Dr. Mark Halpin

Dr. Mark Halpin received his PhD from Auburn University in 1993.  He has been active in teaching and research in the university and utility environments for over 20 years.  His main technical focus area relates to power quality and electromagnetic compatibility in the electric utility industry.  He is active in numerous standards development and contributing organizations including IEEE, IEC, CIGRE, and CIRED.  He has led the development of IEEE harmonics standards and presently serves as the Convener of IEC Technical Committee 77, Sub-committee 77A, Working Group 2 which deals with voltage fluctuations and flicker.  He is presently involved in multiple standardization activities associated with the power quality implications of renewable resource integration.  He has authored over 250 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings, led over US$25M in research projects, and has industrial experience in manufacturing and production industries and in the electric utility industry.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award for contributions to power quality and standards. 

He is presently the Alabama Power Company Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University.