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EPPEI faculties and students have also been presenting seminars for EPPEI students. An archive of theses seminars is provided below:

Spring 2013 seminars

Date

Presenter(s)

 

Title(s)

Jan 16

EPPEI Student Chapter

 

Kickoff meeting

 

 

 

Jan 23

D. Westerheim

 

Current technical & economic considerations of fuel cells & hydrogen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 30

Brian MacCleery

An improved methodology for model based design - new co-simulation tools create a bi-directional design flow for simulation and deployment of FPGA-based power electronics control systems

Feb 6

Prof. Joe Chow

Applications of Synchrophasor Data to Power System State Estimation and Control

Feb 13

J. Fuentes

Sollar in Texas: Current Landscape and Challenges ahead

Feb 20

P. Lobo

Enabling semiconductor solutions for smart grid

Feb 27

N. Farokhmia

Fast closed form solution of line to line voltage THD for multilevel inverters

March 1

Dr. Andy Xu Sun

Robust Optimization and Applications to Electric Energy Systems

March 13

Sandeep Hiremath,

Mathworks

March 20

No Seminar – Spring Break

March 27

Prof. Huang,

TAMU

April 3

Ramon Hernandez

Schlumberger

April 10

Dr. Edward Moses

Pathway to Strategic and Energy Security and Physics of the Cosmos

April 17

No Seminar

TAMU Smart Grid Workshop

April 24

Mr. Arjun Vijayakumar

Schlumberger

Archive of fall 2012 seminars schedule

Date

Presenter(s)

Title(s)

Sep. 5

EPPEI Student Chapter

Kickoff meeting

 

 

 

Sep. 12

Mr. Yingzhong Gu

High Performance Stochastic Large-scale Unit Commitment Package

 

 

 

Sep. 19

Dr. Gurunath Gurrala

Modern Nonlinear Power System Stability Controls vs. Conventional AVR+PSS

 

 

 

Sep. 26

Dr. Victor M. Zavala

Advances in Optimization and Applications to Energy Systems

 

 

 

Oct. 3

Dr. Pochen Chen

Analysis of Voltage Profile Problems Due to the Penetration of Distributed Generation in Low-Voltage Secondary Distribution Networks

 

 

 

Oct. 10

Dr. Wayne Galli

HVDC: Pathway to Americas Sustainable Future

 

 

 

Oct. 17

Mr. Bert Wank and

Mr. Arthur Morris

 From Power Fault Analysis to Prognostics

 

 

 

Oct. 31

Prof. Yu Ding

Data Analytics Methods for Wind Turbine Operations

 

Nov. 12

Dr. Kevin Ding

CenterPoint Energy Control Center Applications and Development

 

 

 

Nov. 14

Scott G. Minos

Smart Grid: Changing the Paradigm to Adress Chaleneges of Electrical Power Delivery

 

 

 

Nov. 21

Thanksgiving week- No seminar

 

 

 

 

Nov. 28

Daniel Viassolo

Bogdan Wiecek

 Control of Battery Storage for a Wind Farm

 

 

 

Archive of Spring 2011 seminars

Date

Presenter(s)

 

Title(s)

Jan. 26

Prof. Mehrdad Ehsani

 

Sustainable Engineering

 

 

 

 

Feb. 9

Mr. Mehran Mirjafari

 

Multi-objective design optimization of renewable energy system inverters using a descriptive language for the components

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 16

Mr. K. Ledoux and Mr. M. Rayner

 

Medium-voltage drives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 23

Ms. Mahshid Amirabadi

 

Partial resonant ac link converter

 

 

 

 

March 9

Mr. Salman Mashayekh

 

An integrated dynamic power management method for isolated power systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 23

Mr. Dan Wilkerson

 

Remarks by Dan Wilkerson

 

 

 

 

April 6

Mr. Hung-Ming Chou

 

A PC-Based Test Bed for NG IPS for ships in PSCADTM 

 

 

 

 

April 20

Mr. Glen Patton

 

Transmission System Relay Coordination Studies

Archive of Fall 2010 seminars

Date

Presenter(s)

Title(s)

Sep. 7

EPPEI

Planning meeting

 

 

 

