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Summer Research Experiences in Power and Energy Systems for Smart Cities

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Ritchie School Communications Team


Dr. David Gao as the PI and Dr. Amin Khodaei as the Co-PI are working on a NSF funded project, entitled “REU Site: Summer Research Experiences in Power and Energy Systems for Smart Cities”.

Thanks to the support from the National Science Foundation, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Denver (DU) is hosting a cohort of 10 REU students for Summer 2018. The diverse group of students come from a variety of engineering schools across the nation.

The aim of this REU Site is to advance research training for talented undergraduate students in the area of Smart Cities with a focus on electricity infrastructure. The REU students will improve their research skills while working on cutting-edge research in the design of future electric power grids under the guidance of dedicated research mentors. Our cohort of REU students will be trained to excel as the next generation of engineers and leaders in the energy sector.

Our REU projects are defined based on the three pillars of a Smart City, i.e., enhanced livability, enhanced workability, and enhanced sustainability. The selected research topic areas include: Transportation Electrification, Power System Resiliency, Energy Economy, Community Microgrids, Data Analytics, and Renewable Energy.

Visit to learn about the students in the 2018 cohort and follow their progress over the summer.