Michael Ropp Ph.D.


Michael Ropp Ph.d.

Principal Member, Technical Staff

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Michael Ropp / 505-845-6576


Dr. Ropp has over twenty years of experience in research and education in power engineering, power electronics, and photovoltaics. He has authored over eighty technical publications and holds six patents. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is active in standards creation, and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Dakota and Hawaii. His primary technical interests are in the planning, design, modeling and simulation, control, dynamics, protection, reliability, diagnosis and event analysis of low-inertia, distributed and inverter-dominated power systems, and he also has a long-standing fascination with electrified transportation. Dr. Ropp is passionate about the education of future electrical engineers and engages in education, mentorship and outreach whenever possible. He does occasionally still get to use his musical skills.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – 1998
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – 1996
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music, University of Nebraska, Lincoln – 1991


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