Adjunct Professor - University of California San Diego, Senior Technical Director – Advisian Worley Parsons Electric Power & Energy Co - Founder
Nicholas (Nick) Abi-Samra is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of advanced power systems studies and analysis. Across his 40 years of experience in this field, he has achieved the highest technical positions at both Westinghouse Electric and EPRI, and executive leadership positions at Accenture, Quanta Technology and DNV GL.
Nick is a recognized subject matter expert in failure analysis/root cause investigation on electrical systems, system disturbances and blackouts, grid modernization, system resiliency and protection, distribution system planning and analysis, extreme weather impact planning and analysis, T&D system audits and distributed energy resources.
Nick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California San Diego where he develops and teaches several courses on power and energy; he was the General Chair & Technical Program Coordinator of the IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting and has 100+ industry publications including his recently published textbook and handbook, Power Grid Resiliency Under Adverse Conditions (Artech House; September 30, 2017; ISBN-10: 1630810177; endorsed by IEEE, NERC and EPRI).
Nick has several prestigious industry awards and is regularly interviewed and asked to contribute to industry publications. His most recent interviews on Grid Resiliency can be found here:
Here's How to Make the Power Grid More Resilient
Dec 14, 2017; IEEE Engineering 360
How to Build a More Resilient Power Grid
Dec 2017; IEEE Spectrum Magazine
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