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EECS Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Marissa E. Morales-Rodriguez

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Date(s) - 07/19/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Min Kao room 124


R&D Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm
Min Kao room 124


Multiparameter Outstation Agents Sensor Suite for Cyber-Physical Security of the Electrical Grid Security


The nation’s electrical system consists of both legacy and next generation technologies. With devices that may be 50 years old combined, in addition to the continuous penetration of Distributed Energy Resources and Internet of Things technologies, securing the Nation’s energy infrastructure from natural disasters as well as cyber-attacks is a big challenge. ORNL has developed a multiparameter outstation sensor suite for the remote monitoring of the electrical system. The sensor suite includes the monitoring of physical parameters related to the extended grid state, as well as built in cyber resilient features for sensors communication authentication using Ethereum based blockchain. During an event that could disrupt the energy delivery, the multiparameter outstation sensor suite can provide real time information on the health of the system.


Marissa E. Morales-Rodríguez (M’16) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and Ph.D degree in energy science and engineering with entrepreneurship track from the Bredesen Center for interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Morales-Rodríguez is a R&D scientist with 8+ years of experience working on multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to develop new sensing techniques with applications in the energy industry, environmental monitoring and homeland security. Her research focus is in the integration of additive manufacturing to develop low cost cyber sensors for energy delivery systems, technology development and commercialization. She is the author/coauthor of over 10 publications and 1 patent.

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