Professor of Electric Power Engineering at Washington State University
Former Special Advisor to DOE for Smart Grid Initiative
Fellow of the IEEE
Dr. Anjan Bose has over forty years of experience in industry and academia, as an engineer, educator and administrator. He is well known as a technical leader in the power grid control industry, a researcher in electric power engineering, an educator in engineering, and an administrator in higher education. He is a Regents Professor at Washington State University (WSU) and since March 2012 has been a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary at the US Department of Energy (DOE) on grid related activities.
Dr. Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (2003) and the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2006); he has served on several NAE/NRC Committees. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and is active in several international professional societies. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award (1994), the Third Millenium Medal (2000) and the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award (2006), from the IEEE. He has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2005) and the College of Engineering at Iowa State University (1993).
At Washington State University, Dr. Bose is Regents Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, holds the endowed Distinguished Professorship in Power Engineering, and is the Site Director of the NSF sponsored Power System Engineering Research Center. In Fall 2005, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC on leave from the university. From 1998 to 2005 he served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture which has about 150 faculty, 75 staff members, and 2500 students over four campuses. During that period, the college doubled its annual research expenditures and donations while the state and tuition budgets decreased. From 1993 to 1998, he was the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science which is the largest unit in the college.
Before joining WSU, Dr. Bose was on the faculty of Arizona State University, where he directed the Electric Power Research Laboratory, a cooperative research program (supported by the local power industry) that he helped establish in 1982. In addition, his own research group became internationally known for applying computation technology to the control and analysis of large power grids. In 1988-89, he was on leave from the university to manage the Program on Engineering Systems (Power) at the National Science Foundation.