ACEP This Week
June 24 – 28, 2013
George Roe, MS, earned his Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and his Masters of Arts in Community Leadership from Fuller Seminary. George spent the last 25 years at Boeing and brings extensive university training and industry experience including a strong emphasis in mechanical engineering and system engineering disciplines. George’s focus at ACEP will involve engaging communities and industry partners in defining and solving research questions and identifying potential global opportunities for ACEP and other Alaska-based solutions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Kasper, PhD, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Physics, Reed College) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. From 2010 until 2012, Dr. Kasper was a postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Jeremy’s expertise is in monitoring and understanding near-shore physical oceanography. Jeremy will work closely with ACEP’s Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center to characterize the hydrology and debris at the Nenana River in-river hydrokinetic energy test site and other locations around the state. He is also working closely with the City and Borough of Yakutat to develop and execute a study plan of available wave energy offshore of Yakutat, Alaska. Email: email@example.com
Marc Mueller-Stoffels, PhD, began his work with ACEP as a UAF PhD Candidate in 2010 and was appointed into a Post-Doctoral Fellow position after his graduation in the Spring of 2012. During his time at ACEP Dr. Mueller-Stoffels was instrumental in developing the Power Systems Integration (PSI) Laboratory and will lead the PSI program for ACEP in this new faculty position, investigating ways to improve howrenewable resources can be successfully integrated into small, isolated power systems. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renewables in Remote Microgrid Conference in Toronto, Ontario
Gwen Holdmann, Marc Mueller-Stoffels, David Light, Jason Meyer and Daisy Huang are flying to Toronto Canada to chair/participate in this timely conference. Gwen, Marc and Jason were invited to present at this event. In addition to attending, ACEP is one of the p resenting sponsors on this Inte rnational collaboration.
From the conference website: “Canada has over 300 remote sites, many of which rely on diesel power for the electricity, which is expensive, polluting and runs supply risks - particularly as winter roads become less reliable in a warming climate. This conference will bring together experts who have real working experience of installing and operating renewable energy systems and working collaboratively with the communities where they work.
Experts, utilities, policy makers and community members from all across North America will attend this event co-hosted by Bullfrog Power and the Pembina Institute, in co-ordination with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power and the CleanTech Practice at MaRS Discovery District.”
Conference website: http://www.bullfrogpower.com/remotemicrogrids
ACEP in the Community: Kodiak Island
Tom Johnson, Lead Research Engineer and Annie Goering, ACEP Student Intern, flew to Kodiak Island on Thursday, June 20 th to work with Genesis Machining, an Emerging Energy Tech Fund Awardee. Genesis Machining is working on the development of a diesel-electric propulsion system for the fishing fleet. They are curr ently running tests on a system installed into an Eagle Talon. ACEP’s involvement with this and other EETF grant awards is a part of a contract with the Alaska Energy Authority to conduct independent performance analysis for all Round 1 projects. Tom and Annie were present for the first phase of this project which involved installing and calibratin g the instrumentation of the Genesis inverter.
For more information on the EETF Program: http://www.uaf.edu/acep/emerging-energy-technology/
ACEP’s Research Sub-Committee Meets Wednesday, June 26th , 2013
The bi-annual meeting will be held in Anchorage with their primary agenda to establish, review and prioritize ACEP’s research agenda. Other ACEP sub- committee’s include Development and Rural Opportunities. http://www.uaf.edu/acep/people/advisory-consultants/
ACEP Engineer, Tom Johnson, Travels to Australia to Compete in Robotics Tournament
To follow the team’s progress, check out their Facebook page: “FTC Team 3595”
From the FIRST website: “In order to build the robot during the extremely intensive build season, teams have to design and build mechanical, electrical and software controls systems, as well as integrate them all into one remote-controlled machine. Students have the opportunity to learn skills in all three areas, whether they're interested in shaping and assembling metal, working with electronics, programming controls systems in Java, C++ or National Instruments' LabVIEW, wiring up robots, designing innovative mechanisms, or creating complex autonomous programs to autonomously aim, drive or shoot. Team members also learn cross-field skills like Computer-Aided Design (CAD), proper documentation practices and presenting their ideas to others. http://firstaustralia.org/node/54 ”
LUNCH AND LEARN, FRIDAY, JUNE 28ND
On Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00, ACEP staff and interns participate in a brown bag lunch and learn. If you are interested in attending this lecture, contact Marcia Cassino at (907) 474-5402.
UAF Campus Closure July 4th and 5th
The UAF Campus will be closed in celebration of Independence Day. Many of the ACEP faculty and staff will also be taking additional leave the week of July 1-3. There will not be an ACEP This Week Update for the week either. If you need immediate assistance call Marcia Cassino at 907-474-5402 or Julie Estey at 907-355-4447. Happy Holidays!