Srijib K. Mukherjee , Ph.D., P.E.

Srijib K Mukherjee

Senior Scientist/Joint Faculty University of Tennessee, Bredesen Center

Dr Mukherjee comes with 34 years of research, engineering, academic and management experience in Power Systems Operations, Power Generation Engineering, Transmission Planning, Energy Markets, Electrical Grid Resiliency and Distributed Generation of Power Systems. Srijib has an MBA in Finance from Duke University, Ph.D. and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami and a B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering) from The Manipal Institute of Technology. He has a Joint Faculty, Professor appointment with the University of Tennessee's and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Bredesen Center. Srijib’ s research and engineering interests are in the technologies surrounding autonomous cars, electric charging infrastructure and energy storage. His experience spans 14 years with US electric utilities (CP&L/Duke Energy, Nevada Power/NV Energy, and FP&L/NextEra Energy), 13 years with various technical and management energy consulting firms (Quanta Technology/Quanta Services, Pike Electric and Mott MacDonald), 10 years as an Adjunct and Research Faculty member at The University of North Carolina, Charlotte and The University of Tennessee, Bredesen Center and 4 years with Government Agencies (NOAA and ORNL). He has published over 30 peer reviewed, refereed research papers in various journals and conferences, 14 DOE Technical Reports at The Office of Science and Technical Information (OSTI) and has 2 patents and 1 invention disclosure under patent application. He is also a veteran Program Evaluator (PEV) for the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology (ABET) and is an Alternate Board Member of the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities (IEEE CEAA). Additionally, he is licensed to practice engineering as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the States of NC, NV and CA and licensed to operate the US Grid as a NERC Certified System Operator. Srijib has mentored advised and chaired 10 Ph.D. and master’s student’s thesis committees in Energy Science and Power Systems research. He volunteers his time to tutor high school math (Algebra, Geometry and AP Calculus) to low-income students in his school district. He is a parent with two college age children (one in law school and the other a Military Cadet who just graduated and is also entering law school). He enjoys gardening, tennis, and non-fiction books.


2019 - Present: Senior Scientist, Energy and Electrification Division, US DOE Oakridge National Laboratory

2019 - Present: Joint Faculty, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: Bredesen Center (Energy Science)

2013 - 2020: Adjunct Professor, System Engineering & Engineering Management, UNC, Charlotte 

2018 - 2019: Mott MacDonald Inc, Distinguished Engineer, Power Delivery, North America

2014 - 2018: Pike Electric Corp, Principal Engineer, Grid Modernization, Raleigh, NC

2006 - 2014: Quanta Technology (A Quanta Services Company), Director, Business Operations, Southeast Asia

1999 - 2006: Duke Energy Corp, Lead Engineer and Sr. Manager, AJ Skaale Energy Control Center and Progress Ventures

1994 - 1999: NV Energy Corp, Operations Engineer, DI Road Dispatch Control Center, Las Vegas, NV

1989 - 1994: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Miami, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

1991: Summer Intern, NOAA, Miami, FL

1990: Summer Intern, FP&L Flager Control Center, Miami, FL

  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)/PENC "Engineer of the Year" award 2023
  • The Citadel, The Military College of SC, Deans Advisory Council, 2023-Present
  • Editorial Board, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 2023-24
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), State Delegate and Board Member, 2022-24
  • University of Tennessee, Outstanding Faculty Mentor, 2022
  • Joint Faculty Appointment, University of Tennessee, Bredesen Center
  • Alternate Board Member IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities
  • ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology - Program Evaluator, 2012 - Present
  • Duke University, Fuqua Alumni Council, 2004 - 2009
  • NC State University FREEDM Center, Education Advisory Board, 2009
  • University of Miami, College of Engineering, Industry Advisory Board, 2012 
  • Manipal University, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2014
  • Quanta Technology, Service Award for Exceptional Dedication, 2011
  • IEEE Chair, PES Eastern NC, 2001-02
  • IEEE, Power Engineering Society Outstanding Engineer, 2001
  • IEEE, PICA System Restoration contest winner, 1999
  • IEEE, Senior Member, nominated in 2001
  • Inducted into Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (Florida Beta), 1989
  • Inducted into Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, 1990
  • Undergraduate: First Class with Distinction, Class Rank: 3rd , Electrical Engr. Manipal Inst. of Technology, 1989
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DEAS), Gold Award, St. Paul's School Darjeeling, India, 1983
  • Collegiate swim team captain, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India, 1987
  • Varsity track and field team captain, St. Paul's School, Darjeeling, India,1983

2002 - 2004, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Executive MBA with a concentration in Finance

1991 - 1994, University of Miami, College of Engineering, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

1989 - 1991, University of Miami, College of Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering

1985 - 1989, Manipal University, Manipal Inst. of Technology, B.E. in Electrical Power Engineering

1984, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, B.Sc in Physics (one year only)

1972 - 1984, High, Middle and Elementary School: St. Paul's School, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

1. National Society of Professional Engineers/PENC, National House Delegate Rep.:  2022 - Present

2. Deans Advisory Committee, The Citadel, The Military College of SC: 2022 - Present

3. ABET Accreditation, Program Evaluator, IEEE Engineering Accreditation Committee: 2010 - Present

4. Editorial Board, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine: 2023 - 24

5. Duke University, Fuqua Alumni Council, 2005 - 2010

6. Duke University, Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, 2005 - 2018

7. NC State University, FREEDM Center, Education Board, 2009 - 2012

8. IEEE, PES, Eastern NC Chapter, Chair: 2001 - 2002

1. NCEES: US Licensed Professional Engineer or P.E., licensed to practice in the States of NC, CA and NV

2. NERC Certified System Operator, licensed to Operate the US Bulk Power Electric Grid

3. IEEE: Power Engineering and Industrial Applications Society, 1985 - Present, Senior Member since 2000

4. National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE, US Licensed Engineers): member since 2001

5. Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology (ABET): Program Evaluator or PEV since 2010

6. IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu): member since 1989 (top 5% of graduating engineering class)

1. Interfacing IEDs using Low-Voltage Interfaces to Real-Time Simulators with Hardware in the Loop Interfacing IEDs using Low-Voltage Interfaces to Real-Time Simulators with Hardware in the Loop

US 63127743 · Issued Dec 18, 2020

2. Invention Disclosure ID: 202205037, "A Detector and Visualizer of Sinusoidal Signal Distortion using Circular Trajectory Approach (CTA)" Invention Disclosure ID#: 202205037, Issued Feb 24, 2022