Linear Quadratic Integral Voltage Control of Islanded AC Microgrid under Large Load Changes

Brandon M Grainger

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Brandon Grainger is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering. His PhD worked focused on high power conversion system design.  He also obtained his master’s degree in electrical engineering and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (with minor in electrical engineering) all from Pitt.  Dr. Grainger has either worked or interned for ABB Corporate Research in Raleigh, NC; ANSYS Inc. in Southpointe, PA; Mitsubishi Electric in Warrendale, PA; Siemens Industry in New Kensington, PA; and has regularly volunteered at Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center in Warrendale, PA designing electrical demonstrations.  In his career thus far, he has contributed to 40+ articles in the general area of electric power conversion and all of which have been published through the IEEE.  Dr. Grainger is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), and Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and is an annual reviewer of various power electronic conferences and transaction articles.  Dr. Grainger serves as the IEEE Pittsburgh PELS Chapter Chair for which the section won chapter of the year in 2015.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


  1. Hashim Al Hassan (University of Pittsburgh)
  2. Thamer Alharbi (University of Pittsburgh)
  3. Samantha Morello (University of Pittsburgh)
  4. Zhi-Hong Mao (University of Pittsburgh)
  5. Brandon M Grainger (University of Pittsburgh)

Topic Areas

Track 3 Topics: Microgrids / nanogrids – grid interconnected and islanded operation , Track 3 Topics: Distributed generation power electronics and electric power quality


S18 » Advanced Topics in Inverter Control (15:20 - Wednesday, 27th June, Lakeshore III - IV)