Category: EPRC

ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

Keeping the power grid running efficiently and effectively is crucial to the continuation of our way of life. Since joining Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2019, Assistant Professor Hugo Villegas Pico has been conducting research aimed at improving the reliability of the power grid in order to prevent untimely … Continue reading ECpE assistant professor earns first research grant since joining ISU

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati

In the midst of a six-year career at General Electric (GE) working in research and development of low voltage switchgear, Alok Kumar Bharati felt it was time for a change. After already earning a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, as well as a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Alok Kumar Bharati

EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

After completing an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur and working as a project assistant for one-year at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, Vivek Kumar Singh began searching for opportunities to further his education.  This search eventually led him to Iowa State University in 2015. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Ph.D. candidate Vivek Kumar Singh

ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Each year, the Power & Energy Society (PES) recognizes one engineer worldwide to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. According to the PES website, the purpose of the award is to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under for “Outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical … Continue reading ECpE’s Zhaoyu Wang recognized with prestigious Outstanding Young Engineer Award

ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

  ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, research is on-going on how to ensure reliability of the power grid. With a secure power grid, people don’t have to worry so much about power failures and black-outs. This is … Continue reading ECpE’s David Jiles receives Fulbright scholarship for research in India

EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly

  EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly With a goal to solve the existing problems in the power systems world today, research assistant Fankun Bu in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is working on four different projects revolving around helping the nation’s power grid … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: RA Fankun Bu helps power grids run smoothly

EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid

  EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid For power grids around the world, stability and security are a necessity. Yanda Jiang, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University (ISU), is studying this exact topic in the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Yanda Jiang stabilizes the power grid

EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes

EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes In the ever-changing technological landscape society lives in today, it is hard to keep track of and understand all the new data. As technology changes, potential hackers have different opportunities to crash systems.  Burhan Hyder, a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Burhan Hyder prevents power grid crashes

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data From power engineering to computer science, Kaveh Dehghanpour, a postdoctoral research associate at Iowa State University since 2018 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working on a monumental project with the Department of Energy (DOE) to leverage data science and machine … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Kaveh Dehghanpour ensures safe and successful sensor data

EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang

  EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang An electrical engineer at heart, Qian Zhang is never one to stop at a simple answer, always asking why. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and automation from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Unstoppable Engineer, Qian Zhang

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun Cody Newlun, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University from Hastings, Nebraska, is a true innovator in the power world. With a degree in physics from Hastings College, Newlun has an expansive background on mechanics and motion. While … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott

Managing over 100 employees and two departments is no easy responsibility. But Iowa State University alum Brenda McDermott, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is driving new champions at her position as Director of Design and Construction at Xcel Energy in Minnesota, an investor-owned utility across ten states. McDermott has eight direct managers … Continue reading Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott

ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, powering communities around America. But small-scale distributed wind turbines also can power local communities. In the Department … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all

Anne Kimber is an innovator and leader of electric power and energy-related fields. As the Director of the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, her level of expertise is valuable and seemingly limitless. EPRC works to promote and expand electric power and energy-related research … Continue reading EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all