NE Seminar: “National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program”


1:55 pm-2:55 pm
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Rhines Hall Room 125
549 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611



This seminar will present the National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship application deadline is October 2, while the fellowship begins in June 2024. US Citizenship is required to be eligible.


Arturo Bretas, Ph.D.

Senior Power Systems Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Dr. Arturo Bretas is a Senior Power Systems Research Engineer with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Bretas has held several research and academic positions all over the world, including the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Dr. Bretas supports a variety of projects related to the development of Models and Algorithms for Energy Decarbonization through Grid Control and Energy Storage. Towards achieving these goals, Dr. Bretas current research lies on the general theme of Distributed Wide-Area Measurement Systems Applications in CyberPhysical Systems (CPS). Since 2002 Dr. Bretas has worked as a PI/Co-PI on many R&D projects with the Power Industry. These projects concern, for example, CPS Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Distributed Optimization and Control, Power System Stability and Real-Time Monitoring, Distribution Systems Reliability Optimization and Expansion Planning under Uncertain Operation Scenarios. Dr. Bretas has published many papers on peer-reviewed conferences and journals, as well as a textbook on Cyber-Physical Power Systems State Estimation