Johanna Mathieu, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a U-M Henry Russel Award for her extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research, as well as excellent record of contributions as a teacher. This award, established in 1925, is considered the University’s highest honor for faculty at the early to mid-career stages of their career.
Mathieu is a national leader on research to reduce the environmental impact, cost and inefficiency of electric power systems. Her research is helping to improve the efficiency and reliability of the power grid while integrating renewable energy and reducing economic costs. Specifically, she develops theories, algorithms and tools to implement new strategies that actively engage distributed flexible resources such as energy storage devices, electric loads such as household appliances, and small-scale renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind. Her work is improving the power grid’s reliability, economics, and environmental impact.