Zachary Minter


PhD Candidate
Degrees: BSEE, MSEE, Drexel University, 2019
Email: zlm23 @ drexel . edu
Phone: (215) – 895 – 1466


Zachary Minter is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He studied for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Drexel University which he earned in 2019.

His current research interests include the effects of high penetrations of distributed energy resources on power distribution systems, notably with regards to system imbalance, network clustering, distributed slack modeling and allocation, and distribution system planning and control.

Prior to joining CEPE, he worked at Lockheed Martin, focusing on the integration and testing of radar and antenna subsystems.


  1. K. Zuckerman, T. Halpin, J. Arnold, Z. Minter, J.C. de Oliveira, and K. Miu, “A Hardware Platform for Studying Naval Power Electronic Power Distribution Systems,” 2021 American Society for Naval Engineers (ASNE) Intelligent Ships Symposium, 2021.
  2. Z. Minter, J. Hill, J.C. de Oliveira, K. Miu, and S. Hughes, “A Study of Imbalance Levels Attributed to Photovoltaic Penetration in Distribution Systems,” 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Transmission and Distribution Conference (T&D), Chicago, IL, USA (to appear April 20-23, 2020).
  3. Zachary Minter, “Distributed Generation Dispatch in Islanded Distribution Systems: Imbalance and Slack Bus Modeling Studies,” M.S. Thesis, February 2019.

Drexel University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering