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Savannah River National Laboratory, Clemson University expand grid infrastructure research with joint appointment


Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Clemson University jointly appointed Ramtin Hadidi, Ph.D., to expand collaborative grid infrastructure efforts between SRNL and Clemson.

Hadidi is currently an associate professor in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Clemson University. Previously, he was a research scientist at the Duke Energy eGRID Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) in Charleston. Hadidi’s research focuses on power and energy system modeling and simulation, integration, testing and standardization of distributed energy resources, microgrids control, power system stability studies, controller hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) and power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) testing and co-simulation environment for power systems.

“Dr. Hadid’s expertise and proximity to Clemson’s eGRID facility augment SRNL’s programmatic efforts in grid infrastructure,” said SRNL Deputy Laboratory Director, Science and Technology, Sue Clark. “We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Hadidi and his colleagues at Clemson to address security challenges in the US energy sector.”

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Ramtin Hadidi

“I am very grateful for the joint appointment and opportunity to work closely with the talented team at SRNL,” said Hadidi. “The prospect of working together to research and develop ways to modernize and improve grid infrastructure is tremendously exciting, and the new role will provide a platform for significantly enhanced synergies in our research endeavors together.”

SRNL’s Joint Appointment Program provides university faculty opportunities to engage in research and development addressing the nation’s challenges in environmental stewardship, national security, and energy transformation.  Together, SRNL staff and joint appointees help ensure America’s security and prosperity through transformative science and technology solutions.  Joint appointees serve as a bridge between their university and SRNL researchers to deliver the future workforce for the Department of Energy.

In addition to Hadidi, Clemson and SRNL have two other joint faculty appointments.

“The joint appointment program provides unique research opportunities for Clemson faculty and students and further strengthens a long-standing collaboration with SRNL to advance research that addresses critical societal issues while preparing a skilled workforce for the state’s growing energy and environmental sectors,” said Tanju Karanfil, senior vice president for research, scholarship and creative endeavors at Clemson.

About Clemson University

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. Ranked among the best national public universities by U.S. News & World Report and classified as an R1 — Very High Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research and service. Clemson has a presence in every South Carolina County through research facilities, economic development hubs and Innovation Campuses. Through the research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by its faculty and students, Clemson University is driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. (

About Savannah River National Laboratory

Savannah River National Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy multi-program research and development center that’s managed and operated by Battelle Savannah River Alliance, LLC (BSRA) for the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.   SRNL puts science to work to protect the nation by providing practical, cost-effective solutions to the nation’s environmental, nuclear security, nuclear materials management, and energy manufacturing challenges (

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