Archive for Energy

Ahad Esmaeilian, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2015 ConocoPhillips Graduate Fellowship. The Texas A&M Energy Institute awards the fellowship, which is funded through ConocoPhillips, to recognize outstandi…


Vishal Patel, a graduate student researcher in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, and other experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories gathered via webinar to answer questions about the forms of energy used in the "Star Wars" universe. P…


Connor Aimone, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won best thesis in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) category for the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Aimone, who is minoring i…


To discuss challenges in evaluating smart grid solutions including metrics, testing, certification, modeling and simulation, and testbeds, the third Smart Grid Workshop organized by the Smart Grid Center (SGC) was held on April 21. The workshop included invited talks by Kenneth Mercado (senior v…


Dr. B. Don Russell, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named chair of the committee on membership of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Russell will be responsible for the election of …


Dr. John E. Kelly, deputy assistant secretary for nuclear reactor technologies in the U.S. Department of Energy, will be giving a seminar on April 13.


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid center (SGC) will host the third Smart Grid Workshop at the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on April 21, 2015. The previous workshops were attended by more than 150 professionals, faculty and students, as well as …


Two Ph.D. students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University were named exceptional reviewer for prestigious journals in the power engineering field. Po-Chen Chen (above left) was named exceptional reviewer for the journal of IEEE Transactions on Power …


Dr. Robert S. Balog, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected Member-at-Large of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS) Administrative Committee. As Member-at-…


The IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Scholar Award was presented to Texas A&M University undergraduates, Brian Pabst, Benjamin Jack and Lindsey Miller, all majoring in electrical engineering.  These students are recognized for their high GPAs with distinct extracurricular activiti…


Dr. Le Xie, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of the keynote speakers at the International Workshop on Today's Research for Tomorrow's Grid on Oct. 15-16. The workshop was organized by Tsinghua University in Beijing…


Dr. B. Don Russell, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Distinguished Member by the Council of Large Electric Power Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting of the United States Com…


Dr. Hamid Toliyat, Raytheon Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nikola Tesla Award. The Nikola Tesla Award is given for outstanding contributions to the gene…


The final 2014-2015 Energy Institute Fellowships were recently announced, a selection of 10 students out of over 60 applications from 20 departments and several colleges, including the Texas A&M School of Law.  Among those 10 was Bradley Beeny of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, for his r…


Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of six principal investigators at Texas A&M University who was awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants by Texas A&M and Brazilian Universities. The awards come fr…