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PNNL power grid expert named Outstanding Young Engineer

IEEE to honor Henry Huang for professional, community achievements

June 26, 2009 Share This!

  • Zhenyu (Henry) Huang of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Zhenyu (Henry) Huang of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been chosen to receive the 2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

Huang is a senior research engineer whose work is improving the security and reliability of electrical power grids. Huang applies cross-disciplinary and emerging technologies, such as high-performance computing, to dynamic, real time power grid operation, measurement and standardization.

The award recognizes engineers 35 years of age or younger for outstanding technical achievements and leadership of professional society, community and humanitarian activities. The honor includes the opportunity to designate a college or university to receive a $2,000 scholarship for an electrical engineering undergraduate degree. Huang selected Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he earned his doctorate degree and began his power engineering research.

Huang is a licensed professional engineer in Washington state and has received several local and regional IEEE awards. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. His community volunteer activities include FIRST Lego League tournaments, National Engineer Week Future City competitions, and the Mid-Columbia Science and Engineering Fair.

Huang will accept the Outstanding Young Engineer Award July 28 at the IEEE Power Engineering Society general meeting in Calgary, Canada. IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology, with more than 375,000 members in 160 countries.

 

Tags: Energy, Operations, Staff Appointments

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