Carnegie Mellon University

Barry Rawn

Barry Rawn

Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • PH B21 for the 2019-2020 academic year
Address CMU Africa
8 KG 7 Ave.
Telecom House, 4th Floor
Kigali, Rwanda


Barry Rawn studies the development of stressed centralised electricity infrastructure and its relation to the rapid deployment of off-grid energy systems. He pursues this interest through projects at both the transmission and distribution level in Nigeria, while contributing to the IEEE Working Group on Sustainable Energy for Developing Communities. As Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, he teaches power and energy related courses while facilitating local industrial collaboration and international research activities.

Dr Rawn has a track record of research in the integration of renewable energy resources into electric power systems, as well as the modelling and control of these resources. He held postdoctoral positions at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the KU Leuven (Belgium) before accepting a faculty position as a Lecturer at Brunel University London (UK), where he maintains an affiliation with the Smart Power Networks Theme of the Institute of Energy Futures. For up to date information on his research collaborations and projects, please visit his personal website:


Electrical Engineering
University of Toronto 

Electrical Engineering
University of Toronto 

Engineering Science
University of Toronto


  • B. G. Rawn and H. Louie, “Planning for Electrification: On- and Off-Grid Considerations in Sub-Saharan Africa”, International of Development Studies Bulletin, Vol. 48, Issue 5, November 2017
  • H. Ergun, B. G. Rawn , R. Belmans, D. Van Hertem, “Stepwise Investment Plan Optimization for Large Scale and Multi-Zonal Transmission System Expansion”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 4, October 2015
  • A. Samadi, R. Eriksson, L. Söder, B. G. Rawn, J.C Boemer, “Coordinated Active Power Dependent Voltage Regulation in Distribution Grids with PV Systems”. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, Issue 3, June 2014 p. 1454 – 1464.
  • J. C. Boemer, B. G. Rawn, M. Gibescu, M. van der Meijden, W. L. Kling , “Response of Wind Power Park Modules in Distribution Systems to Transmission Network Faults During Reverse Power Flows”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 9, Issue 8-11-2015.
  • B. G. Rawn, P. Lehn, M. Maggiore , “A Control Methodology to Mitigate the Grid Impact of Wind Turbines”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pg 431-438, 8 pages, June 2007