Daisy Huang Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor

Daisy Huang Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor

ACEP researcher Daisy Huang recently earned her tenure and was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of energy. Huang holds a joint appointment between ACEP and UAF’s College of Engineering and Mines, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

During her time with ACEP, Huang has contributed to the research and analysis of a variety of strategies for developing and optimizing sustainable energy for Alaska. Huang started as a researcher with ACEP in 2012 while she was still completing her Ph.D. at UAF. She kicked off her ACEP career with a broad variety of projects, including biomass feasibility analysis, organic Rankine cycle test deployment, examination of the potential for high-voltage direct current for power transmission in rural Alaska, and performance analysis of the seawater heat pump at the Alaska Sea Life Center.  

Huang’s current projects include: Resilient Alaskan Distribution system Improvements using Automation, Network analysis, Control, and Energy storage (RADIANCE), which is part of the Grid Modernization Lab Consortium program. The program aims to increase resilience of an islanded power grid using Cordova as a test case. Huang is also involved with the MicroFEWS project, which takes a holistic approach to the analysis of how renewable can affect food, energy and water security in rural Alaska, with the goal of increasing security in all three.

Huang has enjoyed teaching coursework ranging from core engineering classes to a graduate level class she developed based on her experience in the semiconductor industry. Recently, she is proud to be one of the developers of CEM’s new, fully online asynchronous class ES 100x Engineering Alaska. The course is an introduction to engineering with an Alaska focus and targeted at high school seniors and incoming freshmen who are interested in earning their first university credits while learning about the unique engineering challenges of the North.

ACEP sends a congratulations to Huang on her achievements!


ACEP researcher and associate professor of energy, Daisy Huang, poses with a Nanook ice sculpture on a chilly winter day. Photo by JR Ancheta.