Program supports students with a CEME Undergraduate Research and
Leadership Award of $10,000 per academic year. Awardees work an
average of ten hours per week on research projects in CEME laboratories
during the academic year, successfully complete CEME-related courses,
and actively participate in a leadership role in a range of CEME
Professor Tom Overbye was elected to the NAE, one of the highest professional honors for an engineer, based on his work on visualization and analysis tools for power systems. His research focuses on power grid infracture, including visualizaing power system information, optimizing power distribution, integrating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into the power grid, and power grid cybersecurity. He developed the PowerWorld Simulator, computer software for power system analysis and visualiation.
China 2013-Team PKUI Peking University/University of Illinois
Peking University and the University of Illinois are working as a team to pursue innovative design methods and drawing on mutual strengths and expertise. The PKU+UIUC 2013 Solar Decathlon China entry seeks to meet the Chinese market’s need for a refuge from overcrowded cities and to turn that desire into a generative living cycle. Drawing from China’s rich architectural roots and current leadership in technology the home is designed with history and progress at its core.
Power and Energy Wiki Site
Research Projects by Area
Grainger CEME Undergrad research - One of the nation's largest endowed research programs
Twenty-eight undergrads worked in the Grainger labs during the fall 2012 semester. Teaming up with grad students and faculty, they acquired hands-on lab and research experience gaining knowledge, self-confidence, and motivation to spark their own creativity. They were supported through research grants and various programs, including the CEME Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program, PURE – Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering, Senior thesis (ECE 496/ECE 499), ISUR – Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program, independent study, and Engineering Open House.
The CEME has supported undergrads working for individual grad students and as members of large student teams since its founding in 1999. Check out the ongoing history of CEME undergrad research support in Highlights from 2010-2011.
2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drive Conference - May 12-15, 2013 to be held at the Westin O'Hare, Chicago (Rosemont), IL
The IEEE IEMDC, presented every two years, provides an international forum for sharing original ideas and developments in design, operation, analysis, application, and optimization for electric machinery and drive systems and their components. IEMDC'13 features tutorial short courses and a student design competition - There is still time to submit a one-page description by April 1st! Five plenary speakers: Charles Sullivan, Emil Levi, Heinz Lendenmann, Silverio Bolognani, and Dave Fulton will highlight various aspects of electric machines and drives, as well as renewable and alternative energy aplications.
Papers on 25 session topics will be presented in five different tracks, including electric vehicles, drive trains for wind applications, switched reluctance motor drives,thermal modeling of machines.drives, and machine topologies.
Register and reserve your hotel room before April 12 to receive the best prices.
Professor Philip Krein, Grainger Endowed Director's Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the General Chair of IEEE IEMDC'13.
PECI program brocure from conference held February 22-23. 2013
Watch for presented papers available through IEEE Xplore by May 2013.
Fig 14. Khristina Weaver (from ECE 431
- Electric Machines research.
The Grainger CEME has a new class, ECE 431 – Electric Machines a model power system, and a New Textbook in Electromechanics.