Ilya Y. Grinberg

Ilya Y. Grinberg, Ph.D.

Distinguished Teaching Professor Technology Building 124
Office: (716) 878-4411

Ilya Grinberg is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of Electrical Engineering Technology in the Engineering Technology Department and started his career at Buffalo State in 1995.

Grinberg holds Kandidat Nauk degree (equivalent to Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (Moscow, Russia,1993) and qualification of an Electrical Engineer (equivalent to M.S. in Electrical Engineering) from the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (Lviv, Ukraine, 1979).

His research interests are in design automation, systems engineering, power systems, Smart Grid and microgrids.

He teaches undergraduate courses and laboratories in power systems, electric machines, power electronics, senior design sequence, to name the few. He established state-of the art joint Buffalo State/University at Buffalo Smart Grid Laboratory, of which he is director. He served as PI and co-PI on several grants and is a recipient of SUNY Buffalo State President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity (2012) and SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2016).

He developed and revised multiple courses and leads departmental activities in ABET accreditation. He is Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET Commissioner and served as program evaluator representing IEEE since 2005.

Grinberg has over 57 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and numerous presentations in his field.

He is IEEE Senior Member and currently holds a position of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 1 Chair and ASEE Board of Directors member.

In addition, he is recognized scholar and author in World War II military history. The book he co-authored, Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in WWII, was named an Outstanding Academic Title by the Choice Magazine.