Power Systems and Power Electronics
Distributed Energy Conversion and Control, Electric Machines, Electric Vehicles (EVs), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Packaging and High Temperature Power Electronics, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), Power Quality and Active Power Filters, Power Systems Engineering and Economics, Motor Drives, Smart Grid Technologies
Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes
Center for Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Energy (Power Engineering Laboratory)
The Power Engineering Laboratory is known for its high quality research contributions in converters, control of drives, microprocessor control, and artificial intelligence-based control (expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural networks) of power electronic systems.
Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks
CURENT is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) jointly supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Led by UT, CURENT enjoys broad industry support from more than forty companies, including electric power utilities, manufacturers, consulting firms, and national laboratories including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. CURENT seeks fundamental breakthroughs needed to achieve a resilient power transmission network on a continental scale. A broad interdisciplinary program will benefit graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students with the goal to develop a new generation of energy leaders with diverse backgrounds and a global perspective.
Power Information Technology Laboratory
The Power IT Laboratory prepares graduate and undergraduate students for leadership roles in information technology applications in the power engineering industry. Our program trains our graduates to excel in their technical fields as well as the ability to develop and implement effective computer and network strategies to face new challenges in the deregulated power industry.
|Hua “Kevin” Bai
|Fangxing “Fran” Li
|Fei “Fred” Wang
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty