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Prof James Momoh: 9 Things You Should Know About Buhari's NERC Chair Nominee



President Muhammadu Buhari, nominated Prof. James Momoh for the position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), and his name forwarded to Senate for confirmation.

 Below are few things you should know about him.

1. James Momoh was born on the 26th November, 1950. A Nigerian-born professor, and also has base in the United States.

2. Momoh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Director of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University, United States of America.

3. Prof. Momoh, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, has over three decades of teaching and research experience in power system, smart grid, optimisation and power communications.

4. He is a 1987 recipient of the National Science Foundation-US White House Presidential Young Investigator Award is a widely published scholar and has held several professional leadership positions in the academia.

5. Prof Momoh has a Doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Howard University; Master’s degrees in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania; and electrical engineering from Carnegie University. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1975 from Howard University.

6. Professor Momoh is a recipient of several academic and research award for his outstanding leadership and service to the engineering profession, technology transfer, and promotion of research and education.

7. He is the founder of the Energy Expert Systems Institute (EESI), a high school summer program that has brought over 30 Nigerian high school students to Howard University in the past 10 years and introduced them to Electrical Engineering.

 He has graduated over a dozen engineers and helped build bridges for collaboration through research and education between Nigeria and Africa countries as well as the US. He has graduated over 40 Nigerian students with Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.

8. Professor Momoh has served a technology transfer agent to Nigeria utilities and industries including National Electrical Power Authority (NEPA), Nigeria , where he actively promoted fundamental understanding, assessing the options and practices available for deregulation and privatization of the electric power industry.

9. Professor Momoh has contributed immensely to Nigeria intellectual development, and human and scholarly potential through his leadership as a Nigerian showcase in technology.

FULL BIOGRAPHY Of PROF. JAMES A. MOMOH

Born on the 26th November, 1950. Professor James A. Momoh is a Nigerian-born Professor of Electrical Engineering currently based in the US and also, Director of Center for Energy Systems and Controls, CESaC at the College of Engineering, Architechture and Computer Sciences of Howard University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) (Cum Laude) degree from Howard University (1975), Master of Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1976), Master of Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (1980) and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University (1983), as well as an M.A. (Theology) from the Howard University School of Divinity (1991).

Professor Momoh is a professor of Electrical Engineering for over twenty (20) years of which he served eleven (11) years as Chair of Electrical Engineering Department. He is also the Founder and Director of Center for Energy Systems and Control (CESaC) at Howard University. He has worked as member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories at Holmdel New Jersey and at Westinghouse Research and Development Corporation as a Research Fellow in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

He is currently on leave from Howard University since 2001 for three years appointment serving as Program Director of Energy and Power at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

He is the founder and coordinator of several conferences and workshops including the International Conference on Power Systems Operation and Planning (ICPSOP) and the US-Africa Research and Education Collaboration Workshop that promotes research and education collaboration between US and Africa, with Nigeria being central in Africa.

He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow as well as a Distinguished Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

Professor Momoh serves as a technology transfer agent to Nigeria utilities and industries including National Electrical Power Authority (NEPA), Nigeria , where he actively promotes fundamental understanding, assessing the options and practices available for deregulation and privatization of the electric power industry.

He is the founder of the Energy Expert Systems Institute (EESI), a high school summer program that has brought over 30 Nigerian high school students to Howard University in the past 10 years and introduced them to Electrical Engineering.

 He has graduated over a dozen engineers and helped build bridges for collaboration through research and education between Nigeria and Africa countries as well as the US. He has graduated over 40 Nigerian students with Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.

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Finally, Professor Momoh is a recipient of several academic and research award for his outstanding leadership and service to the engineering profession, technology transfer, and promotion of research and education. His work has led to over 250 publications, 4 books, and Hands-on lecture series for National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), Nigeria, and other industries both home and abroad for the past 10 years.

Professor Momoh has contributed immensely to Nigeria intellectual development, and human and scholarly potential through his leadership as a Nigerian showcase in technology.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Power Systems Operations & Planning, Smart Grid & Micro-Grid Computational Intelligence, Optimization Theories & Application and Engineering Education Research

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