Michigan Tech Joins PSERC | Michigan Technological University News

Michigan Technological University has joined the Power Methods Engineering Study
Heart (PSERC) — a collaboration of university and field customers.

“We are really happy to be customers of PSERC, in which our researchers can blend attempts
with other customers to creatively address important troubles in generating a modern-day electric powered
energy infrastructure,” stated Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech’s Higher education of
Engineering. “Michigan Tech will be the 13th university in the partnership, and will
bring 3 new field partners into PSERC,” she added.

People partners are DTE, People Electrical power and Hubbell Power Methods. The complete list
of member universities is out there on the PSERC web-site.

“The total purpose of joining PSERC is to catalyze transdisciplinary study by teaming
up with other institutions and pertinent field partners for national grant competition,”
explained Chee-Wooi Ten, associate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at
Michigan Tech. Ten will provide as Michigan Tech’s PSERC internet site director.

Started as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Sector-University Cooperative Study
Heart (IUCRC), PSERC commenced in 1996 and was 1st led by Cornell professor Robert
J. Thomas, and then Vijay Vittal of Arizona Condition University. Currently PSERC is directed
by Kory W. Hedman, professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Arizona Condition

Head shot of Chee-Wooi Ten
Chee-Wooi Ten, associate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Michigan
Tech, will provide as Michigan Tech’s PSERC internet site director.

PSERC member experience consists of electricity methods, used arithmetic, complicated methods,
computing, regulate theory, electricity electronics, operations study, nonlinear methods,
economics, industrial corporation and general public policy. 

Michigan Tech delivers significantly to the study collaborative, explained Callahan, especially
in important regions of electricity methods engineering, social sciences and, most importantly,
computing associated intensely in knowledge science and cybersecurity. 

Membership in PSERC will empower Michigan Tech to use for seed grants with each other with
other PSERC universities. Ten envisions Michigan Tech school customers distributing seed
grant proposals on a yearly basis. “PSERC membership will empower Michigan Tech to go further than
its classic study boundaries,” he explained. “Historically, electricity region study
at Michigan Tech focuses on the metering of electrical hundreds achieved by technology. We’ll
see a lot more possibilities that involve the intersection of new cross-disciplinary regions.”

PSERC grants can also fund graduate university student study, observed Callahan. “Any school
member at Michigan Tech can post proposals, but this is specially fantastic news for
assistant professors and other new school customers looking for to build a study
application,” she explained. “This aligns with our institutional Tech Forward initiatives and
University eyesight to expand to ten,000 pupils, specially our graduate university student population.”

Customers of PSERC generally meet in person 3 occasions for every yr with the PSERC  Industrial
Advisory Board (IAB). This meeting presents a normal option to build new and
successful partnerships among the school and pupils from other PSERC universities as
nicely as with industrial partners.

“These meetings are unparalleled, a normal option to meet and mingle with energy
researchers from other PSERC institutions. We’ll be capable to brainstorm and explore
possible collaborations,” explained Ten. “I am also really happy to perform with Kory Hedman,
the new director of PSERC.”

“While we are now element of the PSERC ecosystem that enables us to post proposals,
the perform has only just started,” Ten concluded. “I am wanting ahead to performing with
our PSERC customers and generating price with Michigan Tech’s study strengths.”


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