Michigan Technological University has joined the Ability Techniques Engineering Investigation
Center (PSERC) — a collaboration of college and field customers.

“We are pretty pleased to be customers of PSERC, in which our scientists can mix initiatives
with other customers to creatively handle critical difficulties in making a modern day electrical
electrical power infrastructure,” said Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech’s School of
Engineering. “Michigan Tech will be the 13th college in the partnership, and will
convey 3 new field associates into PSERC,” she included.

All those associates are DTE, People Electricity and Hubbell Ability Techniques. The full listing
of member universities is offered on the PSERC web page.

“The all round goal of signing up for PSERC is to catalyze transdisciplinary investigate by teaming
up with other institutions and applicable field associates for nationwide grant level of competition,”
mentioned Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and personal computer engineering at
Michigan Tech. Ten will provide as Michigan Tech’s PSERC site director.

Started as a Countrywide Science Basis (NSF) Market-University Cooperative Investigation
Center (IUCRC), PSERC started in 1996 and was very first led by Cornell professor Robert
J. Thomas, and then Vijay Vittal of Arizona Point out University. Right now PSERC is directed
by Kory W. Hedman, professor of electrical and personal computer engineering at Arizona Point out

Head shot of Chee-Wooi Ten
Chee-Wooi Ten, affiliate professor of electrical and personal computer engineering at Michigan
Tech, will provide as Michigan Tech’s PSERC site director.

PSERC member experience features electrical power programs, utilized mathematics, sophisticated programs,
computing, control idea, electrical power electronics, operations investigate, nonlinear programs,
economics, industrial corporation and general public plan. 

Michigan Tech delivers substantially to the investigate collaborative, mentioned Callahan, particularly
in critical regions of electrical power programs engineering, social sciences and, most importantly,
computing included closely in data science and cybersecurity. 

Membership in PSERC will empower Michigan Tech to use for seed grants together with
other PSERC universities. Ten envisions Michigan Tech school customers publishing seed
grant proposals per year. “PSERC membership will empower Michigan Tech to go over and above
its standard investigate boundaries,” he mentioned. “Historically, electrical power location investigate
at Michigan Tech focuses on the metering of electrical masses achieved by technology. We’ll
see a lot more opportunities that require the intersection of new cross-disciplinary regions.”

PSERC grants can also fund graduate student investigate, mentioned Callahan. “Any school
member at Michigan Tech can post proposals, but this is specifically good information for
assistant professors and other new school customers seeking to create a investigate
plan,” she mentioned. “This aligns with our institutional Tech Forward initiatives and
University eyesight to grow to 10,000 college students, specifically our graduate student populace.”

Members of PSERC generally meet in particular person 3 occasions for each calendar year with the PSERC  Industrial
Advisory Board (IAB). This assembly delivers a common possibility to create new and
effective partnerships among the school and college students from other PSERC universities as
perfectly as with industrial associates.

“These meetings are unparalleled, a common possibility to meet and mingle with electrical power
scientists from other PSERC institutions. We’ll be capable to brainstorm and talk about
possible collaborations,” mentioned Ten. “I am also pretty pleased to perform with Kory Hedman,
the new director of PSERC.”

“While we are now aspect of the PSERC ecosystem that permits us to post proposals,
the perform has only just begun,” Ten concluded. “I am seeking ahead to functioning with
our PSERC customers and making benefit with Michigan Tech’s investigate strengths.”


Michigan Technological University is a general public investigate college, residence to a lot more than
7,000 college students from fifty four nations around the world. Started in 1885, the University features a lot more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma applications in science and technologies, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Outstanding.