Gregory Kish

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
(780) 492-7086
5-273 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Gregory Kish received the B.E.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 2009, where he was awarded the Governor General’s Silver Academic Medal, and received both his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto in 2011 and 2016, respectively. From 2002 to 2005, Gregory worked in industry where he was involved in many projects related to electrical energy systems, ranging from PLCs, electric drives and rotating machines to high-voltage electrical substations. He joined the University of Alberta in 2015.

Dr. Kish is a member of the Power and Energy Society (PES) and the Power Electronics Society (PELS), and is an active reviewer for several IEEE and IET Journals. He is also a contributing member of CIGRE Working Group B4.76 "DC-DC converters in HVDC Grids and for connections to HVDC systems". Dr. Kish is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA) and Ontario (PEO). 


My research spans several areas related to power systems and power electronics. I am particularly interested in the development and application of new modular power electronic converter topologies to enhance grid functionality, at both transmission and distribution levels, as well as to facilitate the large scale integration of renewable energy resources. The development of high-voltage dc (HVDC) and medium-voltage dc (MVDC) based grids and hybrid ac-dc power systems are key research streams of mine. My interests also include microgrids, grid connected energy storage and other systems concepts and technologies falling under the broad “smart grid” label.

Current Research

  • Medium- to high-power modular multilevel converters for dc and ac grids
  • Grid integration of renewable energy systems
  • Dc power networks, including meshed HVDC grids and MVDC distribution
  • Mixed (i.e. hybrid) ac-dc systems
  • Modeling, analysis and control of modular multilevel converters
  • Modular converter structures with integrated fault blocking capability


Please check my personal web page (under 'Links' near bottom of this page) for the latest news and announcements.


ECE 203 - Electrical Circuits II

Nonlinear circuit analysis. Diodes: ideal and simple and models, single phase rectifiers. Ideal and finite gain op-amps. Treatment of RLC circuits in the time domain, frequency domain and s-plane. Two port networks. Prerequisites: ECE 202 or E E 240. Corequisite: ECE 240 or E E 238. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 203 or E E 250.

Winter Term 2021
ECE 730 - Advanced Topics in Energy Systems

Fall Term 2020

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