Chris Lute is a research engineer in power systems in the Cale Research Group where he conducts research in microgrid and minigrid power systems, power-electronics, controls, and electrical machinery. 
Chris received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S., also in Electrical Engineering, from the Colorado School of Mines, where he conducted research on novel power electronics for solar power applications. He has worked in numerous industries supporting renewable energy and microgrid power systems as a government contractor, and in the private sector working in the solar and microgrid controller industries. At Spriae, he helped to develop, test, and deploy advanced microgrid controls for San Diego Gas and Electric in California and Sigora in Haiti, among others.
Chris Lute’s Selected Publications:

C. Lima, Z. Miller, A. Riley, C. Lute, Cale, J., and et al., “A novel electromechanical actuation testbed for emulation of aerospace actuation systems,” in Proc. of the 33rd Aerospace Testing Seminar, El Segundo, CA (USA), May 15, 2023.

C. Lute, J. Cale, Ross, G., D. Moorman, and M. Dorflinger, “Evaluating power and environ- mental performance in mobile microgrid generator systems,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 121, Oct. 2021.

J. Cale, C. Lute, G. Ross, and A. Othee, “Characterization procedure for unsymmetrical split-phase capacitor-start induction machines,” IEEE Open Access Journal on Power and Energy, vol. 8, Oct. 2020.

J. Cale, C. Lute, J. Simon and A. Delcore, “Modeling Minimally-Processed Shielded Metal Arc Weld Transformers for Rural Minigrid Applications,” in IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 95-103, June 2019.
C. Lute, T. Decker, J. Cale and A. Delcore, “A Method for Evaluating Unregulated Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems: Results and Observations,” 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-8.