Sessions & Topics2019-01-27T22:19:23+00:00

Sessions & Topics

“GLEAMM, Innovation Activity at Texas Tech University, Technology Commercialization, and Funding Sources”

August 30, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Robert Duncan – President’s Distinguished Chair in Physics, Texas Tech University

Dr. Annette Sobel – Director, GLEAMM

Cameron Smith – Licensing Associate, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization

Ryan Reber – Executive Director, Lubbock Angel Network

Kimberly Gramm – Managing Director, TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park

“The Grid, Distributed Generation and Off-grid Communities”

September 6, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Zhaoyang Fan – Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices and Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

“Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration”

September 13, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Beibei Ren – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Research Group: Dynamic Intelligent Systems, Control and Optimization (DISCO) Group

“Cybersecurity Challenges and the Grid”

September 20, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Vittal Rao – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: Cyber Security of SCADA Control Systems, Smart Grid and Microgrid Systems, Smart Structural Systems, Control of Wind Turbines; Cyber Security of Smart Grid Systems; Robust Control Systems

“Smart Grids”

September 27, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Stephen Bayne – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: Power Electronics for Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Design of Compact Power Electronics Converters; Evaluation of Power Devices for Power Electronics & Pulse Power Applications

Dr. Michael Giesselmann – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: MW−Level Motor Drives; Compact Pulsed Power Distributed Railguns; Power Electronics; Pulsed Power; Power Systems

Dr. Robert Duncan – President’s Distinguished Chair in Physics, Texas Tech University

“Intermittent Energy Sources and their effects on the Grid & Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration”

October 4, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Chris Pattison – Professor of Wind Energy, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: Site and Wind Analysis; Electrical Collection System of Wind Power Sites; Economic Analysis of Optimizing Wind Sites

“Wind Measurements and Predictive Analysis & Exploring the Impacts of Wind Energy in the Southwest”

October 11, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Dr. Brian C. Ancell – Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University

  • Research Interests: Predictability of High-impact Weather Events. Analysis of Optimizing Wind Sites

Dr. Scott White – Special Projects Manager and Curator of Art, National Ranching Heritage Center

“Energy Public Policy”

October 18, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

William R. Keffer – Associate Professor of Energy Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Texas Tech University

  • Focus: Environmental Regulations

“Local Economic Development and Cluster Policy”

October 25, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

John Osborne – CEO, LEDA

“Economic Development in the West Texas Region”

November 1, 2017  |  6:00 – 7:45 pm

Kevin Carter – Executive Director, The High Ground of Texas