Bruce Wollenberg

Professor - National Academy of Engineering

Research Area: Energy Systems, and Power Electronics; Micro and Nanostructures

5-113 Keller Hall

Area of Expertise:

Power system engineering

Faculty Affiliations:

Director, University of  Minnesota Center for Electric Energy


Ph.D., 1974, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States
M.Eng., 1966, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States
B.S., EE, 1964, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States


IEEE Life Fellow

National Academy of Engineering

1987 Control Data Corporation Technical Excellence Award



My research interests are in the field of power system engineering. This area of electrical engineering is concerned with the application of control and optimization techniques to the design of power systems and power system control. Many of the problems of power system engineering involve development of special computer algorithms to solve the steady-state conditions or to optimize the operation of a power system network.

My current interests are in the development of new deregulated electric power market configurations using mechanism design, in new algorithms to accurately allocate losses and other ancillary service-related quantities to transactions made on a transmission system, and control systems which use small-area transmission models and network communications to solve large transmission system problems.


Anderson, D. M., and B. F. Wollenberg. “Solving for Three Phase Conductively Isolated Busbar Voltages using Phase Component Analysis”. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 10.1 (February 1995): 98-108.

Imparato, C. F., N. K. Saini, B. F. Wollenberg, and H. H. Happ. “Transmission Access Issues”. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 11.1 (February 1996): 41-49.

Schulz, Noel N., and Bruce F. Wollenberg. “Incorporation of an Advanced Evaluation Criteria in an Expert System for the Creation and Evaluation of Planned Switching Sequences”. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 12.3 (August 1997): 1167-1176.