Contributors

Oliver Janke

Oliver Janke was born in Nuremberg in Germany on June 20, 1981. After attending school in Höchstadt and obtaining the Abitur (university entrance examination) he studied electrical engineering from 2002 to 2008 at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and graduated as an engineer. He joined the Software Test Automation department of OMICRON electronics in 2008 where he developed automated test plans for protection testing as a project engineer. Currently he is working as a product trainer and responsible for the training portfolio for secondary assets. He is a member of the VDE (Federation of Electro Technology Electronics Information Technology) and the DPG (German Physical Society). Oliver likes making music at the campfire and smoking shisha in his leisure time. (on the right Oliver with his upright bass)

Fredric A. Friend

Fredric A. Friend received his B.S. degree from the West Virginia Institute of Technology (now a part of West Virginia University) and his M.B.A degree from the University of Charleston (West Virginia). He has been with American Electric Power since 1987. For the first 23 years he held various engineering roles in Charleston, WV and for the last 18 months he has been Manager of Distribution Standards in Columbus, OH. He is a member of IEEE (M'87-SM'06), active in the Power System Relay and T&D Committees and also a registered professional engineer in the state of West Virginia. He and his wonderful wife of 28 years have two sons, both graduates of West Viriginia University, Morgantown, WV. He and his wife served as co-chair for the Jackson County WVU Mountaineer Parents Club. They were also cast members in the play "Ripley, The Man and the Town That Honors His Name." In his free time he enjoys walking on the many trails around the Columbus area.

Antonio Carlos da R. Duarte

Antonio Carlos da R. Duarte was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1950. He studied Electrical Engineering at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and got his diploma in 1973. In 1977 he concluded his post-graduation course at Universidade Federal de Itajubá. His career as a Protection Engineer encompassed activities on engineering, commissioning, maintenance, setting calculations and disturbance analysis for FURNAS, Itaipu and ONS. Antônio Carlos was the manager of Electric-Electronic Division and Power System Analysis Division of ITAIPU for 3 and 12 years, respectively. Since 2003 he has been working as the Instructor of Generator Protection for a post-graduation (latu sensu) course at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Antonio Carlos plays chess and loves dogs, such as his youngest Nick. His passions are his wife Eugênia and his daughter Flávia, besides football, which he likes to watch and, most of all, to play with great commitment.

Mike Meisinger

Mike Meisinger is a Senior Member and has been actively involved with the PSRC of the IEEE since 1982. After joining the Florida Power & Light Co., he graduated summa cum laude from Florida International University in 1976, and joined S&C Electric Co. in 1996. Mike is currently Application Director for S&C Electric Europe. His 38 years of experience have primarily focused on protective relaying application, design, and testing.  As the emphasis on improving distribution system reliability continues to heighten, Mike presently draws upon his knowledge of transmission system reliability requirements to help generate patented solutions of varying levels of performance. This is evidenced by his involvement in S&C's development and installation of North America's first medium-voltage, underground, no-outage installation on International Drive in Orlando, FL.

When not working Mike is wearing one of his 4 Scottish kilts (this one is known as Weathered McLeod), drinking Scottish Whisky, smoking, and also playing guitar.  He owns 20 guitars - 2 acoustic, and the rest electric.

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