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Lewis, Patrick

PhD Student Researcher
Electrical & Computer

Education & Training

Research Interests

During my graduate career in electric power engineering I have been interested in the design and application of power electronic converters, control systems, power system transient phenomena, and renewable resource integration. During my MS degree I primarily studied high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems based upon the modular multilevel converter (MMC) topology, investigating DC side protection concerns associated with these systems. In my doctorate studies, I am focusing my research pursuits on the design and implementation of novel power electronic systems in the application areas of microgrids and renewable integration.

Awards & Honors


  1. Reed, G.F.; Al Hassan, H.A; Korytowski, M.J.; Lewis, P.T.; Grainger, B.M., "Comparison of HVAC and HVDC solutions for offshore wind farms with a procedure for system economic evaluation,"Energytech, 2013 IEEE, pp.1-7, 21-23 May 2013
  2. Grainger, Brandon M.; Barchowsky, Ansel; Lewis, Patrick T.; Cardoza, Alvaro D.; Reed, Gregory F.; Carnovale, Daniel J., "Electric power laboratory workbench for training the next generation of engineering professionals," T&D Conference and Exposition, 2014 IEEE PES, pp.1-5, 14-17 April 2014
  3. Grainger, B.M.; Reed, G.F.; Sparacino, AR.; Lewis, P.T., "Power Electronics for Grid-Scale Energy Storage," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.102, no.6, pp.1000-1013, June 2014
  4. Barchowsky, A.; Grainger, B.M.; Lewis, P.T.; Cardoza, A.D.; Reed, G.F.; Carnovale, D.J., "Design and Realization of an Innovative Workbench for Electric Power Systems Laboratories," Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, no.99, pp.1-8 December 2014