Power & Energy Systems Area

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Power and energy systems research emphasizes all aspects of electrical energy, innovation in energy generation and delivery, alternative resources, and efficient devices. Research projects address systems and devices for the conversion, delivery, and use of energy in electrical form. The activity ranges from controls for large utility systems to energy harvesting devices for microsensors. Electrical energy continues to be the foundation of the modern economy. The growth of solar energy, wind energy, and other resources, combined with trends such as electric and hybrid vehicles will a have profound impact on global society.

CONCENTRATIONS

Activity in the Power and Energy Systems Area focuses on the following three topics:

  • Power Systems: Concerned with the most economic, most reliable ways to assemble and operate a large electric power network, given its inherent nonlinearities and uncertainties.
  • Power Electronics: Seeks better, more reliable ways to design, analyze, and control switching power converters.
  • Electric Machines: Studies devices for converting motion into electromagnetic energy, and vice-versa. with a special emphasis on control issues.

EVENTS

January 19 - Martin Luther King's Birthday - NO CLASSES
January 20 - Spring Semester Begins
February 20 - 21 - Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
March 13 - 14 - Engineering Open House
March 21 - 29 - SPRING BREAK
March 29 - 31 - MARMET at ECEB
April 30 - Grainger Awards Banquet
May 6 - Instruction Ends
May 7 - Reading Day
May 8 - Power Affiliates Program Review
May 8 - 15 - FINALS
May 25 - Memorial Day

ECE 590I SEMINARS

The ECE 590 I Seminars are held every Monday during the semester from 4 - 4:50 pm in room 2017 ECEB.


January 26 - Pallab Midya - President, ADX Research, Inc.
February 2 - Dan Molzahn - University of Michigan - Dow Postdoctoral Fellow
February 9 - David Loder & Ladi Ogunnubi
February 16 - Phuc Huynh and Ben Macy
February 23 - Aidan Tuohy - EPRI
March 2 - Emiliano Dall'Anese - NREL
March 9 - Hisham Othman - WEF Tech Inc
March 16 - Pablo Ruiz - The Brattle Group - Senior Associate
March 23 - SPRING BREAK
March 30 - Alex Magerko & Andrew Stillwell
April 6 - Prof. Khurram Afridi - CoPEC
April 13 - Tim Haughan - AFRL
April 20 - Chris Barth & Jason Galtieri
April 27 - Ti Xu & Yutian Lei
May 4 - Felix Hsiao & Joshua Garcia

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