MesutDr. Baran’s main interest is in the application of computer, control, and system analysis techniques to power system operation and planning problems. Recent research focus has been on the smart power distribution systems and the integration of power electronics based devices to power systems.



  • 1988 – PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1981 – MS in Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 1979 – BS in Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Primary Research Interests

  • Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Electric Vehicle Systems, Power Systems)

Other Research Interests

  • Control, Robotics and Mechatronics (Including Computational Intelligence, Control)

Selected Publications

  • S. Teleke, M.E. Baran, A. Huang, S. Bhattacharya, “Control Strategies for Battery Energy Storage for Wind Farm Dispatching,” IEEE Trans. on Energy Conversion, Volume 24, Issue 3, Sept. 2009 Page(s):725 – 732.
  • M.E. Baran, I. El-Markabi, “A Multi-Agent-Based Dispatching Scheme for Distributed Generators for Voltage Support on Distribution Systems,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Feb. 2007, pp 52 – 59.
  • M.E. Baran, J. Kim, “A Classifier for Distribution Feeder Over-Current Analysis,” IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Jan. 2006, pp: 456 – 462.

Awards and Honors

  • 2010 – IEEE Fellow for developments in analysis, monitoring and control methods for electric power distribution systems
  • 2003 – IEEE PES recognition award for contribution to task force on Distribution Test Feeders
  • 2001 – IEEE PES/IAS Eastern NC Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award