Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Announcements

Announcements

DOE publishes Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2017 Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review Report. The report contains the first formal review of 30 projects under the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, which coordinates efforts by the national labs to measure, analyze, predict, protect, and control the grid of the future. The review was conducted by 16 external experts from...

Wang named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Fei "Fred" Wang (hi-res image) Fei "Fred" Wang, a joint faculty researcher in the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group of the EESR Division, has been selected for induction as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow for 2017. NAI Fellows are named inventors on U.S. patents and are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions in areas such...

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Power Electronics (closes March 1, 2018)

Are you a recent PhD graduate with a real passion for research in power electronics? The Power Electronics and Electric Machinery (PEEM) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking you for a postdoctoral position to conduct research on power electronics systems and advanced high power wireless charging for vehicles. You will contribute to the design and simulation of power...

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Grid Power Electronics (closes March 1, 2018)

The Power Electronics and Electric Machinery (PEEM) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applicants for a power electronics post-doctoral position to conduct research on power grid related power electronics. We perform design and simulation of power electronics systems for energy storage, PV integration, and power flow control. Your work will contribute to controls...

EESRD Staff receive Director's Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment

Timothy Burress, Jason Pries, Lixin Tang and Randy H. Wiles received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment for their development of a low-cost, high-power-density prototype motor that is 75 percent more powerful than same-sized commercial motors. The prototype motor also contributes to national energy security by replacing magnets made from imported rare earth materials with...

Dr. Richard Raines selected as EESR Division Director

 (hi-res image) Dr. Richard “Rick” Raines has been selected as Director of the Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), effective September 1, 2017. Raines was previously Director of the Cybersecurity and Data Analytics Initiative for the Global Security Directorate at ORNL, and led the lab’s internally funded research and...

Ezell named finalist in 2017 YWCA Tribute to Women awards

 (hi-res image) Dianne Ezell, R&D engineer in the Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division, has been named a finalist in the 2017 YWCA Tribute to Women awards. Ezell was named a finalist in the Technology, Research and Innovation category. Ezell is an active volunteer as a TN First mentor (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Tech) at Bearden High...

Vehicle Technologies Office honors ORNL researchers

Several ORNL Sustainable Transportation Program researchers received distinguished achievement awards recognizing outstanding individual and team accomplishments at the annual merit review and peer evaluation meeting for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office. The ferrite motor team, L-R: Randy Wiles, Timothy Burress, Jason Pries, Lixin Tang. (hi-res image) The Electrical...