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Michigan Technological University has joined the Electricity Devices Engineering Investigate Heart (PSERC) — a collaboration

Michigan Technological University has joined the Electricity Devices Engineering Investigate
Heart (PSERC) — a collaboration of university and field users.

“We are very happy to be users of PSERC, the place our scientists can mix endeavours
with other users to creatively deal with crucial challenges in building a modern day electric powered
energy infrastructure,” mentioned Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech’s College of
Engineering. “Michigan Tech will be the 13th university in the partnership, and will
deliver three new field partners into PSERC,” she added.

Individuals partners are DTE, Buyers Power and Hubbell Electricity Devices. The whole record
of member universities is obtainable on the PSERC website.

“The overall purpose of becoming a member of PSERC is to catalyze transdisciplinary research by teaming
up with other institutions and suitable field partners for nationwide grant levels of competition,”
claimed Chee-Wooi Ten, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at
Michigan Tech. Ten will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC site director.

Begun as a Countrywide Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Investigate
Heart (IUCRC), PSERC commenced in 1996 and was 1st led by Cornell professor Robert
J. Thomas, and then Vijay Vittal of Arizona State University. Now PSERC is directed
by Kory W. Hedman, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Arizona State

Head shot of Chee-Wooi Ten
Chee-Wooi Ten, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan
Tech, will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC site director.

PSERC member know-how incorporates electric power techniques, used mathematics, advanced techniques,
computing, management concept, electric power electronics, operations research, nonlinear techniques,
economics, industrial organization and community policy. 

Michigan Tech provides considerably to the research collaborative, claimed Callahan, particularly
in crucial regions of electric power techniques engineering, social sciences and, most importantly,
computing included closely in facts science and cybersecurity. 

Membership in PSERC will enable Michigan Tech to use for seed grants collectively with
other PSERC universities. Ten envisions Michigan Tech college users submitting seed
grant proposals yearly. “PSERC membership will enable Michigan Tech to go over and above
its traditional research boundaries,” he claimed. “Historically, electric power place research
at Michigan Tech focuses on the metering of electrical hundreds satisfied by technology. We’ll
see far more possibilities that require the intersection of new cross-disciplinary regions.”

PSERC grants can also fund graduate student research, famous Callahan. “Any college
member at Michigan Tech can submit proposals, but this is specifically very good news for
assistant professors and other new college users searching for to establish a research
method,” she claimed. “This aligns with our institutional Tech Forward initiatives and
University vision to expand to ten,000 students, specifically our graduate student populace.”

Associates of PSERC ordinarily meet in individual three moments for each year with the PSERC  Industrial
Advisory Board (IAB). This meeting offers a common possibility to build new and
successful partnerships between college and students from other PSERC universities as
very well as with industrial partners.

“These conferences are unparalleled, a common possibility to meet and mingle with energy
scientists from other PSERC institutions. We’ll be ready to brainstorm and explore
probable collaborations,” claimed Ten. “I am also very happy to function with Kory Hedman,
the new director of PSERC.”

“While we are now part of the PSERC ecosystem that makes it possible for us to submit proposals,
the function has only just begun,” Ten concluded. “I am hunting forward to functioning with
our PSERC users and building value with Michigan Tech’s research strengths.”


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