Andy Knight

PhD, PEng


Department Head

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering


Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-6282


Heads Office: ICT402

For media enquiries, contact

Joe McFarland
Media Relations and Communications Specialist

Cell: +1.403.671.2710


Educational Background

B.A. Electrical & Info Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1994

Doctor of Philosophy Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1998


Andy Knight is a Professor and Head of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary.  His research program focuses on the challenges of integrating renewable energy sources into electrical systems,  energy efficiency, and electrical energy conversion. 

Dr. Knight was awarded the PhD from the University of Cambridge and was a Professor at the University of Alberta prior to joining Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Alberta, Senior Member of IEEE and is a recipient of prize paper awards from IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS).

 He is currently the President of IEEE Industry Applications Society, a member of the Steering Committee for IEEE Electrification Magazine,  and has previously held various roles with IEEE including Chairing the Steering Committees the for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition and the IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, as a member of the Steering Committees for IEEE Journal on Selected and Emerging Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE Open Journal on Industry Applications, and Chair of IEEE Smart Grid R&D Committee.


Areas of Research

Energy Conversion
  • Electric motors
  • Electricity generation
  • Drives
  • Power Electronics
Distributed Energy Resources
  • Microgrids
  • Battery Energy Storage
  • Grid Integration of Renewables and DER