June 21, 2021


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Michigan Tech Joins PSERC | Michigan Technological University News

Michigan Technological University has joined the Ability Techniques Engineering Investigation
Heart (PSERC) — a collaboration of college and sector associates.

“We are extremely delighted to be associates of PSERC, where by our researchers can incorporate efforts
with other associates to creatively address key worries in building a modern day electric
electricity infrastructure,” mentioned Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech’s Faculty of
Engineering. “Michigan Tech will be the 13th college in the partnership, and will
deliver 3 new sector associates into PSERC,” she included.

These associates are DTE, Consumers Vitality and Hubbell Ability Techniques. The total list
of member universities is offered on the PSERC web page.

“The general objective of signing up for PSERC is to catalyze transdisciplinary investigate by teaming
up with other establishments and relevant sector associates for national grant competitors,”
said Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at
Michigan Tech. Ten will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC web site director.

Started out as a Nationwide Science Foundation (NSF) Field-University Cooperative Investigation
Heart (IUCRC), PSERC began in 1996 and was very first led by Cornell professor Robert
J. Thomas, and then Vijay Vittal of Arizona Condition University. These days PSERC is directed
by Kory W. Hedman, professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Arizona Condition

Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and computer system engineering at Michigan
Tech, will serve as Michigan Tech’s PSERC web site director.

PSERC member knowledge incorporates electrical power techniques, applied mathematics, complex techniques,
computing, manage concept, electrical power electronics, functions investigate, nonlinear techniques,
economics, industrial corporation and public policy. 

Michigan Tech delivers a great deal to the investigate collaborative, said Callahan, particularly
in key regions of electrical power techniques engineering, social sciences and, most importantly,
computing involved closely in info science and cybersecurity. 

Membership in PSERC will help Michigan Tech to use for seed grants alongside one another with
other PSERC universities. Ten envisions Michigan Tech college associates submitting seed
grant proposals per year. “PSERC membership will help Michigan Tech to go past
its standard investigate boundaries,” he said. “Historically, electrical power location investigate
at Michigan Tech focuses on the metering of electrical masses met by generation. We’ll
see much more prospects that contain the intersection of new cross-disciplinary regions.”

PSERC grants can also fund graduate pupil investigate, mentioned Callahan. “Any college
member at Michigan Tech can post proposals, but this is in particular great information for
assistant professors and other new college associates looking for to build a investigate
method,” she said. “This aligns with our institutional Tech Ahead initiatives and
University vision to grow to ten,000 pupils, in particular our graduate pupil populace.”

Associates of PSERC ordinarily meet in particular person 3 occasions for each 12 months with the PSERC  Industrial
Advisory Board (IAB). This assembly offers a typical chance to develop new and
successful partnerships amongst college and pupils from other PSERC universities as
very well as with industrial associates.

“These conferences are unparalleled, a typical chance to meet and mingle with electricity
researchers from other PSERC establishments. We’ll be ready to brainstorm and talk about
possible collaborations,” said Ten. “I am also extremely delighted to do the job with Kory Hedman,
the new director of PSERC.”

“While we are now portion of the PSERC ecosystem that will allow us to post proposals,
the do the job has only just begun,” Ten concluded. “I am searching forward to performing with
our PSERC associates and building worth with Michigan Tech’s investigate strengths.”


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