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Spring 2013-2014
ELE 547C / EGR 547C   No Audit

Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics - Contemporary Challenges in Electric Power

Jay B. Benziger
Yiguang Ju
Warren B. Powell
Daniel Artemus Steingart
Sigurd Wagner

The goal of this readings-and-presentations course is to introduce students to recent and anticipated technical developments in the electric power industry. Increasing electrification of advanced economies, network coordination over ever larger geographic areas, power generation by distributed wind and photovoltaics, lack of broadly usable electricity storage, and electrification of automotive transportation are posing many new challenges to the generation, transmission, distribution, and use of electric power. Lecturers and students present specific topics. Students choose topics on their own or from the syllabus.

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
The course is organized by Prof. Sigurd Wagner (ELE). Profs. Warren B. Powell (ORF), Dan A. Steingart (MAE/ACEE), Yiguang Ju (MAE), and Wagner gives the initial lectures. Students follow with their own presentations based on readings. Prof. Wagner helps with search for information, preparation of Powerpoint presentations and documentation, and practice talks. Class hours are adjusted to meet student schedules.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42694 L01 07:30:00 pm - 09:00:00 pm M T   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:12 Limit:30