Day: June 10, 2024

Ana Dyreson Presents at 2024 Power Systems and Photovoltaic Events

Group of five people standing outside near a solar panel array.
Graduate Students: Ayush Chutani, Jonathan Aurand, Shelbie Wickett, Adnan Hilal, Jacob Chizek, David Wallis, Keith Holliday. Some of the students are shown, with Ana Dyreson on the right.

Ana Dyreson (ME-EM) attended the Power Systems Engineering Consortium (PSERC) Industry Advisory Board meeting at Cornell University, held May 29–30.

Dyreson presented on the PSERC project “Incorporating climate impacts into electricity system planning models: review and case study.”

She also attended and presented at the Photovoltaic Performance Modeling Consortium (PVPMC) Workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, held May 7–9.

Dyreson presented on the panel “Modeling Snow Effects on PV Systems.” The presentation topic was “Snow shedding from single-axis tracking PV systems: observations from the Michigan Regional Test Center and implications for modeling widespread snow events.” The presentation was co-authored by Ph.D. students Shelbie Wickett and Ayush Chutani (both mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics).

Ana Dyreson is an assistant professor in ME-EM. She leads the Great Lakes Energy Group, where she uses energy analysis and grid-scale modeling to study the performance of renewable technologies and the operation of future electric power systems, with a focus on the impacts of climate change on those systems in the U.S. Great Lakes region.

Blough and DeClerck at the 2024 Society for Experimental Mechanics Conference

Jason Blough and James DeClerck (both ME-EM) attended the 2024 Society for Experimental Mechanics Conference in Vancouver, Washington, from June 3–6.

According to the Society for Experimental Mechanics’ mission statement: the society is “composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods.” The society aims to increase the knowledge of physical phenomena; further the understanding of the behavior of materials, structures and systems; and provide the necessary physical basis and verification for analytical and computational approaches to the development of engineering solutions.

Bough and De Clerck are profiled on the society’s Executive Board page. Blough is the current president-elect for the 2023–24 year and acted as the vice president for 2022–23, while De Clerck held the positions of president, president-elect and vice president from 2022–23, 2021–22 and 2020–21, respectively.