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Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Hamid Nazaripouya awarded an NSF EPSCoR grant

Friday, January 27, 2023

Dr. Hamid Nazaripouya, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) that focuses on wildfire issues and its impacts on the electrical infrastructure.


The Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR program through the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 project “Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon, and Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma (S3OK)” has awarded two seed grants up to $75,000 per award aimed at developing and testing science-based solutions for complex “wicked” problems at the intersection of land use, water availability, and infrastructure in Oklahoma.


Nazaripouya's project aims to improve grid resilience under wildfires in terms of active robustness, resourcefulness, rapid recovery and adaptability. Specifically, the project will design and develop a proactive self-healing mechanism for the electrical grid, by considering real-time wildfire impacts, such that a grid can automatically mitigate wildfire adverse impacts and continue its operation. The expected outcome and benefits in this project are: 1) Wildfire Mathematical Impact Models along with Numerical and Probabilistic Wildfire Impact Scenarios, which will provide a powerful tool to analytically analysis the impact of key wildfire byproducts (e.g., flame, smoke, heat, ash, etc.) on electric infrastructure, and develop probabilistic wildfire impact scenarios and contingency models; and 2) Wildfire Self-healing Solutions, which will offer an integrable decision-making-tool for system self-healing and wildfire impact mitigation to ensure the resilient operation of the grid.


For more information visit:  OK NSF EPSCoR Awards Two Seed Grants through the S3OK Project | OK EPSCoR

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