Robert A. Kramer, Ph.D., CEM, CDSM, CEA
Professor of Physics
Robert Kramer teaches physics and engineering courses and conducts research in energy utilization, sources, optimization, reliability and electric transmission. He is also the director of the Energy Center.
Kramer is involved in the development of research programs in energy utilization and efficiency, LED lighting systems, building energy efficiency, electric power, reliability, electric transmission, renewable energy sources including hydrogen production from biomass, coal gasification for the production of liquid transportation fuels, advanced control of industrial loads and nuclear analysis.
Kramer, R, “Street Lighting Technology Research”, Road School Proceedings, W. Lafayette, IN, March, 2018.
Jahan, M., Kramer, R., “Building Energy Efficiency Analysis Tool Utilizing a Segmented Analytic Approach”, Energy Engineering, 115, 2, 2018.
Maldonado, R., Kramer, R., “Separation of Gases Using Membranes and Diffusion Theory”, McNair Conference Proceedings, Madison, Wisconsin, September 2014.
Kramer’s approach to research and teaching are inseparably intertwined with a desire to produce value for the community and students as well as assisting in the discovery and development of new and effective ways, in a sustainable and environmentally compatible manner, to assure the future availability, quality and reliability of both existing and new energy resources and transmission.
Prior to coming to PNW, Kramer held various engineering, operations and research positions in the energy industry and was most recently chief scientist for NiSource Energy Technologies with responsibility for technical developments of new energy technologies.