News by Faculty
WXYZ: June 15, 2022
Agency warns of power grid failures; DTE says it has ‘enough electricity’ in MichiganProf. Ian Hiskens comments on this story about potential energy grid disruptions this summer in Michigan during severe heat waves.
Detroit Free Press: June 13, 2022
It won’t be easy for DTE Energy to retire huge, coal-fired Monroe power plantProf. Ian Hiskens is interviewed in this feature by the Detroit Free Press.
Three members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2021 Rising Stars in EECS WorkshopPhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
Sijia Geng receives Barbour Scholarship to further her research in renewable energy systems
Sijia is working to ensure the safety, stability and cost effectiveness of future power systems that are dominated by renewable resources, through fundamental studies of system operation.
Optimizing energyPostdoc Fellow Shunbo Lei, who works to improve the efficiency and function of the power grid, was honored by the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Ian Hiskens receives MA Sargent Medal for a career of excellence in electrical engineeringIan Hiskens, Vennema Professor of Engineering, is a renowned expert in power system dynamics with a special focus on renewable energy and the grid.
The Washington Post: November 7, 2019
Elon Musk says he has the solution for California’s fire-related blackouts. It starts at $15,000.Prof. Ian Hiskens comments on using rooftop-mounted solar and battery storage as a way to achieve energy independence.
The Washington Post: October 30, 2019
PG&E’s role in Sonoma fire questioned as power outage frustrations growProf. Ian Hiskens serves as an expert-commentator in a Washington Post story about the potential role Pacific Gas & Electric equipment played in the wildfires ravaging Northern California.
Md Salman Nazir works to improve the power grid and research papers
EECS-ECE PhD student Md Salman Nazir is recognized by the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for his outstanding reviews of recent papers. He works at the Michigan Power and Energy Lab.
New research for the future of sustainable power and energyTake a look at some of the exciting new projects that will help define the next evolution of sustainable power and energy.
How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid
In an approach that won’t disrupt consumers, researchers will tackle two of the biggest issues in the energy industry.
Sijia Geng awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
A PhD student in electrical engineering, Geng researches trajectory sensitivity and renewable energy in microgrids.
Game theory for electric vehicle charging
Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries
How a building’s thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources.
The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity?
Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical
The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.
Students take a field trip to a wind farm
“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”
Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow
Molzhan’s primary concern is responding to society’s need for constant and reliable electrical energy.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Modernizing the nation’s electric grid for alternative energy
“We are proposing an integrated solution that will combine the construction of well-positioned storage facilities that will route excess energy to where it needs to be.”
Prof. Hiskens receives stim money for wind energy
The grant is to be used to develop new techniques for assessing the impact of wind generation on power system voltage control and transient stability.
Prof. Ian Hiskens named Vennema Professor
This professorship recognizes Hiskens’ excellent teaching, service, and research in the area of nonlinear (hybrid) systems.