UNC Charlotte is a public university with over 29,000 students in 77 bachelors, 61 masters, and 21 doctoral programs. The campus is located in the suburbs of one of the fastest growing U.S. cities and adjacent to a large research park. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. The William States Lee College of Engineering, located on the Charlotte Research Institute Campus, has paired with the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC), to create programs, courses and energy concentrations within multiple departments that enhance technical skills and engineering.The College of Engineering has over 3,000 students.
EPIC is a university-industry partnership that meets the education and research needs for a safe, reliable, and sustainable energy future. EPIC enhances the available technical workforce, advances technology, and facilitates strategic industry-university collaboration for the global energy industry while supporting the Carolinas' economic and energy security development. EPIC is well funded in terms of facilities, faculty, chaired positions, operations, energy focused laboratories, student scholarships, educational and research programs in the order of $100M. EPIC's main sponsors are the North Carolina State Government, Duke Energy, Siemens, AREVA, Westinghouse, URS, and others.
Current Positions At EPIC
Professor of Practice Power Electronics & Engineering
The purpose of this position is to guide day-to-day research operations in the Duke Energy Smart Grid Laboratory (DESGL). The position is expected to execute research tasks on various projects conducted in the DESGL and to guide and teach students on the use of the laboratory equipment, which includes real-time power grid simulators, power amplifiers, and various software simulation platforms.
The Professor of Practice (PoP) is expected to utilize the equipment and software in the DESGL to complete essential research tasks. The position is expected to work as a principle investigator (PI) or with various principle investigators (PIs) to help in designing and completing tasks for various research projects, including simulation studies and hardware-in-the-loop testing. Click here for more details.