Research Sponsors and Partners




Research Projects

  • Learning to Adapt and Control for Complex Power Systems, $300,001, 7/10/2020-4/30/2023, DOE-PNNL.
  • Grid Reliability and Resilience Enhancement through Advanced Modeling and Autonomous Grid‐Forming Control for Photovoltaic Systems, $169,995, 1/1/2020-12/31/2021, NPPD through NCESR.
  • Pipe-Pile-Based Micro-Scale Compressed Air Energy Storage for Buildings with Intermittent Renewable Energy Resources$147,753, 7/1/2020-6/30/2021, UN Collaboration Initiative.
  • Online Nonintrusive Identification and Monitoring of Internal Weak Points of Electro Energy Devices Using Package Surface Temperature, $337,897, 6/15/2017-5/31/2021, NSF.
  • Model Predictive Direct Torque Control for IPMSM, 1/1/2019-12/31/2019, Ford Motor Company.
  • Development of a Hybrid‐Electric Powertrain Platform for Off‐Road Heavy Equipment$149,912, 1/1/2018-12/31/2019, NPPD through NCESR.
  • Edgerton Innovation Award, $20,000, 7/1/2017-6/30/2019, UNL College of Engineering.
  • PFI: AIR-TT: Self-X Smart Battery, $245,937, 9/15/2014-8/31/2018, NSF.
  • Voltage and Frequency Power Converter Based on Electromagnetic Induction, $493,349, 9/1/2016-8/31/2017, DOE ARPA-E.
  • CAREER:  Adjustable-Voltage-Ratio Magnetoelectric Transformer: A New Voltage Conversion and Control Device for Smart Grids, $500,000, 3/1/2016-2/28/2021, NSF.
  • An Online Intelligent Prognostic Health Monitoring System for Wind Turbines, $1,499,981 (plus $166,999 cost share), 12/15/2014-9/30/2016, 


  • Cognitive Prediction-Enabled Online Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Wind Energy Systems, $359,852, 6/01/2013-5/31/2017, NSF.
  • An Optimal Dynamic Operation Model for Participation in the Southwest Power Pool’s Energy Market, $149,778, 1/1/2015-6/30/2017, NPPD through NCESR.
  • CAREER:  Stochastic Optimization and Coordinating Control for the Next-Generation Electric Power System with Significant Wind Penetration, $407,999, 8/15/2010-7/31/2016, NSF.
  • Development of a Multitype Sensor-Based Condition Monitoring System Framework for Wind Turbines, $91,463, 1/5/2015-4/5/2015, Industry.
  • A Roadway Wind/Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System: Toward Energy-Plus Roadways, $1,118,179 (plus $394,599 cost share), 4/13/2010-12/31/2014, Fe

    deral Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT).

  • Intelligent Optimal Mechanical Sensorless Control of Variable-Speed Wind Energy Systems Considering System Uncertainties, $214,755, 8/1/2009-7/31/2013, 


  • Online Nonintrusive Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection for Wind Turbines, $380,398 (plus $117,014 cost share), 11/1/2009-2/29/2012, 


  • Rotor Position/Speed Sensorless Control for Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines, $110,110, 4/4/2011-12/31/2012, 

    Deere & Company.

  • Power Electronics Software, $41,150, 5/16/2011-4/15/2012, 

    Deere & Company.

  • Optimal Participation of Intermittent Renewable Energy Sources in Competitive Electricity Markets, $100,000, 7/1/2012-6/30/2014, Nebraska Research Initiative.
  • Online Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis for Wind Turbine Gearboxes, $4,000, 1/1/2011-12/31/2011, American Public Power Association.
  • Online Nonintrusive Wind Turbine Fault Diagnosis, $139,728, 1/1/2010-6/30/2012, NPPD through NCESR.
  • A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art Laboratories, $25,000, 8/1/2010-7/31/2013, 

    DOE (Subcontract from the University of Minnesota).

  • Edgerton Innovation Award, $20,000, 7/1/2011-6/30/2013, UNL College of Engineering.
  • Online Nonintrusive Intelligent Health Management for Power Electronic Systems – A Preliminary Study, $20,000, 6/1/2012-5/31/2013, UNL Layman Award.
  • Modeling and Simulation of the Effects of Dispersed and Distributed Generation Dynamics on Electric Distribution Networks, $10,000, 10/1/2008-9/30/2009, NPPD through NCESR.
  • Energy Storage for Future Power Grids−A Preliminary Study, $10,000, 1/1/2009-12/31/2009, 

    UNL Research Council Faculty Seed Grant.