Badrul Chowdhury


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Missouri University of Science & Technology

235 Emerson Electric Co. Hall

301 West 16th St.

Rolla, MO 65409-0040

Telephone: 573-341-6230

Fax: 573-341-6671

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Key Words:

Power system security, Voltage stability, Neural network applications, Photovoltaics, Energy management

Research description:

Dr. Chowdhury's work on dynamic simulations of voltage stability is helping Bonneville Power Administration of Portland, Oregon in formulating new strategies for excitation control in major hydroelectric power plants owned by the US Corp of Engineers. Many of these plants have excitation systems which have been operating since the 1950s and are in need of replacement. His current work is aimed at finding solutions for plant transformer high voltage side voltage control directly through the excitation system.

Before moving to the University of Missouri - Rolla, Dr. Chowdhury was leading a NSF-sponsored effort on restructuring the Power Engineering curriculum in the EE department at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Chowdhury has also conducted research on finding sustainable renewable energy solutions in the past. He has managed close to $1M of funds for studies on renewable energy, particularly solar photovoltaics. Dr. Chowdhury's research endeavors have been supported by the US National Science Foundation, Electric Power Research Institute, Sandia National Labs, Bonneville Power Administration, PacifiCorp, and the US Department of Energy.

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