Associate Professor Alejandro Domínguez-García was surprised to win a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award from the Provost that recognizes recently promoted faculty who have shown special promise in their fields. The Provost’s office selected four promoted professors from throughout the campus to receive the award after considering the quality and impact of their scholarship, teaching, and engagement with their professional communities.
Alejandro’s research lies at the intersection of reliability theory and control, with a special emphasis on applications to electric power and energy systems, including tackling the integration of renewable-based generation into the grid, coming up with distributed control approaches to efficiently source power from distributed energy sources, and finding ways to keep tabs on the health of power systems and alert operators when events that might disrupt system operations occur.
The College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award is based on his work in the areas of system reliability theory, control and design, and their applications to electric power systems, power electronics, and embedded electronic systems for safety-critical/fault-tolerant aircraft, aerospace, and automotive operations.