News

 

Sep-02-2020

Dr. Ren has been named as the Larry and Nancy McVay Endowed Professor in Engineering.

 

Aug-20-2020

Welcome our new group members, Ms. Victoria Miles, Mr. Kevin Norman and Mr. Ram Karki!

 

Jul-28-2020

We received a DOE SBIR grant (prime: Syndem LLC) to carry out thermal and structural analysis for Syndem's new solar inverters.

 

Jun-19-2020

Sanka Liyanage has successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations Dr. Liyanage!

 

Jun-18-2020

Dr. Yeqin Wang receives the Graduate School's Outstanding Dissertation Award (2nd Place) in the category of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering for his doctoral dissertation titled "Control of Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids." Congratulations!

 

May-28-2020

Dr. Ren receives the Faculty Innovation Award from the National Wind Institute.

 

May-12-2020

Our U.S. Patent (No. 10,651,656) "UDE-Based Robust Droop Control for Parallel Inverter Operation" has been issued.

 

Apr-13-2020

We received a DOE SETO grant (prime: Syndem LLC) to advance grid-forming solar systems integration technologies. Read more >>

 

Apr-13-2020
Yeqin's paper "Bounded Integral Controller with Limited Control Power for Nonlinear Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output Systems" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

 

Apr-04-2020
Our paper "Sustainable, Portable, and Efficient Electricity Delivery (SPEED): Design, Control, and Testing" is accepted by IEEE Access.

 

Mar-16-2020

Jiguo's paper "Continuous Phase Control of Vanadium Dioxide Films" is accepted by ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

 

Feb-24-2020

Our patent "UDE-Based Robust Droop Control for Parallel Inverter Operation" is approved!

 

Feb-19-2020

Qi's paper "Uncertainty and Disturbance Estimator-Based Global Trajectory Tracking Control for a Quadrotor" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics.

 

Dec-30-2019

Yeqin's paper "Bounded UDE-based Controller for Input Constrained Systems with Uncertainties and Disturbances" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Dec-17-2019

Our joint paper with Syndem LLC, "Connecting the Home Grid to the Public Grid: Field Demonstration of Virtual Synchronous Machines", is published by IEEE Power Electronics Magazine. Read more >>

 

Nov-27-2019

Dr. Ren has been elevated to IEEE Senior Member.

 

Oct-31-2019

We co-organized an NSF-sponsored Workshop on Power Electronics-enabled Operation of Power Systems in Chicago. Read more >>

 

Oct-10-2019

Elizabeth has successfully passed the master thesis defense. Congratulations Elizabeth!

 

Oct-02-2019

We co-organized a Special Session Go Real: Power Electronics from Simulations to Experiments in Hours at ECCE 2019 in Baltimore. Read more >

                                                       

 

 

Sep-01-2019

Dr. Ren was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

 

Sep-01-2019

Dr. Ren receives an NSF ERC planning grant for next generation smart grids. Read more >>

 

Aug-25-2019

Jiguo's paper "UDE-based Robust Output Feedback Control with Applications to a Piezoelectric Stage" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Jun-21-2019

Jiguo Dai and Yeqin Wang have successfully passed their Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations Dr. Dai, and Dr. Wang!

 

Mar-22-2019

Qi Lu has successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations Dr. Lu!

 

Mar-14-2019

Chaeeun (Elizabeth) Kim received the Summer Thesis/Dissertation Research Award from the Graduate School. Congratulations!

 

Jan-27-2019

Two papers are accepted for the 2019 American Control Conference.

 

Nov-26-2018

The DISCO group attended the GLEAMM SPARK iPLUG Showcase and demonstrated a mobile microgrid (SPEED) system!

                                                       

 

 

Oct-2018

GAANN Fellowships for PhD Study Now Available, https://www.depts.ttu.edu/ece/GAANNfellowships.php.

 

Jul 23-27, 2018

The DISCO group successfully co-organized a five-day summer camp “Perfect Storm: Innovating and Energizing Disaster Response” for high-school students at the Science Spectrum during July 23-27, 2018. Teams of students were thrust into a disaster scenario, where they need to restore power using renewable energy and microgrids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul-13-2018

Jiguo's paper "UDE-based Backstepping Control for Nonlinear Systems with Mismatched Uncertainties and Disturbances" is accepted by ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

 

May-01-2018

We receive a $50,000 Spark Fund for our collaborative proposal “Smart Inverters with Bounded Frequency and Voltage for Microgrids” with industrial partners, Group NIRE and SYNDEM.

 

Apr-23-2018

Our research "Bringing Renewable Energy Seamlessly to the Electric Grid" has been featured by TTU Discoveries. Read more >>

 

 

Feb-21-2018

Jiguo's paper "UDE-based Robust Boundary Control for an Unstable Parabolic PDE with Unknown Input Disturbance" is accepted by Automatica.

