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Michael Bourque-Innovation Director

Michael is a professional engineer and has worked in the electricity industry for almost 40 years with most of this time spent within corporate strategic planning at NB Power. Michael’s work has contributed to the development of major supply and transmission projects in New Brunswick as well NB Power’s long-term strategic plan. Currently Michael is working within the Emera/NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at UNB and is active in electricity grid modernization research.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ahmad Mezher - Innovative Communication Solutions  for Smart Grid
Pieter Pijnenburg - Power system analysis, data analysis, modeling and controls of distributed resources
Hossein Shokouhinejad - Control of smart grid embedded energy resources
Siamak Shirmohammadi - Distributed energy resources technologies for smart grid applications

Completed fellowships

Hossam Mosbah - Development of control algorithms for peak shaving on power local distribution networks
Guanhong Song - Power electronic technologies for distributed energy resources
Juan Pablo Astudillo Leon - Evaluation of communication infrastructure in the implementation of smart grid functions
Shuang Xu - Power system support functions for distributed energy resources
Ning Liu - Aggregated Load Control
Boris Vega - Modeling and Control of Population of Thermostatically Controlled Loads
Yong Shi - Bi-directional Electric Vehicle Charger
Mostafa Shaad - Application-focused Integrated DER solution for smart Grid
Abdualah Aljankawey - Instrumentation of  the Physical Loads in the living lab
Wenping Zhang - Electric Vehicles as Distributed Energy Storage for Barbados
Zaid Garcia Sanchez  - Barbados Power Systemthe Analysis 
Haider Razed - Develop control strategies for load/generation control for power system optimization