EE3506 - Introduction to Electrical Energy Systems

Course Syllabus:

This module covers the fundamental principles of modern electrical energy systems, including three-phase analysis, electric generators, electric loads, and power electronic converters. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyse, model, and predict the performance of energy systems and devices including single-phase and three-phase systems, transformers, and various types of generators. Students will also learn how different components in a power system co-operate and affect each other. Past and current practices, as well as trends in the operation of modern power systems will be covered.

The module is designed specifically to help students develop a broad systems perspective and an understanding of the principal elements of electrical energy systems. Furthermore, lectured materials are relevant to PE exams. The expectation is that students completing the module will be able to handle adequately the electrical aspects of a broad range of application topics. This will serve as the foundation for higher-level topics in power engineering. Furthermore, and most important, they will be prepared to work effectively with electrical engineers on joint solutions to complex problems.

EE5702 - Advanced Power Systems Analysis

Course Syllabus:                                                            

  • Phasor Measurement Unit: phasor definition; phasor estimation; off-nominal calculation; measurement post-processing.
     

  • Power Flow Analysis: power balance equations; power flow formulation; numerical solution; sensitivity analysis; unbalanced power flow; OpenDSS software.
     

  • State Estimation: WLS estimation; observability analysis; bad data detection; linear state estimator (PMU-based); three-phase state estimation.
     

  • Rotor-Angle Stability: flux linkages; synchronous machine modeling and equivalent circuits; stability of excitation system; power system stability (PSS) design.
     

  • Frequency Stability: governor design; droop control; automatic generation control; load frequency control.
     

  • Voltage Stability: power transmission; load modelling; voltage stability assessment (PV and QV curves); case studies.
     

  • PMU-based Monitoring Applications: fundamental of power oscillations; Prony analysis; matrix pencil; Hankel total least square; Kalman filter.
     

Synthetic Biology - iGEM Competition

Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering. The aim is to systematically engineer genetic circuits to manipulate life, programming organisms to perform any desired task. Research demands contemporary gene synthesis technology and advanced biotechnological techniques to build living systems—often by using skills attained by training in many fields.

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition involving high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate researchers. PEng Lab has been supervising and training undergraduate students to compete at iGEM since 2017. Outcomes of our undergraduate students can be viewed at the following links: 2019, 2018, and 2017.

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