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Full name: 
Frank C Lambert
Job title: 
Principal Research Engineer
; Associate Director, NEETRAC
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Mr. Lambert is a Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech's National Electric Energy Testing, Research, & Applications Center (NEETRAC) and the Center for Distributed Energy (CDE). He spent the first 22 years of his career working at Georgia Power Company in distribution engineering, transmission engineering, distribution operations, electric vehicles, and T & D research. His managerial experience included assignments as Network Underground Test Supervisor, T & D Research Manager, Network Underground Manager, and Distribution Manager. He came to Georgia Tech in 1996, where he helped to establish NEETRAC, an electric energy-focused research and testing consortium with over 40 electric utility and manufacturing members.

Mr. Lambert works to coordinate research with NEETRAC members, staff, and academic faculty to perform projects related to the transmission and distribution of electric energy at NEETRAC. He also works with a variety of sponsors to conduct research with CDE. He has served in several leadership roles in industry technical organizations and works as a Principal Investigator on projects in the transmission and distribution area.

Mr. Lambert obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering, both from Georgia Tech.

Research interests: 
  • Power Delivery Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Sensors for Smart Grid
  • Communication Systems for Smart Grid
  • Power Flow Control
  • Integration of Renewable Energy into the Grid
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society - President-elect, 2018
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society - Vice President Chapters, 2014-2017
  • Professional Engineer, State of Georgia, 1978-present

R. P. Kandula, Amrit Iyer, Frank Lambert, Timothy Heidel, Colin Schauder, and Deepak Divan, “Experimental Evaluation of Power Router Based on a Fractionally-Rated Back-to-Back Converter at 13 kV 1MVA”, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2015.

Rohit Moghe, Amrit R. Iyer, Frank C. Lambert, and Deepak M. Divan, “Low-Cost Wireless Voltage Sensor for Monitoring MV/HV Utility Assets”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 2014.

R. Moghe, F. C. Lambert and D. Divan, “Novel Low Cost Smart Current Sensor for Utility Assets”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2012.

Jorge E. Hernandez, Rajendra P. Kandula, Frank Lambert and Deepak Divan, “A Practical Directional Third Harmonic Hybrid Active Filter for Medium Voltage Utility Applications”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo, Raleigh, NC, September 2012.

R. Moghe, Y. Yang, F. Lambert, and D. Divan, "Design of a Low Cost Self Powered 'Stick-on' Current and Temperature Wireless Sensor for Utility Assets", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), September 2010.

M. Steurer, B. Marchionini, F. Darman, F.C. Lambert, and M. Noe, "Towards a Guide for Testing Emerging Fault Current Limiters", A3_307_2010, CIGRE 2010, August 2010.

M. M. Begovic, B. Radibratovic, A. Rohatgi, and F.C. Lambert, "Distributed Renewable Generation: Interconnection and Performance," Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy Sources, Valencia, Spain, September 2009.

D. Das, D. Divan, and F. Lambert, "Integrated Fault Current Limiter and Power Flow Controller for Grid Tie-Lines", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2009.

J. Mazumdar, R. Harley, F. Lambert and G.K. Venayagamoorthy, "Intelligent Tool for Determining the True Harmonic Current Contribution of a Customer in a Power Distribution Network," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Sept.-Oct. 2008.

Y. Yang, F. Lambert, and D. Divan, "A Survey on Technologies for Implementing Sensor Networks for Power Delivery Systems", IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, June 2007.

V. Cagri and F. Lambert, "A Survey on Communication Networks for Electric System Automation", The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, Elsevier, February 2006.

M. M. Begovic, B. Radibratovic, F. Lambert, and D. Novosel, "Optimization of Capacitor Allocation in Transmission and Distribution Networks," Proceedings of VI Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium, vol. electronic, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, August 2004.

M.M. Begovic, B. Radibratovic, and F.C. Lambert, "On Multiobjective Volt-VAR optimization in Power Systems", Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 2004.

H.B. Püttgen, P.R. MacGregor, and F.C. Lambert, "Distributed Generation: Semantic hype or the Dawn of a New Era?", IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, January – February 2003.

R. Bass, R. Harley, F. Lambert, V. Rajasekaran, and J. Pierce, "Residential Harmonic Loads and EV Charging", IEEE 2001 Winter Power Meeting, January 2001.

R. Bass, R. Harley, F. Lambert, V. Rajasekaran, and J. Pierce, "Secondary Distribution Harmonic Impacts of Residential EV Charging", Proceedings of the 17th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, October 2000, Montreal, Quebec.

Last revised November 3, 2017