> College of Engineering > Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
M. Hashem Nehrir, IEEE Life Fellow
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Montana State University-Bozeman
Dr. Nehrir received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all in electrical
engineering from Oregon State University in 1969, 1971, and 1978,
respectively. He started his educational career in 1971 and joined The Montana State University (MSU) Electrical Engineering
faculty in 1987. He has taught a variety of courses on electric power
systems, alternative energy power generation, electric machinery,
electric circuits, and control. Dr. Nehrir's active research include
modeling, control, and energy management of alternative energy
distributed generation (DG) sources and micro-grids with multiple
alternative energy and conventional DG sources, load control (demand
response), and application of intelligent control to power systems. His
research has been supported by the following sources: The National
Science Foundation, NSF-EPSCoR, USDOE, DOE-EPSCoR, Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, The Montana
Power Company (now NothWestern Energy), Montana Electric Power
Cooperatives, and Montana Electric Power Affiliates Program (MEPRA).
Dr. Nehrir is the author of three text-books and numerous journal and conference publications, all listed in his vitae.
His research on fuel cell modeling and control, during
1999-2009, resulted in dynamic models for PEM and solid-oxide fuel
cells, suitable for distributed generation application studies. These models are
being used around the world. For more information about the models and
download for research or educational purposes, go to Fuel Cell Models.
The development of the models and their distributed generation applications are archived in his 2009 book, Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells: Distributed Generation Applications
(co-authored by his former graduate student, Dr. Caisheng Wang),
published by Wiley-IEEE Press.
Dr. Nehrir has lectured
on his research activities around the globe, including Australia,
Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Poland, and USA. He is an editor
of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, a recipient of MSU's Wiley
Faculty Award for Meritorious Research in 2010, and a Life Fellow of IEEE.