, Mar. 2015.

H. Louie, P. Dauenhauer, M. Wilson, A. Zomers and J. Mutale, "Eternal Light: Ingredients

for Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Development," Power & Energy Magazine, vol. 12, no. 3,

pp. 70-78, DOI: 10.1109/MPE.2014.2317093, Jul./Aug. 2014.

H. Louie and J. M. Sloughter, "Modeling and Statistical Characteristics of Wind Power,"

Book Chapter in Large Scale Renewable Power Generation: Advances in Technologies for

Generation, Transmission and Storage, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-4585-30-9, 2014.

Selected Invited Talks, Training, and Tutorials

"Writing Research Proposals and Grants," School of Engineering workshop, Copperbelt

University, Kitwe, Zambia, Sept. 2018.

"Off-Grid Electrical Systems," School of Engineering, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zam-

bia, Sept. 2018.

"What Happens When a Country Runs Out of Electricity?" Power Engineering Conference

at Illinois, Keynote, Urbana, IL, Feb. 2018.

"Rural Microgrids and the Zambian Energy Crisis," IEEE Distinguished Lecture, Univ. of

Cape Town, S. Africa, Mar. 2016.

"Data Visualization and Manipulation using MATLAB," School of Engineering workshop,

Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia, Feb. 2016.

"Power to the People: Engineering Education and Energy Poverty Alleviation," ASEE

Annual Conference, Distinguished Lecture, Seattle, WA, Jun. 2015.

"Lighting Up a Village: How Social Enterprises and Technology Can Change Lives,"

Bethel College Spring Convocation, Keynote, Wichita, KS, Mar. 2015.

"Electricity Past and Future: The U.S. Experience," Keynote, Electricity Engineers'

Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Jun. 2013.

"Recent Field Experiences in Zambia," Tutorial, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jul. 2012.

"The Smart Grid: Applications, Technologies and Standards", IEEE New Technologies

Conference, The Boeing Company, Renton, WA, Aug. 2010.


Full C.V.

Dr. Henry Louie's Complete C.V.

Louie_CV_01_19 (pdf)