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Faculty Profile - Brent Minter


Research Coordinator
National Electric Energy Research, Testing & Applications Center

Mailing Address:
62 Lake Mirrod Road
Bldg 3
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.675.1893
Fax: 404.675.1820


Mr. Minter is a native of Atlanta, Ga. He acquired his Georgia State Association of Power Engineers License in 2004. He has completed courses at Atlanta Technical College in Power Plant Technology and has a universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification.

Mr. Minter has 21 years experience as a millwright/maintenance mechanic. He started his career at Georgia Tech in 2003 working as a steam equipment mechanic in the Georgia Tech steam shop. He then went to work for the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a Maintenance Lead Man. In 2007, he was given the opportunity to become part of the NEETRAC team.

Mr. Minter is the research coordinator in charge of the NEETRAC Connector Lab. He is responsible for coordinating overall operations of the NEETRAC connector laboratory. He conducts industry standard tests and reports results according to accepted industry/NEETRAC standards. He participates in the design of research programs related to power connectors and installs electrical connectors. He designs and constructs connector test loops, installs instrumentation, sets up computer control systems for automated testing, and preserves test data using back-up procedures. He performs failure analysis on failed electrical connectors and assists in designing and building research equipment and test fixtures.

Research Interests

  • Qualification test programs for connector systems
  • Investigating connector system failures
  • Study of connector systems under extreme operating conditions

Last revised on October 11, 2011