Energy Systems


The Energy Systems group conducts research related to renewable energy, motors, generators, adjustable speed drives, power electronics, power supplies, power quality, electrical systems resiliency, and industrial process equipment and controllers.

The Energy Systems lab is the Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables Facility (WESRF). With a 750 kVA independent utility power supply, comprehensive testbeds up to 300 HP including a unique wave energy linear test bed, a 120 kVA fully programmable AC source, and a wind/energy storage in-lab grid, WESRF has one of the highest power ratings and is one of the best equipped university laboratories in the nation, serving industry, utilities and students. Our industrial clients have found WESRF to be an excellent resource for the recruitment of graduates that are well trained and exposed to industry practices.

The Energy Systems Group is active with OSU IEEE PES/PELS (Power Energy Society / Power Electronics Society) Joint Chapter.

Sub Areas

  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grid
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electrical System Resiliency and Protection
  • Transportation Electrification

Related Courses

  • ECE 331: Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ECE 431/531: Power Electronics
  • ECE 432/532: Dynamics of Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ECE 433/533: Power Systems
  • ECE 437/537: Smart Grid
  • ECE 438/538: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • ECE 530: Contemporary Energy Applications
  • ECE 534: Advanced Electrical Machines
  • ECE 535: Adjustable Speed Drives
  • ECE 536: Power System Protection
  • ECE 599: Advanced Power Electronics
  • ECE 599: Electrical System Resiliency


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Ted Brekken


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Energy Systems
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Yue Cao

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Energy Systems
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Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

Associate Professor | Associate School Head for Graduate Programs

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Data Science and Engineering | Energy Systems

Affiliated Faculty

Rakesh Bobba

Rakesh Bobba

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Energy Systems | Cybersecurity | Networking and Computer Systems
Bryony DuPont

Bryony DuPont

Associate Professor

Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Energy Systems | Design Engineering Research
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Jinsub Kim

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Energy Systems | Communications and Signal Processing