Daniel Glover – Currently working towards a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Paul Moses. His research interests are in distributed renewable energy resources, high solar grid penetration studies, power systems optimization, and deep learning techniques for power systems planning. Daniel is a National Intel Scholar, member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu OU Honor Society for Electrical Engineering. At the Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems, he is working as a graduate research assistant on grid capacity hosting for photovoltaics, optimization for future PV planning and the effects of high PV integration on various networks. He is heavily involved in developing a state-of-the-art renewable energy testbed.
I am a senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and planning to graduate in May 2021. After completing a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates on the theme of solar cells at the University of Alabama in 2018, I found my passion for semiconductor electronics and renewable energies. Since then, I expanded my knowledge on the generation and transmission of electricity thanks to my internships in utility-related industries. On campus, I am serving as an officer for the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Aditya Sharma – I am pursuing a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and my area of interest is Instrumentation, Automation and Control. I have been a part of numerous multidisciplinary engineering projects throughout my bachelor’s and master’s studies and most recently was a member of the team that represented OU at Drillbotics 2018 international competition and won second place.
Currently I am working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems under the supervision of Dr. Paul Moses and at the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Production Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Catalin Teodoriu. At the Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems I am designing and implementing an instrumentation and control setup to study the effects of geomagnetically induced current on power transmission systems. At the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Production Research Lab I am the lead engineer responsible for building and deploying an instrumentation and control system to analyze the impact of vibrations on a drill string. These roles require me to build control panels, interface sensors, actuators and data acquisition systems and design human machine interfaces to monitor and control the process parameters.
The OU Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems is now accepting domestic and international applications for its MS/PhD program.
Prospective students are expected to have a record of high achievement in electrical engineering, primarily in the area of power systems engineering covering rotating electrical machinery and drives, transformers, electromagnetic theory and power system analysis techniques. Demonstrated competencies in power electronics, renewable energy systems, smart grids, power quality and stability, and any other related topics are also highly encouraged.
Applicants must be adaptable and capable of working individually and within teams while possessing excellent communication and good writing skills.
The University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, is classified as a Tier One Research Institute and is home to many of the world’s most innovative research programs, especially in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The LEEPS research group is situated at the OU Norman, Oklahoma campus, which is just minutes away from Downtown Oklahoma City. The area is a thriving economic hub for many industries including the mining and energy sectors, aerospace companies, agricultural and food processing plants, electronics and telecommunications. The living standards and affordability rank among the top out of all US cities.
Interested applicants should submit applications directly through the Office of Graduate Admissions (http://www.ou.edu/admissions/apply/graduate.html)