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Nicholas Abi-Samra
Ph.D., M.S.

Nicholas Abi-Samra serves as the Principal at Electric Power and Energy Co. and as Senior Technical Director at Worley, in addition to his teaching role at UC San Diego Extended Studies Division. His career includes positions such as Westinghouse Fellow, Senior Technical Executive at EPRI, Vice President at Quanta Technology, and Senior Vice President of Power Transmission & Distribution at DNV GL. He authored "Power Grid Resiliency Under Adverse Conditions" (2017) and “Microgrid Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Resilient and Sustainable Energy Systems” (2024). He also authored or co-authored more than 150 scholarly publications, as well as developed fifteen advanced power engineering courses.

Abi-Samra chaired the 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting and has led the IEEE Power & Energy and Power Electronics Societies in San Diego for a decade.