Strengthening power system dynamics (SPEED) for increased renewable energy

Dr. Hector Pulgar-Painemal
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
                   
Hector Pulgar-Painemal was born in Los Angeles, Chile. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Concepcion, Chile, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2010. He held academic positions at the Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Chile, from 2001 to 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Center for ultra-wide-area resilient electric energy transmission network (CURENT) and a Fulbright Fellow. His main research areas are power system dynamics, energy storage systems and renewable generation.
Boxin Xu was born in Lanzhou, Gansu, China. He received the B.S. degree from the Qingdao University, China in 2017 and M.S. degree from Illinios Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2019. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. His research area includes power system dynamics, stability and control, energy storage and renewable energy.
Chris Briere received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, USA in 2010. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. His research has been focused in the area of distributed control systems and is currently looking into applying this work to the area of power systems. Chris is being advised by both Dr. Djouadi and Dr. Pulgar.

Former graduate students

Horacio Silva, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2019. Ph.D. Dissertation: Energy-driven analysis of electronically-interfaced resources for improving power system dynamic performance. File: Slides
Yajun Wang, obtained her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2019. Ph.D. Dissertation: Modern power system dynamic performance improvement through big data analysis. File: Slides
Michael Breuhl, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
Jonathan Devadason, obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2018.

Current and former undergraduate students

Amelia Hawkins, Tennessee Technological University, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2020.
Jason Morrell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Fall 2019 & Spring 2020.
Eric Cruz, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2019.
Rocco Febbo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Spring-Fall 2019 & Spring 2020.
Matthew Whitehead, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Summer 2019.
Joseph Hishmeh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Spring 2019.
Caleb Dillingham, Western Kentucky University, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2018.
Paxton Wills, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, CURENT REU Program, Spring 2018.
Katrina Eccles, Tennessee Technological University, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2017.
Elena van Hove, Purdue University, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2017.
Jessica Wert, Smith College, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2016.
Tatianne Da Silva, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2016.
James Hunter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Fall 2016.
Michael Breuhl, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, CURENT REU Program, Summer 2016.
Molly Tague, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Spring 2016.
Mahmoud Qasim-Agha, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Spring 2016.

 

 

 


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