My research at UW-Madison involves improving the synchronization capability of line start permanent magnet motors.
“I chose to pursue electrical engineering, specifically, because I saw the overlap in EE and renewable energy. I decided to pursue the Engineering for Energy Sustainability Certificate. The power engineering courses have been my favorite courses!
“As a high school student, I cemented my interest to study engineering through research projects in microgrids and ship electrification led by Associate Professor Rob Cuzner at UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Sustainable Electric Energy Systems.”
I wanted to to go into a field where I could contribute to technologies to mitigate climate issues. In particular, I’m interested in improving renewable energy integration with the grid, whether that’s by making those technologies fit in the
current infrastructure or
rethinking the grid entirely.
“Power engineering is crucial for the future and all countries are dependent on the infrastructure provided by power engineering. I think it is important for these infrastructures to be clean and resilient.”
My heart was set on microelectronics, but after taking a couple of Power Engineering classes and reading more about
alternate energy and microgrids,
I developed a new passion.
“I am interested in power engineering because it is very relevant in many current issues, especially those involving global warming and our dependence on fossil fuels.”
Engineering has always been my passion. I love how the technology
is always changing
and moving towards the
goal of providing clean energy.
My research has focused on the design and evaluation of modular fault-tolerant electrical machines for aerospace. These machines are designed to continue working even after an internal failure, which is critical for safety in aerospace applications.
The deep expertise, excellence, passion and accommodating traits of the WEMPEC faculty is what motivated me to pursue my PhD at UW Madison while I work at John Deere.