New Book on Renewable Energy and Devices and Systems

CRC-Press-Blaabjerg-Ionel-BookDr. Dan M. Ionel, Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, has co-authored and co-edited the book entitled Renewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB® and ANSYS®, published by CRC Press. The book is reflective of UK’s very strong program in power and energy and of the growing international collaborations with premier research groups, including the one from Aalborg University in Denmark, led by Dr. Frede Blaabjerg. The technical content focuses on topics of power electronics and associated controls, as the main enablers for the integration of renewable energy generation in the electric power system, alongside traditional sources such as coal and natural gas. Explanations and computer simulation models are provided for different renewable generation technologies, such as wind turbines and PV systems, in order to better prepare students and readers for real-life practical applications. Multiple chapters are included on the state-of-the-art and possible technology developments within the next fifteen years.

Dr. Ionel, who joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015, currently serves as the Director of PEIK, the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky and the SPARK Laboratory, which has teaching, research and outreach activities supported by the US Department of Energy, industrial companies, and regional power utilities, including: LGE/KU, EKPC, TVA, Duke Energy, and AEP – Kentucky Power.



May 21-24, 2017

On May 21-24, 2017 the IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference will be held in Miami, Florida. The conference will feature oral and poster technical sessions for papers describing original and previously unpublished work, plenary sessions with invited speakers, tutorials, and exhibits. Dr. Dan Ionel serves as the general chair for the conference. See the conference website for more information.