ECE Students win Award at Graduate Research Symposium

March 29, 2012

Babak and Nima in their lab at the FREEDM Center 
Babak and Nima in their lab at the FREEDM Center

Babak Parkhideh and Nima Yousefpoor were awarded Third Place in the Engineering division of the Graduate Research Symposium held on March 20th. The goal of the symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at NC State. There were over 30 entries in the College of Engineering, including several from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The research project presented by Babak and Nima at the symposium was titled "Design Considerations in Development of Active Mobile Substations" and proposed a new kind of mobile power system substation that can significantly improve the efficiency and lifetime of current power systems. The complete abstract for their presentation can be found at the Graduate Research Symposium website.