Engineering alumnus named department head at University of Nevada

Writer: Kathie Taylor

Mehdi Etezadi, a faculty member of the electrical and biomedical engineering department at the University of Nevada, Reno, for more than 25 years, is now at the helm of the department. Etezadi received his bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees from New Mexico State University, where also served as an assistant professor. He worked as an engineer for the Arizona Public Service Company, and specializes in power systems analysis, planning and protection; renewable energy; electromagnetic transient simulations; large scale system modeling; neural networks and fuzzy control application to power systems.

“Dr. Etezadi has been part of the department’s development, knows its strengths, understands its weaknesses and with his dedication, experience and vision can lead the department to higher levels of scholarship and productivity,” Maragakis said. “We are fortunate to have both of them in our college leadership team and I am committed to help them achieve their ambitious goals.”

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