Faculty Collaborating with the Energy Institute

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bitar, Eilyan

Research Interests: Professor Bitar's research interests include stochastic control, optimization, and game theory and their applications to electricity markets, power systems, and renewable energy integration.

Email: eyb5@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-7156
Website: http://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=eyb5 

Chiang, Hsiao-Dong

Research Interests: Professor Chiang's research effort is focused on both theoretical developments and practical applications. Particular areas include nonlinear system theory, nonlinear computations and their practical applications to electric circuits, systems, signals and images. He and his co-workers have developed a comprehensive theory of stability regions for general nonlinear dynamical systems (including continuous, discrete, interconnected, hyperbolic and non-hyperbolic nonlinear systems) and their practical applications. He and his co-workers have developed BCU method and Group-based BCU method for fast direct stability assessments for electric power systems. He has developed a new global optimization methodology, called Trust-Tech methodology and is working with his team on the practical applications of Trust-Tech methodology. He and his group also work on the development of computational methods for nonlinear analysis and control of large-scale systems.

Email: hc63@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-5270
Website: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/research/faculty/profile.cfm?netid=hc63

Hammer, David

Research Interests: High energy density plasmas: we study the dynamics of hot, dense plasma produced from fine wires and thin foils exploded by short high current pulses, as well as plasma produced by high current gas discharges. Experiments carried out with single wires are investigating the physical processes of the wires during the explosion process. Experiments with wires that cross and touch in the middle, in the form of an X (thus, the name X-pinch), are used to generate very high energy density plasmas and high intensity x-ray point sources. Experiments with cylindrical gas-puffs and multiple wire arrays are intended to study the dynamics of the hot, dense plasmas that form when the plasmas implode to the cylindrical axis of symmetry (thus, the name Z-pinch). Many of these experiments address questions related to inertial confinement fusion.

Email: dah5@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-3916
Website:  http://www.ece.cornell.edu/peo-detail.cfm?NetID=dah5

Spencer, Mike

Research Interests: My research focus is in growth of compound semiconductors, and graphene, microwave devices, power conversion devices and solar cells. My particular interests are correlation of device performance with material fabrication.

Email: mgs22@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-1721

Thomas, Robert (Emeritus)

Research Interests: Power System Stability, Communications,  and Control, Restructuring, Control of Nonlinear Systems, System Reliability 

Email: rjt1@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-5083
Website: http://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/em-profile.cfm?netid=rjt1


Tong, Lang

Research Interests: Statistical inference, decisions and, signal processing. Future power energy systems and smart grids. Information security. Wireless communications and information theory  

Email: lt35@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-3900
Website: http://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=lt35 

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