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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Power and Energy Systems Laboratory

Personnel

Faculty

Peng Zhang
Francis L. Castleman Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Zhang’s departmental page
Dr. Zhang’s profile at Eversource Energy Center

Ph.D. Students

Lynn Ren. Topic: Resilient Microgrid through SDN
B.Sc. Shandong University; M.Sc. China Electric Power Research Institute

Taofeek Orekan. Topic: Smart Ocean Systems
B.Sc. Kennesaw State University

Yan Li. Topic: Networked Microgrids and Software-Defined Distribution Network
B.Sc. Tianjin University

Jason Philhower. Topic: Microgrids
B.Sc. University of Hartford; M.Sc. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Zefan Tang. Topic: Smart City and Smart Grid
B.Sc. Zhejiang University; M.Sc. UMich-Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute

Altan Unlu. Topic: Microgrids and Smart Distribution
B.Sc. University of Gaziantep; M.Sc. George Washington University

M.Sc. (Plan A) Student

Kunihiro Muto  
B.Sc. University of Connecticut

Heqiang Wang Topic: Modeling and Analysis of Smart Distribution and Microgrids 
B.Sc. University of Kentucky.

Senior design Teams 2017-2018

Wastewater Treatment Plant Microgrid
Kelly Higinbotham
Wyatt VanFossan
Christopher Angi
Emma Hughes
Sara Nelson
Kim Quach
Jordan Krueger
Energy Harvesting in Tactical/Battlefield Environments
Aidan Devin
Robert Lancia
Waleed Tellawi
Rich Fleisch
Underwater Wireless Power and Data Transfer
Jeffrey Santi
Alex Slossberg (Independent Design Lab)
Leyang Shen
Ruochen Xie
Utility Grid Enhancement for Deep Integration of Distributed Photovoltaic Power Generation
Marissa Simonelli
Martial Sawasawa
Christopher Gutierrez

Alumni

Sherwin Li, M.Sc., Senior Engineer at The Boeing Company
Hua Ye, Visiting Professor, Professor at Shandong University
Gengfeng Li,Visiting PhD, Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Yang Wang, Postdoc, Economic Transmission Planning Engineer, NiSource
Samuel J. Hake, Honors student, Engineer, Burns& McDonnel
Kelin Victoria Zúñiga Meneses, Visiting PhD, Universidad de La Laguana, Spain
Shu Wan, REU student and RA, Engineer, ISO-NE
Kendall Pitts, REU Student, Software Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Zhibing Zhao, M.Sc., RA, RPI
Haodong Hu, M.Sc., Engineer, Panasonic
Joe Boruch, M.Sc., Engineer, Pratt & Whitney
Hui Xue, Visiting Professor, Professor, China Agricultural University
Jian Zhang, Visiting PhD, Engineer, Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute
Jingjing Lu, Visiting PhD, RA, NCEPU

Derek McCormack
Alsandy Jacot
Joel Velez
Rahul Vachhani
Christine Ross
Nicholas White
Islam Bilalovski
Jeffrey Brennan
Peter McBride
Christopher Stella
Kyle Buckley
Frank Ludorf
Alex Slossberg
Justin Walters

Jingjing, Jian, Taofeek and Lingyu

Jingjing, Jian, Taofeek and Lingyu

Lingyu named GE Fellow.

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UConn’s first grid-tied PV system built by Dr. Zhang’s group.

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UConn ECE Department.

UConn ECE Department.