EPS is determined to break new grounds in research, education, and power distribution by bringing a wide-ranging approach into the way energy is produced and delivered. EPS lab is aspiring to bring clean, efficient, reliable, sustainable, and safe energy solutions to its clients.
Multiple efforts in the area of smart grid implementations are ongoing and there the benefits are measured by making the system more reliable, secure and sustainable. The benefits from smart grid implementation have many times maximally only linked with smart meters. However, smart grid is much more than applications that derive from advance metering infrastructure. To attain higher levels of reliability, security and sustainability more work to be done. To achieve higher levels of reliability, security and sustainability more research is ongoing/planned on the issues such as how the penetration of renewable mix onto grid affects the reliability of the grid, benefits of injecting power at right point, ruggedness of smart grid equipment under natural disasters, design and implementation of applications such as Vehicle to Grid, Micro distributed generations and low voltage PV Integration. For detailed information please click on ‘Projects’. Various initiatives are being researched, demonstrated and implemented at the EPS.
Mission Statement of EPS
“Bring interdisciplinary team of researchers, industry partners and community to address challenges in energy, power, environment and policy making; design & develop inventive solutions, to train next generation professionals with industry and state collaboration on education and research.”
Prospective Ph.D. Candidates
The Energy, Power & Sustainability (EPS) group is interested in hiring creative and innovative graduate students for Fall 2016 with focus on conducting high-end research in one or more of the following areas:
- Research in renewable resource integration into the smart grid
- Data mining and analysis involving predictive modeling
- Intuitive visualization model development using Java, Python-based programming (additional knowledge in web programming is an advantage)
Applicants must have a strong background in computer programming and analytical reasoning, and grit towards pursuing cutting-edge research culminating in effective engineering solutions and solid technical publications. Prospective candidates should send their CV to the Director, Dr. Arif Sarwat, at asarwat[at]fiu[dot]edu, by including their key research interests and academic credentials. Please check the Department of ECE’s requirements and list Dr. Sarwat as the potential advisor in their admission application.
For Further Information, Please Contact
DR. ARIF SARWAT
Director of the FIU-FPL Solar Research Power Plant
Energy, Power & Sustainability (EPS)