Dr. Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor/Executive Director
University of Arkansas/ NCREPT, Fayetteville
Alan Mantooth received B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and 1986, and his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech in 1990. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he currently holds the rank of distinguished professor. Mantooth helped establish the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) at the UA in 2005, where he serves as executive director. He is registered professional engineer in Arkansas.
Mantooth currently is involved in two large efforts funded by the U.S. Department of Energy: cybersecurity including solar PV systems and a project focusing on advanced power electronics for heavy equipment. Among these two projects, Mantooth has also started a company with some colleagues at the UA in the cybersecurity space about which he is optimistic.
“We began it in March 2020, but in the cyberworld, virtual meetings are the norm. No pandemic will slow us down,” he said.