Power and Systems

From generation of electric power to its utilization in homes and businesses, and from the smallest motors used in appliances and electric vehicles to the largest machines for propulsion in Naval ships; the power engineering program offers a broad spectrum of courses and research activities highlighted by the presence of multiple teaching and research labs. S&T’s power engineering program strives to prepare students for a lifetime of technical growth. With technical knowledge doubling every decade or so, it is not possible to design an educational experience that will provide graduates with all the tools they need for careers that may span four or five decades. Therefore, this program is designed to provide its graduates with general knowledge as well as enough specifics to move smoothly into a productive capacity in an industrial environment. This strong base of fundamental skills can be equally useful to an industrial career or to launch an academic career. Thus, balances of theory and application, lecture and laboratory are the key to success.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more?  Visit out lab at power.mst.edu Please contact:

Mehdi Ferdowsi
Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi

Professor and Associate Chair for EE

Research Interests

Modeling, analysis, design and control of power electronic converters; integrated power converters and their industrial applications; digital control of power electronic converters and motor drives; adjustable speed drives.

Pourya Shamsi
Dr. Pourya Shamsi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Smart-grids; stability assessment in micro-grids; energy management; switching power converters; VHF/UHF dc-dc converters.

Jonathan Kimball
Dr. Jonathan Kimball

Professor

Research Interests

Energy harvesting; switched-capacitor converters; microgrids; digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters.

Rui Bo
Dr. Rui Bo

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Computation; optimization and economics in power system operation and planning; high-performance computing and its application in power systems; electricity market simulation; evaluation and design.