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IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Dr Alessandra Parisio, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, has been awarded the 2021 IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award. This award was established in 1994 by the PES Executive Board to recognise outstanding technical, professional and society contributions on behalf of the power engineer profession.

Dr Alessandra Parisio has been principal or co-investigator on research projects at The University of Manchester with the support of EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC H2020 and industrial partners in the area of building energy management and distributed control for grid service provision, totalling about £4M as The University of Manchester share.

She is IEEE senior member, vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee 9.3. Control for Smart Cities, and Editor of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN), Results in Control and Optimisation (RICO) and the MDPI journal Energies. Her main research interests include the areas of large-scale energy management systems under uncertainty, model predictive control and distributed optimisation for power systems. In 2019, she was awarded the Energy and Buildings Best Paper Award.

The IEEE UK and Ireland PES Chapter is honoured to have Dr Alessandra Parisio as a member and wants to express its warmest congratulations on this achievement and well-deserved success.