The Power & Energy Systems Laboratory (PESL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was established in the fall of 2008. Our research aims to develop innovative technologies to provide better electric energy security and sustainability. To achieve this goal we carry out leading-edge research in the areas of clean and renewable energy systems, new electrical energy conversion devices, smart grids, microgrids, power system control and optimization, condition monitoring, fault diagnostics and prognostics, energy storage systems, power electronics, and electric machines and drives.


Professor Liyan Qu earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to develop a next-generation power grid transformer. (February 26, 2016)