 

Feb-10-2018

Our microgrid diorama receives a lot of attention and positive comments at the "Dream Big" Engineering Fair in the Science Spectrum, Lubbock, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan-20-2018

Two papers are accepted by "ACC 2018".

 

Jan-18-2018

Welcome our new group member, Chaeeun Kim.

 

Jan-07-2018

Dr. Ren has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, from January 2018.

 

Jan-07-2018

Qi's paper "Shipboard Landing Control of a UAV Based on Uncertainty and Disturbance Estimator" is accepted by Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.

 

Dec-22-2017

Dr. Ren receives a Mechanical Engineering Award for Outstanding Research and Dedication to Academic Achievement in Fall 2017.

 

Dec-13-2017

Dr. Ren is featured by Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors, Volume 19, Number 2, September 2017, pp. 565-566(2).

 

Oct-24-2017

Dr. Ren is invited as a panelist for "Addressing Emerging Cyber-physical Security Challenges and the Microgrid" at the 2017 GridNext conference, Georgetown, Texas.

 

Oct-12-2017

Dr. Ren receives a $50,000 Spark Fund for our proposal "Sustainable, Portable, and Efficient Electricity Delivery (SPEED)".

 

Oct-12-2017

Yiting's paper "UDE-based Variable Impedance Control of Uncertain Robot Systems" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

 

Aug-03-2017

Qi's paper "Robust Trajectory Tracking Control for a Quadrotor in GPS-denied Environment" is accepted by ASME, the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

 

Jul-23-2017

Welcome our new group member, Yafeng Wang.

 

Jul-21-2017

Yeqin's paper "Fault Ride-Through Enhancement for Grid-tied PV Systems with Robust Control" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Jul-12-2017
Dr. Ren receives an NSF award "Using Feedback Mechanism to Control Phase Transition of Vanadium Dioxide to Exploit its Full Operating Range". Read more >>

 

May-10-2017

Qi receives the third place for his work "Robust Tracking Control of a UAV in GPS-denied Uncertain Environments" at the 2017 Texas UAS Summit Poster Competition!

 

Apr-28-2017

Yeqin and Sanka receive the third place for the poster "Autonomous Control of Microgrids" at the GLEAMM Innovation Showcase!

 

Apr-24-2017

Our microgrid technology "Robust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters" receives the 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award! Read more >>

 

Apr-03-2017

Dr. Ren receives a $150,000 TTU Seed Grant as a Co-PI for Interdisciplinary Research "Assessing the Livability and Technological Compatibility of an Independent, Interactive, and Sustainable Water and Power Home Utility System".

 

Mar-01-2017

The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from Texas Instruments again. Thanks to Texas Instruments!

 

Feb-27-2017

Two papers are accepted by "IFAC 2017".

 

Jan-21-2017

Yeqin's paper is accepted by "ACC 2017".

 

Jan-02-2017

Yeqin's paper "UDE-Based Robust Droop Control of Inverters In Parallel Operation" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Dec-02-2016

The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from National Instruments. Thanks to National Instruments!

 

Nov-23-2016

Our UAV research has been highlighted in the Texas Tech Today. Read more >>

 

Nov-2-2016

Jiguo's paper "Asymptotic Reference Tracking and Disturbance Rejection of UDE-Based Robust Control" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Oct-13-2016

Yeqin's research is featured by Texas Instruments Blog. Read more >>

 

Sep-01-2016

Welcome our new group member, Yiting Dong.

 

Jun-30-2016

Qi's paper is accepted by "DSCC 2016".

 

Jun-10-2016

Yeqin's paper "Robust Power Flow Control of Grid-Connected Inverters" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Apr-30-2016

Yeqin's paper is accepted by "ECCE 2016".

 

Jan-30-2016

Three papers are accepted by "ACC 2016".

 

Jan-10-2016

Jinhao's paper "UDE-based Trajectory Tracking Control of Piezoelectric Stages" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

 

Dec-24-2015

Yeqin's paper "UDE-based Control of Variable-speed Wind Turbine Systems" is accepted by International Journal of Control.

 

Oct-14-2015

Jiguo receives the "J.T. and Margaret Talkington Graduate Fellowship". Congratulations!

 

Aug-08-2015

Jiguo's paper is accepted by "DSCC 2015". Congratulations!

 

July-01-2015

Dr. Ren receives an industrial grant from Windar Photonics "Windar-TTU Collaboration Proposal".

 

July-01-2015

Dr. Ren receives an NSF award "SFS: Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems". Read more >>

 

Apr-10-2015

The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from Texas Instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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