Frontiers Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers play a leading role in a White House conference, co-hosted by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, on the future of innovation.

Greg Reed

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Director, Center for Energy
  • Director, Power and Energy Initiative
  • Director, Electric Power Initiative and Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Director and Technical Lead, Grid Technologies Collaborative


Reed’s research interests, teaching activities, and related pursuits are directed toward improving the capacity and security of the nation’s aging energy grid. With partners in the City of Pittsburgh, he is the lead in two projects in the White House’s MetroLab project, in which universities and municipalities combine their strengths to solve real-world problems.

In one project, he will help develop a solar canopy and direct current microgrid to enable the city to transition to an electric vehicle fleet; in the other, he is working to form a “grid of microgrids” to create a more resilient, efficient, economic, and sustainable energy ecosystem for the Pittsburgh region.

Reed was a major contributor to the drafts and proposals of the 2005 U.S. Energy Policy Act, including written language pertaining to energy-related research, education, and market initiatives.