Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)

Fudong Han

Assistant Professor and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Advanced Materials
Energy Storage

Luigi Vanfretti

Associate Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
electric power engineering
power systems
system identification
electrified transportation
modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems
real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation
synchrophasor measurements
electrified aircraft

Mona M. Hella

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
High speed circuits for wireless/optical transceivers
Millimeter wave and THz integrated circuits
biomedical and energy harvesting interface ICs

Koushik Kar

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
routing and traffic management in computer networks
congestion control and fair resource allocation
ad-hoc and sensor networks

Ali Tajer

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Statistical Learning Theory
Machine Learning
Information Theory & Wireless Communications
Power Systems

Jian Sun

Professor and Director, CFES
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Renewable Energy – Wind and PV Power Conversion, Control and Grid Integration;
High Voltage DC Transmission – Converter Technology, Control and System Stability;
Microgrids, Mobile and Autonomous Power Systems;
Wide Bandgap Power Electronics for Aerospace and Renewable Energy Applications;
Electromagnetic Interference and Power Quality Related to Power Electronics;
Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems

Robert Hull

Acting Vice President for Research, Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering, and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Electronic Materials

Liping Huang

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Thermal sensors
Porous materials
Glass materials
Computational modeling
Ceramic materials

Partha Dutta

School of Engineering
Semiconductor Optoelectronics
Crystal Growth
Solar Thermal Energy
Full Spectrum Photovoltaics
Full Spectrum Solid State Lighting

Joe H. Chow

NAE, Institute Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Web simulator
Voltage stability analysis
Voltage and power dispatch
Sensitivity analysis
Rated-capacity operation
Loadflow models
FACTS controllers
Dynamic models
Dispatch strategies
Damping control
Converter based
Computational tools

Toh-Ming Lu

Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professor
Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Novel materials for advanced electronics and energy applications
Epitaxy of 3D semiconductors on 2D substrates

Nikhil Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Smart Materials and Structures
Graphene Electrodes
Electricity Energy Storage
Carbon Nanotubes

Jie Lian

Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Advanced Nuclear Materials
Nano-scale Characterization
Graphene Composites

K. V. Lakshmi

Associate Professor, Scientific Director, Baruch '60 Center For Biochemical Solar Energy Research
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry
Polymers, Materials and Energy
Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Solar Energy Conversion
Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Chang Y. Ryu

Professor, Director of NY State Center for Polymer Synthesis
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Sustainable Polymer Materials
Block Copolymer Self-assembly
Structure-property-relationships of polymeric materials
Polymer HPLC and Large Scale Purification
Viscoelasticity, polymer thermal characterization
Electron Microscopy & Surface analysis/modification

Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Metabolic Engineering
Industrial Microbiology
Synthetic Biology
Natural Products

Michael Amitay

Professor and James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director, Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC).
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Experimental Aerodynamics
Experimental fluid mechanics
Active and passive Flow Control

B. Wayne Bequette

Professor and Technology Manager, CESMII Northern Regional Manufacturing Center
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Deep learning and AI applications in healthcare
Deep learning and AI applications in smart manufacturing
Diabetes technology
Process systems automation and control

Jian Shi

Materials Science and Engineering
Strain engineering in functional materials
Correlated materials and devices
Neuromorphic devices

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Multiscale Thermal and Thermoelectric Sensing and Metrology
Sustainable Buildings Thermal Systems
Solid-State Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Devices and Systems
Surgery and Medical Devices
Advanced Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Devices
Interface and Composite Materials Conductance
Heat Conduction Fundamentals
Thermal Energy Storage Fundamentals

T. Paul Chow

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Semiconductor Power Devices and ICs
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
Semiconductors, Electronics and Circuits

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Solid State Devices
Semiconductor Devices
Integrated Circuits

Farhan Gandhi

Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr Chair in Engineering
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Smart and Adaptive Structures for Rotocraft
Material Systems
Cellular Structures