The Control and Energy Systems Center (CESC) looks for new transformational research and engineering breakthroughs to build a better world, improving our industry, economy, energy, environment, water resources and society, all with sustainability and within an international collaboration framework.
With an interdisciplinary and concurrent engineering approach, the Control and Energy Systems Center focuses on bridging the gap between fundamental and applied research in advanced control and systems engineering, with special emphasis in energy innovation, wind energy, power systems, water treatment plants, sustainability, spacecraft, environmental and industrial applications.
To gain knowledge and understanding on multi-input-multi-output physical worlds, nonlinear plants, distributed parameter systems, plants with non-minimum phase, time delay and/or uncertainty, etc., and to develop new methodologies to design quantitative robust controllers to improve the efficiency and reliability of such systems.
To develop advanced solutions with industrial partners, for practical control engineering problems in Energy Systems, Multi-megawatt Wind Turbines, Renewable Energy Plants, Power System Dynamics and Control, Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Power Electronics, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Desalination Systems, Formation Flying Spacecraft, Satellites with Flexible Appendages, Heating Systems, Robotics, Parallel Kinematics, Telescope Control, etc.
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