Sep. 14

Mr. Salman Mashayekh

Security constrained power management system for the NG IPS ships

 

Mr. Yingzhong Gu

Look-ahead coordination of wind energy and electric vehicles: a market-based approach

 

 

 

 

Sep. 21

Ms. Divya Balakrishan

Capacitor-less VAR Compensator Based on Matrix Converter

 

Ms. Samantha Castillo

Predicting Capacitor Reliability in a Module-Integrated Photovoltaic Inverter Using Stress Factors from an Environmental Usage Model

 

 

 

 

Sep. 28

Canceled

 

 

 

 

Oct. 5

Dr. Judith Jeevarajan

Battery power needs for space applications

 

 

 

Oct. 13

Mr. Saeed Lotfifard

Automated fault location in smart distribution systems

 

 

 

Oct. 19

Canceled

 

 

 

 

Oct. 27

Prof. Ali Davoudi

Accurate and fast modeling and simulation frameworks for power electronics

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 2

Canceled

 

 

 

 

Nov. 10

Mr. Nicolas Frank

Magnetic gears

 

 

 

Nov. 17

Dr. Jian Chen

State Estimation in ERCOT

 

 

 

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving week- no seminar

 

 

 

 

Nov. 31

Canceled

 

 

 

 

Dec. 8

Last day of classes- no seminar

 

Archive of past seminars

Date

Presenter

 

Title

March 21, 2003

Dr. Houcine Zeroug

 

Synchronous motor drives performances under load commutation

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2003

Mr. Mirrasoul Mousavi

 

Experimental investigation of distribution transformer solid insulation

 

 

 

 

April 11, 2003

Mr. Shan Zhong

 

Implementation of two-stage state estimation for topology error identification

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2002

Mr. Nuthalapati Sarma

 

Distributed automation

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2002

Dr. Aydogan Ozdemir

 

Branch outage simulation for contingency studies

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2002

Mr. Slavko Vasilic

 

Neural-fuzzy pattern recognition algorithm for classifying the events in power system networks

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2002

Mr. Nirmal-Kumar Nair

 

Transaction-based voltage security margin allocations for deregulated electric markets

 

 

 

 

Oct 11, 2002

Mr. Nader Samaan

 

A new method for composite system annualized reliability indices based on genetic algorithms

 

 

 

 

Oct 18, 2002

Mr. Jiansheng Lei

 

Data exchange design and a textured state estimation algorithm for distributed multi-utility operations in electric power market

 

EPPEI is a member of PSerc. PSerc, which stands for "Power System Engineering Research Center", is an NSF industry/university cooperative research center. The following presentations are given by EPPEI faculty and students at the relevant meetings.

Title

 

Meeting

Date and Location

Smart Grid Task Force

 

IAB

Aug. 10-13, 2009, Breckenridge, CO

 

 

 

 

Risk Based Maintenance Scheduling of Circuit breakers Using Condition based Data

 

IAB

Dec. 4-5, 2008, College Station, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fault Location and Fault Visualization

 

IAB

May 2008, Ames, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Highlights of T&D Stem Activities (2000-2005)

 

IAB

June 1, 2006, Madison, WI

 

 

 

 

Enhanced Reliability of Power System Operation Using Advanced Algorithms and IEDs for On-line Monitoring

 

IAB

May 18-20, 2005, Wichita, KS

 

 

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Topics

 

IAB

May 18-20, 2005, Wichita, KS

 

 

 

 

Transient Testing of Protective Relays

 

IAB

Dec. 9, 2004, Berkeley, CA

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Topics

 

Stem

Dec. 13, 2002, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Update

 

IAB

Dec. 13, 2002, Atlanta, GA,

 

 

 

 

Panel on Information Technologies in Power Systems

 

IAB

Dec. 9, 2002, College Station, TX

 

 

 

 

Transmission and Distribution Research Stem

 

PSerc retreat

Aug. 15-18 2002, Mount Hood,

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Topics

 

Stem

May 29, 2002, Schenectady, NY

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Update

 

IAB

May 30, 2002, Schenectady, NY

 

 

 

 

T&D Technology Research Stem Proposed Activities

 

IAB

Dec. 7, 2001, College Station, TX

 

 

 

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