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CURENT’s 2020 Industry Conference and NSF/DOE Site Visit

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CURENT’s 9th Annual Industry Conference and NSF/DOE Site Visit was held Nov. 6-10. The Industry Conference was Friday, Nov. 6 and the Site Visit was Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10. The visit was held virtually. 

Industry Conference

The Industry Conference was from 10:30 to 17:30 on Friday, Nov. 6 and featured several speakers from the power and energy field: 

  • Dr. Danielle Merfeld, VP and CTO, GE Renewable Energy
  • Mr. Patrick Panciatici, Scientific Advisor, Réseau de Transport d' Electricité (RTE)
  • Dr. Wendy Zhang, Supervisor of Transmission Planning, PG&E
  • Dr. Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia
  • Dr. Isik Kizilyalli, Program Director, ARPA-E

Faculty Presentation

The Site Visit took place on Monday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 10 and featured overviews from the faculty thrust leaders and posters/presentations from the students.  

Dr. Kevin TomsovicCURENT Center Director, UTK - CURENT Overview

Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT Center Director, UTK Infrastructure and Sustainability

Dr. Yilu Liu, Deputy Director and Thrust Leader - Monitoring Thrust Overview

Dr. Ali Abur, NEU Campus Director and Thrust Leader Modeling & Estimation Thrust Overview

Dr. Joe Chow, RPI Campus Director and Thrust Leader Control Thrust Overview

Dr. Fred Wang, Technical Director and Thrust Leader Actuation Thrust Overview

Dr. Leon Tolbert, Thrust Leader - CURENT Engineered Systems Overview

Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT Center Director, UTK - Industry Collaboration and Innovation Program Overview

Dr. Daniel Costinett - Co-Director of Education - Culture of Inclusion and Diversity

Dr. Anne Skutnik - Education Coordinator - University and Pre-College Education

Student Posters

The posters below are grouped by their content. Posters will be online closer to the date. The content areas have been given the following abbreviations:

CT - Power System Control
CV - Power Converter Design and Control
DV - Power Electronic Devices and Components
ED - Education Posters
ET - Power Systems Estimation
LT - Large Scale Testbed
MT - Power System Monitoring
ME - Power System Modeling
TB - Hardware Testbed 

An agenda for the Industry Conference can be found here

An agenda for the NSF/DOE Site Visit can be found here