Alejandro D. Dominguez-García is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is affiliated with the Power and Energy Systems area. Also within ECE Illinois, he has been a Grainger Associate since 2011, and a William L. Everitt Scholar since 2017. He is also an Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and in the Information Trust Institute, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His research program aims at the development of technologies for providing a reliable and efficient supply of electricity—a key to ensuring societal welfare and sustainable economic growth. Specific activities within his program include work on: (i) control of distributed energy resources, (ii) power system health monitoring and reliability analysis, and (iii) quantifying and mitigating the impact of renewable-based generation.
He received the degree of “Ingeniero Industrial” from the University of Oviedo in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2007. He also spent time as a post-doctoral research associate at MIT before joining the Illinois faculty in 2008.
He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2010, and the Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society in 2012. In 2014, he was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, and was selected by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provost to receive a Distinguished Promotion Award. In 2015, he received the U of I College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.
He also served as an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Power Engineering Letters from 2011 to 2017.