James L. Kirtley
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science
areas of expertise: power grids, electric power systems
James L. Kirtley Jr. is a professor of electrical engineering at MIT. He has also worked for General Electric, Large Steam Turbine Generator Department, as an electrical engineer; for Satcon Technology Corporation as general manager of the Tech Center and as chief scientist; and was gastdozent at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He continues as a director for Satcon.
Kirtley attended MIT as an undergraduate and received the degree of PhD from MIT in 1971. Kirtley is a specialist in electric machinery and electric power systems. He served as editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion from 1998-2006 and continues to serve as editor for that journal and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Electric Power Components and Systems. Kirtley is a fellow of IEEE and a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the Nikola Tesla prize in 2002 and the IEEE Third Millennium medal. Kirtley is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
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