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EPIC is a busy place! With the wide-range of work going on at EPIC, there is frequently news from our Associates about the important projects in which they are involved. And as a resource for information about innovations, trends and updates related to energy, EPIC hosts both a Fall and Spring Seminar Series with speakers who are experts in the energy field. Check back often to learn more about EPIC’s ongoing activities and other news from our center and our industry partners.

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EPIC's Transportation Energy Cluster Researchers Usher in New Chapter of Rail History

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A new chapter of passenger locomotive propulsion opened at the N.C. Transportation Museum this past April. Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering met with industry experts and museum staff to discuss an innovative battery-powered engine.

Lee College of Engineering Energy Leaders Recognized

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Charlotte Business Journal and E4 Carolinas recognized one Lee College of Engineering alumna and one faculty member as energy leaders in the Charlotte region at the eighth annual Energy Inc. Summit and Leadership Awards.

Mechanical Engineering alumna Hannah Arrington (’07) was recognized as an Emerging Energy Leader. Systems Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Tao Hong was recognized as an Outstanding Energy Educator.

Class of May 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The William States Lee College of Engineering graduated its Class of May 2017, over the weekend of May 13th. Ceremonies started with the Order of the Engineering on Friday, followed by commencement and the final celebration reception on Saturday. Photos of the weekend are here.

UTC Foundation Grant to EPIC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UTC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), presented its first grant to the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The contribution was given at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 10thduring the UTC Telecom & Technology conference in Charlotte.

EPIC's Tao Hong receives Education Leadership Award

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Tao Hong

Congratulations to EPIC's Tao Hong as recipient of the Education Leadership Award by the Charlotte Business Journal  and E4 Carolinas at the Charlotte Energy Leadership Awards! Dr. Hong is an Associate Professor in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, and director of EPIC's  BigDEAL - Big Data Energy Analytics Lab.

Spring 2017 Senior Design Expo

Monday, May 8, 2017

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its spring semester Senior Design Expo on May 4, 2017. Fifty-six teams presented their completed two-semester projects, and 26 teams presented their first-semester design-concept posters. A photo gallery of the Expo is here.

Eric Reichard Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus

Friday, May 5, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association recently recognized eight individuals as part of Alumniner Weekend, including Lee College of Engineering alumnus Eric Reichard as a winner of the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Lee College of Engineering Part of New Intelligent Vehicle Project

Friday, April 28, 2017

As part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) project, the Lee College of Engineering will be participating in a multi-institution team to create intelligent vehicle networks that reduce the fuel used by trucks and other heavy vehicles by up to 20 percent.