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Sustainable Energy and Power Systems Research Area at OSU

Area Profile

Faculty: 4

Postdoctoral Scholars: 1

Visiting Scholars: 5

PhD Students: 18

MS Students: 25

Courses Taught: 14  Undergrad/Grad. Courses

Research Expenditures: $2.0 million/year

Major research areas:

  • Sustainable energy and smart grid
  • Hardware-in-the-loop based smart grid test bed
  • Advanced circuitry and control for photovoltaic power plant
  • Machine design and control for wind generation
  • Dynamic islanding
  • Charging facility for Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Energy harvesting for automated transmission lines


Power Electronics

  • SiC/GaN based power circuit design
  • Multilevel inverters and selected harmonics elimination
  • Switching capacitors converters/inverters
  • High power density converters
  • Design optimization for vehicle applications


Electric Machine

  • Dual mechanical port machine for hybrid electric vehicles
  • Dual excitation brushless reluctance motor for wind power
  • Low voltage ride through for double fed induction machines


Power System and High Voltage

  • Dc arc detection in vehicle and dc distributions systems
  • Power system protection
  • Partial discharge at low atmosphere pressure


High Voltage Laboratory