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Power Control

The main research activities in the power and control area focus on energy and sustainability, including electric power systems, power electronics, electric machines, vehicular power systems, systems and control, and alternative and renewable energy sources 

Faculty members conducting research in the power and control area include:

Ian Brown
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: 
Energy conversion with a focus on electric machines, adjustable speed drives, power electronics, and their application to renewable energy sources and sustainability.

Alex Flueck
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: 
"Faster than real-time" transient stability, synchrophasors, autonomous agent control of smart grids and microgrids, transfer capability of large-scale electric power grids, contingency screening of multiple branch or generator outages with respect to voltage collapse, nonlinear dynamics & bifurcation, and parallel simulation of power systems via message-passing techniques on distributed-memory computer clusters.

Mahesh Krishnamurthy
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: 
Transportation electrification (simulation, control, and analysis of hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydraulic-electric hybrid drivetrain components); design, control, and analysis of power electronics, electric machines and adjustable speed drive systems for automotive and renewable energy systems, design and implementation of power electronic and motor drive solutions for improving quality of life, numerical analysis of electromagnetic energy conversion in electric machines and other electromechanical transducers, and fault detection and just-in-time maintenance in power electronic converters and adjustable speed drives.

Zuyi Li
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associate Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
Expertise: 
Power systems, smart grid, renewable energy, with an emphasis on largescale optimization, economic and secure operation of electric power systems, market operation of electric power systems, energy efficiency and cyber security in smart grid, renewable energy integration, electric demand management of data centers, and power system protection.

Mohammad Shahidehpour
Distinguished Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Expertise: Electricity Innovation; Associate Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER)
Expertise: Power system operation and planning, microgrid design and operation, sustainable energy integration, stochastic optimization of electric power systems, electricity market design, infrastructure interdependency analyses, computational economics, and decision analyses.

John Shen
Grainger Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: Power electronics and power semiconductor device core technologies with emphasis on energy conversion and energy efficiency applications including smart grids and electricity infrastructures, renewable energy grid integration, high speed railway transportation, plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations, energy efficient data/telecom centers, zero-energy buildings, telecom and computer power supply, and high efficiency industrial drives.

Qing-Chang Zhong
Max McGraw Endowed Chair Professor of Energy and Power Engineering and Management
Expertise: Control/systems theory and power electronics, together with their applications in electrical engineering (renewable energy, distributed generation, microgrids, power systems, smart grids, electric drives, traction power systems for high-speed trains, marine power systems, aircraft power systems etc.), automotive engineering (engine control, hybrid electric vehicles, energy management etc.), chemical engineering (processes with dead time, continuous stirred tank reactors etc.), and mechanical engineering (mechatronics, UAVs, servo systems etc.).