Control Seminar

Future Electric Power Systems

Mariesa ÇrowProfessor and Director of Energy Research and Development CenterUniversity of Missouri, Rolla

This talk will highlight the role of electricity in the upcoming decade and some of the challenges associated with integrating renewable energy resources, energy storage, and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the electric power network.

Professor Crow has been a member of the UMR faculty since 1991, Crow is also a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UMR School of Engineering. She is known in the research community for her work in the applications of energy storage, including batteries, superconducting magnetic energy storage, and supercapacitors into the bulk power transmission system. Prior to her October 2003 appointment as transition dean, Crow served as the School of Engineering's associate dean of research and graduate affairs. Crow has received several teaching and faculty excellence awards from UMR, and also received the National Science Foundation's Research Initiation Award in 1991 and Young Investigator Award in 1992. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is active in several IEEE committees and working groups. She also is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. In 1997, she received the IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award and the ASEE Outstanding New Faculty Award. In 2000, she received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. Professor Crow holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Sponsored by

Eaton, Ford, GM, Toyota, Whirlpool and the MathWorks