Mohsenian-Rad Receives NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, "CAREER: Self-Organizing Demand Side Management for Smart Grid: A Dynamic Game-Theoretic Framework." The $400,000 award is a five-year award.
The objective of this research is to apply dynamic game theory to develop a new self-organizing demand side management paradigm that can adapt and coordinate consumers' load in response to changes in electricity prices and renewable power availability and when the system reliability is at risk, with minimal overhead on utilities.
Engineering Our Future Now Online
The latest issue of Engineering Our Future Magazine, the college's alumni magazine is now online. The magazine features faculty, staff, student, and alumni stories and news.
Three Engineering Undergrads to Present at NCUR
Selected from among 3,500 abstracts across the nation, three Texas Tech engineering undergraduate students were chosen to present research findings at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on March 29-31 in Ogden, Utah.
Hosted annually, the NCUR conference promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study.
Students selected to present, and their respective research topics, include:
TSPE Student Chapter Featured in PE Magazine
The Texas Tech University Student Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is featured in the December 2011 issue of PE Magazine, published by NSPE for its 45,000 members.
The article discusses the Texas Tech students' annual fundraiser event, Professional Ethics Live!, and showcases Texas Tech, the National Institute for Engineering Ethics, the South Plains Chapter TSPE, and the work our Texas Tech students do on this event.
Professional Ethics Live! is a high-energy forum featuring live performances of ethics cases (skits) by TSPE student members from Texas Tech, as well as audience participation and commentary from distinguished panel of experts. Based on the NIEE Applied Ethics Case of the Month program, Professional Ethics Live! dramatizes applied ethics cases taken from actual professional practice with the names of the participants and the locations altered to preserve anonymity. The program has been successfully presented to national audiences of design professionals since 1999.
Gill Receives Funding for Cancer-Related Proposal
A new initiative between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and Texas Tech University (TTU) has awarded funding for cancer-related proposals.
The competitive internal funding competition is meant to provide seed funding to aid researchers in securing external funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). This activity also is intended to foster long-term collaboration and closer relationships between researchers at the two universities.
Harvinder Gill, assistant professor of chemical engineering at TTU and Joehassin Cordero, associate professor and chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at TTUHSC, received a $50,000 grant for their proposal “Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Tongue Carcinomas Using Microneedles.”
Bell Named Woman of Excellence
Jennifer Bell, a 1997 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Department of Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board member, was honored as a 2011 Women of Excellence by the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
She was chosen for her dedication, leadership and service not only to the Society of Women Engineers, but to her profession and her friends and family.
Grants and Contracts
12-14-2011 – 1-23-2012
Center for Nanophotonics
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nano Tech Center
Water Resources Center
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