WETS'03 Workshop
(World Energy Transmission System)
Which world energy transmission system in 2050?
What role would Power Insulated Cables play?

Thursday 26 June, 2003


Science Fellow
Senior Technical Leader
Strategic Science and Technology

Dr. Grant is responsible for the reconnaissance and assessment of developments in frontier science and technology with potential impact on the global energy enterprise. His task includes the communication of his findings and insight to EPRI's executive management, staff and electric utility members. Dr. Grant's work helps frame context for EPRI's $25 million annual Strategic Science and Technology program.

Prior to joining EPRI in 1993, Dr. Grant had an extensive career with the IBM Corporation where he performed basic research on superconductivity and magnetic materials. Dr. Grant participated in the discovery of the family of high temperature superconductors in the mid-1980s. He is also one of the pioneers of the application of computers and computational methods to experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. In addition, Dr. Grant served in IBM management as well as on several executive staff assignments assessing computer storage, printing, display and logic and memory technologies

Dr. Grant has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He holds four patents, one as co-inventor on the international base patent on high temperature superconductivity, and co-authored twelve patent publications. His career with IBM included a two-year sabbatical as a Professor at the Materials Research Institute of the National University of Mexico, during which he received the Catedra Patrimonial de Excelencia, Nivel II, the highest academic fellowship honor awarded foreigners by the Mexican government. He presently serves on the materials science advisory boards of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Houston. He participates in formulating public policy on energy science as a consultant to the US Department of Energy and Congress.

Dr. Grant holds the Ph.D. and A.M. degrees in Applied Physics from Harvard University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Clarkson University. He plays a leadership role in the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society to promote international cooperation in science, advance public understanding of scientific issues, and improve the quality of high school physics education. Dr. Grant is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and currently serves on the Executive Committees of the society's Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics and Forum on Education.

Dr. Grant is often sought out by the media for commentary on developments in superconductivity and energy. He is frequently quoted in leading newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times of London and the major wire services, as well as the principal weekly periodicals, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Business Week, US News & World Report and The Economist. Dr. Grant writes regularly for the News and Views section of the respected science journal Nature. In 1994 he was awarded the Nature-sponsored Scientist as Science Writer Prize. In 1998 he received the magazine Physics Today's 50th Anniversary Prize for his essay, "Physics Tomorrow." He has been interviewed on camera by the major television news networks, and has appeared on several TV specials focused on superconductivity produced by PBS Nova, BBC Horizon, Beyond 2000 and the US Information Agency.

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