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The Electric Power Industry Conference at the Swanson School of Engineering continues to lead the way in exploring energy production and delivery potential.


Presented by:  University of Pittsburgh, Energy GRID Institute and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

When:  October 28, 2019

Where: The Energy Innovation Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

EPIC welcomes industry leaders, regional investors, researchers, academics, and students to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges of our industry. As the Pittsburgh region continues to develop and grow into one of the nation’s centers for energy production and delivery, the Energy GRID Institute at the Swanson School of Engineering continues to lead the way in exploring the industry’s potential.

The daylong event includes our popular and informative Student-Industry Networking Session in the evening, and the exhibit area will also be open during the lunch and dinner hours.





For questions about Exhibits, Sponsorships or information on presenting at EPIC, please contact ESWP at, or by telephone at 412-261-0710, ext. 10


Keynote Presenter: Mr. Craig Gob, Senior Vice President, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Electrical Sector Americas Eaton.

Mr. Gob is responsible for leading, managing and setting the strategic direction for the Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division’s engineering and technical functions.

Prior to his current role, Gob served as the vice president, U.S. Sales, North American Sales, Electrical Sector.  He joined Eaton in 1995 serving in roles of increasing responsibility for the Electrical Sector including general manager, Australia New Zealand Division, Asia-Pacific; and sales director, Southwest Zone, North American Sales.

Prior to Eaton, Gob worked for Westinghouse Electric in the Energy Systems business.

Gob holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


Lunch Plenary Presenter: Dr. Brian Anderson, Ph.D., Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., is director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory where he manages delivery and execution of fossil energy research programs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is recipient of the Honor Achievement Award from DOE for his work on a team that responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.