Electricity Systems - Energy Center - Purdue University

Electricity Systems

The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of electric utilities, independent power plants and bulk transmission lines that powers our factories, homes and schools. The United States' current electric grid was designed more than a century ago, and its inefficiencies are expensive. Rising energy prices, increased power demands and integrating renewables weigh heavily on the aging infrastructure, and have forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems. To answer these challenges, utilities will be turning to more efficient transmission/distribution and digital infrastructure and communication processes, broadly referred to as the smart grid. Purdue has identified the following areas in advancing the research and implementation of smart grid:

  1. cyber and physical security of smart grids as cyber physical systems
  2. data analytics and data management
  3. consumer science of smart grid adoption
  4. smart grid workforce training and education


Vaneet Aggarwal profile picture

Vaneet Aggarwal

Industrial Engineering
Networking and communications; Data science; Cloud computing; Smart grid; Electric vehicle charging
Kartik Ariyur profile picture

Kartik Ariyur

Mechanical Engineering
CSP; Control to minimize lifecycle costs, Multi-time scale system modeling; Grid integration of solar plants
Elisa Bertino profile picture

Elisa Bertino

Computer Science
Cyber security and database systems
Erica Carlson profile picture

Erica Carlson

Physics and Astronomy
High temperature superconductivity
James Dietz profile picture

Eric Dietz

Computer and Information Technology
Smart-grid education courses
Richard Feinberg profile picture

Richard Feinberg

Consumer Science
Consumer preference and behavior
James Foreman profile picture

Chris Foreman

Graduate School
Ctr:Ed and Rsrch:Info Assurance and Security
Solar,photovoltaic,advanced nuclear & coal process,and wind power generations
Suresh Garimella profile picture

Suresh Garimella

Mechanical Engineering
Assefaw Gebremedhin profile picture

Assefaw Gebremedhin

Computer Science
Transportation planning, economics and modeling; Transportation energy and sustainability; Highway safety; transportation electrification
Robert Kramer profile picture

Robert Kramer

Chemistry and Physics
Reliability, fast demand contrast, efficiency, economics
Xiaojun Lin profile picture

Xiaojun Lin

Graduate School
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lu Liu profile picture

Lu Liu

Industrial Engineering
Power systems, smart grid, optimization, game theory
David Mckinnis profile picture

Dave Mckinnis

Ofc of Corporate and Global Partnerships
Energy efficiency and sustainability
Jitesh Panchal profile picture

Jitesh Panchal

Mechanical Engineering
Steven Pekarek profile picture

Steven Pekarek

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Analysis, design, and control of electric machines, power electronics.
Joseph Pekny profile picture

Joseph Pekny

Chemical Engineering
Agent based modeling
Alex Pothen profile picture

Alex Pothen

Computer Science
Paul Preckel profile picture

Paul Preckel

Agricultural Economics
Forecasting; Electricity Markets; Energy Modeling
Maryam Saeedifard profile picture

Maryam Saeedifard

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct)
Adaptive control, adaptive estimation
Ahmed Sameh profile picture

Ahmed Sameh

Computer Science
Controlling and optimizing power flow
Scott Sudhoff profile picture

Scott Sudhoff

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct
electrical machines, transformers
Lefteri Tsoukalas profile picture

Lefteri Tsoukalas

Nuclear Engineering
Smart grid and control systems
Oleg Wasynczuk profile picture

Oleg Wasynczuk

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Distributed heterogeneous simulation, motors, power electronics & systems

Technical Contact

Andrew Liu
School of Industrial Engineering
e-mail: liu334@purdue.edu

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