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Michael Villaran

Principal Engineer


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.E. Electric Power Engineering
  • SUNY at Stony Brook, B.E. Engineering
  • Professional Engineer License, New York


  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Principal Engineer, 1987 - Present
    Developed R&D instrumentation design for electric power quality monitoring at the LISF; provided technical support in development and design of BNL’s new NE Solar Energy Research Center (NSERC) and the proposed Advanced Electric Grid Innovation and Support Center (AEGIS); participated in smart grid RD&D projects at BNL; participated in advanced distribution system modeling, optimization, and control projects; provided technical support and input to Smarter Electric Grid Research, Innovation, Development, Demonstration, Deployment (SGRID3) regional initiative projects.
  • Long Island Lighting Company, Shoreham Nuclear Power Station, Plant Engineer, 1979-1987
    Supervise and schedule I&C surveillance testing and maintenance activities, set-up and initiation of the Technical Specification surveillance testing program for the power station, review and preparation of station procedures, performed station design modifications, technical support engineering, plant staff licensing liaison with US NRC, bathymetric and topological monitoring, I&C surveillance testing, acceptance testing for commissioning plant systems.
  • Westinghouse Electric Corp, Project Engineer, 1976-1979
    Electrical design, coordination, and project management for large industrial substation projects in Venezuela and Colombia. Training assignments with Medium Power Transformer Division, Relay and Instrumentation Division, and Advanced Systems Technology Group.
  • Fairchild Republic Company, Advanced Products Group, 1973-1974
    Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) Program: aerodynamics development and analysis, aircraft configuration design and development, aircraft aerodynamic and engine performance. Assignments on US Air Force A-10 fighter program, NASA space shuttle, and Boeing 747 wing control surfaces.