This technical session will focus on energy-related educational and research papers with topics falling under fluid mechanics, thermal systems, or CAD.
Panel session on an international collaborative course between the University of Pittsburgh and the Technical University of Denmark. This course featured three energy-based challenges which were developed in collaboration with Pitt, DTU, and six industry partners (3 in the US and 3 in Denmark). This panel will be a mix of faculty and students who participated in this collaborative international course over the summer of 2021. In this session, the faculty speakers will present this course, and field questions regarding the logistics and outcomes of such a course. In addition, the student speakers will present their experience and the impact that this course had on their academic careers.
For those interested in: Academia-Industry Connections, Advocacy and Policy, and Broadening Participation in Engineering and Engineering Technology
Dr. Kerestes is an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department and the director of the electrical engineering undergraduate program. His research is balanced between the classroom and the laboratory: engineering education, innovative stem curricula development, power distribution systems, artificial intelligence applications in power systems, mathematical modeling and simulation of physical systems, renewable energy technologies, and smart grid technology. Prior to his appointment as assistant professor in 2016, he was an adjunct professor in the Department of Electr ... (continued)
Theis Bo Harild Rasmussen received his PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2019. Prior to that, he also received his MSc (2016), and his BSc (2014) in electrical engineering with specialization on electric power systems, from the DTU. Theis has contributed to innovative research projects with DTU, focusing on distribution system management and integrated electricity and heating systems. In 2021, he completed his educational training in university teaching at DTU and currently holds a Post-Doctoral position at DTU. He focus his course d ... (continued)
Patrick Connor is a rising senior undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electric Power and earning a certificate in Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh. He works as an undergraduate teaching assistant in both the First-Year engineering and Electrical and Computer engineering departments. His current research interests include optimizing power systems using machine learning, distribution system simulation, and exploring energy policies meant to help modernize the grid.
Maiken Jakobsen is an undergraduate student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She was born in Rødovre, Denmark in 1999. She is currently pursuing the B.Sc. degree in sustainable energy design from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby. The line of study belongs to the department of electrical engineering. Her research interests are smart technology and improving sustainable energy technologies. She attended the course “Virtual exploration of sustainable & clean energy engineering solutions in Scandinavia and the U.S. 21”.
This technical session covers educational and research papers focused on solar power technologies.
An ECCD and OMED joint tour and dinner. This "dinner" session will be a virtual congregation of ECCD and OMED members who will get a chance to chat in breakout rooms. In addition there will be a "virtual" tour/demonstration of Eaton's Power Systems Experience Center.
Panelists in this session will discuss the challenges and opportunities to advance energy and environmental engineering education, especially in the midst of outbreaks, natural disasters, and other social and economic injustices. This session will cover the following aspects:
-Energy system innovation and education during epidemics and pandemics
-Impact of energy system innovation and education in the future in the midst of other misfortunes
-Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data in the energy and environmental systems
-Environmental issues in implementing innovative energy systems
-Envisioning resilient and sustainable energy systems for underrepresented communities
Dr. Gude is an associate professor of environmental engineering at Mississippi State University. Prof. Gude has published over 125 scholarly publications including 75 highly regarded discipline specific journals, 5 books, 35 peer-reviewed conference proceedings and 15 invited book chapters. Prof. Gude is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Mexico and a board certified environmental engineer (also known as "Diplomate of Environmental Engineering") by AAEES. Prof. Gude is the Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering and Water Environment Research Jour ... (continued)
Bala Maheswaran received his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental solid state Physics, and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He is currently a senior faculty at Northeastern University. He has contributed and authored about seventy publications consisting of original research and education related papers, and conference proceedings. He has over twenty-five years of experience in teaching at Northeastern University. He is the Chair of the Engineering Physics Division, ASEE, Chair-elect and executive board member, ASEE NE Section; the co-chair of TASME Conference (Technological ... (continued)
Tooran Emami is associate professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. Her research interests is in control systems and particularly are Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller design, robust control, time delay, compensator design for continuous-time and discrete-time systems, robust control of solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine, and analog or digital filter design.
Dr. Ramanitharan is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and the Chair of the Department of Water Resources Management, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. He is also the Associate Director of C. J. McLin International Center for Water Resources Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Ohio, Certified Professional Hydrologist, Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and Envision Sustainability Professional. His research interests include Transportation-related Air and Noise Pollution Modeling and Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy.
In this talk, Dr. Stefan Jockusch, Vice President of Strategy for Siemens PLM Software, will talk about how technology innovation is changing business, and the impact on society and education.
Dr. Stefan Jockusch is the Vice President of Services and Solutions Innovation at Philips. He has been driving innovative business models for over two decades. His passion is to apply new technology to help customers transform their businesses. After a number of R&D and business leadership roles in manufacturing businesses based in Germany and the US, he entered the technical software industry and have been privileged to work with some of the world’s most innovative companies, supporting them in their business transformation. Stefan holds a PhD summa cum laude in natural sciences from University of Bielefeld and a master’s degree in physics from the University of Göttingen.