A. P. Meliopoulos
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- Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. A. P. Meliopoulos, a professor for more than 27 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, is a trailblazer in the field of safety and electromagnetic compatibility of electric power systems. His inventive analysis and design methods for grounding and power quality have greatly improved lightning protection at electric power installations and set benchmarks for the field. His current research is focused on using GPS-synchronized harmonic measurement and estimation to minimize or avoid blackouts such as the 14 August 2003 event that left much of the Northeastern United States without power. Dr. Meliopoulos has modernized many of the power system courses at Georgia Tech, and has introduced visualization and animation methodologies that dramatically boost the teaching efficiency of complex power system concepts.
A Fellow of the IEEE, Dr. Meliopoulos is the author of "Power System Grounding and Transients: An Introduction." His work is considered required reading for anyone working with grounding design problems.