2018 IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Announced

Congratulations to John Lauletta for receiving the 2018 IEEE Columbus PES Outstanding Engineer Award! As the founder & CEO of Exacter, Inc., John has a long history of technical innovation, collaborative research, and volunteer service to IEEE at the local and national level. John has served as the Chair for the Purdue University student chapter, Columbus PES Chapter, and IEEE Columbus Section. He has held technical leadership positions at American Electric Power, Scientific Columbus, and Exacter.  John has led research and advised graduate students at The Ohio State University High Voltage Laboratory and The University of Akron.

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Title: Modeling and Decomposing Multi-Stage and Multi-Scale Stochastic Investment Problems


This lecture will give a lesson on capacity-expansion modeling with renewables & energy storage by Professor Ramteen Sioshansi of The Ohio State University. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees as needed. This will be a joint event with the OSU IEEE Student Chapter.

Abstract: Power system generation and transmission expansion problems are inherently difficult due to uncertainties, costly and long-lived investments, and long lead times in assets being built. This talk will give an overview of how to capture the various scales of uncertainties and decisions in these types of problems and the various time dynamics. The use of decomposition and clustering techniques to make these problems computationally tractable will also be discussed.

When: October 24th, 5:30-7:00 PM, with the first 30 minutes being refreshments & networking

Where: Dreese Lab, Room 260 at Ohio State. 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus

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September ExComm meeting

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Smart Columbus Experience Center
170 S. Civic Center Drive
Columbus, Ohio
United States 43215


6:00 pm Section ExComm meeting
7:00 pm Sherry Hubbard of American Electric Power (AEP) will speak on “AEP and SmartColumbus”

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ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Graphene on silicon carbide: a versatile material system for integrated photonics and energy storage.

Speaker: Prof. Francesca Iacopi

Abstract: Graphene is a promising but challenging material to be harnessed for wafer-level micro and nanodevices. We have pioneered a methodology to obtain large-scale graphene from silicon carbide on silicon substrates in a transfer-free and site-selective fashion, with particularly promising application for integrated nanophotonics and energy storage systems.

For full details, click here.

August 28, 2018
1 pm

260 Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Distinguished Lecturer Program

Critical Infrastructure Protection:  Addressing the Underlying Interdependencies

As part of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer Program, come hear current PES President and Virginia Tech Professor Saifur Rahman discuss Critical Infrastructure Protection of the nation’s power grid. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees.

For full details and to register (by September 4, 2018), click here.

September 6, 2018
5:15 pm to 7 pm

8500 Smith’s Mill Rd
New Albany, Ohio
United States 43054

Building: AEP
Room Number: 1A-B

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OSU Nuclear Reactor Lab Tour

In 2016, 19.7% of the nation’s electricity came from nuclear power. However, only 3% of IEEE Columbus members have ever toured a reactor facility (Okay, we made up that second statistic, but let’s increase the numbers anyway!). Join the Columbus Power and Energy Society as we tour The Ohio State University’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory. Participants will enjoy an introductory nuclear energy presentation and several demonstrations of running the reactor with fellow PES members. Due to space constraints, the event is capped at 20 participants—RSVP to reserve your spot today!


Who: Columbus IEEE members, Power and Energy Society Members, and guests

What: Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Lab Tour

Where: Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, 1298 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

When: May 11th, 2018, 1pm-3pm

Parking: Available in surface lots adjacent to the building, $2/hr. See parking map, available at sites.ieee.org/columbus-pes.

RSVP: Contact <<cbus.pes.webmaster@gmail.com>> by May 4th.

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Terahertz Plasmonic Devices

A Lecture in the ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

The IEEE EDS/ Photonics Chapter Distinguished Lecturer Program at Ohio State University presents a talk on “Terahertz Plasmonic Devices” by Prof. Michael Shur.

Where:260 Dreese Laboratories (on the campus of Ohio State University)

When: Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:30 pm

For additional details, click here.



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