Two teams of undergraduate students from West Virginia University Institute of Technology presented their research at the 2010 Advance Energy Conference (AEC) in New York in November. The two-day conference is sponsored by the Advanced Energy Center in partnership with academic institutions, utilities and industries, to discuss technical and educational issues on energy.
The two teams from Tech included four electrical engineering students: Prasan Gurung and Gray Brewster and Robbie Armstrong and Hannah Fisher. Gurung and Brewster received third place for their research poster entitled “Residential Grid-Connected Interface Device.” Their research focused on the design and implementation of a Residential Grid-Connected Interface Device for renewable energy technologies such as storage and fuel cell devices. Their research was sponsored by a research grant and performed at the WVU Tech Alternative Energy Lab under the technical supervision of Dr. Kourosh Sedghisigarchi in collaboration with Dr. Asad Davari.
“We are extremely proud of the achievements of our undergraduate research team,” explained Dr. Sedghisigarchi, assistant professor in the WVU Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.