Nanoscale transport phenomena; molecular modeling of materials, organic photovoltaic solar cells, modeling electrolytes in Li batteries; synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures
Building and site energy efficiency design measures; interdisciplinary and open-source design methodologies; integrated building and infrastructure systems design; and interactive and flexible architectural environments
Examining how rural communities and the general public perceive energy systems development (such as carbon capture and storage, nuclear power plants and hydro-electric projects) and how this impacts support for or opposition to technology development and implementation.
Electricity Infrastructure Resilience
Advanced Grid Institute
AI-driven Adaptive Experiment Design
Sequential Decision-making under Uncertainty problems motivated by real-world applications, robust machine learning and decision-making for high-stakes applications, structured Prediction for natural language processing, computer vision, bioinformatics, smart home environments, and health informatics, machine learning to improve electronic Design automation, optimized computer architectures for big data computing using emerging technologies, machine learning for sustainable computing and computational sustainability
Social Norms, Theory, Group Processes
Research focuses on social norms – how they emerge, what makes them effective, and what their relation is to law; theoretically driven research that uses experimental methods to evaluate theoretical predictions; collaborative projects that apply theoretical insights to explain naturally occurring norms
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Graph analytics, and bioinformatics/computational biology. His focus is on developing algorithms and software for scalable analysis of large-scale data from various scientific domains and particularly the life sciences.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability
Structural reliability, Life-cycle analysis and risk assessment of civil infrastructure systems exposed to extreme events, Multi-hazard risk mitigation, Climate change effects on civil infrastructure design and maintenance strategies, Risk-informed decision-making,
Mergers and acquisitions; price fixing and other antitrust issues in energy, chemical, agricultural and natural resource industries; econometric and other models to evaluate effects of strategic behavior on market structure and conduct, including pricing; evaluation of intellectual property contained in multi-attribute products; preparation of evidence for price arbitration; and evaluation of economic damages
Clean Energy Systems
Novel systems integration strategies that will result in cleaner generation and permit greater use of renewable energy sources. Some of the topics being researched at CESI include: Oxy-FC, Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Generation and Storage, Wind-2-Hydrogen, Reversible SOFC, Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrids, and much more.
Riverbank erosion and stability; field measurements of river flow and sediment; computational fluid dynamics; impact of hydropower operations on river morphology and ecology; environmental impacts of in-stream hydrokinetic energy generation
Dr. Mani Vadari is an electric industry leader and visionary, with over 35 years of experience delivering business and technical solutions for transmission, distribution, and generation operations, wholesale markets, and Smart Grid. Mani has a multi-year track record of delivering value on a wide range of technology and business solutions. Dr. Mani Vadari leads a team of experts to deliver complex and innovative technology, business, regulatory, and finance solutions to electric utilities, suppliers, regulators, corporate boards, and policymakers worldwide. Mani is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, and an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University. Mani has published two popular books, “Smart Grid Redefined: Transformation of the Electric Utility” and “Electric System Operations – Evolving to the Modern Grid, 2nd edition”, and has authored over 100 industry papers, articles and blogs.
power system operations, electric and gas power system planning, green energy, netzero carbon analysis, electric transportation and charging networks, power system emergency and disaster managemen
Sustainability of the biofuels supply chain, development of new biobased resins and plastics and natural fiber composites and biopolymers, and development of advanced materials to improve durability, reduce manufacturing costs and pollution, and improve structural performance
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Parallel and Distribution Systems
Parallel and distributed systems, energy-efficient computing, machine learning, and big data computing