Power and energy systems
Power and energy systems research emphasizes all aspects of electrical energy, innovation in energy generation and distribution, grid intelligence, renewable resources, electric transportation, and efficient devices and buildings. Research projects address machines and systems for the conversion, delivery, and use of energy in electrical form. The activity ranges from controls and reliability for large utility systems and microgrids to energy-harvesting devices for microsensors. Electrical energy continues to be the foundation of the modern economy. The growth of solar energy, wind energy, and other resources, combined with trends such as electric and hybrid vehicles and airplanes, will a have profound impact on global society.