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Robert Wood

Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering

Robert.Wood@nrel.gov | 303-275-4325

Bob is an electrical engineer in the Applied Engineering Group, focused on microgrid projects incorporating renewable energy, generators, energy storage, and controls operating in grid-tied and isolated modes.  Previously, Bob worked at Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation, a subsidiary of S&C Electric, where he provided technical support on proposals and active projects for fixed installation and tactical microgrid programs.  Bob also worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory on power electronics design, electrical vehicle components, and microgrid components.

Research Interests

Facility microgrids

Renewable energy

Energy storage

Inverter and generator control

Microgrid controls

Education

M.S. Systems Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2004

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2002

Featured Publications

"Tactical Vehicle to Grid and Vehicle to Vehicle Demonstration,NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (2016)

"Development of a Compact 2-kW, 28- to 600-V DC-DC Battery Charger," Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference (2013)

"Long-Term Operation and Reliability Study of a 1200-V, 880-A All-SiC Dual Module, 2012 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion," SPEEDAM (2012)

"Application Study of the Benefits for Using Silicon-Carbide Versus Silicon in Power Modules," Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC (2012)

"Operational Energy Base Camp Studies," ERDEC/CERL Technical Report TR-12-2 (2012)