Electrical and Computer Engineering

Energy Systems

Energy systems research is concerned with every step in the process of generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electrical energy. Our research in this area can include a wide variety of topics, ranging from the operation of a power semiconductor switch to the most complex power system spanning thousands of kilometers. ECE researchers who study energy systems address complex challenges across this broad spectrum, creating a versatile and exciting research environment that’s responsive to industrial needs.

Current research:

  • distributed generation and microgrids
  • smart grids
  • renewable energy includes PV, wind and biogas systems
  • electric energy storage
  • electric and hybrid electric vehicles
  • power electronics topologies, control and PWM techniques
  • industrial variable speed drive systems
  • power electronics for high speed machines
  • power electronics for renewable energy interfaces
  • electrical machines
  • computational electromagnetism
  • power quality
  • power system signaling, monitoring and measurements
  • real-time simulation of large-scale power electric and power electronic systems
  • electromagnetic transient analysis
  • parallel and distributed computing technologies
  • industrial, commercial and utility system reliability
  • power system stability
  • power system operation and control
  • high voltage DC (HVDC) systems
  • modular multilevel converters