Faculty Profile - Thomas J. Parker
Mr. Parker is a Senior Research Technologist at Georgia Tech's National Electric Energy Research Testing and Applications Center (NEETRAC) where he currently works in the Electrical Section as the Lead Engineer for Medium Voltage Testing. He worked at Georgia Power Company for 22 years in the areas of distribution engineering and operations, substation operations and SCADA systems, and T & D research at the Georgia Power Research Center. He came to Georgia Tech in 1996 when Georgia Power Company transferred its' research facilities to form NEETRAC, a n electric energy focused research and testing consortium consisting of electric utilit y and manufactur ing members .
As Lead Engineer for Medium Voltage Testing, Mr. Parker is primarily responsible for conducting a variety of industry standard and custom test programs on cable, connectors, joints, and terminations for low and medium voltage applications. He has also been involved with testing other components such as instrument transformers, HV line switches and various line monitoring equipment. He typically serves as Principal Investigator on several NEETRAC Baseline projects at any given time and, in that capacity, coordinates work with NEETRAC members, staff, and academic faculty to complete research and testing projects. He has serve d in several leadership roles in industry technical organizations and continues to be involved with standards development / revision, particularly with the Insulated Conductors Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.
Mr. Parker attended Southern Technical Institute (originally a part of Georgia Tech and now Southern Polytechnic State University) where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology degree in 1973.
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Last revised on October 11, 2011