Barry Rawn studies the development of stressed centralised electricity infrastructure and its relation to the rapid deployment of off-grid energy systems. He pursues this interest through projects at both the transmission and distribution level in Nigeria, while contributing to the IEEE Working Group on Sustainable Energy for Developing Communities. As associate teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, he teaches power and energy related courses while facilitating local industrial collaboration and international research activities.

Rawn has a track record of research in the integration of renewable energy resources into electric power systems, as well as the modelling and control of these resources. He held postdoctoral positions at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the KU Leuven (Belgium) before accepting a faculty position as a Lecturer at Brunel University London (UK), where he maintains an affiliation with the Smart Power Networks Theme of the Institute of Energy Futures.

As admissions committee chair, he is responsible for:

  • Work with the admissions and tech teams and admissions committee to achieve admissions goals
  • Interface with ECE MS admissions team in Pittsburgh
  • Provide day-to-day management of the admissions process
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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

MASc, Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

BASc, Engineering Science, University of Toronto

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Carnegie Mellon University Africa

EST&P project course responds to Africa’s energy access challenges

This past spring semester, about a dozen master’s students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) Project Course worked hands-on with batteries to potentially identify re-use applications that could improve Africa’s energy access problem.