Winter 2017 Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions


Winter Term Offerings

Courses taught by CEPE Faculty

ECEP 352 – Electric Motor Control Principles

ECEP 412 – Power Systems II

ECEP 422/602 – Power Distribution Automation and Control

ECEP 502 – Computer Analysis of Power Systems

Other ECEP Courses

ECEP 372 – Radiation Detection and Measurement

ECEP 480 – Solar Energy Engineering

ECEP 642 – Protective Relaying Laboratory

Offshore Renewable Energy Systems in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is constructing four offshore hybrid microgrid systems in Singapore under the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore (REIDS) initiative. The microgrids will include over 3,000 square meters of solar panels; their first customers will include fish hatcheries and nurseries in Singapore.

Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: http://www.asianscientist.com/2016/11/tech/reids-initiative-singapore-offshore-renewable-energy-system-ntu/

Image credit: Asian Scientist Magazine

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions


 Fall Term Offerings

Courses taught by CEPE Faculty

ECEP 354 – Energy Management Principles

ECEP 411 – Power Systems I

ECEP 421 / 601 – Power Distribution Systems Analysis

ECEP 441 / 641 – Protective Relaying

ECEP 501 – Power System Analysis

Other ECEP Courses

ECEP 371 – Intro to Nuclear Engineering

ECEP 380 – Intro to Renewable Energy

ECEP 402 – Theory of Nuclear Reactors

Inside an IPSL Station

Inside an IPSL Station

Recent repair work in IPSL (Interconnected Power Systems Laboratory) made it possible to take a look inside an IPSL Station.  The image below shows the front panel of an IPSL Station and the back of the station with the cover removed. Each station contains the connection terminals for:

  • AC  and DC sources
  • Field and armature circuits of the rotating machines
  • Connections to the main transfer panel, where power can be routed to the loads (light bulb banks, inductor carts, and capacitor boxes)
  • Transmission lines and transformers

The actual rotating machines and their protection systems are located behind each IPSL station (not pictured here). Signal conditioning boxes, used to measure sending end and receiving end voltages and currents, sit on top of each IPSL station. Visit the IPSL Lab Page to learn more.

IPSL Station Diagram

 

Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions


 Spring Term Offerings

Courses taught by CEPE Faculty

ECEP 354 – Energy Management Principles

ECEP 413 – Power Systems III

ECEP 453/ 673 – Applications of Power Electronic Converters

ECEP 503 – Synchronous Machine Modelling

ECEP 614 – Power System Dynamic Security

Other ECEP Courses

ECEP 371 – Intro to Nuclear Engineering

ECEP 380 – Intro to Renewable Energy

ECEP 402 – Theory of Nuclear Reactors

ECEP 403 – Nuclear Power Plant Design & Operation

ECEP 406 – Intro to Radiation Health Principles

ECEP T480/643 – Solid State Protective Relaying

Research Developments Could Lead to More Efficient Lightbulbs

The BBC recently published this report that gives an overview of new research conducted at MIT which may make traditional incandescent bulbs even more efficient than modern LEDs. The method required covering the base of the bulb with a nano-engineered material that reflects some of the (otherwise wasted) energy back into the bulb where it is emitted as visible light.

Winter 2016 Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions


 Winter Term Offerings

Courses taught by CEPE Faculty

ECEP 352 – Electric Motor Control Principles

ECEP 412 – Power Systems II

ECEP 452/672 – Experimental Study of Power Electronic Converters

ECEP 502 – Computer Analysis of Power Systems

Other ECEP Courses

ECEP 372 – Radiation Detection and Measurement

ECEP 406 – Intro to Radiation Health Principles

ECEP 480 – Solar Energy Engineering

ECEP 642 – Protective Relaying Laboratory

CEPE Student Receives Koerner Family Award for ECE Department

CEPE PhD Student Nick Coleman received a 2015 Koerner Family Award. From the Drexel COE Website:

The Koerner Family Awards for Graduate Students in the College of Engineering supports the research of Drexel Engineering graduate students. Founded by Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D. (’56, ’63) and his wife Paula Koerner, the awards fund allows graduate students to continue to pursue their research in electrical, chemical, mechanical, environmental, and biomedical engineering. Eight CoE students and two students working with faculty in the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE) received Koerner awards this year.

A link to the full article featuring recipients from each department is available here.

NAPS 2015: 1st Place Winner among 3 CEPE Papers

Three CEPE Papers were presented at the 2015 IEEE North American Power Symposium at UNC Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Oct 4-6, 2015. “Evaluating Load Flow Capability with Thermostically Controllable Building Loads,” by Ph.D. Candidate Mohammed Muthalib and his his advisor Dr. Chika Nwankpa, won first place in the student paper competition.

Click the links below to access PDFs.

Muthalib, Mohammed; Nwankpa, Chika, “Evaluating load flow capability with thermostically controllable building loads,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, 4-6 Oct. 2015.
doi: 10.1109/NAPS.2015.7335214

Coleman, Nicholas S.; Schegan, Christian; Miu, Karen N., “A study of power distribution system fault classification with machine learning techniques,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, 4-6 Oct. 2015.
doi: 10.1109/NAPS.2015.7335264.

Hill, Jesse; Nwankpa, Chika, “Single bus studies of split, multiple battery energy storage systems,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, 4-6 Oct. 2015.
doi: 10.1109/NAPS.2015.7335236.

Photos from Charlotte: