As part of CUE’s partnership with Anna University, six undergraduate and graduate students from the Urban Energy Centre (UEC) in Chennai, India, will be working at CUE for the month of July 2012.
“Toronto and Chennai have a lot in common. They are populated and energy intensive,” says Dr. Bala Venkatesh, CUE’s academic director and co-director of UEC.
“For example, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) consumes 30 per cent of Ontario's energy while Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu province, consumes a similar share of energy. Since both regions face similar sets of challenges, there is plenty of opportunity for us to learn from each other. Research conducted here can be easily transferred to the UEC.”
During their stay, UEC students will work on various electricity projects including:
For all of the students, this will be their first time visiting Canada. For some, it will be their first time leaving India.
“This is my first experience going abroad,” says Maria Shine Anson, an undergraduate engineering student conducting research related to electric vehicles. “I am here to learn what is working and how it is working in Canada, and take back this knowledge to India.”
“I like learning about many cultures,” adds Mathivani Sivasubramanian, a Masters of Engineering student researching matrix converters that work with wind turbines. She has also studied in Singapore and Malaysia.
While they are at CUE, the interns will be supervised by Dr. Bala Venkatesh, Dr. Bin Wu and Dr. Amir Yazdani.
Congratulations to CUE 2011 student award winners
CUE continues to invest in dynamic students who have launched research projects addressing a variety of vital urban energy issues.
Smart homes, solar and wind power, electric vehicles and increasing energy efficiency were just some of the topics researched from our award winners.
This year, 24 graduate and undergraduate students will receive research awards totaling $180,000. The awards are made possible thanks to Hydro One and Toronto Hydro. The students will be formally recognized at an awards presentation later this summer.
|Miteshkumar Popat||Fault Ride-Through Method for Cascaded CSC-HVDC Based Offshore Wind Farm|
|Anil Yaramasu||Control of Grid-Connected Converter for EV Distribution Generation Application|
|Catherine Mule||Corporate Behaviour and Voluntary Energy Programs: Influences on Voluntary Participation|
|Mohammadsadegh Rahimian Emam||Current Waveform Parameters of the CN Tower Lightning Return Stroke and M-Components|
|Abdalla Elsayed||Improving Recyclability of Magnesium Alloy Castings for Automotive Applications|
|Saeideh Abedi-Doust||Heterogeneous Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation of Lignin for Renewable Energy>|
|Leon Chan, Rawie Neil Laborce, Alex Skidelsky||Smart Home Micro-Grid Optimization|
|Amogelang Moemba, Syed Umer Asif, Hassan Issa||Wind Energy Generation for Smart Homes|
|Ivan Vasyliv||Development of a Model for Urban Farming Initiatives in Canadian Cities|
|Thomas Behan||Embedded Building Temperature Inerential Sensor Using ANFIS|
|Shahram Aryanpour, Jovan Filipovic, Filip Topalovski||Wireless Electric Vehicle Manager|
|Aaron Hendershott||Retrofitting Suburbia - Patterns for Renewal|
|Priyatha Premnath||Increasing Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells with the Addition of Gold-Silicon Nanoparticle-Networks|
|Venkata Yaramasu||Model Predictive Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine for Flywheel Storage|
|Morteza Mashayekhi||Developing a Model to Find the Shortest Path to Diffuse Electric Vehicles into the Car Market|
|Dahai Zhang||Development of a Novel PCM for Peak Load Shifting and Energy Saving in Urban Buildings|
|Fabio Almeida||Optimization of Integrated Thermal storage in Net-Zero Buildings for Energy Efficiency|
|M. Ebrahim Poulad||Thermosyphon-PCM combination to store thermal energy in buildings|
|Carolyne Khalil||Novel Dyes for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices|
|Sidhdharthkumar Patel, Mitesh Patel, Omar Mirza||Solid State Power Controller for Smart Homes|
|Tissan Ravindra, Raveenthan Thambirajah||Single-stage, Single-Phase, Grid-Tied PV System for Smart Home|
|Ernest Ashwood, Saeid Biglary Makvand, Obrempong Boakye||High-Efficiency Photovoltaic (PV) Micro-Inverter for Smart Home|
|Kathryn Atwell||Evaluation of Trajectory Type on Energy Efficiency in Reciprocating Load Driving|
|Hamoun Hayati, Ali Motebaheri Negad, Negar Honarmand||Battery Charger for PHEV for Smart Home|
The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) is pleased to provide annual scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students thanks to generous funding provided by its founding partners: Toronto Hydro, Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Authority. A total of $100,000 is available each academic year.
Competitions are conducted a few times each year and shall be announced on this page. Please comeback to check this page regularly. Should you wish to be considered for an award competition, please subscribe to CUE mailing list: CUEnet.
CUE works with Student Awards to enable students to assist faculty in a variety of research projects. If you would like to be considered as part of our research team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very pleased to be able to support our student research efforts, And we are confident that many of our research results will contribute clear economic benefits to the advancement of energy management and science.