Michigan Tech Joins PSERC | Michigan Tech News

Michigan Technological College has joined the Electric power Devices Engineering Study
Center (PSERC) — a collaboration of university and industry users.

“We are very delighted to be users of PSERC, wherever our researchers can combine efforts
with other users to creatively handle critical worries in creating a modern day electric
electricity infrastructure,” said Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech’s College or university of Engineering. “Michigan Tech will be the 13th university in the partnership, and will carry a few
new industry companions into PSERC,” she included.

People companions are DTE, Buyers Energy and Hubbell. The full list of member universities is out there on the PSERC site.

“The all round goal of signing up for PSERC is to catalyze transdisciplinary investigate by teaming
up with other institutions and pertinent industry companions for countrywide grant competitors,”
claimed Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Michigan Tech. Ten will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC website director.

Began as a National Science Basis (NSF) Sector-College Cooperative Study
Center (IUCRC), PSERC commenced in 1996 and was initial led by Cornell professor Robert
J. Thomas, and then Vijay Vittal of Arizona State College. Nowadays PSERC is directed
by Kory W. Hedman, professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Arizona State

Head shot of Chee-Wooi Ten
Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Michigan
Tech, will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC website director.

PSERC member experience features power methods, utilized arithmetic, intricate methods,
computing, regulate principle, power electronics, operations investigate, nonlinear methods,
economics, industrial business and public plan. 

Michigan Tech provides substantially to the investigate collaborative, claimed Callahan, significantly
in critical places of power methods engineering, social sciences and, most importantly,
computing associated intensely in facts science and cybersecurity. Cross-disciplinary conversation
will be encouraged and predicted, for example, with the University’s Department of Applied Computing wherever Ten holds an affiliated faculty placement and wherever Hubbell is a member of the departmental
industrial advisory board.

Membership in PSERC will empower Michigan Tech to utilize for seed grants with each other with
other PSERC universities. Ten envisions Michigan Tech faculty users publishing seed
grant proposals on a yearly basis. “PSERC membership will empower Michigan Tech to go outside of
its conventional investigate boundaries,” he claimed. “Historically, power place investigate
at Michigan Tech focuses on the metering of electrical hundreds met by generation. We’ll
see much more opportunities that involve the intersection of new cross-disciplinary places.”

PSERC grants can also fund graduate student investigate, pointed out Callahan. “Any faculty
member at Michigan Tech can post proposals, but this is particularly fantastic information for
assistant professors and other new faculty users searching for to establish a investigate
method,” she claimed. “This aligns with our institutional Tech Forward initiatives and
College eyesight to grow to 10,000 pupils, particularly our graduate student populace.”

Customers of PSERC ordinarily meet in human being a few moments per yr with the PSERC  Industrial
Advisory Board (IAB). This meeting presents a frequent prospect to develop new and
effective partnerships among faculty and pupils from other PSERC universities as
well as with industrial companions.

“These conferences are unparalleled, a frequent prospect to meet and mingle with electricity
researchers from other PSERC institutions. We’ll be equipped to brainstorm and go over
probable collaborations,” claimed Ten. “I am also very delighted to work with Kory Hedman,
the new director of PSERC.”

“While we are now section of the PSERC ecosystem that makes it possible for us to post proposals,
the work has only just begun,” Ten concluded. “I am searching forward to working with
our PSERC users and creating value with Michigan Tech’s investigate strengths.”

Michigan Technological College is a public investigate university, property to much more than
7,000 pupils from fifty four nations around the world. Started in 1885, the College features much more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma programs in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, overall health professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a number of miles from Lake Remarkable.