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POETS Director’s Company Hinetics Awarded $5.7M of the More than $10M to POETS Faculty to Develop Clean Energy Technologies

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Three out of the 68 research and development projects nationwide aimed at developing disruptive technologies to strengthen the U.S. advanced energy enterprise were awarded to POETS faculty, including Professor Kiruba Haran.Led by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, the OPEN 2021 program prioritizes funding high-impact, high-risk technologies that support novel approaches to clean […]

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ECEB Lobby Energy Display: 0-Net Energy, Learning about Energy Efficiency, and Solar Phone Charger Drawing

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The UIUC Student Sustainability Committee funded an energy display in the ECEB lobby to accomplish three goals. The first uses kiosks to teach students, faculty and campus visitors about energy use while presenting relatable and significant ways they can reduce energy-consumption patterns. The second is to show on a large screen energy being produced by […]

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Enough Power for EVs?

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“With the rush to move to all electric vehicles, have the electric power generation companies been consulted? With all of the coal fired power plants being phased out, and no new nuclear plants coming online, will wind and solar be able to pick up the load? Worst case is we are building another bottle-neck that […]

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ECE Researchers Part of $25 Million Grid-Integration Technology Consortium

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Illinois ECE Professor Alejandro Domínguez-García and Research Engineer Olaolu Ajala are part of a $25 million Department of Energy-funded consortium that is addressing the reliability challenges involved in integrating more solar and wind energy onto the nation’s electric grid.The Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverters (UNIFI) consortium brings together leading researchers from more than 40 university, […]

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Banerjee Named Fellow of Center for Advanced Study

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Professor Arijit Banerjee has been named Fellow of the Center or Advanced Study, providing one semester of release time for creative work during the 2022-23 school year. The announcement was made during the Board of Trustees Meeting on January 20, 2022. He plans to further his research on robots with a flexible spine.

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Haran Named Grainger CEME Endowed Director’s Chair and Director of POETS

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On March 2, 2022, Professor Kiruba Haran was invested as the Grainger Endowed Director’s Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, and on January 7, 2022, he was named new Director of the Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) in the Grainger College of Engineering.Professor Haran has taken over leadership of the Grainger Center […]

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IEEE Power Electronics Society Young Professionals Feature Webinars by Katherine Kim and Pradeep Shenoy

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Katherine A. Kim and Pradeep Shenoy, alumni advisees of Professor Krein, were sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), as promising young professionals, to give webinars this spring. Katherine’s title “Developing Online Educational Videos for a Global Audience” is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the move toward online education. She received her […]

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S’mores Solar Oven Demo and ECE Solar Panels

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Annabelle Epplin, the 2020 winner of The Grainger CEME Undergraduate Research and Leadership Award, and Joyce Mast, Coordinator for The Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, demonstrated making s’mores with a solar oven while discussing the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (ECEB)’s solar array. ECEB has about 950 solar panels producing about 275 kilowatts […]

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Carle Illinois Welcomes Haran and Oelze

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Eight faculty from The Grainger College of Engineering have joined Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Health Innovation Professor appointments, including Illinois ECE professors Kiruba Haran and Michael Oelze. The new faculty deliver on Carle Illinois’ strategy to leverage the University of Illinois’ exceptional faculty to serve as agents of change in medical education, innovation, […]

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Illinois ECE Graduate Student Wins Prestigious IEEE Awards

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llinois ECE graduate student Megan Culler, advisee of Professor Peter Sauer, recently won the 2019 IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award, recognizing IEEE members who volunteer to share their professional experiences with students and encourage active, lifelong IEEE membership. This award was established in 2011, but this is the first year that a […]

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