NDSU professor earns major research award
Published February 2016
An NDSU assistant professor is conducting research that could change the way the world gets its energy and put North Dakota at the forefront of a more eco-friendly national power grid.
Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri has received a $502,810 National Science Foundation CAREER award to study an innovative system that could more reliably and efficiently integrate wind energy into the grid.
The CAREER program recognizes junior faculty members for outstanding research, excellent teaching and the ability to combine education and research to further the mission of their university.
Ray Chaudhuri’s research focuses on connecting U.S. wind farms to the power system in an alternate way to the current standard. The replacement technology would be more economical, reliable and efficient when transmitting power over long distances, Ray Chaudhuri said.
The NDSU research project also will include summer research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students.