Center for Energy Systems and Control (CESaC)

About

CESaC is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at research and education in electric energy systems and control, power, environment, economics and energy markets sponsored by federal agencies, industry and national laboratories. CESaC has strived and excelled in bridging the African continent and America through research, education, and the outreach program, equipping pre-college and undergraduate students with essential tools and knowledge as they pursue higher education and venture into the energy industries. The center also provides assistance relating to several facets of the energy sectors including emerging technologies, renewable energy, human capacity building, and privatization.

Vision

Our vision is engaging in research and educational activities that energize society at a global level.

People

A team of dedicated faculty and students with diverse and multi-disciplinary expertise work in the center. The goal is to and build cross-disciplinary partnerships among engineering, economics, and other related disciplines that address socioeconomic and environmental issues, new teaching pedagogy and curricula to prepare the workforce of the future. More information on team members.

Research

CESaC works to develop interdisciplinary research and education programs in power, economics, and environmental systems. Some areas of concentration include smart grid and microgrid systems, design and development of protection and control for Approach Lighting Systems (ALS) Protection for Federal Aviation Systems, aerospace automation and power management, computational intelligence and applications, multi-agents for reliable electric-ship systems, real time voltage stability with PMU, renewable energy (DG), and planning, operation, protection and control of large power systems. More information on research.

Education

Consistent with the requirements of the Howard University Graduate School and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), our graduate program guidelines used by CESaC for students pursuing MS or Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Energy Systems and Control was developed. The guidelines reflect our multi-disciplinary approach of delivering a complete curriculum to our students. Our syllabi are modified to meet research needs and new materials are added via courseware development. More information on our degree programs.

Outreach

The Howard University Pre-College for Engineering Systems program (PCES), previously Energy Expert Systems Institute (EESI), is a six-week long summer outreach and residential program for high school students selected nationally and internationally. The change from EESI to PCES was to accommodate STEM topics such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, and fundamentals in electrical engineering and power systems. More information on PCES.

News

Ghasemi Wins the 2018 ASNE Student Paper Competition

Fri, July, 6 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Hamid Ghasemi wins first place in the 2018 student paper competition of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) for his research titled “Atomistic Insight into Anti-Corrosion Role of Graphene as a Coating in Metals: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach”. (Photo credit: ASNE)Read More >>

NSF Awards $1M Grant for CEA Cybersecurity Project

Wed, June, 27 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year grant of $1,000,000 to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor and Data Science and Cybersecurity Center Director Danda B. Rawat and Associate Dean Moses Garuba for their research project titled "Security Engineering for Resilient Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems". Read More >>

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