Office: Bossone 401
Phone: +1 215 895 2218
|Degrees||Magistr Diploma, Electric Power Systems, Leningrad Polytechnical Institute|
Ph.D., Illinois Institute ofTechnology
|Research||Power system dynamics; stochastic modeling; power electronic switching systems; optically controlled high power switches.|
|Bio||Dr. Nwankpa main research interests are in the areas of power systems and power electronics. Specifically, he is interested in the application of the theory of stochastic systems. |
Additional projects in power systems include large-scale power system computation by "emulation," power system restoration, voltage stability assessment, power system load modeling, shipboard power system analysis and renewable power generation systems such as wind and solar generation.
In power electronics, projects include application of optically controlled high power switches in distribution systems (termed as Custom Power), modeling of basic power electronic circuitry and reconfigurable shipboard power system converters.
Dr. Nwankpa was a Recipient of a 1994 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award for "work in electrical and computer engineering." Along with the award he was given a five-year research grant for studies on deregulation of power system operation and control as well as development of a new optically controlled high power switch and distribution system.
Dr. Nwankpa was the recipient of a 1991 National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Initiation Award. The research grant from the award fostered studies in the search for "An On-Line Dynamic Security Index for Power System Contingency Selection."
|Lab||Center of Electric Power Engineering|
|Lab Description||The mission of the Center for Electric Power Engineering is to advance and apply scientific and engineering knowledge associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, use, and conservation of electric power. At the same time, the CEPE supports the instructional program of Drexel University in academic areas associated with electric power. In pursuing these goals, the CEPE works with electric utilities, state and federal agencies, private industries, nonprofit organizations and other universities on a wide spectrum of projects. |