Muhidin (Dino) Lelic

Dino Lelic, PhD, Director, Applied R&D and Executive Advisor has over 34 years of academic and industrial experience. During that time, he has held various technical and management positions. He was responsible for developing several new products in area of energy management system, optical communications, boiler safety and fuel efficiency control. Dino has been developing methods for real-time voltage management and has managed related projects for various clients in U.S.  The developed methodology is patent pending and it has been integrated as an application within few leading wide-area monitoring and visualization commercial platforms. In addition, he has developed product strategies and roadmaps, as well as intellectual property strategy. Dr. Lelic was a Program Manager for the DOE Smart Grid Investment Grant project for New York Independent System Operator, a three year, $76M project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Smart Grid, wide-area monitoring and control, synchrophasor system applications
  • Voltage stability analysis/management, system analysis and advanced control
  • Energy management systems, energy efficiency, safety critical product development
  • Project and program management

Experience & Background

  • Eighteen years of experience in the electric power industry
  • Director, Program Management, Quanta Technology (2010 – 2013)
  • Manager, Product Development, R&D, United Technologies Corporation (2003 – 2010)
  • Engineering Associate, Corning Incorporated (1997 – 2002)
  • Staff Engineer, Project Manager, Siemens Energy (1994 – 1997)
  • University of Tuzla; UMIST; Rutgers University (1980 – 1994)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • IEEE Senior Member (PES, Control Systems, Signal Processing, Communications)    
  • Published 4 books, 2 book chapters, over 100 journal and conference papers and research reports    
  • Holds 25 U.S. patents   


  • Executive Masters Program – Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007)
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo (1989)
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade (1986)
  • Dipl. Eng., Electrical Engineering (5-year program), University of Belgrade (1980)

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