Energy Transmission and Distribution
At the Energy Institute, researchers are engaged in high-profile high-impact sponsored research in the area of Smart Grid and the next generation electricity infrastructure. Research endeavors focus on: distribution system energy management systems; electricity grid modernization in developing economies; microgrids for civilian, military, and disaster recovery domains; renewable energy and technologies integration to grid; and resource allocation and utilization.
- Dan Zimmerle: Senior Research Associate and Director of METEC
- Dr. James Cale: Associate Professor, Systems and Electrical & Computer Engineering Depts.
- Jerry Duggan: Lab Manager at CSU’s Smart Village Microgrid Lab at the Energy Institute
- Dr. Thomas H. Bradley: Associate Professor, Department of Systems Engineering
- Dr. James Cale: Associate Professor in Systems Engineering
Thermal systems focus on how heat can be used, stored, transferred and converted into energy. These systems play a role in our everyday lives and are part of why appliances like hot water heaters, air conditioners, and refrigerators work. Larger systems like rocket engines and power plants also employ thermal systems to convert heat into useful energy. From cookstoves in India to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, understanding thermal systems is critical to our modern world.
At the Energy Institute, our experts at our Interdisciplinary Thermal Science Lab are working to improve upon the efficiency of thermal systems by capturing and excess waste heat and converting it into cooling.
Generation / Production
Transmission / Distribution
Techo Economic Analysis
Developing World Access
Innovation / Entrepreneurship