Principal Dinos Gonatas recently developed DistrictSim™, a mapping optimization approach for legislative districting, using a simulation engine for directed district formation, eliminating partisan bias while keeping communities of interest together.
He consults in the energy sector with recent assignments on renewable energy, efficiency and smart grid technologies. Award winning work covered Monte Carlo simulations of distributed generation failures combined with solar + storage backup, showed the failure probability over time for microgrids at numerous military bases, leading to optimal design decision for quantities of backup gensets and energy storage: https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Program-Areas/Installation-Energy-and-Water/Energy/Microgrids-and-Storage/EW19-5312.
In another project, he integrated machine learning for solar energy predictions with an optimal energy storage dispatch algorithm to use the storage resource 50% more efficiently. This technology is described in detail here: https://patents.google.com/patent/US10079317B2/en?q=gonatas&oq=gonatas.
His renewables integration work includes counseling clients on transmission access leading to a 50 MW expansion of a wind farm in Maine, where he analyzed load flows, curtailments and variable wind production to determine transmission availability.
As a business development manager at Oxford Instruments he developed corporate IP strategy and led patent assertion teams, together with new product development and technology scouting for materials science. He also managed electrical and mechanical engineering technologies as a licensing officer at MIT.
In his early career he led teams resulting in bid wins such as a 1000MW electrical transmission line, and in financial due diligence for the acquisition of integrated electrical utilities, while a business development manager at Enron. Previously, he developed synthetic fuel technologies for coal and gas conversion at ExxonMobil, leading to 6 US patents. He holds a BA in Physics from Princeton, a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Babson College.