Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is a well-known engineer, speaker, and executive who is widely recognize as a smart energy thought leader. Erfan has over 26 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications and Software industries with specialties in demand response, home area networks, dynamic pricing, smart networks, cyber security, standards development, product management, business development, and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ibrahim is the Director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This critical area of research and development addresses the challenges of integrating clean energy sources into the national energy infrastructure.
Previously, Dr. Ibrahim served as a Senior Consultant at CMG, Leader of Energy Practice at Scitor Corporation, Chief Scientist and Strategic Innovations Director for the GridSTAR project at Penn State University, Technical Executive in the Intelligrid Program Area of the Power Delivery & Utilization Sector of EPRI, VP of Sales & Marketing at Jyra Research, Product Manager for Network Management at Pacific Bell Network Integration (now AT&T), Science and Math Lecturer at National University, Nuclear Fusion Research Engineer at UCLA and Plasma Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Erfan received a Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering from University of California Berkeley, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas Austin, and a B.S. Honors in Physics from Syracuse University (Suma Cum Laude).
Erfan is a Phi Beta Kappa, a Tau Beta Pi, Who’s Who amongst American Colleges & Universities and Who’s Who amongst IT professionals. He is a frequent public speaker in Electric Sector conferences and workshops on Smart Grid globally and has been actively involved in International Toastmasters as a Competent Communicator since 1996.