Mesut Baran


  • Phone: 919-515-5081
  • Office: Keystone Science Center 147

Dr. Baran’s research interests include distribution and transmission system analysis and control, integration of renewable energy resources, and utility applications of power electronics based equipment. Currently, he is a member of the FREEDM Systems Center at NC State focusing on both research and education aspects of renewable electric energy systems and their integration into the electric power distribution systems.


  • Comparative Power Flow Analysis and Power Flow Quality Criteria - Phase 1, CAPER Core Project
  • Comparative Power Flow Analysis and Power Flow Quality Criteria – Phase 2, CAPER Enhancement Project
  • Quantifying Cost-of-Service Impacts of Distributed Generation
  • Feeder Anti-Islanding Detection Using HIL Modelling and Simulation
  • Data Analytics Using Advanced Meeting Data
  • Photovoltaic Analysis and Response Support (PARS) Platform for Solar Situational Awareness and Resiliency Services
  • Development and Demonstration of a Power Electronics Assisted Distribution Voltage Regulator, CAPER Core Project
  • Enhancement Project for Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER) led by Clemson University with NCSU being one of 3 partner institutions: Fundamentals of Power Engineering to Support Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
  • Adopting D-VAR to Mitigate PV Impacts on a Distribution System
  • Cybersecurity for Electric Power Systems
Mesut Baran