Lab Fellow, Electrical Engineer
Lab Fellow, Electrical Engineer


Kevin Schneider is an internationally recognized expert in power system analysis, planning, and operations at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). As the manager of PNNL’s Office of Electricity (OE) Subsector at PNNL, Kevin leads business development, client relations, and strategic investments in R&D for the grid sector. PNNL’s portfolio with the Office of Electricity consists of, component design, system level modeling and analysis, hierarchical controls, secure communications, and energy storage. In this role, Kevin works with PNNL program managers, leadership, industry, academia, and technical leaders to foster innovation and solve some of the toughest challenges presented by grid modernization.

Dr. Schneider’s research is focused on improving grid reliability and system flexibility by harnessing advanced grid concepts being deployed at the edge of the power system, such as microgrids, energy storage, electric vehicles, distributed energy resources, and smart home appliances.

Kevin is currently a Laboratory Fellow at PNNL, a Research Professor at Washington State University (WSU), and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington. At WSU, he is a researcher for the WSU and PNNL Advanced Grid Institute (AGI) where he is working to implement layered control architectures to increase the operational flexible of critical power systems.

Dr. Schneider offers his expertise and industry knowledge to various prestigious professional societies and organizations.  Kevin is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he served in multiple  technical leadership  roles.

Dr. Schneider has received many awards and recognition for his work in analysis of the U.S. power grid. In 2019, Schneider was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PCASE). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise in the early stages of their research careers.

Kevin earned his B.S. degree in Physics and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).


  • University of Washington - Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Washington - Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Washington - Bachelor of Science, Physics