The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) invites applications from EPIC Associate Faculty members for Graduate Research Assistantships for the academic year 2017-18. Preference will be given to new, incoming PhD or MSc students. Multiple assistantships are available.
Four students (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) will be selected to attend the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany for a summer 2017 Study Abroad program. The duration of the study abroad program is eight-weeks, (exact dates will be determined by students and the Study Abroad Office, but will fall between May 17 - July 17, 2017).
Each selected student will receive a $3,500.00 travel award and $1,500 research stipend.
When the concept of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center was born, the Charlotte region was on the brink of being a major energy hub. Fast forward nine years and the region is home to more than 260 companies and 28,000 workers that are tied directly to the energy sector, and the region is the country’s new energy capital. EPIC has played a pivotal role in this designation by working closely with the energy industry in almost every aspect related to energy.
At the FEPPCON 2015 Power System Infrastructure Session, six papers were presented, and notes were taken by Marcelo L. Heldwein. The papers were:
“Introduction and Explanation of Format” by Johan H. Enslin, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center and University of North Carolina, Charlotte, United States
“Challenges for Developing the Integrated Grid” by Mark McGranaghan, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, United States
A Carolinas utility trade association is calling for fundamental changes in the industry.
The N.C. Utility of the Future Steering Team issued its report after two years of work saying it’s “time to evolve” to allow for such things as customers selling privately generated electricity to the grid.
The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiaitve rewards top electrical engineering students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada to encourage them to pursue a career in power & energy.
Advancements in almost every area of power generation are changing how we do things, from removing harmful pollutants from emissions streams to providing new ways of helping end users have choice in how they use electricity in their homes.
Dr. Johan Enslin, director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte, announced the 2016 student recipients of the Transatlantic Energy Research Experience (TE-REx) program. This year’s winners represents the Lee College of Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science, and Engineering Technology and Construction Management departments.
The recipients are:
Congratulations to EPIC's Dr. Yamilka Baez and Dr. Aba Ebong for their project "Stand-Alone Cost Effective PV Lighting" being accepted into the Charlotte Community Scholars (CCS) Program for summer 2016. CSS is designed to provide students with an immersive civic engagement experience that strengthens the academic mission of the university, advances the public good, and addresses critical community needs.