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

Homecoming for Our Alumni

Thu, November, 1 2018

Homecoming is always an exceptionally amazing time of year at Howard University – it is when our alumni come home. We welcomed our architecture and engineering alumni with a warm reception following Saturday’s homecoming football game. Read More >>

AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October, 17 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

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