Pedro Barba Ph.D.

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Pedro Barba Ph.D.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Contact Information

Pedro Barba / 505-284-3209

Biography

Pedro Barba is a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Electric Power Systems Research Department at Sandia. His current research focuses on modeling traveling waves on transmission and distribution systems, and on optimization methods for energy storage systems. Before joining Sandia, he was a product design engineer at Delphi Automotive Systems, and then a power engineer at El Paso Electric. He served as Adjunct Professor at the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic transients in distribution systems
  • Optimization methods for grid energy storage systems

Education

    PhD, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University – 2006
    MBA, Finance, The University of Texas at El Paso – 2011
    Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University – 2002
    Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) – 1995

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Key Publications

P. Barba, A.E. Bogle, L.C. Kempel, “On the uncertainty of extracted permittivity from inhomogeneously-filled rectangular waveguides,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. Vol. 7, pp. 329-331, 2008

A. Awadhiya, P. Barba, L. Kempel, “Finite-element method programming made easy?” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 73-79. Aug. 2003