About the Project

Most U.S. energy usage is for electricity production and vehicle transportation, two interdependent, critical national infrastructures. The strength and number of these interdependencies will increase rapidly as hybrid electric transportation systems, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric trains, become more widely used. The 21st Century National Energy and Transportation Infrastructures Balancing Sustainability, Costs, andResiliency (NETSCORE-21) research project (Award #0835989) is motivated by a recognition that tools, knowledge, and perspective are lacking to design a national system integrating energy and transportation infrastructures while accounting for interdependencies between them, new energy supply technologies, sustainability, and resiliency. Hence, the goal of this research is to formulate optimal infrastructure designs in terms of future power generation technologies, energy transport and storage, and hybrid-electric transportation systems, with balance in sustainability, costs, and resiliency.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) via the solicitation on Emerging Frontiers on Research and Innovations (EFRI)Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN) program.

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Meeting Information and Announcements

Project Investigators

James McCalley (Electrical Engineering)

Dionysios Aliprantis (Electrical Engineering)

Robert Brown (Mechanical Engineering)

Nadia Gkritza (Civil Engineering)

Arun K. Somani (Computer Engineering)

Lizhi Wang (Industrial Engineering)

Research Scientists

Graduate Students

Jeff Brown,

Jinxu Ding,

Josh Gifford,

Lizbeth Gonzalez,

Eduardo Ibanez,

Eirini Kastrouni

Steve Lavrenz

Diego Mejia,

Jose Ignacio Villarreal

Di Wu,