Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer


Dr. Konstantinos Oikonomou joined PNNL as an Electrical Engineer in 2019. His main areas of expertise include the operation, optimization, economics, and resilience of interdependent critical infrastructures, designing electricity market participation frameworks for active power and water distribution networks, and developing physics-based models to capture dynamic multiscale interactions and feedbacks across power and water systems.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Multiscale modeling and resilience analysis of interdependent critical infrastructure
  • Electricity markets and market participation design frameworks
  • Modeling of hydropower and energy storage resources
  • Demand response and queuing theory
  • Active distribution networks management and optimization


  • Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering, University of Utah
  • M.S., in Electrical Engineering, George Washington University
  • M.S., in Energy Engineering, University of Durham, United Kingdom
  • B.S., in Physics, University of Patras, Greece

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES)
  • Editor, PES IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL (2021)



  • Oikonomou, K., Tarroja, B., Kern, J., & Voisin, N. (2021). Core Process Representation in Power System Operational Models: Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities for Multisector Dynamics Research. Energy, 122049. PNNL-SA-158707. doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.122049
  • Umunnakwe A., H. Huang, K. Oikonomou, and K. Davis. 2021. "Quantitative Analysis of Power Systems Resilience: Standardization, Categorizations, and Challenges." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 149. PNNL-SA-155690. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111252