Gerald Heydt

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Regents' Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706


Dr. Heydt holds a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. He spent approximately 25 years as a faculty member at Purdue, and in 1994, he took the position of site director of the National Science Foundation and industrially supported Power Systems Research Center at ASU. He has industrial experience with the Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago, E.G. & G. in Mercury, NV, and with the United Nations Development Program. In 1990, he served as the program manager of the National Science Foundation program in power systems engineering. He is the author of two books in the area of power engineering.


power engineering; electric power quality; distribution engineering; transmission engineering; computer applications; power engineering education; power system sensors and instrumentation


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1970

MS, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1967

BE, Electrical Engineering, Cooper Union, New York, 1965