Speaker: Ahmed Elasser
“Charles Proteus Steinmetz”
Abstract: This talk will explore the life and legacy of one of the most outstanding GE Engineers. Charles Steinmetz was not only “The Chief Of Chief Engineers”–or as his colleagues nicknamed him, “The Supreme Court”–he was also a humanitarian, a Professor, an engaged citizen who cared deeply about his community, and a family man. Join us for a talk that will celebrate the life and legacy of the man known as “The Forger of Thunderbolts”, “The Wizard of Schenectady”, and “Modern Jove”.
About the Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Elasser received his Engineering Degree (Ingenieur D’Etat) from L‘Ecole Mohammadia D’Ingenieurs, Rabat, Morocco in 1985 in Electric Power and Power Electronics, and MS and PhD Degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1993 and 1996 in Electric Power and Power Electronics respectively. He has been working at GE Global Research Center for the past 23 years and is currently a Principal Systems Engineer in the areas of Electric Power, Power Electronics, and Power Semiconductor Devices. He currently leads the GE Renewable Reservoir Power Conversion components testing and qualification program. He has published over 40 papers and has 26 patents issued. Dr. Elasser is a Senior Member of IEEE and a regular reviewer for many IEEE journals and conferences in his area of expertise. Dr. Elasser is the recipient of numerous GE Awards for his contributions and innovations.