Energy Harvesting and Transmission

Our research on energy harvesting and energy storage includes solar cells, batteries, fuel cells and intelligent switching capabilities to utilize alternative and renewable energy. It also encompasses the unique Missouri S&T Solar Village Microgrid Project

Meet the experts

Rui Bo

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Mehdi Ferdowsi

Professor and Associate Chair for EE Undergraduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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, brushless DC (BLDC) and switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives, automotive/aerospace power electronics and motor drives, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, uninterruptible power supplies and active filters, design and control of power factor correctors, analysis and design of resonant converters and inverters

Jonathan Kimball

Dean's Scholar and Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

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

Bruce McMillin

Interim Department Chair and Professor
Computer Science

Research Interests

Cyber-physical security,  distributed systems, formal methods in software engineering

Pourya Shamsi

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Smart grids, stability assesment in micro-grids, energy management, switching power converters, VHF/UHF dc-dc converters

Jianmin Wang

Professor
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Anaerobic waste to energy conversion; transforming wastewater to fresh water; water reuse; metal fate in solid-water interface; energy efficient water treatment; decentralized treatment; eutrophication; sustainable technologies for advanced wastewater treatment; synergistic toxic effect of nanoparticles and heavy metals; fate and transport of heavy metals in natural and engineered system

Yang Wang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Particle measurement, instrumentation development, functional nanoparticle synthesis, combustion