Zack Pecenak

 Zachary K. Pecenak
PhD Candidate
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego


 M.S. Mechanical Engineering – Climate Science
summa cum laude
Univesity of Calfiornia, San Diego
La Jolla, California
 B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering
summa cum laude
Univesity at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, New York




Title: Enabling Power Systems Solutions Through Reduction of Complex Distribution Feeders
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Jan Kleissl, Chair              – University of California San Diego
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad – University of California Riverside
Jack Brouwer                   – University of California Irvine
Raymond de Callofan     – University of California Irvine
Tajana Simunic Rosing   – University of California Irvine

Other research

In my time at UCSD my research has included topics such as machine learning, atmospheric modeling, power systems modeling, optimization, microgrid design, and control (amongst other topics).

As a side project, I have also developed a proprietary tool which is used to estimate landscaping pricing. The webapp can be viewed here.

Social Media

I am active in several forms of media, please take a look if interested (click picture)

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