Carnegie Mellon University

David Landis

David L. Landis

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Executive Director, Energy Science Technology and Policy Program

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dave Landis obtained the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining CMU in 2010 he served the non-profit community for 10 years as V.P. Education and Training at The Technology Collaborative and the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse. He supported technology-based economic development programs by creating and managing professional development, workforce development, university curriculum and entrepreneurship programs. His previous faculty appointments included Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida and at Penn State. His industrial experience includes work at RCA’s Advanced Technology Laboratory and Honeywell’s Space Systems Group.


Landis is interested in SmartGrid and Microgrid architectures, and the problems of embedded systems safety, integrity, and security when applying modern information technology to energy systems.