PULLMAN – Anjan Bose, Regents Professor of electrical engineering and computer science will take part in a NSF and Popular Mechanics sponsored webcast conference on Thursday, April 10 addressing the challenges and solutions driving the future of infrastructure in the United States.
Moderated by Popular Mechanics editors and webcast by NSF, Bridges to the Future will bring together leading experts on the power grid, water resources and the built environment for three, hour-long panel discussions beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST. The sessions are all call-in programs, with conversation driven by the questions that come in live from decision makers, the research community and the public.

The Web site for the event is www.nsf.gov/bridges. Additional articles about the topics to be discussed are available at www.popularmechanics.com/rebuilding. Dr. Bose’s panel information is as follows:

The Smart Grid
9:30 a.m. PST

Second-by-second information-sharing among households, utilities and even individual appliances may revolutionize the grids that distribute electricity throughout the country. Panelists will explore how to make the grid more resilient and nimble, saving energy and forestalling blackouts.

Panelists include:
• Anjan Bose, Washington State University
• Roger N. Anderson, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
• James A. Momoh, Howard University

Bose has over thirty-five 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.

Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and 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 WSU, Bose holds the endowed Distinguished Professorship in Power Engineering, and is the Site Director of the NSF sponsored Power System Engineering Research Center. 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.