Klaehn Burkes is a Senior Engineer in Instrumentation and Electronic Development group in R&D Engineering at Savannah River National Laboratory. He received the Laboratory Directors Early Career Achievement Award in 2016. He is currently managing several projects focused on improving the resiliency of the electric grid and industrial control system as well as testing and validating large power components to improve resiliency of the electric grid. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and a M.S. degree in power systems from Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, in 2012 and 2014 respectively. His current research interests include underground residential distribution cables, distribution resiliency, solid state technologies, large power equipment testing, SCADA Cybersecurity, and data acquisition.