Pao (left) and her team members look at test turbines at NREL

Expanding the scope: Researchers explore wind farm co-design with communities

Nov. 21, 2022

With their most recent project, published in the journal Joule, Pao and her collaborators began to look at what it would mean to bring communities into the process of designing wind farms.

Gianluca Bianchin during a hike at the Maroon Bells in Colorado

Former ECEE postdoc: 'I aim to be an effective, engaging and inspiring educator'

Sept. 16, 2022

Gianluca Bianchin spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at CU Boulder before starting his first faculty position at Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium this fall.

Michelle Pirrone

PhD student receives competitive Department of Defense fellowship

July 11, 2022

Michelle Pirrone has won a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for her promising research in microwave engineering and machine learning.

Researchers at the NREL Flatirons Campus, posing in front of the two-bladed SUMR-D in the background.

Inspired by palm trees, scientists develop hurricane-resilient wind turbines

June 15, 2022

CU researchers have presented results from a new study of four years of real-world data from testing their 53.38 kilowatt demonstrator at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Flatirons Campus, just south of Boulder.

Jorge Poveda headshot overlayed on an aerial view of campus

Poveda earns CAREER award for data-assisted control research

April 11, 2022

Assistant professor plans to explore how all of machine learning and other data can be used to control systems — from robotic networks to the power grid.

An illustration of a group of vehicles seeking the source of a signal, under the presence of the obstacle N . For a smooth control law, the set M represents the points where small perturbations can prevent the agents from converging to the source.

Poveda earns Air Force Young Investigator award for 2022

Nov. 23, 2021

Assistant professor will use the grant to develop more efficient and resilient feedback control algorithms for systems operating in dynamic and uncertain environments.

Xudong Chen

Xudong Chen recognized as national leader in field of automatic control

Aug. 5, 2021

Assistant professor recognized with the Donald P. Eckman Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the engineering discipline-spanning field of automatic control.

Misha Sinner and a fellow student stand on scaffolding to work on a turbine model.

International collaboration explores ways to improve wind turbine operation

April 26, 2021

PhD candidate Misha Sinner discusses his paper summarizing findings from a partnership that tested a control method on a model wind turbine operating in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

A diagram showing robust and efficient control of connected autonomous multi-vehicle systems

By combining machine learning and control theory, Poveda expands field of autonomy

April 12, 2021

Assistant professor has been working for years to improve the ways autonomous systems overcome problems they encounter on the job.