Thomas Overbye's Portrait

Thomas Overbye


College of Engineering


Thomas Overbye has extensive experience in many aspects of electric power systems, including participating in or leading numerous large-scale electric grid studies. He is the original developer of PowerWorld Simulator, a co-founder of PowerWorld Corporation and an author of a widely used Power System Analysis and Design book.

He is the recipient a University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award, the IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Overbye is the director of the Texas A&M Smart Grid Center.