Steven Poore, a senior studying electrical engineering, has received the Undergraduate Student Award - Second Prize at the 2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting (GM). The conference is the flagship annual event of PES. This is the third consecutive year in which an IEEE PES GM award was received by SPARK and PEIK researchers.
The award-winning poster, titled "Residential Load and Building Temperature Dynamic Models for DR and VPP Studies," covers Poore's most recent work on advanced topics of smart buildings and grids. The research was conducted during the academic year 2021/2022 as part of an NSF REU supplement to the NSF project "Collaborative Research: Crosslayer Optimization of Energy and Cost through Unified Modeling of User Behavior and Storage in Multiple Buildings" led by PEIK faculty members Simone Silvestri and Dan M. Ionel.
Poore is an L. Stanley Pigman Scholar, a national IEEE PES Plus Initiative Scholar and currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE PES Student Chapter. He was recently selected as an Undergraduate Research Ambassador. Poore plans to graduate with a BS and a PEIK undergraduate certificate in May 2023 and continue his studies at UK toward a Ph.D.
The four posters presented by the students are available as PDFs from the SPARK Lab website publication page. All students are advised by Dr. Dan M. Ionel, FIEEE, SPARK Lab and PEIK Director, ECE Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power.
In the photo, from left to right are Steven Poore, next to Rosemary, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a mentor to Poore and a co-author to the award-winning poster, Evan S. Jones, a DoEd GAANN Fellow, and Donovin D. Lewis, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.