Herb Hess is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho, where he teaches subjects in He received the PhD Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. His research and teaching interests are in power electronics, electric machines and drives, electrical power systems, and analog/mixed signal electronics. He has taught senior capstone design since 1985 at several universities.
Dr. Edward J William Jr, Ph.D. P.E. is a Doctoral and M.S. graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho. In addition, he holds a B.S. graduate of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.). Edward is currently employed by Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and serves as a Power Systems Protection and Controls (P&C) Engineer. He has offered his P&C Engineering skillsets to Primera Engineers Ltd. an Engineering Consulting firm based in Chicago IL, IPS-Energy based in Munich Germany, and SPX Transformer (Formerly Waukesha Electric Systems) since graduation and has over 5 years of technical engineering experience with The Boeing Company and Honeywell International. His work experience includes design and operation of transformers, power system protection, and substation asset management. He has a special interest in substation protection and control applications. finally, Edward has publications for scientific contributions in IEEE and Cigre Canada.
Edward is the business owner of Solved Engineering LLC, is one of few African American owned Power System Engineering Firm in Chicago. Edward has held National Leadership positions in IEEE Power and Energy Society Standards committees, Eta Kappa Nu (President), and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) (National Executive Officer and Chapter President). Edward is also involved in the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago’s Young and Powerful, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Rotary International (Rotary One), and is a fellow traveler (Oriental 33).
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