Luiz Barroso is named an IEEE Fellow for global technical leadership in energy economics and regulation

Institutional – 19.12.2019

Luiz Barroso, CEO of PSR and former CEO of EPE, was named an IEEE Fellow. At 43, Barroso has been recognized by IEEE from 2020 for his worldwide technical leadership in analytical methods for energy saving, power systems, and regulation. The full list of newly elected IEEE Fellows can be found by clicking here.

The IEEE Fellowship is the highest degree of professional recognition in the entity and represents prestigious acclaim from the technical community for significant contributions from the professional throughout his career to society, industry, and education, in the IEEE's areas of interest, energy in the case of Barroso. The nomination process is extremely competitive, and the total number of Fellows selected in any given year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total IEEE members.

Barroso is a mathematician and has a long history of professional and academic practice in Brazil and abroad and is globally recognized. In the case of IEEE, he was associate editor of technical publications such as IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. He has been the coordinator of several working groups since 2000, and since 2017 he is the coordinator of the committee of operation, planning, and economic aspects of power systems, one of the largest of the "IEEE Power and Energy Society". In 2010 Barroso won the IEEE "Outstanding Young Engineer" Award, the same year that Mario Veiga, PSR's founding partner, was also named an IEEE Fellow. Barroso was CEO of EPE from 2016 to 2018, when he led an extensive technical agenda in the energy area, including the Public Consultation 33 conducted by the MME, which proposed a package of measures for the modernization of the electricity sector; and currently chairs PSR, where he began his professional career in 1999.

For Barroso, “this is an outstanding professional milestone whose merit is also of all my co-workers at PSR, EPE, research centers and universities in Brazil and abroad where I worked and who contributed so much with ideas and teachings”. For him, this is the recognition that investing in education pays off, and now “let's do more”.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an American global technical leader entity in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Through its more than 400,000 members from 160 countries, IEEE publishes about 30% of the global technical literature in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science, and has developed over 1300 industry-active technical standards.