At least 300 guests packed EPIC Tuesday evening to see the award-winning documentary SWITCH, a cutting-edge look at today's most pressing energy challenges. Photos of the evening show panelists, visitors and students engaged with this most thought-provoking evening!
Celebrating its new home in EPIC's showcase energy incubator space, the UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon 2013 Team launched "Urban Eden" with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, February 8 in EPIC's high-bay laboratory. Adding to the excitement was the team's announcement that Duke Energy and Ingersoll Rand have joined EPIC and other backers in supporting the $1M effort to design, construct and transport the unique solar-powered house, affectionately known as Urban Ede
Thanks to EPIC Director Johan Enslin, UNC Charlotte boasts not one but two faculty members recognized in 2012 as Fellows by the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Enslin joined Dr. Jing Xiao, professor of Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics in earning recognition from their peers and IEEE for contributions made in their respective fields.
Staggering losses in the construction industry due to ineffective, if not inaccurate, information exchange could soon be reduced significantly, according to EPIC Associate Hyunjoo Kim. In his EPIC Seminar presentation on February 5, Kim showed how transformational advances in technology converge in an emerging field known as building information modeling, or BIM.
Wind power systems have been in the market through cycles of exponential growth and equally dramatic decline. In his presentation on January 29, EPIC Associate Madhav Manjrekar provided a comprehensive look at the global boom in the wind power industry – and why some observers believe expectations may deflate at a quick clip for players in this sector.
EPIC Associate Director David Young, right, opens the conversation about the mission of EPIC with Representative Mel Watt (D-12), center, as UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois, left, stands by during the group's stop in the Smart Grid laboratory. Rep. Watt visited on Tuesday, January 29, talking with students, teachers and administrators to learn more about how EPIC is helping the engineering students build their energy credentials before they enter the work world.
Blackouts affecting millions of people are on the rise across the globe, but according to EPIC Associate Dr. Badrul Chowdhury, efforts to prepare for these highly disruptive events frequently miss the mark. In a January 15 seminar, Dr. Chowdhury explored the challenges of assessing the true causes of blackouts.
EPIC has announced a call for nominations from EPIC Associates to award eight research assistantships to undergraduate students who are securing an energy/pwer concentration or energy-related course work, or plan to. EPIC Associates may submit their nominations until 5:00 PM Monday, February 4. The nomination form is available here.
John Daniels, interim chair and associate professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will co-present a webinar sponsored by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation titled "Coal Ash Management and Regulations." An expert in geoenvironmental engineering, Daniels will discuss methods for evaluating coal ash in the context of a fluid regulatory environment. Chris Hardin, P.E., practice leader for coal combustion with firm of Haley