Welcome to the Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems (LEEPS). LEEPS is a new power systems research group initiative within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, led by Dr Paul Moses. The group’s goal is to carry out cutting-edge research in the area of diagnostics, analysis and protection of electrical transmission and distribution systems, power components and electric machinery. The research applications target solutions across many industries such as the utility networks business, naval and marine shipbuilding communities, aerospace, and other sectors.
LEEPS employs a suite of tools for intense experimental and theoretical studies with close collaboration with industries nationwide. The lab will serve as a training ground for equipping undergraduate and graduate students with specialist skills in order to address the skills gap and support a sustainable workforce in power engineering industries within the State of Oklahoma and worldwide.
It is our endeavor to seek out strategic partnerships and address the technical needs of American industries through the training of highly qualified graduates and impart new knowledge and solutions to the field.
Core Beliefs and Values
The members of my research group will follow a set of core values and guiding principles governing everything we do:*
1. To instill within ourselves these qualities essential to professional excellence:
- Discipline: Being able to follow as well as to lead, knowing that we must master ourselves before we can master our task.
- Competence: There being no substitute for total preparation and complete dedication, for the community of researchers judging engineering and scientific advancement will not tolerate the careless or indifferent.
- Confidence: Believing in ourselves as well as others, knowing that we must master fear and hesitation before we can succeed.
- Responsibility: Realizing that it cannot be shifted to others, for it belongs to each of us; we must answer for what we do, or fail to do.
- Toughness: Taking a stand when we must; to try again, and again, even if it means following a more difficult path.
- Teamwork: Respecting and utilizing the abilities of others, realizing that we work toward the common goal of scientific and engineering advancement aiding modern life, for success depends upon the efforts of all.
- Vigilance: Always attentive to the risks of technical endeavours; never accepting success as a substitute for rigor in everything we do.
Honesty: To be completely transparent in all research results and findings published or presented including strengths and weaknesses.
- Integrity: To recognize right and wrong in all scientific endeavours, and admit to mistakes and failures so we can learn and move on, and rightly acknowledge the contributions of others in our work.
2. To always be aware that suddenly and unexpectedly we may find ourselves in a role where our performance has ultimate consequences.
3. To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in the trying we do not give it our best effort.
* Modified from Kranz, G., 2001. Failure is not an option: Mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond. Simon and Schuster.