Program supports students with a CEME Undergraduate Research and
Leadership Award of $10,000 per academic year. Awardees work an
average of ten hours per week on research projects in CEME laboratories
during the academic year, successfully complete CEME-related courses,
and actively participate in a leadership role in a range of CEME
Two of the three new ECE profs hired January 2014 are in the Power and Energy Group: Hao Zhu and Kiruba Haran. Hao is interested in applying statistical and modeling inference ideas to power and energy systems. One application would be to help grid operators understand information in real time to improve operational decision making. Kiruba spent 13 years in GE's Global Research Center leading a research group in electric machines. He is interested in applying superconductivity in a commercially viable way to superconducting machines. One example is making off-shore wind turbines cost effective.
Carl Haken, a CEME Undergraduate Research and Leadership Awardee, is one of four ECE students to win an IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes students of academic achievement who intend to pursue careers in power and energy engineering.
Rising Star Katherine Kim, a Ph.D. student of Professor Philip Krein, is among 40 elite graduate and postdoctoral women (four from the U of I) invited to the Rising Stars of EECS workshop at MIT. Attendees were nominated by faculty sponsors based on research excellence and potential to excel in an academic career.
Power and Energy student Olaoluwa Ajala, Professors Robert Pilawa-Podgurski and Pete Sauer, and Research Engineeer Kevin Colravy assist Society for Women Engineers team in solar system design for East Africa
A new eBay data center in Salt Lake City is the first data center in the world to adopt fuel cells as the primary power souce. ECE professors Alejandro Domíinguez-García, George Gross, and Philip Krein found that the fuel-cell system outperformed existing systems on every metric.
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