About Us

mc2 Technical Solutions is an expertise based consulting company. Our mission is to lead the power system industry. mc2 is not just our job, but actually symbolizes who we are: an association of passionate engineers who are proud to support our nation's most vital and complex infrastructure, the electric grid.

Emanuel Bernabeu, Ph.D.

Principal Engineer

Dr. Bernabeu received his a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Catolica de Cordoba (Argentina) in 2005, and his M.S. degree in Applied Economics, M.S. degree in Power Systems, and a Ph.D. in Power Systems from Virginia Tech in 2009. Dr. Bernabeu is the lead engineer for special system studies at Dominion Virginia Power: GMD/EMP, physical vulnerability, “Aurora” cyber/physical attack, N-1-1, power system restoration, RTDS studies, TOV, FACTS, copper theft detection, etc. He is an active member of IEEE and has collaborated with NERC Task Forces (GMDTF and SIRTF) and standard drafting process (TPL-007-1).

Kevin D. Jones, Ph.D.

Principal Engineer

Dr. Jones received his B.S. & M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He continued his education at Virginia Tech as Harry Lynde Bradley Fellow and completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in electrical power systems in 2013. His previous experience in the industry includes time with Blue Ridge Electric in Lenoir, NC, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering in Fairfax, VA, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA, and Dominion Virginia Power in Richmond, VA. He is responsible for the development and continued management of the Synchrophasor Analytics open source project which encapsulates the algorithms for performing both positive sequence & three phase linear state estimation as well as real-time synchrophasor data conditioning.

Tania Jones, Ph.D.

Principal Engineer

Dr. Tania received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering specializing in power systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Currently she is working as an engineer in Electric Transmission Reliability group at Dominion Virginia Power. Her experience in the industry includes transmission system protection, single point of failure in protection system, adaptive relaying using synchrophasors and system restoration studies.

Kyle Thomas

Principal Engineer

Kyle received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His experience at Dominion Virginia Power and in the industry has led to technical expertise in power system protection, automation, control, wide-area measurements, fault analysis, and system simulations. Kyle is a technical lead for synchrophasor installations, applications, and training, and is actively involved in the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI), IEEE, and CIGRE organizations.

R. Matthew Gardner, Ph.D.

Chair Industry Advisory Board

R. Matthew Gardner earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2003, 2005, and 2008, respectively. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a diversity of experience spanning utilities, academia, regulators, and manufacturers. Experiences include work with Dominion Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority, ABB Corporate Research Switzerland, Grenoble Institute of Technology in Grenoble, France, and event analysis consulting for NERC. He has served in advisory roles on technical matters related to emerging electric transmission technologies (such as synchrophasors), transmission planning strategy, FACTS, HVDC, operations engineering and contingency planning, mobile substations, switchgear, and workforce development. He has served as a lead engineer in key projects that involve public funding such as Department of Energy stimulus and R&D investments. He has chaired the PJM phasor task team and is currently on the Leadership Team of North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) as a liaison to the broader research community. Matthew has served as on a number industry advisory boards including the University of Tennessee CURENT NSF ERC (as chair and past vice-chair), Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State’s FREEDM NSF ERC, and North Carolina A&T’s curriculum advisory board. Matthew is active in IEEE PES and serves both on the Long Range Planning Committee and as vice-chair of the Dynamic Measurements Working Group. He has authored numerous papers, contributed to several books, given talks/tutorials/lectures both domestically and internationally in venues ranging from university lecture halls, to corporate executive briefings, to Capitol Hill. He holds two patents on topics related to power system technologies. Matthew lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, three kids, and a dog.

Francisco Velez, Ph.D.

Principal Engineer

Dr. Velez received his …..

Margarita Villa

Principal Engineer

Margarita received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Margarita has made contributions….