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Arturo Bretas

Arturo Bretas

Professor, Department of Electrical and Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 392-8671

434 New Engineering Building, P.O. Box 116130, Gainesville, FL 32611-6130



PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2001, Virginia Tech MSc, Electrical Engineering, 1998, University of São Paulo BSc, Electrical Engineering, 1995, University of São Paulo

Research Interests:

Arturo Bretas is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida and the director of the Power Systems Laboratory. His research interests include Power Systems Operation, Protection, Control, Reliability Optimization and Restoration, Power Quality, Distribution Systems Automation and Operation, Power and Distribution Systems State Estimation, and Power Systems Dynamics.

He has held visiting positions at universities all over the world, including the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble France during 2003-2004 where he was a CNRS Scholar. Since 2002, he has been involved as a PI/CPI on more than 15 industrial projects totalizing US $ 21 M in funding. These projects concern, for example, power system security, new technologies to enhance power system control and monitoring, distribution systems reliability optimization and planning under deregulation.

Dr. Bretas has published up to date more 175 scientific papers in international conferences and journals.