Miami Presents Alumni Weekend: Energy Infrastructure in the 21st Century - Globally and Locally

Presented on: Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 PM EDT

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The global energy infrastructure is transitioning from fossil fuel-based sources to renewables and other climate-friendly sources of energy. New power conversion and energy storage technologies enable this transition by tailoring energy solutions for regional and local needs. This presentation explores the impact of solar power conversion and electrified transportation - electric vehicles, aircraft, and high-speed rail - on the global energy infrastructure. It also examines the audiences' energy consumption practices. We show the sources of parasitic energy in a common household and estimate the audience's annual cost. We also discuss whether an electric vehicle or solar power conversion is a cost-effective solution for their lifestyle. 

Dr. Mark J. Scott (S’09, M’15) received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2005, 2013, and 2015, respectively. His work experience includes developing and installing industrial automation systems and validating power electronics for automotive applications. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. Dr. Scott researches the design trade-offs of using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power devices in electrified transportation and solar power applications. He also explores prognostic and health management techniques for power conversion hardware.

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