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OU Power and Energy Systems Workshop – April 20, 2018

Announcement: Technical Updates on Power and Energy Systems

Brochure: 2018 OU Power and Energy Systems Workshop

An all-day workshop is being held at OU on various technical developments in the power and energy systems field.  Please see flyer for registration details.  OU students can attend without having to register or pay.

This one-day technical workshop is intended to provide an update on several frontier issues impacting the development of distributed energy resources and microgrids from a grid resiliency and security perspective. Five speakers will provide technical updates on various technologies related to microgrids, distributed energy resources, energy management, protection and control.  People who are interested in these emerging issues and technologies, including engineers, regulators and policy makes, will benefit from the technical updates and discussions at the workshop.

* Certificate of 0.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) will be issued by University OUTREACH, OU College of Continuing Education

Welcome to new research students

LEEPS welcomes a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students who have recently commenced projects in a variety of power systems research areas.

Charles Ferraro, Rachel Jarvis, Ermin Kevric and Lauren Lusk are undertaking research projects as part of the OU honours student program.

Jonathan Devadason has just commenced his PhD program and will be specializing in power system transient behavior in wind farms.

Marcel Veudmia and Jose Boris Amorofi are involved in ongoing undergraduate research projects.

Laboratory renovations

LEEPS has recently been granted additional laboratory facility space at North Campus (Bldg. NC 210) – OU Max Westheimer Airport, which will be undergoing refurbishment in 2018. This space will be used for conducting larger scale experiments and teaching power system laboratory classes.

Graduate research opportunities

The OU Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems is now accepting domestic and international applications for its MS/PhD program.

Prospective students are expected to have a record of high achievement in electrical engineering, primarily in the area of power systems engineering covering rotating electrical machinery and drives, transformers, electromagnetic theory and power system analysis techniques. Demonstrated competencies in power electronics, renewable energy systems, smart grids, power quality and stability, and any other related topics are also highly encouraged.

Applicants must be adaptable and capable of working individually and within teams while possessing excellent communication and good writing skills.

The University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, is classified as a Tier One Research Institute and is home to many of the world’s most innovative research programs, especially in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The LEEPS research group is situated at the OU Norman, Oklahoma campus, which is just minutes away from Downtown Oklahoma City. The area is a thriving economic hub for many industries including the mining and energy sectors, aerospace companies, agricultural and food processing plants, electronics and telecommunications. The living standards and affordability rank among the top out of all US cities.

Interested applicants should submit applications directly through the Office of Graduate Admissions (http://www.ou.edu/admissions/apply/graduate.html)

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